Who We Are
Geri Lynn Peak is Chief Insight Facilitator at Two Gems Consulting Services. She and her associates work to strengthen community-based, regional, national and international programs through evaluation, training and technical support. She seeks to shine light into the dark corners of program practice to promote true understanding by: 1) asking critical questions with curiosity and compassion; 2) "listening" to what is learned through diverse approaches to gathering and mining data with openness and detachment; and 3) presenting that wisdom back to clients in accessible forms, trusting in them and helping them invoke their own wisdom and excellence to continually improve their efforts.
Two Gems practices evaluation based on a process Geri developed called Strategic Insight Facilitation, which involves gathering wisdom using customized participatory data collection activities to learn what stakeholders know about program operations, practices, outcomes, challenges and benefits and using those insights to drive evaluation questions and design.
Geri also owns a much neglected wearable arts business and performs dance, drumming and song on occasion as the community requires it.
Amy Desai Graham is an independent consultant and Insight Facilitator with Two Gems Consulting Services in Baltimore, MD. Equity, integrity, innovation and a posture of learning are the core values that serve as the foundation of all of her work. Her experience includes fifteen years of dedicated service towards improving the lives of families representing marginalized populations both domestically and internationally. Amy’s career spans a wide range of disciplines including applied research, sustainable community development, elimination of racism, women’s empowerment, youth development, public health nutrition, and reproductive and infant health.
She holds a PhD in International Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Amy has called several places home over the years (Texas, South Carolina, Israel, Uganda, Zimbabwe), however, Baltimore won over her heart for 9 years until her husband took the title and she moved a few miles South down the I-95 corridor. In addition to her passion for building community, she loves travelling, cooking, and being close to nature.
Mindelyn Anderson is a Research and Evaluation Consultant with Mirror Group, LLC and an Insight Facilitator at Two Gems Consulting Services. She seeks to collaborate with clients to produce utilization-focused evaluation, training and technical support that positions individuals and organizations to become innovative leaders among their peers. Her primary interests are in human development, equitable diversity, and community/societal change.
In her previous career, Mindelyn was an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Honors Faculty-in-Residence at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. In these positions, she guided undergraduate and graduate students to complete stellar independent and collaborative research projects and created living/learning communities in International Village and the greater Boston area. During this time her scholarship lay at the intersection of race and migration, which she engaged to examine diverse black experiences and processes of social inequality and mobility. The National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among other funding agencies, supported her research on new African immigrants in U.S. society. She also taught courses on immigration, race and ethnic relations, social stratification, research methods and senior capstone.
Lisa Robinson provides data and analysis services as an Insight Facilitator with Two Gems Consulting Services and manages her own independent firm, LL Robinson Consulting Services, providing data management support for local and national programs and institutions. Lisa has expertise in quality assurance, database management and data quality control. She works directly with clients to help them maintain excellent data and deliver that information to support telling their stories.
Lisa received her Bachelor's degree in psychology and medical humanities from the University of Delaware.
Jadzia Floyd is an interdisciplinary artist currently studying visual arts in Chicago, IL. Although her main passion is drawing she works with a wide range of media from print, fiber, sculpture and performing arts. Her work often addresses race, culture and social justice.
She is an Insight Facilitator and Team Illustrator with Two Gems Consulting Services where she conducts small project evaluations and supports larger projects with data collection and management during her breaks from school.
Troy Steele provides supports evaluation through client goal setting, sight observation, project management, tracking tools and technical writing/editing.
Talia Floyd is an art teacher and occassional Insight Facilitator supporting participatory process analysis and representing TGCS, Equity Matters and BYI High School at workshops, meetings and conferences during her breaks from school.