Our team is passionate about collaborating with organizations to develop their people and culture, and help them reach their goals. We come from rich backgrounds in organizational development, business, finance, adult education, social psychology, sociology, and psychology. We also work with trusted strategic partners whose expertise, skills and experience complement ours.
Alex Moss, MPPM, is a founder and president of Praxis Consulting Group, Inc., where he advises employee-owned, nonprofit, and mission-driven corporate clients in fully engaging employees to drive organizational performance. His expertise includes ownership culture, strategy, governance, leadership, and workforce education and engagement, and he is a frequent speaker and author on these matters.
Kathleen McInerney Kane is a Managing Principal at Praxis and brings 25 years of management consulting experience to her work with leaders, teams and organizations. Kathleen’s broad exposure to organizational life enables her to see desired outcomes clearly and support her clients in achieving them. Kathleen is particularly effective in helping to create strategic advantage through the development of leaders.
Linshuang (pronounced “Lin-Shang”) Lu, MSOD, is a Managing Principal at Praxis Consulting Group. She currently provides organization development, strategic planning, leadership development and culture change services to nonprofits and employee-owned companies. She is passionate about helping organizations develop their leaders and foster deeper staff engagement in order to create better workplaces and achieve greater impact.
Betty Cotton is the Office Manager/Financial Administrator and a Principal at Praxis. She brings to Praxis a diversified set of skills, including administrative support, bookkeeping, office management, customer service, computer, and research. Her duties include supporting staff and consultants in their work.
Virginia J. Vanderslice, PhD, is a Principal with Praxis Consulting Group and is the firm’s immediate past President, a position in which she served for 21 years since co-founding the firm. Praxis focuses on aligning leadership, culture and strategy to enhance organizational performance to increase share value for employee owners.
Jennie Msall, MBA, is a Consultant at Praxis Consulting Group, where she provides organization development, strategic planning, and training to employee-owned companies and nonprofits. Jennie has 11 years of experience working with nonprofits on strengthening organization systems and culture to drive strategy and impact.
Jon Sweigart has experience providing practical and strategic support for the client’s learning and performance goals. His work helps organizations build healthy, productive workplaces where employees engage in meaningful ways and build strong ownership cultures in their broadest sense.
Lindsay Shafer is a Consultant at Praxis Consulting Group. She currently provides ESOP communications services, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, strategic planning, and other organization development services to nonprofits and employee-owned companies. Lindsay has over 15 years of experience as a facilitator and trainer and project manager, and has worked with for-profit, nonprofit, government, and education clients.
Molly Mead, EdD has worked and consulted extensively in employee ownership and nonprofit sectors, helping organizations with strategic planning, organizational design, and change work.
Nancie C. Zane, PhD, is a social psychologist and a principal with Praxis Consulting Group. For over twenty years, Nancie has worked with non-profits, for-profits and public sector organizations to build diverse staff and board leadership teams, strengthen staff relationships, and develop effective communication strategies—all in the service of helping organizations achieve their goals.
Nelson Parrish, II, MA is a thought leader with experience in the development and implementation of processes and programs to facilitate individual effectiveness and organizational productivity. With an emphasis on the integration of leadership, diversity, and change management, he enables people and organizations to communicate across differences, manage change, and maximize effectiveness.
Sarah James is Program and Marketing Manager and a Principal at Praxis where she coordinates the details of our Leadership Development programs, Penn CEO program, Marketing and special projects. She brings to Praxis her experience in administration, fundraising, event planning, and customer service.
As the Operations Manager at Praxis, Sokmala Chy (pronounced So-ma-la Chai) focuses on our firm’s financial planning and operational systems. She also provides data analysis, project management, and other support for clients. She brings to Praxis her experience working in government, client services, and nonprofit environments.