About Us

Dr. Byron Harrell, Managing Partner at Philoptima Consulting serves as an adviser to numerous private and health legacy foundations about the design and implementation of strategic approaches to boost mission-related grant-making impact. The Philoptima Consulting team installs sophisticated but easy-to-use responsive and strategic grant systems. We guide board members and senior management through functionality assessments to measure outcomes and adjust for greater enterprise effectiveness. Dr. Harrell is a retired Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and assists hospitals, insurers and other nonprofit organizations emerge as effective grant-makers following successful conversion of nonprofit assets to private foundation status. Our team frequently facilitates board and management retreats as part of the development of effective strategic grant-making systems tied closely to community need. On a limited basis, Dr. Harrell also serves as executive coach to foundation CEOs and boards.