Meitler, the national consulting firm specializing in assisting the Catholic parishes, schools, and other faith-based institutions develop long-term strategic plans, announces the selection of its new managing director, Angela Gunderson, effective September 1, 2020. Angela becomes Meitler’s third leader, succeeding Tom Heding.
Angela has been a teacher and a principal in a Catholic elementary school. Her expertise lies in data analysis and curriculum planning as well as specific experience in leadership development, teacher instruction, and coaching for Catholic PK-8 schools. She currently also serves as the Director of the National Catholic School Mentorship Program, a national project to assist Catholic elementary school administrators, which operates as a partnership among Meitler, the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), and Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA). “Meitler’s long-standing history for success is one I take very seriously. I am blessed to have the opportunity to continue that success well into the future,” Angela said. “As we look and plan ahead, we are developing new and innovative strategies to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.”
The educational world is rapidly and dramatically changing, so I believe it is time Meitler brings in a new generation of leadership to guide us and our clients into this new reality. Angela has proven herself to be a skilled consultant and an effective leader. Meitler is fortunate to have her on board.”
Tom J. Heding, Senior Consultant / Advisor
Meitler was founded by Neal Meitler in 1971 to serve the planning needs of the Catholic Church and other faith-based institutions. In 1998, Tom Heding, then Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Bernardino, assumed leadership. Tom will remain with the firm, serving as a Senior Consultant and advisor. “The educational world is rapidly and dramatically changing, so I believe it is time Meitler brings in a new generation of leadership to guide us and our clients into this new reality,” Tom said. “Angela has proven herself to be a skilled consultant and an effective leader. Meitler is fortunate to have her on board.”
Meitler is proud to be part of Collegium Holdings, Inc., a broad system of best-in-class professional services firms exclusively serving nonprofits. As part of the Collegium leadership, Angela will lead Meitler to next level of engagement with dioceses, Catholic schools, and parishes. She will make a great addition to the expertise provided by the other Collegium firms. Collegium is a system of interdependent professional service firms that are entirely self-sustaining and effective on their own but recognize the generative power of working in partnership.