Currently located in St. Petersburg, Florida, Q-consult was founded by Susan W. Butterworth, PhD, MS in 2007 and became a limited liability company in 2011. Services are provided around the country, as well as internationally.
Q-consult specializes in the development and integration of evidence-based initiatives into the healthcare setting to foster patient engagement and clinical outcomes, including the provision of health coaching interventions in clinical trials. In addition to our core staff, Q-consult has a wide-ranging and diverse network of talented colleagues upon which to draw, enabling us to select the best staff for each project. In addition, although we are happy to provide a scope of work most commonly implemented for selected objectives, we are committed to tailoring each initiative to the unique needs and interests of our partners.
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Core Q-consult Staff
Susan W. Butterworth, PhD, MS
Founder, Principal, MI Instructor
Dr. Butterworth received a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology and a doctoral degree in adult education and training, with a cognate in health promotion – both from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been awarded multiple NIH, HRSA, and other grants to study the efficacy and impact of health management interventions and is well-published on the theory and outcomes of behavior change science. Susan served as an assistant professor at University of Richmond for nine years and an associate professor at Oregon Health & Science University for 19 years. While at OHSU, she taught at both the Schools of Medicine and Nursing and founded/directed Health Management Services, a health coaching practice which was awarded Best Wellness Vendor by Health Industries Research Companies in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She is co-developer of the Motivational Interviewing Competency Assessment (MICA) and has been an active member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2002.
Ali Hall, JD
MI Instructor, Quality Assurance Specialist & Instructor for Coding, Health Coach
Ms. Hall received a Master's degree in Organizational Behavior at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and a JD degree from the Cornell University School of Law. She has immense experience (over 1000 MI workshops) and expertise in working with organizations in multiple settings to implement MI into their practices, including health care, behavioral health, social work, and criminal justice. Ali is also a trainer in evidence-based practices for University of California at Davis, and serves as a reviewer for the National Registry for Evidence-Based Practices and Programs (NREPP). She has been an active member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2006, and in 2015 was awarded the honor of serving as one of the Lead Trainers for the International MINT TNT (Training of New Trainers). Ali has proficiency in multiple coding systems, was the co-developer of the Motivational Interviewing Competency Assessment (MICA), and provides both training and QA activities for coding and mentoring staff on how to provide effective coaching to clinicians.
Kriss Haren, MA, MS, RHC-III
MI Instructor, Coder, Health Coach
Ms. Haren is licensed in the State of Ohio as a supervising professional clinical counselor and has 30 years of experience in heathcare settings. Kriss is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), a Registered Health Coach-III, and proficient in multiple coding systems. She has expertise in engaging patients with chronic pain and currently serves as the Spine Coach for Q-consult in a clinical trial involving patients with chronic back pain by Clinical Excellence Research Center at the Stanford University of Medicine. In addition, Kriss serves as adjunct faculty at both the University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College.
Jennifer Marcoe, MA
Project Manager, MI Instructor, Coder, Health Coach
Ms. Marcoe received her Bachelor's degree in Health Education and her Masters degree in Education from Western University. In her 15-year tenure at Oregon Health & Science University, Jennifer worked as a health coach and manager for Health Management Services, as well as a project manager for the School of Medicine for a grant to oversee a remote health coaching study for seniors. She learned the motivational interviewing approach in 2000, is proficient in the MICA coding system, and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.
Amanda Sharp, MPH
Project Manager, MI Instructor, Coder, Health Coach
Ms. Sharp received a Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies with a minor in Spanish from Humboldt University and a Master in Public Health degree with a concentration in International Health from Boston University. She began coaching using MI in 2011, is proficient in multiple coding systems, and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). In addition, Amanda is fluent in Spanish, has traveled extensively and lived abroad, and has expertise in engaging patients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Jordan Windsor, CCP, RHC-II
Coder, Health Coach
Ms. Windsor received a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has healthcare experience from working as a medical records scribe in the Emergency Department at Medical College of Virginia and managing blood drives for the American Red Cross. In addition, she has valuable work experience in customer service and training. Jordan is a certified chronic care professional and registered health coach, is proficient in multiple coding systems and enjoys mentoring clinicians in MI.