Each Cambridge Hill partner and associate has decades of experience helping organizations to reshape, develop, grow, and succeed in a world of constant change. We are a small firm by design, which enables every client to work exclusively with a high caliber team of seasoned professionals.

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Janet Baker, Senior Associate

Janet Baker has more than 30 years’ experience helping organizations manage change. Whether as a senior manager, small business owner, management consultant, or executive recruiter to nonprofits, Janet excels at researching effective practices that add insight into solving client’s challenges and putting in place processes that help to solve complex problems.

At Cambridge Hill, Janet has been an integral part of teams developing strategic plans and diversity and inclusion plans, undertaking organizational redesigns, and recruiting for senior level nonprofit positions. Prior to consulting, Janet served in progressively responsible public sector positions, including Deputy Administrative Manager of a large public works project, where she oversaw job training programs for women, minorities, and economically disadvantaged individuals. She holds a BA from Connecticut College and an MBA from Simmons School of Management.

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Contact Janet: jb@cambridgehill.com

Liza Cariaga-Lo

Liza Cariaga-Lo, Senior Associate

Liza Cariaga-Lo advises higher education leaders on approaches to organizational development, faculty development, and institutional change with diversity, equity and inclusion at the center.

Liza brings more than 20 years experience in higher education leadership to her Cambridge Hill clients. Her roles have included Vice President for Academic Development, Diversity and Inclusion at Brown University, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Harvard University, and Associate Dean of Yale Graduate School. She founded and is the CEO and President of the LCLO Group, a higher education and workforce development consulting firm that focuses on Southeast Asia’s emerging regional economies.

She received her master’s and doctorate in education and developmental psychology from Harvard University.

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Contact Liza: lizacariagalo@gmail.com

Janet Baker headshot

Janet Baker, Senior Associate

Janet Baker has more than 30 years’ experience helping organizations manage change. Whether as a senior manager, small business owner, management consultant, or executive recruiter to nonprofits, Janet excels at researching effective practices that add insight into solving client’s challenges and putting in place processes that help to solve complex problems.

At Cambridge Hill, Janet has been an integral part of teams developing strategic plans and diversity and inclusion plans, undertaking organizational redesigns, and recruiting for senior level nonprofit positions. Prior to consulting, Janet served in progressively responsible public sector positions, including Deputy Administrative Manager of a large public works project, where she oversaw job training programs for women, minorities, and economically disadvantaged individuals. She holds a BA from Connecticut College and an MBA from Simmons School of Management.

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Contact Janet: jb@cambridgehill.com

Liza Cariaga-Lo

Liza Cariaga-Lo, Senior Associate

Liza Cariaga-Lo advises higher education leaders on approaches to organizational development, faculty development, and institutional change with diversity, equity and inclusion at the center.

Liza brings more than 20 years experience in higher education leadership to her Cambridge Hill clients. Her roles have included Vice President for Academic Development, Diversity and Inclusion at Brown University, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Harvard University, and Associate Dean of Yale Graduate School. She founded and is the CEO and President of the LCLO Group, a higher education and workforce development consulting firm that focuses on Southeast Asia’s emerging regional economies.

She received her master’s and doctorate in education and developmental psychology from Harvard University.

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Contact Liza: lizacariagalo@gmail.com

Debra DeMeis, Senior Advisor

Debra DeMeis, Senior Associate

Debra DeMeis brings nearly 40 years experience in higher education to her clients at Cambridge Hill Partners. Prior to Cambridge Hill, for over 25 years, Debra served in senior administrative positions as Dean of Students at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Wellesley College.

As dean, her focus was on fostering women’s development and building strong, inclusive communities that were supportive and welcoming places for students to live and learn. Her goals were to break down silos that divided groups and to create a shared interest in and obligation to creating an inclusive campus climate.

Before her administrative role, Debra was a professor of psychology at Hobart and William Colleges. In addition to her teaching, her research focused on women’s development, particularly the transition to motherhood for professional women. She held a number of leadership roles at both the departmental and institutional level. She received her master’s degree and doctorate in developmental psychology from West Virginia University.

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Contact Debra: dd@cambridgehill.com

Jennifer Desjarlais, Principal

Jennifer Desjarlais, Principal

Jennifer Desjarlais brings more than 30 years of senior management and executive search experience in higher education to the Cambridge Hill team. She previously served as Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Wellesley College where, as a member of the president’s staff, she advised on matters of policy and strategy and led organizational change efforts.

More recently, as a consultant in the Education practice of Witt/Kieffer, Jennifer led leadership searches across all academic areas, with special expertise in enrollment and admissions for colleges and universities nationwide.

She works closely with governing boards, executives, and senior managers to make the case and prepare organizations for strategic change. Her strengths include a focus on leadership development and transition, a deep understanding of how schools, colleges, and universities operate, and the ability to engender trust and engage with a broad range of constituents to guide a successful process.

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Contact Jenn: jcd@cambridgehill.com

Debra DeMeis, Senior Advisor

Debra DeMeis, Senior Associate

Debra DeMeis brings nearly 40 years experience in higher education to her clients at Cambridge Hill Partners. Prior to Cambridge Hill, for over 25 years, Debra served in senior administrative positions as Dean of Students at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Wellesley College. As dean, her focus was on fostering women’s development and building strong, inclusive communities that were supportive and welcoming places for students to live and learn. Her goals were to break down silos that divided groups and to create a shared interest in and obligation to creating an inclusive campus climate.

Before her administrative role, Debra was a professor of psychology at Hobart and William Colleges. In addition to her teaching, her research focused on women’s development, particularly the transition to motherhood for professional women. She held a number of leadership roles at both the departmental and institutional level. She received her master’s degree and doctorate in developmental psychology from West Virginia University.

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Contact Debra: dd@cambridgehill.com

Jennifer Desjarlais, Principal

Jennifer Desjarlais, Principal

Jennifer Desjarlais brings more than 30 years of senior management and executive search experience in higher education to the Cambridge Hill team. She previously served as Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Wellesley College where, as a member of the president’s staff, she advised on matters of policy and strategy and led organizational change efforts.

More recently, as a consultant in the Education practice of Witt/Kieffer, Jennifer led leadership searches across all academic areas, with special expertise in enrollment and admissions for colleges and universities nationwide.

She works closely with governing boards, executives, and senior managers to make the case and prepare organizations for strategic change. Her strengths include a focus on leadership development and transition, a deep understanding of how schools, colleges, and universities operate, and the ability to engender trust and engage with a broad range of constituents to guide a successful process.

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Contact Jenn: jcd@cambridgehill.com

MaryGrace Duffy

Mary Grace Duffy, Partner

A skilled, experienced manager and consultant, Mary Grace specializes in working within changing, complex environments and in managing “turn-around” situations. At Cambridge Hill, she has worked with CEOs, presidents, boards of directors, deans, and senior managers to help them identify and achieve strategic goals.

Her strengths include the ability to quickly and comprehensively assess organizational strengths and weaknesses, to work with leaders and senior managers to increase personal and organizational effectiveness, and to move complex projects through completion.

Mary Grace has a particular interest in strengthening the performance and management capacity of nonprofit CEOs. Since 2008, she has overseen the innovative Nonprofit CEO Leadership Program that is sponsored primarily by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Bank of America.

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Contact Mary Grace: mgd@cambridgehill.com

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Wilbur Herrington, Senior Associate

For more than 20 years, Wilbur Herrington has been consulting to organizations with a focus on designing and facilitating diversity-related workshops. Working with senior managers in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, his organizational development consulting focuses on the integration of diversity and inclusion practices into all aspects of an organization.

A senior associate at Cambridge Hill, Wilbur has also conducted large-scale system change initiatives designed to align organizational strategies with the needs and interests of various constituent stakeholder groups. His clients include colleges and universities as well as a range of nonprofits.

A certified New Ventures West Integral Coach, Wilbur holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.

Contact Wilbur: wh@cambridgehill.com

MaryGrace Duffy

Mary Grace Duffy, Partner

A skilled, experienced manager and consultant, Mary Grace specializes in working within changing, complex environments and in managing “turn-around” situations. At Cambridge Hill, she has worked with CEOs, presidents, boards of directors, deans, and senior managers to help them identify and achieve strategic goals.

Her strengths include the ability to quickly and comprehensively assess organizational strengths and weaknesses, to work with leaders and senior managers to increase personal and organizational effectiveness, and to move complex projects through completion.

Mary Grace has a particular interest in strengthening the performance and management capacity of nonprofit CEOs. Since 2008, she has overseen the innovative Nonprofit CEO Leadership Program that is sponsored primarily by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Bank of America.

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Contact Mary Grace: mgd@cambridgehill.com

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Wilbur Herrington, Senior Associate

For more than 20 years, Wilbur Herrington has been consulting to organizations with a focus on designing and facilitating diversity-related workshops. Working with senior managers in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, his organizational development consulting focuses on the integration of diversity and inclusion practices into all aspects of an organization.

A senior associate at Cambridge Hill, Wilbur has also conducted large-scale system change initiatives designed to align organizational strategies with the needs and interests of various constituent stakeholder groups. His clients include colleges and universities as well as a range of nonprofits.

A certified New Ventures West Integral Coach, Wilbur holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.

Contact Wilbur: wh@cambridgehill.com

Ed Hudner, co-founder

Ed Hudner, Partner

Ed Hudner has extensive experience working with colleges, universities, schools, and nonprofit organizations to develop strategic directions that enable them to reshape, grow, and create the momentum needed to succeed. In this work, he establishes trusted partnerships with leaders and senior managers to build the capacity for strategic change and how to execute that strategy so clients achieve their goals.

From 2011 – 2018, Ed served as Head of School for Mother Caroline Academy, a tuition-free, independent school that prepares girls (grades 4-8) from families with limited resources for success in competitive secondary schools and colleges. During his tenure, Ed oversaw a shift from volunteer teachers to a professional teaching model, investments in the academic program resulting in markedly high secondary school placements, and the addition of a fourth grade.

Within the corporate sector, he has consulted to Fortune 100 companies in the areas of strategic innovation and new product development.

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Contact Ed: eh@cambridgehill.com

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Evelyne Martial, Senior Associate

Building on her experience as an attorney, Evelyne Martial brings experience and expertise in helping organizations engage in dialogues around race, ethnicity, and class. She has worked with nonprofits, government agencies, and schools on diversity and equity issues.

Evelyne served as a diversity consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, working with managers to develop practices to recruit, support, and retain a diverse workforce. Her legal experience includes many years as a legal aid attorney, an assistant city prosecutor, and a municipal city investigator in Cincinnati.

An active nonprofit board member, Evelyne holds a BA in economics from Fordham University, a JD from University of Cincinnati, and master’s degrees from Villanova and Simmons universities.

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Contact Evelyne: em@cambridgehill.com

Ed Hudner, co-founder

Ed Hudner, Partner

Ed Hudner has extensive experience working with colleges, universities, schools, and nonprofit organizations to develop strategic directions that enable them to reshape, grow, and create the momentum needed to succeed. In this work, he establishes trusted partnerships with leaders and senior managers to build the capacity for strategic change and how to execute that strategy so clients achieve their goals.

From 2011 – 2018, Ed served as Head of School for Mother Caroline Academy, a tuition-free, independent school that prepares girls (grades 4-8) from families with limited resources for success in competitive secondary schools and colleges. During his tenure, Ed oversaw a shift from volunteer teachers to a professional teaching model, investments in the academic program resulting in markedly high secondary school placements, and the addition of a fourth grade.

Within the corporate sector, he has consulted to Fortune 100 companies in the areas of strategic innovation and new product development.

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Contact Ed: eh@cambridgehill.com

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Evelyne Martial, Senior Associate

Building on her experience as an attorney, Evelyne Martial brings experience and expertise in helping organizations engage in dialogues around race, ethnicity, and class. She has worked with nonprofits, government agencies, and schools on diversity and equity issues.

Evelyne served as a diversity consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, working with managers to develop practices to recruit, support, and retain a diverse workforce. Her legal experience includes many years as a legal aid attorney, an assistant city prosecutor, and a municipal city investigator in Cincinnati.

An active nonprofit board member, Evelyne holds a BA in economics from Fordham University, a JD from University of Cincinnati, and master’s degrees from Villanova and Simmons universities.

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Contact Evelyne: em@cambridgehill.com

Jane Tuohy, Founding Partner

Jane Tuohy, Partner

Jane Tuohy has led the firm’s practice in diversity and inclusion since its founding. Jane and her team partner with diverse and complex institutions helping them map a course towards a more inclusive and equitable organization.

Her clients include City University of New York, Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Yale University, and Draper Laboratory. Since 2018, she has convened the Northeast Regional Chief Diversity Officers Consortium, a group of professionals from colleges and universities in the region.

A certified executive coach, Jane brings more than 20 years of experience as an organizational development consultant to her coaching. In her coaching, she helps executives who are in an accelerated leadership track or are preparing to lead at the next level in their organizations.

As a board member of the Asante Africa Foundation, she provides global strategic planning to the organization. Jane also is a coach member of The Gratitude Network, a role in which she coaches CEO social entrepreneurs internationally.

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Contact Jane: jt@cambridgehill.com

Niki Whelan

Niki Whelan, Associate

As a public school teacher, Niki Whelan’s work with Cambridge Hill focuses on educating individual educators and administrators develop the ability to act on and realize antiracist commitments. She has been a co-leader of antiracist teacher development efforts in the Boston Public Schools and has brought together educators from public and private secondary schools in antiracist partnerships.

Niki has been recognized for her teaching excellence for 10 years with the Sontag Prize for Education, awarded annually by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She serves as a math fellow and advisor at Edvestors, a Boston-based think tank supporting innovation in public education. Niki holds a master’s degree in art education from Lesley University and a bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Contact Niki: nw@cambridgehill.com

Jane Tuohy, Founding Partner

Jane Tuohy, Partner

Jane Tuohy has led the firm’s practice in diversity and inclusion since its founding. Jane and her team partner with diverse and complex institutions helping them map a course towards a more inclusive and equitable organization.

Her clients include City University of New York, Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Yale University, and Draper Laboratory. Since 2018, she has convened the Northeast Regional Chief Diversity Officers Consortium, a group of professionals from colleges and universities in the region.

A certified executive coach, Jane brings more than 20 years of experience as an organizational development consultant to her coaching. In her coaching, she helps executives who are in an accelerated leadership track or are preparing to lead at the next level in their organizations.

As a board member of the Asante Africa Foundation, she provides global strategic planning to the organization. Jane also is a coach member of The Gratitude Network, a role in which she coaches CEO social entrepreneurs internationally.

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Contact Jane: jt@cambridgehill.com

Niki Whelan

Niki Whelan, Associate

As a public school teacher, Niki Whelan’s work with Cambridge Hill focuses on educating individual educators and administrators develop the ability to act on and realize antiracist commitments. She has been a co-leader of antiracist teacher development efforts in the Boston Public Schools and has brought together educators from public and private secondary schools in antiracist partnerships.

Niki has been recognized for her teaching excellence for 10 years with the Sontag Prize for Education, awarded annually by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She serves as a math fellow and advisor at Edvestors, a Boston-based think tank supporting innovation in public education. Niki holds a master’s degree in art education from Lesley University and a bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Contact Niki: nw@cambridgehill.com

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