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About Great Eastern Consulting

Cathy FisherCathy Fisher is the principal and owner of Great Eastern Consulting. She holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from West Virginia University. As both a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board-Certified Leadership Coach, she has worked extensively with human service organizations across the country to implement organizational and practice change. Her more than 30 years of leadership experience in human services includes serving as Executive Director for Maryland’s Social Services Administration (Child & Adult Services) and as the Director for the Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center.

In her work as a consultant she promotes engagement through collaborative partnership and uses implementation science to guide her work. Her support and guidance as a leadership coach has helped human service leaders across the country to promote organizational and systems change. Her portfolio includes work on behalf of the Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development, Capacity Building Center for States, National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, National Center for Evidenced-Based Practice in Child Welfare, Institute for Innovation and Implementation, Casey Family Programs, Action for Child Protection and the American Public Human Services Association.