Janice Black, Ph.D. SPHR

Professional Summary

Clients with revenues ranging from $5 million to over $1 billion find Janice a trusted partner, a valuable resource, uniquely engaging, and passionately committed to their organizational success. Her focus on financial outcomes drives her partnerships with clients. She quickly transforms organizational challenges into specific plans that produce solid business results drawing on her broad based consulting expertise, and her accounting, operations, IT, and manufacturing background.

Janice’s real world business expertise, systems thinking orientation, and her ability to connect at all levels in the organization are invaluable in crafting realistic, effective and sustainable solutions. She has published several articles and presented at many national and regional conferences. Her certifications across numerous assessments provide an analytical foundation for strategic planning, high performing executive teams, change effectiveness, increasing leadership capacity, and for improving organizational performance.

In addition to her expertise as a consultant, Janice has a wealth of professional experiences. She served as the Director of Organizational Development for Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center; as an Assistant Professor in the College of Technology at Bowling Green State University; as a Manufacturing Project Manager and as a Manufacturing IT Systems Consultant for one of the largest apparel companies in the country; and as a Cost Accountant and Internal Auditor at two of the nation’s largest banks.

Janice has earned a reputation for excellence from more than two decades of projects with "tight" time frames and those requiring the balancing of conflicting organizational interests. She was the recipient of the prestigious Cunningham Dissertation Fellowship at Virginia Tech where she received her Ph.D. She graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University in business and accounting.


Ph.D, Virginia Tech; Blacksburg Virginia

M.A. & B.T.; Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Email: patti@elinvar.com | Telephone: (919) 622-5141