Lisa Jacobs, MSW, CE*
Lisa is the Principle owner of Contact Consulting. She is a credentialed evaluator (CE)*, accessibility assessment professional, and strategic planner, with over 15 years of experience working with community-based organizations and all levels of government (municipal, provincial, Indigenous, and federal). Lisa has experience in conducting strategic plans, evaluations, policy analysis, and coordinating multi-sector, multi-organization projects. In 2021, Lisa became certified as Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification professional.
Lisa has a Master of Social Work in community development. She is a collaborator by nature. Her approach is shaped by her commitment to supporting learning and growth that builds organizational sustainability, and that advances social justice and equity.
Lisa is currently supporting nonprofits in strategic planning, and conducting accessibility assessments. She works part-time as a senior policy analyst for the Nova Scotia government.
Kim Bernard, MSW
Kim Bernard is a social worker and Certified Diversity and Inclusion Trainer/ Facilitator (2017). She has over 20 years of experience working with diverse communities and she is skilled and experienced in data collection, analysis, and interpretation, and in report writing.
Kim has extensive experience working with diverse women in the area of: domestic violence and abuse, prison reform, addictions and mental health, self -awareness and self- development , education and training, support, counselling and treatment programs, and advocacy. She used to work as a community development and outreach worker with women in Parent Resources Centers across HRM, providing support, workshops, and advocacy. Kim’s has a solid understanding of diversity and inclusion, and cultural competence. She is highly regarded in the general community for her work in addressing race and promoting cultural competency.
Kim has also planned, implemented and developed peer health education school-based programs in Gambia, West Africa, and she has worked in Harare, South Africa, with the HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programs for women. She also developed and conducted a province wide needs assessment on the HIV/AIDS educational needs of members of African Nova Scotian communities.
Kim is currently contracted as the Facilitator/Trainer for women with the Nova Scotia Community Alliance project: Engaging African, Caribbean and Black Communities (ACB) in Nova Scotia in the Prevention of HIV, Hepatitis C and other STBBIs. She is also currently on the evaluation team for Creating Communities of Care, a provincial government project to support survivors of gender-based violence in Halifax’s urban Indigenous and African Nova Scotian communities.