Lisa Stokes Nicholas,
Founder & President


Lisa Stokes Nicholas, Founder and President of Kavi Consulting Services brings nearly 25 years of nonprofit management and consulting experience to each engagement.  This extensive background, blended with her training in mindfulness and nonviolent communication has provided a unique blend of guidance and support resulting in significant improvements within domestic and international organizations serving multiple sectors including: advocacy; education; faith communities; food security; healthcare; hospice; information technology; government; security; sustainable energy; technology; and travel.


Prior to founding Kavi Consulting Services Lisa was the Director of Strategic Restructuring for Planned Parenthood Federation of America where she developed and implemented restructuring initiatives for the federated organization with combined assets of more than $1billion and more than 100 affiliates in 50 states and led negotiations with senior leaders from more than 60 organizations.

In addition Lisa has worked with dozens of boards to strengthen their governance processes, led strategic planning processes for a multitude of nonprofit organizations, guided several organizations through crisis situations, and served as a coach to many individuals.


The Kavi Collaborative

Kavi Consulting Services is linked to a network of domestic and international consultants with diverse specialties including; advocacy; crisis communications; financial and legal due diligence; healthcare; human resources; finance; fund development; leadership development; media relations; organizational development; and technical writing.