"At the center of all conflicts are human needs.”
~ Bernard Mayer

Christopher Smith
Capacity Builder 

Christopher has a career of over 30 years of service in the public, nonprofit and academic sectors. Chris has served as a management consultant for nonprofit, public and faith-based organizations for nearly 20 years—specializing in grant writing, strategic planning, conflict management, and executive coaching.

Chris is on the faculty of the social work department at Ferris State University, teaching social policy, cultural competence, and community organizing.

Chris also has senior management experience, having served as the chief operating officer of a Michigan Works agency and deputy director of a community mental health authority and has also served as a program officer for the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Chris currently serves on the advisory board of Kent County Community Action Agency and is board chair of Project GREEN, a financial literacy and advocacy organization.

Chris is a licensed clinical and macro social worker and holds master’s degrees in both public administration and social work from Wayne State University and has  earned his B.A. from Michigan State University.


Learn a little more about Chris in his intro blog...

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