ABOUT ENFOCUS STRATEGIES
EnFocus Strategies (EFS), founded by Tammi Wallace, launched in Houston, Texas in 2012. It is a full-service firm with a core focus on public affairs, governmental affairs and community engagement. EFS has a strong reputation for getting the job done - clearly stating what we are going to do and we do it. As a result, the firm is routinely sought after by prime contractors to support efforts such as strategic planning and project management.
Since its inception, EFS has been involved in groundbreaking projects such as Connect Community, an innovative community revitalization project, involving Houston Center for Literacy, KIPP Public Schools, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and the YMCA of Greater Houston. EFS supported the Women’s Health Initiative, a cross-sector advocacy health care collaborative, with strategic planning and project management. EnFocus Strategies supported, through communications and logistical planning, the lead consultant tasked with developing the City of Houston’s ten-year long-range financial plan as well as Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery efforts.
Examples of clients include Arredondo, Zepeda & Brunz, Harris County Public Health, Harris County Sheriff’s Department, Houston Independent School District (HISD)/Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, Spring Branch ISD, Sprint and Tetra Tech.
Founder and Principal Consultant
Tammi Wallace is widely recognized as a strategist and thought partner, working with organizations on strategic counsel and high-quality consulting. She launched EnFocus Strategies in 2012 and has worked with an array of clients in government, nonprofit and the private sector. Tammi has led transformative projects such as one of the first public school district and charter school partnerships in the country, strategy development for a women’s healthcare cross-sector advocacy collaborative, and project management/stakeholder collaboration focused on an innovative community redevelopment model involving education, healthcare and housing.
Michele Leal is a communications strategist with over fifteen years of experience in the public, nonprofit and corporate sectors. Michele’s professional experience and community involvement have centered around a passion for Latino community empowerment, women’s rights and LGBTQ equality. Michele led fund development, public relations and governmental relations efforts for an FQHC serving a predominantly uninsured and underserved Latino client population, consulted on fundraising planning and strategy for a $26.5 million LGBTQ senior housing project and has worked with a diverse range of clients from the health care, finance, legal, education, disaster recovery and social services sectors. Michele’s expertise includes communications strategy, campaign strategy, government relations, project management, copywriting and editing, proposal writing, fundraising, marketing, and public relations.
Margaret Mayer, MSW
Margaret Mayer is an inclusion strategist, utilizing innovative techniques to assist organizations with increasing inter-organization and service user inclusion. She has over eight years of experience evaluating equity and inclusion across systems and within policy, working in government, nonprofit and the private sector. She is a trained state facilitator of equity and inclusion workshops, and has trained healthcare professionals, including Texas Health and Human Services employees across all levels of the agency, members of the judiciary, government agencies and employees, nonprofit organizations and students, staff and faculty of higher education institutions. Margaret’s expertise includes group learning, project management, content development, strategy evaluation, and policy analysis. Margaret is a graduate of the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work.