♦ “You were one of the first persons I met when I moved to Bemidji as the (now retired) President and Chief Executive Officer of North Country Health Services. Over these some 15 years, I feel fortunate to have worked with you in so many capacities. Each opportunity confirmed the strong initial first impression you made on me. I am especially appreciative of the leadership you provided the Drug-Free Coalition of North Central Minnesota. . .you can be justifiably proud that you were instrumental in curbing drug abuse and misuse among our area’s youth. That the Coalition is still in existence today – 13 years after it was initially formed in 2001 – is a testament to your early efforts.
As your consulting business evoves, I wish you every possible success. Organizations that contract with you will be well served and all the better for using your well-hone skills. All the best to you.”
– James F. Hanko
Retired President and CEO, North Country Health Services
♦ “It is my pleasure to submit this recommendation for Joe Czapiewski and JFC Strategic Services. My experience with Joe over the past 10 years is that he is focused and strategic. Joe has an ideal skill set in that he pairs a community development framework with strong resource development capacity and organizational skills, as well as a commitment to helping organizations become better and stronger. . .
Joe provided essential strategic planning services for our Board of Directors during Evergreen’s process of developing a new youth services site that is now co-located with youth housing units. As a result, Evergreen rebranded itself and developed important new marketing strategies. Three years later, we are now in the new site, which has produced programmatic, marketing, and funding benefits for the agency.
Choosing a consultant can be a risky process. I feel confident in saying that you will find working with Joe to be a very low-risk endeavor. In addition to his strong organizational skills, he is very straightforward in communicating ideas, concerns, and requests. He is both diplomatic and direct, and you will receive excellent value for your investment in JFC Strategic Services.”
– Rebecca Schueller, Executive Director
Evergreen Youth and Family Services
♦ “I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with Joe on many professional occasions. The expertise, critical thinking, experience and vision he brings to the table are priceless. His skills are a wonderful addition to any organization who has the desire to see beyond today, capitalize on potential growth and ensure a successful future. Whether it’s strategic planning, fundraising, a specific project, or convening leaders around the table to impact a special issue, Joe is artful at the ability to listen, see, plan and do.”
– Penny Echternach, Executive Director
Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota