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Esther Hammerschlag

Esther Hammerschlag

Esther Hammerschlag consults for non-profit organizations, coalitions, health care systems, universities, and a wide range of social service programs in the assessment, planning, and evaluation of community-based programs aimed at improving the well-being of the people they serve. She has a special interest in working with rural communities and bringing diverse partners together to identify their shared values and vision for improving their communities, and she has worked with communities in some of the most remote regions of Alaska. 

Previously, Esther was the Network Director for the Prince of Wales Health Network in Craig, Alaska where she facilitated the collaboration of health systems to better serve the needs of residents, and she has facilitated coalition development and program implementation within a number of communities and organizations. She brings this “boots on the ground” experience to her consulting work to meaningfully help her clients plan and adapt to the changing contexts of the environments they work in.

Esther holds a Master of Arts Degree in Rural Development from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a focus on creating effective and meaningful collaboration to improve community health, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington. She currently lives in Missoula, Montana with her husband and their two Golden Retrievers. A lover of mountains and fresh air, when she’s not at work you’ll find her traveling by foot, bike, and ski on the mountain trails surrounding her home.  

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