Alvarez Porter Group

Joe Alvarez


Joe Alvarez, MSOD, Senior Partner

IMG_0851Allison Porter, MSOD, ACC Senior Partner
Joe is an organizational change and leadership development practitioner who connects theory and practice, passion and perspective,  transformational change and meaningful results.  He is a member of NTL, where he participates in the diversity, inclusion and social justice working group.
Allison works with leaders, teams and complex systems to help them innovate, build capacity, and reach meaningful goals.  She is a certified executive coach and skilled facilitator who brings a positive, inclusive results orientation to all the work she does.



Michele Berry

Senior Partner





Michele supports leaders and teams in building more productive relationships and work environments. She joined the Alvarez Porter group in 2012, bringing a fresh perspective from her years as an executive in Leadership Development and HR in technology organizations, most recently Google.  More...

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Ana Polanco, Associate Partner, ACC

Ana is a professional certified coach and organizational development strategist working with organizations and individuals to strengthen and advance purpose driven missions. Ana supports leaders to reimagine how their ideas can have social impact. More…

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Grace White, Operations Manager

Grace has been managing the administrative and operational needs of the Alvarez Porter Group from the very beginning.  She draws on her vast executive support experience, her fascination for OD and her extensive network of other virtual professionals to keep APG current with the virtual systems and tools that enhance our efficiency and effectiveness. More…

Associate Consultants

Tony Richard Tony Richard, Associate Consultant Tony is an organizational development practitioner who began facilitating change during his 24 years in the United States Navy. Tony has worked with the Alvarez Porter Group clients on projects involving diversity, inclusion and social justice and strategic planning. More…
toniduntonbutler Toni Dunton Butler, Associate Consultant Toni is a seasoned organizational development consultant.  For the last 25 years she has partnered with leaders to make conscious, creative and practical choices to change the status quo. These decisions are designed to create multi-dimensional, diverse, inclusive, productive, and transformed organizations. More…
Heather Berthoud Heather Berthoud,
Associate Consultant,
Heather has 25 years experience in organizational effectiveness work.  She combines a passion for social justice with a focused, practical results-orientation. She has worked with Alvarez Porter Group on diversity, inclusion and social justice as well as mergers. More…
Sally Alvarez Sally Alvarez, PhD
Associate Consultant, Cornell University ILR
Sally Munro Alvarez brings 25 years of work with non-profit organizations, labor unions, and higher education.  She is an Associate of the Worker Institute at Cornell University, where she co-directs the NY State AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute.  More…
Damon Gbuduala Azali-Rojas As a community organizer in South Central Los Angeles, Damon learned to observe and assess the conditions on the ground in order to win campaigns for criminal, educational and environmental justice. He is currently on faculty for the Leadership That Works.  More…

Carmen Vivian Rivera, MS

Carmen brings her experience as a government and nonprofit executive, community organizer, and policy analyst to her work as a consultant and coach.  She has a strong multi-cultural, social justice perspective to help clients act on challenges that matter most to them. More…

Jessica Walker Beaumont, ACC

Jessica  has valuable leadership experience from the front lines of social change from the WTO protests in Seattle to her work at AFSC to organizing in her Brooklyn, NY community.  She is an insightful and strategic consultant and certified executive coach.  More…

Patricia “Trish” Westwater, MSOD

Trish’s strong background in the labor movement and training in organizational change is a powerful combination.  She is a seasoned facilitator, a communications specialist and is has a Masters in Organization Development…more….