Dawn Holden Woods, CPA, MPA | Clinical Assistant Professor
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Department of Organizational Development and Leadership 
Clinical Assistant Professor

Professional headshot photograph of PCOM's Dawn Holden Woods, CPA, MPA

Dawn Holden Woods, CPA, MPA, has over 20 years of experience in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors. She is thrilled to bring her strategy, execution and leadership expertise to PCOM's Department of Organizational Development and Leadership as a clinical assistant professor.

In addition to being a faculty member at PCOM, Dawn is the Founder and President of Generative Consulting Partners, a consulting firm designed to help social sector partners create authentic, people-centered solutions that enable leaders and organizations to unlock their full potential. Her consulting work is rooted in guiding leaders to experience transformational growth.

She believes that organizations can only be as strong as their leader, which means they need to demonstrate high emotional intelligence and effective communication strategies. Her work involves coaching population health leaders to develop these characteristics while inspiring organizational growth and collaboration.

Dawn currently sits on multiple boards and has received many awards, such as 40 under 40 and Minority Business leader in 2020. Her education includes a bachelor's degree in accounting from Lincoln University and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania.


  • Master of Public Administration, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's in Accounting, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania


  • Foundations of Organizational Development and Change in Population Health Systems
  • Managing & Leading Public Health Organizations - Part One: Elements of Nonprofit Organizations