Our Team

The Athena Group is an anti-racist, self-organizing, for-purpose consulting enterprise. Together we cultivate the capacity for transformational change in individuals, systems, and society.

Steve Byers

Steve is an interdependent consultant who works with leaders, organizations, and communities seeking to renew their essential conversation about change and leadership.

Anthony Campbell, Ph.D.

Dr. Anthony Campbell (he/him) has over 15 years of experience researching and working with local governments. An organizer and planner at his core, Anthony has a particular focus on stakeholder engagement, process analysis, and community relationship building.

Liz DuBois

Engaging, practical, and outcome driven, Liz DuBois thrives in the dynamic and ever shifting environments found in modern organizations. She serves leaders by providing a clear and objective vision of their organization and by defining the measurable appearance of success

Nettie Gould

Nettie Gould (she/her) brings over 10 years of experience providing high-level administrative support to executive board members in private, public, and higher institution environments.

Stacy Hirsch

Stacy brings with her 25+ years of experience working in a range of environments within the private, public, and non-profits sectors. She is a consultant, certified coach, and facilitator.

Paul Horton

Paul is a leadership and strategy coach and organizational change professional with 25 years of experience working with the public, private, non-profit, and higher education sectors.

Kate King

Kate King (PMP) (she/her) supports all Athena project teams by managing contracting and invoicing, as well as the internal proposal development process, to ensure that we are submitting high-quality and timely invoices and proposals.

Irene Konev

Irene Konev (she/her/hers) has over 20 years of experience in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, including community organizing, outreach, public relations, facilitation and working with nonprofits and local governments.

Tevin Medley

Tevin Medley provides Program evaluation and monitoring as well as Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) training, facilitation and consulting that meets a variety of needs for organizations of all sizes.

Karen Meyer

Karen Meyer brings over 25 years' experience in helping communities understand and advocate for important issues through assessment, planning, engagement, project management and performance improvement.

Faith Trimble

Faith began the Athena Group more than 20 years ago with an intention of designing work around life instead of life around work. Faith excels in facilitation, participatory engagement, project management, policy analysis, and strategy. For the past 26 years I have been providing professional services to state agencies, cities and counties, transit authorities, and non-profit organizations with organization, community and cross-sector projects.

Crystal Wade

Crystal (she/her) is an organizational development consultant that utilizes a relationship-first approach in working with individuals and teams across organizations. Crystal believes that problems can be gifts that provide opportunities for us to learn, grow and improve together.

Athena Collaborators

We regularly collaborate with a powerful team of researchers, planners, specialists, and evaluators on our project work. Meet our talented Principal Consultants and Athena Group collaborators.

Our Business Associates

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Dispute Resolution Center

Equity Institute

The Athena Group, LLC is an equal opportunity organization.

The Athena Group does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or characteristics, protected veteran status, or other protected classifications in accordance with federal law.