David Chase

David Chase

Founder and Principal

DRC Consulting


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A focus on the environment, education, the arts, human service, social justice, and sustainability has been at the core of Dave’s professional life for more than forty years. For twenty-five of those years, he successfully led and managed a variety of nonprofit organizations within these fields at the local, regional, and national levels. For almost twenty years, Dave has worked as an independent organizational consultant, concentrating his work as Founder and Principal of DRC Consulting on various aspects of organizational development, including strategic planning, board, and staff training and development, process facilitation, program evaluation, and conflict resolution. Dave has also served as Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University, where he has taught and advised graduate students in the Environmental Studies, Education, and Management departments. He holds a B.S. in Natural and Human Resource Management from the University of Maine and an M.Ed. in Organizational Teaching and Learning Environments from Harvard University, as well as post-graduate certificates in Organizational Development, Leadership and Management, Nonprofit Administration, Human Resource Management, and Professional Coaching. Dave is a Lifetime Member of NAAEE and a past recipient of the organization’s President’s Award. He, his wife Amy, and their Black Lab Grendel, live in a 19th-century farmhouse on the coast of Downeast Maine.

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