Picha Solutions


Strategic Planning

Board Development

Transition Leadership

Executive Coaching


Nonprofit Mergers


CJ Picha Ph.D. --- Principal & Managing Partner

CJ Picha has over 20 years of experience as a for-profit CEO & a consultant in strategic planning, corporate communications, marketing & training.
Picha founded PichaSolution (dba CJ Picha & Associates) in 1986 to analyze the needs & develop creative solutions for both for-profit & nonprofit
clients. End-products of the consulting process include strategic/ business/marketing plans, feasibility studies, proposals, reports & corporate
identity programs--including web site content. Clients included the Associated Group, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the State of Indiana, IUPUI, Indiana University, National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, the State of Virginia, YMCA of the USA, Allison Transmission, Visual Computing
Solutions, ICEARC, Crossroads, Passages, NIPHIX, WilliamsRandall & many small businesses.

Picha was on the faculty at IUPUI since 1986, teaching & developing curriculum for courses in business communications, small business planning & entrepreneurship. In addition, she provides corporate training services & facilitates strategic planning sessions for non-profit boards.

From 1978-1986, Picha was founder, president/CEO of a publicly-owned chemical manufacturing company--which she grew to $40 million in annual sales. She has actively served as officer & director on six corporate boards & four non-profit boards.

She received her B.A. from Rice University, M.A. from University of Houston & Ph.D. from Indiana University. She is a member of MENSA & was named to The World’s Who’s Who of Women, Fifth Edition & selected as an “Outstanding Young Woman of America."

Ervin J. Picha MPA --- Principal

Erv Picha served for 23 years as President/CEO of Noble of Indiana, building it from a small organization to a diverse entity serving over 2500 children & adults annually on a budget of $13 million & building an endowment of $5 million plus a campaign of $7 million. Under his leadership, Noble developed nationally recognized programs, including the state’s first supported employment program, early intervention services for infants & toddlers & Communitas, a breakthrough initiative (funded by Lilly Endowment) to provide full inclusion for all people with disabilities in the community.

He has facilitated numerous seminars & workshops on strategic planning, non-profit structure & management, organizational excellence, executive development--as well as board orientation, development & training. He has served on a variety of for-profit & non-profit boards, including stints as Chairman of the United Way Agency Executive Council, the Associated National Services Group, Inc.(Blue Cross/Blue Shield) & the National
Associated of Rehabilitation Facilities (NARF). He also served on the Mayor’s Advisory Council on the Handicapped, the Governor’s Planning Council for People with Disabilities & the Governor’s Commission on Developmental Disabilities.

He received his M.A in Public Affairs from Indiana University & B.A. from St. Paul Seminary. His many recognitions include a S agamore of the Wabash from Governor Evan Bayh, the Centurion Award & Service to Mankind Award from the Sertoma Club & Ervin J. Picha Day, declared by Mayor Steven Goldsmith.