Meet the Team

Julia L. Ritchie, M.A., Ed.M., L.C.S.W.
Founder and President of Ritchie Tye Consulting, Inc., Organizational Development and Planning Practice Leader

Ms. Ritchie brings a unique blend of organizational development and training expertise to consult on a number of workplace-related issues with particular specialization in the following areas: Strategic Planning and Facilitation, Assessment and Program Design, Professional Development Training and Executive Coaching. Ms. Ritchie has developed a consultative approach that builds on individual and organizational strengths, requires individual commitment and participation in solving challenges, and fosters personal and organizational growth.

Ms. Ritchie has spearheaded strategic planning processes in four continents for a broad range of mission-driven enterprises, including: international nongovernmental organizations, philanthropic organizations, social enterprises, as well as, federal and state public institutions. She has established a reputation for effectively managing group processes to promote dialogue, bridge agendas, build consensus, while successfully meeting project objectives. Ms. Ritchie is a superior process facilitator who has been facilitating strategy development and organizational change initiatives for boards of trustees and executive management teams for over 20 years. She has developed nationally recognized training programs for numerous organizations throughout the country, and engineered performance management and staff development systems for over dozens of organizations.

Before attaining her advanced degrees, Ms. Ritchie was a fundraising consultant in New York City. Ms. Ritchie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Princeton University; a Master’s of Arts and a Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University; a Master’s in Social Work Administration from Hunter School of Social Work, and is a licensed clinical social worker. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Ritchie was on the senior management team of GMHC, where she pioneered a national training program for professional and nonprofessional health care providers. Ms. Ritchie also served as a trainer and curriculum designer for New York City’s Department of Health Bureau of Infectious Diseases, and taught at the City University of New York.

Ms. Ritchie sits on the Advisory Board for the Pipeline Project, a leadership development program. Ms. Ritchie is committed to environmental causes, landuse preservation, restoration of the earth’s diverse ecosystems, and volunteers her time for The Nature Conservancy of New York. She is an avid hiker and kayaker.