Meet the Partnership

Core Team

The RMP Core Team brings decision-makers and community members together and ensures that everyone is aligned and moving in the same direction towards the shared goals and IMPACT we are working to achieve. This skilled team of professionals prioritizes the network’s success over individual interests. They remain neutral to ensure the overall achievement of the network’s goals.

Identify root causes, gaps 

Mobilize decision makers and community members 

Policy advocacy and improvement 

Advance funding support

Centralized knowledge base

Track and evaluate progress and hold accountability to impact 

Team Members:

Lisandra Gonzales
Chief Executive Officer
Jody Nowicki
Senior Director of Collaborative Action
Ashley Edinger
Senior Director of Institute & Strategic Supports
Kendra Simpson
Senior Director of Business Operations
Joe Baker
Senior Quantitative Data Analyst
Kate Gitchell
Events & Logistics Specialist
Ben Nash
Information Mapping Specialist

“Creating and managing collective impact requires a separate organization and staff with a very specific set of skills to serve as the backbone for the entire initiative. Coordination takes time, and none of the participating organizations has any to spare. The expectation that collaboration can occur without a supporting infrastructure is one of the most frequent reasons why it fails.”


Collective Impact”, Kania & Kramer (2011)

Our Methodology









The Core Team’s Support to Drive the Work Looks Like:

Bring partners and community together and manage high-impact projects that tackle the core issues.
Identify the factors that have the most significant impact on the challenges we’re tackling. This will help us clearly pinpoint which root causes should be the primary focus of our projects and move our work forward effectively.
Find ways to improve policies (at the organizational, local, state, and national level). Share knowledge about policy matters with our partners and the community, and keep an eye on how these policies are making a difference so that partners and community can advance improvements.
Support getting the necessary funding to start, sustain, and grow our projects and advance the work.
Serve as a central Knowledge Base for all the essential data, info, and best practices related to our work. Help decision-makers use this knowledge to steer their efforts in the right direction.
Mobilize an ecosystem of partners as Regional “Know Your Number” Target Champions to establish individual goals aligned to the regional target.