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Portrait of JoAnn Mills

JoAnn Mills

Senior Consultant

JoAnn has 35 years of experience working with individuals and organizations on building leadership capacity and change management for strategic impact. JoAnn was a principal consultant at Collins Group 15 years ago and recently returned to consulting at Collins. In the interim, she most recently directed an executive coaching firm focused on accelerating performance and results in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Prior to that, she was Campaign Project Director at Seattle Children’s Hospital and then Senior Director of Development at Group Health Foundation.

For her nonprofit clients, JoAnn brings a wealth of corporate experience as a top-rated “manager of managers” as well as specific expertise in maximizing ongoing fund development programs and strategy and management for major fundraising campaigns.


  • University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Religion
  • Fielding Graduate University, School of Human and Organizational Development, Graduate-level Evidence Based Coaching Certificate

Community Work

Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, WA (Board Member since 2007)
SeaDoc Society, a program of the School of  Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Health Center, University of California-Davis (Board Member 2006-2009)
Women’s Funding Alliance (Board Member since 2006, Board President 2010-2012)
National Development Officers Association (Board Member 2001-2008, Marketing VP 2003-2004, President 2005-2006)


JoAnn enjoys sharing the beauty and challenge of the Great Northwest landscape and the fantastic cultural fusion of Pacific Rim culture with friends and family. Food, art, movies, travel, and kiteboarding are favorite activities.