Charis May Hnin, founder of Talitha, believes that equitable and sustainable community planning is a multi-sector effort. Guided by this principle, she intentionally founded Talitha Consults with trusted experts from diverse industries who are also committed to the same principle.
We are seasoned regional planners, researchers, facilitators, communicators, designers and community builders. We come alongside our clients to create strategies and tools for capacity building, meaningful civic engagement, community building and policy planning. Our practices are grounded in a framework of social and racial equity.
We customize our work to each client, based on their contexts, goals, and desired outcomes.
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Serving Clients Nationwide & Around the Globe
“With Talitha Consults’ expertise and encouragement, Bend Park and Recreation District reached deeper into our community to hear from the people we aim to serve more fully. We value input and feedback and Talitha was a good partner in gaining trust and authentic engagement with community members who have historically been under represented. With Talitha’s help, we’re on a journey to center the voices of those we serve.”
Bronwen Mastro | PLA, LEED BD+C, Landscape Architect, Bend Park and Recreation District
“It was a privilege to work with Talitha Consults. The team atmosphere they create and care with which they execute their projects is an inspiration and really modeled engaged and inclusive working relationships. The consultant team’s expertise is extensive and diverse and contributed to a Community Engagement Strategic Plan that was actionable, realistic, ambitious, and holistic. They challenged us to strive for real, meaningful change in community engagement work and I hope to work with them again someday!”
Megan Waters | Community Engagement Director, Utah Transit Authority
"Thank you Charis and Ehler for such a great presentation and taking the time to teach us a few things about the work you do, grant writing, the RFP process, and for sharing your experience with us! We truly appreciate it! It was very informative, interesting, and engaging."
Carlos A. Ortiz | Writer/Director/Producer, Zeta-Maya Entertainment
"Talitha Consults are experts who provide a pragmatic, people-first, community driven approach to consulting. Their team is intentional at every step of the process with integrated listening sessions, workshops and discussions that open the space of understanding to all stakeholders that are involved. The final product we received is tailor-made to the development of our staff, our organization, our partners and our communities. They are wonderful and I would recommend them to anyone serious about community engagement and planning!"
Doraleen Taulanga | Community Outreach Manager, Utah Transit Authority