Our Team

Diane Pratt – Principal-in-Charge

Veteran government and public affairs consultant Diane Pratt specializes in stakeholder coordination, community engagement, and media outreach. As Principal-in-Charge, President, and CEO of DP Consultants, Inc. (DPC), she oversees all aspects of client needs, using her keen understanding of the need for coherent and concise interface built on trust between all parties impacted by major projects and programs.  For more than a decade, Diane has built consensus between diverse public and private sector entities and coordinated public outreach campaigns that facilitate working relations and foster public support. She has directed public participation campaigns for transportation, water and wastewater, and major economic development projects.

As former staff director for the District of Columbia Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Diane interfaced with the Offices of the Mayor and City Council and Executive Branch agencies to strategically plan and implement community development policies. She built strong working relationships with private businesses, nonprofits, and community-based organizations to identify and address key regional economic development issues, mirroring her national work as an Economic Development Specialist with the Center for Community Change and a City Planner with the City of Chicago.

A past Chair of the District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency, Diane also served on the AARP Board of Directors and Chair of the AARP Foundation. She is also a long-time Board member of the Henry C. Gregory III Family Life Center Foundation. Diane earned her B.A. in Economics from Barat College and her Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina.

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Tijuana Haynes – Public Outreach Specialist

Tijuana Haynes brings more than 15 years of experience as an accomplished public outreach specialist and graphic designer. She currently lends her expertise in the areas of stakeholder coordination, public engagement and graphic design to support various Construction Management and Design teams serving the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water).  She works closely with clients and team members on strategic planning and implementation of communications and outreach plans. Her public affairs successes include identifying and conducting broad-based and targeted outreach to decision makers and communities affected by and interested in major economic development projects. Tijuana brings extensive understanding of complex technical information and graphic design skills to facilitate the creation of “customer-friendly” project content, collateral, and media materials. She is also responsible for administering comprehensive information distribution using traditional and state-of-the-art web-based channels.

Previously as a communications specialist with the Fannie Mae Foundation, Tijuana implemented multiple public outreach programs which heightened public awareness. She served as liaison between the Foundation and 12 National Basketball Association teams under the Home Team program, and managed over 200 Home-Buying Fair lenders, nonprofit housing organizations, and realtors. She assisted in the planning and facilitation in the David Maxwell Awards program, which honored various nonprofit housing organizations for their commitment to low-income housing.

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Myra Maultsby – Community Liaison Manager

Myra Maultsby delivers more than 16 years of experience in communications and public participation, government affairs, and events planning. She currently designs and executes public engagement plans for diverse public and private sector clients.  Myra leads the development of collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and directs efforts to effectively position clients with the media and opinion leaders. Myra has served in numerous advocacy and event management roles and drives implementation and day-to-day management of a variety of stakeholder coordination activities.

Myra gained significant public engagement experience during her tenure at Howard University’s College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences, where she led the identification of prospective candidates for the Board of Visitors and oversaw donor relations. As liaison between Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and its executive boards, she planned and organized bi-annual board meetings and stewardship events, and served as representative for Georgetown’s Office of External Relations, where she fostered positive stakeholder relations. While with the Electronic Industries Alliances’ Environmental Issues Council (EIC), Myra coordinated legislative agenda lobbying and congressional interface with the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials to advance corporate member interests.

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