The recipient of many awards and honoraria, Chris Smith, Ph.D is an emerging thought leader in the field of organizational impact and leadership development. Consulting with non-profits through her affiliation with the Morton Group, Chris Smith advises agencies on issues ranging from strategic planning and systems design to leadership performance, program evaluation and change management. She co-founded Affinity Community Services, www.affinity95.org, a Chicago-based nonprofit that has organized and advocated on behalf of Black lesbians and LGBTQ youth for over two decades. Committed servant leader, Ms. Smith has served as a board member for the Crossroads Fund, a Chicago based foundation for social change and on the Advisory Council for the Office of Lesbian and Gay Health administered by the Chicago Department of Public Health. A credentialed licensed social worker with an MSW and BA and a PhD in Community Psychology.