We believe in you and we want you and your organization to be successful.

Really, we do! So we promise to always:

Practice Kindness

Always and everywhere, even if you’re not watching!


It’s in your best interest and ours to make sure your team benefits from our engagement now and in the future.

Have Fun

Just because, I mean why not? It’s your passion, why not enjoy it!

Deliver Results

Without results, you can’t be successful and fulfill your passion.  You will see the benefits of working with us.

Foster Engagement

You  have the answers, we just help you get to them.  Together, we will achieve success and ensure everyone is along for the ride.

Give Back

It’s the right thing to do. Our communities are recipients of corporate giving because not only do we believe in you, we believe in the people around us.

Meet Our Movers and Shakers

Gretchen Slusser
Gretchen SlusserPresident
Gretchen is the President of thredpartners, a Chicago-based management consulting firm she co-founded in 2004. With over 20 years of experience as a subject matter expert in the areas of project and program management, data analytics and continuous improvement, coupled with a passion for developing creative solutions, she has been a leader in driving change inside organizations of all sizes and focus areas. Gretchen also served as Executive Director at CGLA from 2011 to 2016.
Beth Johnson
Beth Johnson
Beth was born and raised in the nonprofit world, and joined thredpartners with a deep understanding of the joys and challenges that come along with service to others. Having developed programs, designed strategies, engaged communities and advanced systemic change during her 13 years in legal aid, she is ready to bring those skills sets to strengthen other nonprofit organizations in reaching their vision and potential.
Joseph Mole
Joseph Mole
Having spent 20 years working with nonprofits of different shapes and sizes in Chicago and Atlanta, Joseph is driven by a dual passion for racial equity and economic justice. Throughout his career, he has served in various leadership roles in organizations, including serving twice as an Executive Director. One of the highlights of his career was being selected by the Annie E. Casey Foundation for the Atlanta Leaders for Results program in 2014, and he brings a results-based lens to our strategic planning and facilitation team at Thredpartners. In 2018, Joseph transitioned to the financial sector, where he is committed to helping everyday people realize their hopes and dreams for financial success. The common thread for Joseph is and has always been the experience of seeing people and leaders from all walks of life overcome barriers to live the lives they’ve only dreamed of while making a positive impact in the world.
Ericka Sanchez
Ericka Sanchez
Ericka Sanchez, a licensed Florida attorney, is currently a Senior Consultant for thredpartners. Previously, Ericka was the CEO and Co-Founder of Collaborative Justice Partners working with non-profit legal aid programs providing a wide range of assistance in areas such as grant writing, program creation, implementation, and evaluation, along with executive-level coaching. Ericka has held prior roles as Executive Director, Programs Director, and Director of Pro Bono Partnerships in other non-profit settings.

Ericka began her career at the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in 2009. Ericka provided holistic and systemic representation to hundreds of children with developmental disabilities, while recruiting and training pro bono GAL attorneys, lay volunteers, and community partners on a local and statewide level. She is a Class IV Fellow of The Florida Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy.

Who We Work With

(past and present)