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Who We Are


Our passion is supporting nonprofit leaders as thought partners and strategic advisers to build the capacity to dream their nonprofits' visions into reality.

Ginny Waller is the former Executive Director of the largest, free-standing sexual assault services agency in South Carolina. She is also a skilled facilitator (virtual and in-person) and lawyer (licensed in South Carolina) with more than seventeen years of experience in nonprofit leadership development, strategic planning, and operational efficiency, with specializations in change management and relationship building.

She has received numerous accolades for excellence in the profession:

  • Award for Non-Profit Leadership (2013), South Carolina Association of Non-Profit Organizations

  • President’s Award (2012) and Young Lawyer of the Year (2008), South Carolina Bar

  • Fundraising Professional of the Year (2015), Association of Fundraising Professionals - Midlands Chapter

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Waller Consulting is a solo- and woman-owned boutique firm, often supported by other successful female entrepreneurs.

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Colleen Campbell Bozard is the president and owner of CCBozard Consulting. This firm specializes in assisting non-profit, community, philanthropic and government agencies to strengthen their leadership and governance through services in board enrichment, strategic facilitation, and executive transitions.  She has extensive experience providing consultation and support to address governance, strategic thinking, organizational effectiveness, and collective impact.  Colleen is a widely sought-after trainer and has written a range of training curricula, facilitated training sessions for various audiences, including non-profit staff, board members, community groups, governmental leaders, and corporate employees, and facilitated numerous strategic planning sessions, staff retreats, and group meetings.  She has served as Interim Executive Director for several non-profits to help successfully navigate leadership transitions and has assisted many others in searching for new leadership.   

Colleen is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer and a Senior Consultant with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.  She is a Masters's level graduate from Long Island University, a graduate of Leadership Columbia, and a South Carolina delegate to the Nonprofit Congress in Washington DC.  Colleen was one of the primary authors of all four editions of the Together SC (formerly South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations) Guiding Principles and Best Practices to help build the capacity of nonprofits throughout South Carolina.   In addition to her consulting business, Colleen provides leadership through various volunteer activities.

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Chamlee McGuire, MSW

Chamlee McGuire, Heightened Development CEO, and Principal Consultant, has served the non-profit sector for 25 years, providing leadership among organizations of all sizes. Her greatest joy is seeing leaders excited about their ability to impact their mission positively and those they lead. Chamlee served for 12 years as CEO of
Hope Center for Children, where she brought the organization through a merger, adoption of evidence-based programs, development of four new programs, a redeveloped governance structure, implementation of new
systems and processes that resulted in increased impact and diversity of the workforce, clients served, revenue sources, and more. Chamlee excels in supporting organizations during change or the building phases of a new project. Chamlee holds a Master's of Social Work from Boston University.

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Skye Mercer, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Certified HR Consultant with over 20 years of professional HR experience, including both in-house and consultative nonprofit HR experience.  Skye has worked extensively with nonprofits and multi-state employers, including National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Safe Passage Violence Prevention Center, Heartland Surrogacy, and the Woody Williams Foundation.  Skye has taught courses and presented HR workshops with the American Nonprofit Academy, Nonprofit Learning Lab, and statewide nonprofit associations. She has been a featured guest on The Nonprofit Radio Show podcast and The Nonprofit Show on YouTube. 

Career Highlights:

  • Over 20 years of HR experience with a focus on working with nonprofits

  • In-depth experience consulting with nonprofit leaders and implementing HR infrastructure

  • Extensive experience working with multi-state employers

  • Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

  • Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

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Rachel is the founder and principal consultant of Talem Consulting, a national, full-service diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ), woman-owned firm which provides nonprofits the tools they need to build capacity, fundraise, and dismantle systems of inequity. Our team provides an intersectional and equity-based framework to ensure the communities being served are centered in our work. 


Rachel is a nonprofit executive and professional fundraiser with 20+ years of experience in nonprofit operations, leadership development, strategic planning, program development, evaluation and needs assessment, board development, and fundraising. She served as an executive director of Alley's House and in fundraising/development roles at Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Jewish Community Center of Dallas, Dallas Heritage Village, and Dallas Children's Museum. 


She is an alum of Austin College with a BA in French, Regis University with a Master's in Nonprofit Management, and Leadership Texas’ program for women leaders. She served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia from 2009-2011. Rachel has served on numerous nonprofit boards; she currently serves as a board member of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel (APC) and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU). Her community work includes advocacy around healthcare, national/ international civil rights policies, and Peace Corps reform.


Rachel’s passion is supporting BIPOC-led organizations and leaders with the tools they need to overcome systemic barriers within nonprofit and philanthropic systems. Find Rachel on her website or LinkedIn.

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Alyson Culin

As an auto-didact with broad interests ranging from American military history and the modern food industry to women’s empowerment and social justice, you might say that I’ve dabbled here and there. A Tar Heel born and bred, I earned a BA in History and Political Science and MA in Teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill. I was extensively involved with Project Dinah, a student organization dedicated to raising awareness of sexual and interpersonal violence on campus and in the community. And while learning the basics of grassroots activist movements, I was also learning the basics of professional nonprofit development operations as an administrative assistant at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

I landed at the Orange County Rape Crisis Center as their Development & Communications Director. As a one-person team in charge of a small and young development program, I worked quickly to learn the essentials of a wide range of fundraising and communications skills. I dedicated my first five years at the Center to expanding the agency’s fundraising and to creating and streamlining their professional communications. After creating new print materials, launching digital media efforts, and mastering major fundraising events, I turned my attention to grant funding. As Associate Director, I took on end-to-end grant management of the agency’s government and private grants. In this role and then as Executive Director, my primary responsibility for nonprofit management included program development, strategic planning, and agency compliance.

Now with Blue Hill Strategies, I work with a variety of nonprofits and government groups on a range of projects from copyediting reports and writing grants to consulting on event planning and developing strategic plans for expansion.

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