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Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough

Profile Updated: July 21, 2020
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Sherman Oaks, CA USA
Spouse/Partner
Jeffrey Hartsough (Mt. Lebanon Class of 1966)
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Management Consultant; Screenwriter/Producer
Children
Jeff, born 1989 and married to Kate Macauley
How many years have you been married?

34

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Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough, Ph.D., has been the President of KH Consulting Group (KH) since 1986. KH offers management consultant services in strategic and organizational planning, business process improvements, and performance and management audits. KH has served more than 200 clients in 25 states and 9 foreign countries. She has an extensive career serving government (e.g., the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, County of Orange (CA), State of California, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and City and County of Denver); higher education and non-profit organizations; transportation networks (LAX, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, South Australia Department of Marines & Harbours, and Port Authority of New York-New Jersey); utilities (Metropolitan Water District, Illinois Power Company, Telstra (Australia), Southern California Edison, Colorado Public Service Company, Arizon Nuclear Generating Station, and Los Angeles Department of Water & Power); and other private sector entities (Fox Entertainment, Qantas Airways, BHP, Chrysler, Travelers’ Insurance, CBS, Fox, SAG-AFTRA, and Jim Henson). Prior to KH, she was a Managing Consultant at Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson).

She teaches public policy to international graduate students in the International Public Policy and Management Program (IPPAM) in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC). She also works with international delegations from China, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia with USC and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

As a Screenwriter/Producer, she has written award-winning feature and short film screenplays. Three of her feature scripts are optioned, two have “Recommends” from CAA. Her short films (A PIG’S EAR, SLAP, and HELOISE) have screened at more than 50 festivals. SLAP stars Clancy Brown and Mel Rodriguez and had its world premiere at Palm Springs International Short Film Festival (1 of 320 selected out of 3,200 submissions). It has won festival awards, including audience awards, and toured with Tribeca’s American Now+Here tour. In her writing, she incorporates her experiences from corporate management, academia, government, bioterrorism, airports, and seaports to address social issues in her screenplays.

She holds a B.S. degree from Northwestern University; a master degree from Tufts University; Ph.D. and master degrees from the University of Virginia; a post-doctorate fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation; and a feature screenwriting certificate through UCLA Extension. She has served on various boards, including National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles (NAWBO-LA) (Board Member 2008-2011); Organization of Women Executives; Earth Protect (Advisory Council Member); and Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance (NUEA-West) (former Board Member). She is a member of Northwestern University’s Council of One Hundred (C100), LA’s Women’s Leadership Council, Film Independent (FIND) where she is a judge for the Spirit Awards, University of Virginia screenwriters’ group, and Women in Film (WIF), where she is also a Mentoring Circle Leader. She attended the Squaw Valley Writers’ Conference, Screenwriting Program. She’s been a semi-finalist twice for the Sundance Writers’ Lab.

School Story

In high school, I was involved with debate and Thespians, and was the one of the two Blue Devils my senior year.

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Nov 19, 2020 at 10:15 AM

Posted on: Nov 18, 2020 at 8:02 PM

Earlier I had posted 2 Spectrum TV news coverages about this project. Since classmates seemed interested, I thought I would share this latest podcast about the LA DOOR project with the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office that KH Consulting Group is evaluating with RAND. The podcast does a nice job of explaining the pre-booking diversion program and the impact it has on so many individuals who get arrested as they struggle with homelessness, substance abuse, or mental health.

Note: LA DOOR is on Season 3, Episode 9 entitled "Where Housing, Not Jails, is the Answer to Homelessness." Click the "reform toolkit" link for more bonus info. BRAVO to the LA DOOR team!
https://70millionpod.com/episodes

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Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 at 5:15 PM

Some folks have asked what I do so I thought I'd share this TV coverage from this week. KH Consulting Group has had the honor of working on this LA DOOR project with the LA City Attorney's Office, Project 180, West Angeles CDC, and Miss Hazel's House. KH is working with RAND to evaluate the project. You'll find the TV coverage on this project of interest -- great and important work on all parts!

https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/homelessness/2020/07/20/la-door-seeks-out-angelenos-living-on-the-brink#

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Posted on: Jun 28, 2020 at 4:19 PM

This will be the 3rd unofficial Mt. L mini-class reunion since COVID 19. Zoom set for Friday, July 10 at 4p PST... 7p EST (and all time zones between). Zoom details below.

Depending on the group, we can also break into smaller groups for part of the time, depending on interests. I suggested we build on our prior conversation about the benefits of growing up in Mt. Lebanon and the disparities in educational opportunities in Pittsburgh and elsewhere -- along the theme of what it means to have benefited from being white privilege and how can we make a positive difference today. Hope to see many of you again and new folks are always welcomed too! Gayla

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Posted on: Jun 27, 2020 at 1:14 PM

Happy to set up another ZOOM for '67 LEBO folks. I'm thinking July after the 4th of July. We might built on our prior conversation about the benefits of growing up in Mt. Lebanon and the disparities in educational opportunities in Pittsburgh and elsewhere -- along the theme of what it means to have benefited from white privilege and how can we make a positive difference today? Interested?

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Posted on: Jun 27, 2020 at 1:14 PM

Happy to set up another ZOOM for '67 LEBO folks. I'm thinking July after the 4th of July. We might built on our prior conversation about the benefits of growing up in Mt. Lebanon and the disparities in educational opportunities in Pittsburgh and elsewhere -- along the theme of what it means to have benefited from white privilege and how can we make a positive difference today? Interested?

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Posted on: May 12, 2020 at 2:24 PM

gayla kraetsch hartsough is inviting you to a scheduled MtL '67 Class Zoom meeting:
Friday, May 15 at 7p EST or 4p PST (and any time zones between)

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Posted on: May 11, 2020 at 9:09 PM

Come join us for our 2nd COVID-19 ZOOM get-together!

Time: May 15, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Posted: Aug 27, 2017 at 12:10 PM
Gayla is married to Jeffrey Hartsough (Mt. Lebanon Class of 1966). They have one son Jeff (age 28), the handsome one on the left (who gets his good looks from his Dad).