About Schacht & Associates:
Meet the Associates
Schacht & Associates utilizes a small group of carefully selected associates to meet the needs of our clients. Associates work primarily with our clients in the areas of health, human services and philanthropy. The following are profiles of some of S&A's top associates. Most have worked with Schacht & Associates for many years.

Angela Davies, PhD
Lisa Korwin, MPA
Deborah Lee, PhD
Heather Pegas, MPA
Linda Yoshino, MBA
Other Associates


Trained as a socio-cultural anthropologist, Angela Davies has extensive experience in all aspects of qualitative research, interviewing and assessment. Additional areas of expertise include grant writing, literature reviews, report writing and evaluation.

Dr. Davies has a BA Hons from the University of Hull in the UK and an MA and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, where she also has taught Qualitative Research Methods.

Dr. Davies brings her keen anthropological eye and experience working with communities and cultures around the globe to her work with Schacht & Associates.



Lisa Korwin contributes expertise in evaluation, planning and project management. She uses her skills in qualitative and quantitative analysis to conduct evaluations as an independent practitioner and as an associate with Schacht & Associates, BTW Consultants and the Center for Applied Local Research.

Ms. Korwin has evaluated projects focusing on youth, health, domestic violence, dual diagnosis, employment, housing, homeless and at-risk individuals and families, juvenile and criminal justice, substance abuse, and volunteerism and community service. Prior to working as a consultant, she served as executive director of a battered women's shelter and as director of a homeless and housing counseling organization. She holds a Master's degree in Public Administration and has more than 19 years of experience in non-profit management and consulting.

Ms. Korwin worked with Schacht & Associates to evaluate a cluster of The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) special projects grants to community clinic associations and consortia totaling $18 million over six years. TCWF funded 13 urban and rural consortia throughout California in an effort to help support the state's imperiled safety net of community clinics and health centers. She conducted key informant interviews with five rural health associations to understand the history and roles of the associations and to take stock of their current accomplishments, experience disseminating funds to member clinics, implementation barriers, and other information related to sustaining the rural safety net in this changing economic environment. Ms. Korwin also worked with Schacht & Associates to identify potential funders and develop funding proposals for a national organization promoting the health of Asian women.



Debby Lee is an accomplished consultant with demonstrated success in business development in the non-profit, for-profit, and philanthropic sectors over more than 25 years. Dr. Lee offers a broad skill set derived from her work as founder and executive director of the Support Group Training Project (now TEAMS), VP of New Business in a large national healthcare corporation, coordinator and researcher in an academic setting, and psychotherapist. She offers expertise in research, writing, editing, project management, program evaluation, and accreditation, and has published several articles in her field. Her key focus areas include mental health (especially its integration with primary care), social and peer support, strength-based and family support approaches to service delivery, parent support, successful single parenting, and all phases of the proposal process in private and non-profit sectors. Dr. Lee graduated Magna cum Laud from Oberlin College and holds a doctoral degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a licensed psychologist.



Heather Pegas has over 15 years of experience researching funding sources and developing grant proposals to private and public funding sources. She is skilled at helping public benefit organizations to crystallize their ideas, formulate measurable goals and objectives, and develop budgets that work. Her areas of expertise include mental illness, substance abuse treatment, homelessness, community health, perinatal treatment and access, immigrant health, and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. She also helps public and non-profit agencies to design service evaluations and consults on service improvements.

In addition to her work in fund development and evaluation, Ms. Pegas provides professional writing services to create manuals, newsletters, brochures and fundraising appeal letters. She has a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master's degree in Public Administration from San Francisco State University.

Ms. Pegas has worked with Schacht & Associates since 1996 on over 30 projects, providing an array of services that include funder research, program design, grant writing, budget development, large-scale government funding proposals, survey tool design and program evaluation. Clients include community health centers, clinic consortia, public health agencies, educational institutions, community collaboratives and statewide health care organizations.



Linda Yoshino has extensive business experience, including cross-functional project management and analytical experience in strategy, marketing, systems, web content, process and organizational reengineering. She has worked with a wide variety of companies, including web publishing, systems software, software development, telecommunications firms and non-profit health and social service organizations. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound and an MBA from Dartmouth College.

Ms. Yoshino has prepared foundation proposals and several Section 330 renewal and expansion applications for a variety of our clients.


Other current and past associates and collaborators include:

Reva Bhatia specializes in grant writing, development, planning, facilitation and communications with a focus on children, youth, families and health care.

Sue Burish (aka Birdi) designs entertaining and effective customized training programs. She provides human resources (HR) consulting, training design, and interview research for our clients. She's also my wife.

Dave Cohn of Eyebright Interactive is the best (and friendliest) web programmer I know. I owe him a great debt of gratitude for so generously working with me to design and implement this site. He also implemented a site for S&A client Books for the Barrios working with Hennie Farrow.

Hennie Farrow of Einneh Media, web designer extraordinaire.

Nan Watanabe is an exceptionally talented graphic designer with excellent skills in project management.

Bobbie Wunsch, MBA is with Pacific Health Consulting Group, LLC. She has extensive experience with hospitals and public and community-based health systems, and special expertise in organizational and board development, facilitation and public policy.

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