Our Team

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Josh Mintz, President

(email Josh at jmintz@chpmintz.com)

Joshua Mintz is President of CHP Mintz, LLC.   Josh brings over 25 years experience consulting to nonprofit organizations and draws upon his background in government, theology, and business as a foundation for understanding the complex social and political systems that govern organizations today. 

His work includes conducting organizational and leadership assessments to help groups understand where they currently are – and facilitating strategic planning processes to help organizations identify where they would like to be in the future.    Along the way, Josh supports his clients’ efforts by strengthening management and governance systems and structures, facilitating staff and leadership retreats, and by serving as a sounding board for clients as they think about the challenges and opportunities they face as they carry out their mission and goals. His practice focuses on the needs of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations with an emphasis on healthcare and education organizations.   

Josh is the author of Assessment of the Chief Executive: A Tool for Governing Boards and Chief Executives of Nonprofit Organizations and Self Assessment for Foundation Boards both published by BoardSource. He has also authored a series of articles on management and governance, is a regular speaker and presenter on nonprofit management and governance issues, and serves as Adjunct Faculty for the Georgetown University Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership. He received his B.A. in Government from Georgetown University and his M.S. in Applied Behavioral Science with a specialization in Organization Development from The Johns Hopkins University.   

Josh serves on the board of JUFJ, a community-based organization in Washington D.C., and as Chairman Emeritus of College Bound, a nonprofit working to prepare D.C. public high school students to enter college, earn a degree and achieve their personal and professional goals. He also served for five years as a member of the Selection Committee for the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. Josh lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Nicole, and their three sons.  

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Denise Cavanaugh, Senior Consultant

(email Denise at denise@chpmintz.com)

Denise Cavanaugh serves as a Senior Consultant at CHP Mintz, LLC. Following her experiences in the Peace Corps, Head Start and the Leadership Institute for Community Development, Denise founded a consulting firm to provide organizational development services to nonprofit organizations and small business entrepreneurs. Over the years, that firm ultimately became Cavanaugh Hagan Pierson & Mintz (the predecessor of CHP Mintz).    

Denise brings her expertise in group process to plan and facilitate productive meetings that result in clarity of purpose, agreement on implementation and action steps for the immediate term, and serves as an ally to key leaders and managers as they look for more effective ways to operate in their current setting.

Denise is a graduate of St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana where she earned a B.A. degree in economics and sociology. She was also a member of the founding group of DC women business owners who launched the National Association of Women Business Owners in 1975.    

Jane Pierson, Senior Consultant

(email Jane at jane@chpmintz.com)


Jane Pierson serves as a Senior Consultant at CHP Mintz, LLC. One of the founders of CHP&M (the predecessor of CHP Mintz), Jane brings over 30 years of experience in working with leaders of non-profit organizations, government agencies and family foundations to help them craft strategy, manage their complex and growing organizations, and developing their people.

Prior to her consulting career, Jane was a journalist in Michigan and Indiana and was a founder and former Executive Director of the National Women's Political Caucus. She also served as Director of Legislative and Political Affairs at the American Federal of Government Employees of the AFL-CIO. She holds a M.S in Organization and Human Resource Development from the joint program of the American University and the NTL Institute, was a Fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government, and is a Fellow of the NTL Institute.