Are you a postdoc or early career investigator conducting community-based research focused on health disparities?

I have managed community-engaged projects in nonprofit, academic, and federal sectors, nationally.


I know how stressful the grant writing/submission process is and how the stress intensifies when it is time to execute the research activities.


In my experience with providing community-based project management guidance to research staff, postdocs, and early career investigators around the country, I have personally seen how a step-by-step program management plan:

  • brings clarity by showing the researcher and their team where to start

  • eliminates the fear of doing the work 

  • maximizes time and administrative support 

  • minimizes burnout

  • increases confidence in the ability to lead or coordinate a research study 

Let's talk about your specific needs, by scheduling a discovery call!

Meet Leonore Okwara, MPH

Program Management Expert


I've worked in the social-behavioral research field for over a decade, so I understand the stress that comes with implementing a community-based research proposal. 

My proven method will ensure that you create a step-by-step program management plan, designed just for your project, that will give you the blueprint to effectively implement the study and as a result, take the pressure off. 

This comprehensive program management plan can also be used as an effective training tool for research staff.​

What I Specialize In

Project Management Mapping Workshops


Program Management Consulting


Project Management Plan Development

Managing your research study doesn't have to be difficult! I can bring clarity to the next steps so you don't have to!

Leonore brought clarity to my research. I secured my first federal grant and wasn't sure what to do next. She helped me develop an outline using my research proposal.

- Jessie W., PhD

Leonore worked with me to enhance my program management skills. She showed me how to really read the research plan and create action steps to get the work done. She helped myself and the PI run the research project more efficiently. 

- Caroline G., MPH

I was exhausted from the grant submission process. Although I was thrilled to receive a fundable score, I had no idea where to start. I worked with Leonore and she helped me develop a project implementation blueprint and I immediately felt the pressure release.

- Michael C., PhD


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