Policymaking with People in Mind

Mildred Consulting provides writing, public policy, representation and other services to the non-profit sector in order to assist in increasing their capacity and effectiveness in health, behavioral health and human services.

We assist mission-driven organizations to promote better systems and services by refining their goals, crafting strategies, understanding and utilizing research, developing policy, disseminating best practices and designing and evaluating programs.

We advance policies and programs that create good outcomes and wise stewardship of public resources, believing that the needs of people, not systems, should be the primary purpose of public investments.

Principal consultant Laurel Mildred holds a Master’s degree in Social Work; she has extensive knowledge of California politics and policy with a legislative background at the Senate Office of Research, experience working in county systems and leadership in the non-profit sector.

Core services include policy development, analysis, research, writing, state and national presentations, program planning, training and facilitation.

Clients have included Integrated Community Services, California Disability Services Association, the California Collaborative for Long-Term Services and Supports, Homebridge, LifeSTEPS, the California Association for Adult Day Services, the Alliance for Leadership and Education, the National Adult Day Services Association, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, California Alliance of Child and Family Services, Napa Valley Support Services, The SCAN Foundation, California Healthcare Foundation, Colorado Foundation, National Council on Independent Living, California Association of Area Agencies on Aging, CalPACE, Inter-tribal Council of California, California Rural Health Association, Orange County Behavioral Health Association, California Institute for Mental Health and the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers.
Laurel Mildred




Laurel Mildred holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and operates under the Social Work Code of Ethics: Service, Social Justice, Dignity and Worth of the Person, Importance of Human Relationships, Integrity, Competence.