Saphira Baker

Project Director, Planning - Cross Portfolio and Program Agenda, Strategy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Saphira M. Baker has expertise in health, human services, and housing developed over 18 years of senior management in Massachusetts and Virginia municipalities, combined with years of experience as an independent consultant leading strategic planning, evaluation projects, coaching executives, and facilitating coalitions in the philanthropic, public and nonprofit sectors. She served as the Deputy Chief Administrator for Human Services in Richmond, Virginia between 2005-2008, was the principal for a national consulting practice, Communitas Consulting, with regional and national social sector clients in policy areas such as early childhood development, health equity, poverty reduction, and homelessness prevention between 2008-2020. She has taught short courses at Batten in strategy and consulting, and written on public private partnerships and linking evaluation to organizational change.