Susan Green, Principal
For the past 17 years, Sue has developed a thriving national consulting business. This work has included working extensively a broad range of clients including numerous community health centers, health maintenance organizations in California, Hawaii and Georgia, the Los Angeles Department of Health Services, and a range of non-profits associated with the Arts.
GMCG has participated in and been a preferred consulting group for The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative (NSI) since its inception. NSI is a collaborative of 13 funders that was launched in 2012 and is jointly managed by the California Community Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and Weingart Foundation. The NSI provides funding to nonprofits serving Los Angeles County residents who are interested in exploring strategic restructuring. GMCG’s initial NSI project was the strategic Long Beach Collaborative. GMCG developed project and process structure to foster collaboration among seven entities providing mental health, primary care, and housing services in the Long Beach area. NSI projects include work with two dance organizations, eight community health centers, and eight community health centers.
GMCG was one of five consulting groups chosen to work on the Building Community Capacity for Quality (BCCQ) project in both phases one and two which focused on evaluating organization’s readiness to implement health technology and then assisted them with implementation of a chosen product. GMCG was engaged in numerous challenging projects, including the development of a healthcare plan for the residents of South Los Angeles through a collaborative effort of hospitals, clinics, IPA’s, and other interested parties and participating in Meaningful Use efforts funded by LA Care.
GMCG was chosen to lead the development and implementation of a patient centered medical home with a large prestigious independent medical practice in Los Angeles of over 100 physicians. The work established the complete team concept, optimizing the role of each participant and creating a refill center, disease management function and linkage to the hospital practice. The EHR was optimized and workflows were standardized.
Sue has over 30 years of management consulting experience. Sue began her career with Kaiser Permanente as a Management Engineer, gaining vast experience in both ambulatory and hospital operations. Sue’s final position with Kaiser Permanente was as Director of KP Consulting, the internal consulting function for the state of California. She oversaw all consulting projects, including process improvement, quality improvement, workflow and planning for the state through management of over 50 staff in NCAL and SCAL departments.
Sonja Dominguez, M.P.H.
Sonja Dominguez has worked in strategic and operational planning in the healthcare field since 1984. Her consulting work spans 17 years—five years in independent consultancy and the most recent 12 years in collaboration with Green Management Consulting Group, Inc. (GMCG).
Her time with GMCG has included a rich array of work with major healthcare systems, non-profit organizations, and especially with organizations supporting the healthcare safety net (i.e., community health centers, clinic collaboratives, and Los Angeles County Health Services Department).
Sonja’s key areas of expertise are in strategic planning, detailed implementation planning, quantitative analysis, quality improvement, and facilitation of complex groups to optimize shared outcomes.
Prior to consulting, Sonja worked for 12 years with Kaiser Permanente as a Group Lead in Program Planning where she was ultimately responsible for management of analyst teams providing service strategy and facility planning for multiple medical centers and affiliated clinics.
Sonja earned her Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Planning and Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. She studied Economics at Georgetown University earning Bachelor of Science from its School of Foreign Service.
Robert Sniderman, Ph.D., SPHR.
Dr. Sniderman, renowned as an executive and owner’s coach, facilitator of business groups, consultant in organizational change management, human resource management, on-line recruitment/ selection/retention, teambuilding, training and development, executive development, and strategic planning and change. In recent years, Dr. Sniderman has been collaborating on various consulting teams to lend his expertise to various multi-disciplinary consulting efforts. He has been fortunate to work as part of the Green Management Consulting Group’s consultant team working on various Community Health Care Clinic projects. He finds his expertise in Human Resource Management and its relationship to other larger organizational and management solutions to be very valuable to the non-profit community.
Dr. Sniderman is an accomplished speaker, published researcher and teacher at the University level. His book, “Considering Generations: A Generational Primer” became available in May 2003. He has spoken at National Conventions and Conferences on such topics as Generational Issues in Associations and Business; Recruitment, Selection Assessment and Retention Programs, and other Human Resource Management Subjects; Organizational Change; Ethical Business Practices; Disability Management and Integrated Return to Work Programs.
Dr. Sniderman earned his Doctorate degree in Organizational Development from California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP-LA) 1992, his MS in 1979 from CSULA and his BA in 1976 from UCLA. He earned his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification in 1992 and has been providing services to the business and human resources community since 1976. He is a long-standing member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and recently spoke at the 2009 National Convention for SHRM in New Orleans on the subject of managing disability in the workplace.
Carol Goldstein is an urban planner involved in program design and strategic planning for cultural and community infrastructure. As a consultant to non-profit organizations, funders, planning and advocacy groups and public agencies, her work includes community process, policies and strategic plans, feasibility studies, project and facility design, programming and organizational assessments. She has served as project manager, interim director and consultant in non-profit organization formation, board development and staffing; community partnerships; architect/design team selection and as client representative from concept development through schematic design.
A practice faculty member of the UCLA School of Public Affairs, Department of Urban Planning since 1987, Ms. Goldstein teaches and advises graduate students working for non-profit and public sector clients. Two course capstone projects “Affirming Communities: Responsive Neighborhood Cultural Planning” (1992) and “Cultivate LA: Assessing the State of Urban Agriculture in LA County” (2012) are considered early national models, and were recipients of the American Planning Association’s national and state awards, respectively.
While Principal Planner at the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency in the mid-1980s, Carol headed a downtown strategic planning team responsible for policy analysis and program development in urban design, SRO and affordable housing development, human services, community amenities, public art, transit and economic development.
Carol is a board Member of Food Forward, Los Angeles. Her past board roles include the Skid Row Housing Trust, Slow Food (Los Angeles chapter), and the Los Angeles Conservancy.
Joel D. Hyatt, MD, FAAFP, Principal
Dr. Hyatt is Emeritus Assistant Regional Medical Director, Community Health Improvement, Southern California Permanente Medical Group/Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program. Previously he retained the position of Assistant Regional Medical Director, Quality and Clinical Analysis for 25 years. Joel led and oversaw Quality Improvement efforts for Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California Region for ten years. He is experienced in large system clinical programs planning and support, including all aspects of quality assessment and improvement, total quality management, risk management, utilization management, population health and chronic conditions management, with special attention to clinical systems (IT) support, performance measurement and reporting. Areas of focus include appropriate medication use management, medication adherence, and value demonstration through public reporting and purchaser/employer engagement, including some of the largest employers in California. He is a founding member and co-chair of Safe Med LA Prescription Drug Abuse Coalition of Los Angeles County, and also serves as advisor to the California Health Care Foundation and Institute for Healthcare Improvement on opioid prescribing issues.
Dr. Hyatt served as the interim CMO for Valley Community Healthcare for 8 months in 2018. Previously Dr. Hyatt served as a member of the Los Angeles Free Clinic Board of Directors, member of the Health Services Advisory Committee to the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), and the Executive Committee of the California Cooperative Healthcare Reporting Initiative (CCHRI). He has served on the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) P4P Advisory Committee, the National Business Coalition on Health Value Based Purchasing (eValue8) Advisory Committee, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Effective Health Care Program and Regional Expert Panel, and is a recipient of the California Healthcare Foundation Leadership Fellowship (2002-2004), and has international health care consulting experience (Singapore 2006, National Health Service Scotland 2008).
A graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Hyatt completed his medical training and residency program in family medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, and as is board certified Family Physician and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is married with three daughters and 4 grandchildren, and has been known to sing and dance in community theater productions.
- Institute for High Quality Care
- Kaiser Permanente SCAL
- Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
- Kaiser Permanente Georgia
- City of Hope Medical Center
- Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
- Los Angeles County Department of Integrated Services
- Community Health Councils
- Cedars Sinai Medical Group
- OCHIN, Oregon Healthcare Information Network
- Santa Cruz Health Services Department
- South Los Angeles Healthcare Roundtable
- LA Care
Behavioral Health / Mental Health Providers
- For the Child
- Mental Health America
- The Guidance Center
- Foothill Family
Community Health Centers:
- JWCH Institute
- Eisner Pediatric and Family Medicine
- St. John’s Well Child and Family Medicine Center
- Los Angeles Mission Clinic
- UCLA Nursing Clinic at URM
- Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers (8 organizations)
- St. Jude
- Friends of Family
- Clinica Romero
- Camino Clinic
- Imperial Beach Clinic
- Mountain Clinic
- Family Health Care Centers of Greater Los Angeles
- Share Our Selves
- The Children’s Clinic
- T.H.E. Clinic
- Valley Community Clinic
- Watts Healthcare Corporation
- Wilmington Community Clinic
- CHAP Care
Other Non-Profit Organizations
- Century Villages at Cabrillo
- Dance Resource Center
- Deep Green Housing and Property Management
- LA Chamber Orchestra
- The Colburn School
- Salastina Music
- Pittance Chamber Music
- The DaCamera Society
- Musica Angelica
- Camerata Pacifica