Amber Joiner-Hill
Owner & Principal Consultant, Magnolia Detroit Consulting LLC
Amber Joiner-Hill, MSSW is the Owner and Principal Consultant of Magnolia Detroit Consulting LLC. Her business builds organizational capacity for companies through activities like qualitative research, technical report writing, program evaluations, and diversity, equity, and inclusion education. All work is completed through a social work lens, which facilitates human-centered and sustainable results for companies. Previously, as an Associate Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall, she assessed the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts of the Doris Duke Fellowships through qualitative research, led the development of an online course that educates human service providers about the impact of culture in the lives of their clients, and co-developed the organization’s process for crafting and submitting grant proposals. As a Continuum of Care Coordinator for the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, she built organizational capacity within a regional collaboration tasked with preventing and ending homelessness in rural Virginia. She created the infrastructure for the review of grant applications, wrote successful grants for HUD funds, spearheaded marketing efforts, and initiated relationships with local law enforcement. While working as a Planner for the Travis County Health and Human Services Department in Austin, TX, she published a report on the conditions of the growing older adult population, completed exploratory research on the impact of community planning groups, and designed and conducted a program evaluation to identify and close gaps in the provision of a rental assistance program. She has also served on the board of the Winchester City Sheriff’s Office Foundation, served as a Policy Fellow with the Network for Social Work Management, and presented at several conferences. Amber received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Social Work with a concentration in Community and Administrative Leadership from the University of Texas.