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About Us:


Why Visioning Values™


What makes us different? We provide organizational development services tailored to your specific needs and budget. One of the results of our excellent service is that the majority of our clients come from referrals. The steps and processes that we use help engage everyone in designing solutions that leverage strengths and correct deficiencies. This builds your organizational capacity so that you can continue the work beyond the start up period. Our goal is to help you achieve long-term sustainability of the changes you desire. We also offer a wide array of training and education programs to choose from that often do not require additional development costs to adapt to your needs.

Meet our Team
You'll find below some descriptions of the experience of our team. Take a look at Debra Jarvis, Paul Flippin, A. Peter Mata and Greg Jarvis qualifications. Visioning Values believes the best way to provide our clients with a broad range of knowledge and expertise is to partner with veteran leadership and management consultants. Depending on the project needs, we may work independently, collaboratively as a team, or bring together additional consultants with specialized expertise.



Debra J. Jarvis has done leadership, management and diversity and inclusion consulting, as well as training and research for the last ten years with numerous public safety and not-for-profit organizations, including the National Emergency Training Center, Peace Learning Center, VA Hospital, and numerous others. Jarvis is a retired fire chief with over 30 years of public safety experience. She served eight years as a fire chief in the Chicago suburbs and 17 years in the Indianapolis area, including five years as Director of Education and Safety. Jarvis is a former Chairperson of the Human Relations Committee for the International Association of Fire Chiefs and served as an Executive Board member for Healing Racism/Chicago Southland. She served as a race relations study circle facilitator in Indianapolis. Debra completed a Certificate program in Diversity and Inclusion at Cornell University and is also a fellow from the Harvard Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program. She has a Masters degree in Leadership Studies and a Bachelors degree in Management.

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Paul Flippin
Paul Flippin served for 21 years in a medium size New York city suburbs fire department in the positions of firefighter, lieutenant, captain and assistant chief. He also served as a lead origin and cause investigator, and manager of the Fire Prevention Bureau. He has an in-depth knowledge of how fire departments function based on years of experience in operations and management principles, and is familiar with firefighting in the Northeast. As the Assistant Chief of Operations, he managed many of the technical systems for the fire department, police department, and government administration offices in the city. He was also instrumental in creating a diversity recruitment program for the city that is still in use today.  
Paul Flippin has several years experience as a project manager, deputy project manager and principle writer of more than thirty nationwide comprehensive fire department studies of metro cites, medium cities, small cities, counties and Navy Fire and Emergency Service which include extensive short term and long term strategic plans and recommendations both operational and financial.  His education includes a masters degree in fire protection management and is a former certified code enforcement officer.  He also has experience in managing fire suppression and life safety systems in a large New York State facility in upstate New York.

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A. Peter Mata
Training is the principal strength that Arthur Mata brings to the team.  Both as a highly qualified trainer in fire and emergency service methods and techniques, and as a management consultant, Mata is a recognized national speaker and trainer.  In addition, Mata is well versed in the management of state and local budget processes.  Mata brings over 36 years experience in the fire service, working in both career and combination departments.  He has been published in national and local journals and is also gifted speaker and has been an on-air broadcaster for many years. 
Mata has overseen a variety of programs and processes for adult learners.  He is certified as an instructor for a broad range of fire service courses including NIMS and has a bachelors degree in management and organizational development.

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Gregory Jarvis
            Greg Jarvis gained experience in local, state and regional planning as a consultant, program manager and later as the director of a community development corporation.  In addition, after 20 years in the real estate and technology marketing, Greg Jarvis has served as a volunteer in community economic development and organizing.  He has a bachelors degree in Urban and Regional Planning.
Greg brings multiple assets as a consultant including data analysis, marketing communications, community participation skills and public speaking.  Greg gained a background in helping the public through direct assistance with housing foreclosure issues.  This led to work with both a private foundation assisting those with emergency needs and finally to working full time in the ministry. He currently is authoring articles and assisting in editing and website development for Visioning Values.

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