Who We Are

We're change navigators and thought instigators. We're process designers and facilitators. (We're most definitely NOT mediators or conflict resolution experts.) But mostly, we're professionals (and friends) who came together through our passion for helping individuals, organizations and communities build better relationships, clarify their visions, and realize their goals.

Tuesday Ryan-Hart, MSW


A host/facilitator who left the fields of traditional service provision and academics to become a new kind of community change-maker, Tuesday partners with community builders around the world.

Trained as a psychotherapist, with a BA in Individual/Family Studies and a Master's in Social Work, Tuesday is an expert in transformational work, specializing in helping individuals, community non-profits, governmental agencies, and organizations of all sizes undergo the changes that will help them grow and become more successful.

With a passion for social justice and expertise in gender & race equality and anti-violence work, Tuesday excels at working with groups to enhance awareness and understanding, build alliances, and take positive action together. As part of a Columbus, Ohio "community of practitioners," Tuesday both convenes and hosts community conversations that address the complex social issues facing many of our communities right now.

In addition, Tuesday is a steward of the Art of Hosting global community of practice and the mother of two young children, and she recently ran her third marathon.  (For more information about Tuesday, please visit www.tuesdayryanhart.com).

Deb Helber, MHA

A host/facilitator and strategic planner, Deb retired in 2004 from The Ohio State University Medical Center where she served as the Chief of Staff for Corporate Shared Services.  She was also Administrator for Strategic Planning, Planning and Business Development, Market Research, Real Estate, Site Development, Regional Outreach, and Accreditation & Safety.

Since her retirement from Ohio State, Deb has found a rewarding and impactful career working with people who are focused on building stronger & healthier communities and organizations. Deb brings her expertise & interest in navigating complex organizations & systems into her work, helping others discover how to optimally serve their clients, communities and organizations. She uses her skills in planning and designing, hosting/facilitating, and harvesting to bring multi-stakeholder groups together to work towards a shared purpose.  Her work is focused on three levels: a strategic level - discovering & envisioning what it is we want to be or do; an operational level – planning & articulating how we become what we envision; and a transformational level – supporting & coaching the organization through change – walking with them through the work.

Along with a core group of community leaders, she is part of a “community of practitioners” in Columbus, convening and hosting community conversations as a way to address the complex social issues that face many urban centers right now. She is also a Steward of the Art of Hosting.

Deb holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Masters in Health Administration. Deb lives on a farm in Delaware, Ohio where she raises soy beans and wheat, as well as two dogs, two cats and a bird.

Phil Cass, PhD

The CEO of four affiliated not-for-profit health corporations (the Columbus Medical Association, Columbus Medical Association Foundation, Physicians Care Connection and Central Ohio Trauma System), Phil is a host/ facilitator/trainer and consultant, a part-time college-level instructor, a mentor, a constant advocate for community, and a life-long student.

In his work as CEO he is responsible for strategic direction, operations management, human resources management, policy development, government relations and community relations. As a college-level instructor he has followed his passion for developing curriculum and providing instruction on the subject of leadership. He has provided hosting/facilitation and training for numerous organizations locally and internationally, and has served on many Boards of community organizations.

For the past 13 years he has worked to develop a corporate culture of participatory leadership within the organizations for which he is CEO. This real-world experience in developing a unique corporate culture serves to inform the hosting, facilitation, training and consulting he does with other organizations. He enjoys working with the executive leadership of organizations to support them in developing organizational cultures that in turn help their organizations thrive and that also support their staffs in realizing their highest potential.

Phil holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Kenyon College, a Masters degree in Counseling and Guidance from Fairfield University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Guidance from The Ohio State University. Mediation, the use of intentional dialogue, leading strategic change initiatives and teaching are all of keen interest to him, but his wife Laura, children, step-children and new grandchild are the great loves of his life.