Tom Wolff, Ph.D.
President of the Board and Senior Consultant
Background and Professional Interests:
Tom Wolff, Ph.D. is a nationally recognized consultant on coalition building and community development, with over 30 years’ experience training and consulting with individuals, organizations and communities across North America. He presently runs Tom Wolff & Associates where his clients include federal, state and local government agencies; foundations; hospitals; non-profit organizations; professional associations; and grassroots groups.
Tom Wolff’s writings on coalition building include the popular book From the Ground Up: A Workbook on Coalition Building and Community Development (1997 with Gillian Kaye), and The Spirit of the Coalition (2000 with Bill Berkowitz), published by the American Public Health Association.
From 1985 to 2002, Tom Wolff founded and directed Community Partners, a technical assistence and training program in coalition building and community development affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Tom Wolff is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, which granted him its 1985 National Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Practice in Community Psychology and its 1993 Henry V. McNeil award for Innovation in Community Mental Health. In 2000, He received the For the People Against the Tide Award from Health Care for All for his “outstanding efforts to energize and educate local communities in areas of health care justice”. He has held academic appointments at the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health, the University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and Wellesley College’s Stone Center. Tom Wolff’s work is based on his commitment to issues of social justice and community.