Janet C Baker Executive Management Consultants is privileged to have a satisfied client network of more than 100 corporations, health care organizations, educational institutions, nonprofits, government clients, and more.
American Red Cross, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Truman Medical Centers, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (Medicare), University of Kansas Medical Center, Health Midwest (HCA), Missouri Easter Seals Society, The Woodsmall Companies, American Society of Lymphology, Metro Med Alliance, New England Chiropractic, Kidsafe (Heart of America United Way) Domestic Violence / Child Abuse Network, Chitari Collaborative, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Oregon Optometric Physicians Association
U.S. Green Building Council Central Plains, City of Kansas City, MO: BNIM Architects, Water Services Department (10,000 Rain Gardens Initiative),, Office of Environmental Quality (Climate Protection Planning Process), Parks & Recreation Department (Climate Sust. Ctr.)
Foundations and Funders
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Bank of America Foundation, Heart of America United Way, Women’s Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri, LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), Menorah Legacy Foundation, Hotel/Motel Association Educational Foundation
Corporate and Civic
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Sprint, Kansas City Power & Light, Burns & McDonnell Engineering, General Nutrition Centers, Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, Mission Hills Country Club, Johnson County Public Library, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Perfect Output, Perfection Industrial Distributors, B.C., Inc., ASTRA Enterprises, Inc., Arts Council of Greater Kansas City, Arts Incubator, Kansas City Young Audiences Community School of the Arts
Public Policy & Government
Airport Commissioners Int.l – N.A., Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office COMBAT, Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, Mid America Regional Council, Regional Transit Alliance, Workforce Development, Full Employment Council (WIA), Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, LINC (Local Investment Commission), YouthBuild of Kansas City Kansas
Faith Based Organizations
Kansas City Rescue Mission, Urban Lutheran Strategy Group, Central State Synod (ELCA) Multicultural Change Team, Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry Task Force on Aging, Ladies of Charity, Mainstream Coalition, Episcopal Social Services, Immanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Early Child Care and Education
Head Start (MO and Nebraska), Metropolitan Council on Child Care (MARC), The Promise Project (KC Consensus), Partnership for Children, Child and Family Development Corporation, YMCA of Greater Kansas City, YWCA Greater Kansas City
University of Missouri - Kansas City, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, Bloch School of Business
(UMKC), University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri School District, Shawnee Mission East High School, Notre Dame de Sion College Preparatory Academy, St. Teresa’s Academy
“Janet is a individual of the highest integrity. She can be trusted in any situation. I have known Janet for decades and have the highest respect for. When she tells you she will do something, she will do it. She will see the job through to completion, regardless of whether there are long hours required or not. She is smart; thus, new situations, as they arise, will be evaluated, discussions will be held with the proper individuals, and a practical course of action will be worked out. Janet is a natural leader. People look up to her because of how she conducts herself and how she involves others in decisions."
- Bert Berkley, Chairman, Tension Envelope Corporation; Author, Giving Back: Connecting You, Business & Community
"I have known Ms. Baker and worked with her in a professional capacity for over 10 years. Ms. Baker has been active in the corporate and not for profit capacity in Kansas City. She has served in executive positions in the past as well as served on many philanthropic boards of directors. Her ability to manage multiple relations and have positive working relationships on projects is exceptional. In addition, she has served with and on behalf of philanthropic funders throughout the Kansas City metro area. Throughout Ms. Baker's successful career, she has consistently risen to leadership capacities. A most impressive example of her skill sets was when she facilitated a tenuous broad collaboration of community partnerships from Wyandotte, Leavenworth and Johnson Counties in Kansas around a "SmartStart" grant. This important process eventually led to a center of excellence for high quality early education and parenting called "Children's Campus of Kansas City". The Family Conservancy is presently a tenant in this state-of-the-art LEED certified center. The services throughout this Children's Campus touch the lives of 50,000 families metrowide, and draws $1 million in federal funding for early childhood development annually since 2001."
- Betsy Vander Velde, President and CEO, The Family Conservancy
"Janet has a natural orientation and desire to seek out diversity as her world view that including all voices produces better outcomes… professionally, civically and personally. Janet is a natural leader as well as an intelligent, compassionate, collaborative team player. Her professional, direct yet assuring demeanor, combined with her sense of humor are an asset."
- Louise Neilson, President and CEO, Squarewater Consulting
“Janet identifies a need and uses her expertise to make the solution happen. She is an expert in strategic planning, sustainability, project management, organizational development, human resources and leadership development. Her team building skills are second to none. Janet is a joy to be around, no matter what the task.”
- Diane Conner, Team Manager, CBIZ
"Janet Baker worked to facilitate the annual retreat for the Environmental Management Commission. I was blown away with her ability to organize and categorize the thoughts and opinions of a group which she has little affiliation. She illustrated the ideas presented by the groups in order for us to focus on old unfinished projects and new goals. She was extremly upbeat and professional. I would reccommend Janet as an asset to any project."
- Rachel Traner Norton, CPSM, Brand Champion | Marketing at 4Sight Construction
“Janet has a comprehensive background in sustainability project development and implementation as well as policy research and development. I recommend her particularly for roles that require facilitation, conflict management and resolution, consensus building as well as technical writing and program implementation.”
- Connie Campbell, President, CW Interventions, Inc.
“Janet puts her heart & soul into what she does and radiates a positive influence to those around her. She helped transition the local chapter from being KC-centric into a partnership with other Midwestern chapters, hence the new name: USGBC - Great Plains Chapter (Kansas City). However, the influence of the KC group is felt all the way to New Orleans and also to Greensburg, KS. She has my appreciation.”
- Ken Riead, Former Residential Green Bldg Advocate, USGBC Great Plains Chapter
“Janet was the Executive Director of a non-profit health and wellness corporation, of which we were contributors. Her knowledge, skills, leadership and commitment to the cause were exemplary during her employ. I felt that the organization was at its strongest when she was at the helm.”
- Jim Wyllie, Co-owner/operator of CLC facility, Chiropractic Life Center