Rebecca Coker, MPA

Lead Consultant, West Coast
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Rebecca brings experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors to her work with FMA clients. She is lead consultant for FMA’s West Coast region and business process re-engineering services practice, developing new and innovative ways to assist nonprofits in realizing and implementing efficiencies in their everyday processes and integrating Change Management techniques into FMA’s work. Her other areas of expertise include business planning, fiscal infrastructure assessments, technology consulting, and development of policies and procedures. With six years of experience at FMA, Rebecca has worked with diverse nonprofit and philanthropic clients of all sizes, including: Tipping Point Community, The Wallace Foundation, UJA Federation of NY, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Save the Children. Rebecca is also the lead trainer for a partnership with the City and County of San Francisco.

Rebecca is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt with nearly a decade of experience in the for-profit sector, including several years at 3M, where she focused on using data to drive improvements using the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology. She led multi-functional teams in identifying, implementing and monitoring process improvements. As Rebecca’s volunteer experiences increased her interests in the nonprofit sector, she co-founded Momentum, a nonprofit engaging youth in self-development experiences. Its success prompted a career move into the nonprofit sector, where she has applied her operational experience in the areas of workforce development and the launch of new programs. She regularly speaks on the benefits of using Lean Six Sigma principles in the nonprofit sector.

Rebecca holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a specialization in International Nonprofit Management and Policy from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.

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