A goal without a plan is just a wish.
Trudy is a big-picture thinker who helps organizations and their people think creatively, constructively and systematically to meet changing needs. She provides steady guidance for organizations navigating periods of transition, helping them to clarify values, set realistic and measurable goals, and align operations and structures to promote successful outcomes. She provides consulting services for the following:
Trudy is a partner in Cincinnatus and serves as our treasurer. Prior to joining Cincinnatus, Trudy served at the MN Department of Human Services for six years. Her roles included Director of Strategic Planning for the system of state-owned hospitals, clinics, and programs that mostly serve people with significant mental illness; and the Minnesota Director of Interagency Health Reform, where Trudy worked collaboratively with multiple state agencies, interest groups, nonprofits, businesses, and consumers to support the work of the Governor’s Health Care Reform Task Force.
Trudy holds a B.A. in English Literature and a M.P.H. in Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in Landscape Horticulture from U.W. River Falls. She has taught at the college level for a dozen years.
An active community leader, Trudy currently serves as Board Secretary at the Minnesota Humanities Center, and is the Vice-Chair of the City of North Saint Paul Arts and Culture Commission. Previously, she served as Board Treasurer at Urban Roots; on the Board of Governors of the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics; on the Executive Board of a collaboration of state Medicaid programs; on the Management Committee of Camp UniStar; and on the Community Arts Base and Community Education Boards of River Falls, WI.