Since her first job as a nurse’s aide, Jane has always wanted to help people be healthy. At PSC, she has applied that passion to improving policy and programs at the state and local levels. It gives her great satisfaction to explore effective approaches and solve problems with clients and PSC colleagues who share her commitment to good health. She believes that ensuring everyone’s voice is heard and bringing forward different perspectives are what lead to the best solutions.

In her current role (and previously as vice president), Jane works with clients to create processes that engage community partners, generate strategic plans that are “living” documents to move their work forward, and design evaluations that inform decision making. Her strong skills in analysis, facilitation, strategic planning, and evaluation serve her clients well. She also guides the work of other PSC staff, helping them develop their own skills and expertise through careful critique and coaching. Her thoughtful counsel is sought by both clients and colleagues.

Jane brings a wealth of experience in public health to PSC, having spent more than 20 years working for the former Michigan Department of Public Health, where she was instrumental in crafting the department’s first strategic plan and developing guidance for community health needs assessments.

Email: jpowers@publicsectorconsultants.com

A Little More…

Education: BS in Public Affairs Management from Michigan State University

With PSC since: May 1999

PSC superpower: Ninja facilitator

Favorite part of working at PSC: Brainstorming with clients and colleagues

Why Michigan? It’s the nexus of family, friends, and community