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Penn-Mar Consulting


Our mission is to facilitate change by sharing innovative approaches which connect organizations that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to best practices that support a life well-lived for all people regardless of ability.

Penn-Mar Consulting brings over 100 years of multi-disciplinary leadership experience to organizations looking to take a bold step forward. Our team of subject matter experts is well versed in the diverse aspects of leadership, organizational transformation, innovative approaches, and industry trends.

​We specialize in:

  • Strategic Organizational Change
  • Employment 1st Innovative Approaches
  • Strategic Planning
  • Certified Leadership Coaching
  • ACRE Certified Training

News & Updates

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Testimonials

“My staff and I had the privilege to work with Kevin Walker and members of his team from Penn-Mar Human Services. Kevin and his team were amazing. Simply amazing. Kevin did a wonderful presentation at our agency’s strategic planning meeting focusing on how transitioning to community based employment services affect an entire organization. His presentation on organizational transformation helped change the mindset of many leaders and staff at our agency to see how it is possible for any individual that wants a job in the community can be supported in reaching those goals.

The transformation that is continuing to occur at Delmarva Community Services, Inc. would not have been possible without the dedication of Kevin and his team. I am privileged to have had the opportunity to work with and be mentored by Kevin and Penn-Mar. Delmarva Community Services, Inc. is a better agency because of the contributions of Penn-Mar’s Kevin Walker and his team. We can never thank you enough.”

– Nick Grande, Director Delmarva Works, A Division of Delmarva Community Services, Inc.


“Star Community started their transformation journey under the guidance of Mike and Kevin in January of 2020. Mike and Kevin took the time to learn about our organization, team dynamics, board composition and the mission. Mike directed the discussions in such a manner that the team developed a strategic plan, objectives, and key initiatives that all team members agreed upon. While the process started as a method to Employment 1st services, the team realized that is required a cultural shift for the organization.

Mike facilitated the process to include the cultural shift in a systematic way with measurable outcomes. Kevin worked directly with the Employment and Meaningful Day services director and staff on the development of Employment services. Even during the COVID-19, Mike and Kevin were available to as Star continued to work on the Strategic Plan. It has been a pleasure working with them to develop the plan and the team has been strengthened throughout this process due to the strategic way in which Mike facilitated the discussions.”

– Luann Brechbill, Executive Director, Star Community, Inc.


Contact Us

Interested in learning more? Connect with our consultants:

Michael F. Shriver, Director: michaelshriver@penn-mar.org

Mike leads Penn-Mar’s Consulting. He brings 45 years of experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, and has focused a large majority of his career on supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Mike is a capable leader whose diverse perspectives, background, and experiences empower organizational leadership to take courageous steps forward.

 

 

Kevin Walker, Director of Business Development: kwalker@penn-mar.org

Kevin has over 25 years of experience with Penn-Mar Human Services, and served in various direct support, managerial, and administrative ​roles before becoming the Director of Business Development. Kevin spearheaded Penn-Mar’s Employment 1st initiative in 2009, and for the past 5 years has provided training and technical assistance to like-minded provider organizations. Kevin is recognized in Maryland as a subject matter expert on employment, and serves on the Maryland Employment 1st Leadership team.