Dawn Holden Woods

Dawn Holden Woods is the Founder and President of Generative Consulting Partners, a consulting firm designed to help social sector partners create authentic, people-centered solutions that enable leaders and organizations to unlock their full potential.

Prior to founding Generative Consulting Partners, Dawn served as the Chief Social Services Officer of Public Health Management Corporation and the Chief Executive Officer of Turning Points for Children, where she was responsible for managing a $100M portfolio including a team of 1,000 employees. She has a track record of leading transformational growth—through her leadership Turning Points for Children grew from a small enterprise valued at $10M to a complex organization with five business lines totaling over $60M.

Dawn’s disciplined approach to this work stems from over 20 years of experience in nonprofit and for-profit sectors. She has served in both CEO and CFO roles, gaining a high level of expertise in strategy, execution, and fundraising.  Her approach is grounded in a set of values that honor community input, seek justice, and believe that marginalized communities and leaders deserve access to high quality and high impact services.

Dawn currently sits on a diverse range of boards including The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, The Committee of Seventy, Center for Health Care Strategies, Evident Change, and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium.

Dawn received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lincoln University and her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania.  She has been the recipient of many awards including 40 under 40 and Minority Business leader in 2020.

Dawn strives to be a “co-conspirator” for good, bringing a unique blend of business practicality and people-first approach to her work.