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With over 60 years of combined experience, ranging from international to local, our team at Farnam Associates can help your organization achieve its goals across any project. 

Jessica Clavette

Contract Consultant

Jessica joined Farnam Associates in September 2017 after relocating back to Connecticut from Sydney, Australia.

Jessica is an emerging nonprofit communications professional, with interests in multi-stakeholder collaborative initiatives across a range of areas, including international relations, public policy, renewable energy, and political advocacy.  She holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Vermont, and has a range of diverse international experience including working under Australia’s Parliament for the New South Wale’s Department of Fair Trading and for the former U.S. Ambassador to Austria.

Most recently, Jessica was a visiting Research Fellow at Western Sydney University’s Institute for Culture and Society, and a volunteer researcher at Rescue Global, a disaster risk reduction NGO based in London.  There her research helped to inform governance structure decisions around the launch of an international alliance within the disaster risk reduction sector.

Jessica's policy, research, writing and project management experience enable her to assemble thorough final products and adapt to any project need.  She is passionate about capitalizing on opportunities for collaboration and is looking forward to focusing on how she can best help your organization succeed. 

Keri Humphries

Associate Consultant

Keri is a non-profit programs professional with expertise in organizational development, community engagement and program evaluation. 

She received her Master's in Community Psychology from the University of New Haven with a concentration in Program Development and has used her knowledge and skills to advise organizations and grow programs. She played a key role on the team that grew the number of students served at New Haven Reads from 250 students to 600 over seven years, recruiting and training over 400 tutors per year and helping to develop a cloud-based data system to support program management and evaluation.  Drawing on her nonprofit program experience, she is adept at identifying opportunities and enjoys working collaboratively with non-profits to integrate solutions. A transplant from South Arkansas, Keri has made New Haven home. 

Jim Farnam

Principal/Owner

Jessica Clavette

Contract Consultant

Jessica joined Farnam Associates in September 2017 after relocating back to Connecticut from Sydney, Australia.

Jessica is an emerging nonprofit communications professional, with interests in multi-stakeholder collaborative initiatives across a range of areas, including international relations, public policy, renewable energy, and political advocacy.  She holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Vermont, and has a range of diverse international experience including working under Australia’s Parliament for the New South Wale’s Department of Fair Trading and for the former U.S. Ambassador to Austria.

Most recently, Jessica was a visiting Research Fellow at Western Sydney University’s Institute for Culture and Society, and a volunteer researcher at Rescue Global, a disaster risk reduction NGO based in London.  There her research helped to inform governance structure decisions around the launch of an international alliance within the disaster risk reduction sector.

Jessica's policy, research, writing and project management experience enable her to assemble thorough final products and adapt to any project need.  She is passionate about capitalizing on opportunities for collaboration and is looking forward to focusing on how she can best help your organization succeed. 

Illisa Kelman is a free-lance writer and program developer who has worked on large projects with Farnam Associates, LLC, since its inception.

 

She excels in both big picture thinking and the finer details of English grammar and syntax. Illisa has worked on all of the firm’s major projects for the City of New Haven, as well as on its grants for the Workforce Alliance, the United Way of Greater New Haven, The Justice Education Center, and The Connection. She also served as a writer for the Meriden Promise Neighborhood application.

Illisa currently writes and problem solves for hire. While attending Wesleyan University, Illisa learned that she could live anywhere and do anything, which she did, albeit domestically, for eleven years. She worked in many fields where professional licensing is not requisite, including environmental education, community-based conservation, graphic design and cooking. Illisa returned to Connecticut for her Masters at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, fell in love with New Haven, and chose it as her home.

Illisa Kelman 

Contract Consultant

Eleanor Barker 

Contract Consultant

Eleanor Barker is a business development strategist with more than 25 years of experience in both the business and non-profit sectors.

 

She provides fundraising and marketing expertise for a range of clients, including community organizations, startup ventures, educational institutions, and municipalities. Her most recent gig: six years as Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of Bozeman, during which time she pivoted the museum’s brand towards science and technology, designed and launched the influential STEAMlab program, and greatly expanded the museum’s operating capacity. Since hanging out her own shingle, Eleanor has written successful grants to public and private funders; crafted business plans, development strategies, and budget projections for businesses large and small; designed educational curriculums for elementary and middle school students; and edited a wagon load of annual reports, corporate communications, and appeal letters.

 

A New York City native and a graduate of Wesleyan University, Eleanor made her way to Montana 30 years ago, and has rarely looked back.

Jessica Clavette

Contract Consultant

Jessica joined Farnam Associates in September 2017 after relocating back to Connecticut from Sydney, Australia.

Jessica is an emerging nonprofit communications professional, with interests in multi-stakeholder collaborative initiatives across a range of areas, including international relations, public policy, renewable energy, and political advocacy.  She holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Vermont, and has a range of diverse international experience including working under Australia’s Parliament for the New South Wale’s Department of Fair Trading and for the former U.S. Ambassador to Austria.

Most recently, Jessica was a visiting Research Fellow at Western Sydney University’s Institute for Culture and Society, and a volunteer researcher at Rescue Global, a disaster risk reduction NGO based in London.  There her research helped to inform governance structure decisions around the launch of an international alliance within the disaster risk reduction sector.

Jessica's policy, research, writing and project management experience enable her to assemble thorough final products and adapt to any project need.  She is passionate about capitalizing on opportunities for collaboration and is looking forward to focusing on how she can best help your organization succeed.