Building health equity through learning, planning, and collaboration.
Wendy Todd is a driven equity activist, creative strategic planner, trust-based grantmaker, and a dynamic facilitator. Wendy launched an independent consulting practice in 2014 to help health-focused organizations learn, plan, and work collaboratively to create a more just and equitable society. Wendy’s professional expertise lies in designing and facilitating cross-department and cross-sector collaborations to achieve a shared goal. With appreciative inquiry and a client-centered approach Wendy partners with clients, and their stakeholders, to leverage experience, wisdom, and resources.
Prior to launching a consulting practice, Wendy led Marin Community Foundation’s Health and Aging grant portfolios. Wendy’s experience also includes statewide grantmaking at Blue Shield of California Foundation, development and clinical work at community health centers, and community organizing with young people.
Wendy’s volunteer experience includes serving as the co-chair of the Marin County Mental Health Board and member of Buckelew Program’s Board of Directors. Currently, Wendy serves as the co-chair of Northern California Grantmakers’ Bay Area Health Funders Group. In addition, Wendy is part of two consultant networks that share resources to advance race equity and social justice.
The value of centering on health equity is deeply rooted in Wendy’s lived experiences with income inequality and mental illness in her family. Growing up with financial insecurity, housing instability, and a loved one’s adjustment to a chronic mental illness was certainly challenging at times. However, it is these experiences that fuel Wendy to passionately advocate for equity, particularly race equity, in the health sector.
Wendy earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California – Los Angeles and a Bachelor’s degree from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Wendy Todd Consulting taps the expertise of trusted colleagues as thought-partners and subcontractors, depending on the project and expectations of the client.