About us

Marian Pitters

The company is managed by Dr. Marian Pitters, the founder. Marian has a depth and breadth of consulting experience in both the not-for-profit and private sectors including Education, Health Services, Retail, Community Services, Manufacturing, Government, Developmental Services, Agriculture, Insurance and Financial Services.

Marian's continuing research, writing and international presentations focus on her practice: combining evidence, leading practices and a real-world approach to ensure that partnered initiatives succeed. Marian’s personable style and commitment to outcomes brings out the best in each group. She is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), the highest professional standard in management consulting recognized internationally. Her professional consulting practice has been featured in Small Business Magazine, the Globe and Mail and the National Post newspapers.


Karen Metcalfe

Karen Metcalfe B.A., M.A., is the senior consultant at Pitters Associates. For over twelve years, Karen has provided facilitation support, knowledge capture and data analysis (both quantitative and qualitative), and managed IT systems throughout the company.

Karen is an award winning researcher. She has established extensive proficiency in teaching and consulting on methodology through her affiliation with a number of Ontario universities and through CIHR funded community-research partnerships. Karen is also the Assistant Director for the Windsor Cancer Research Group, facilitating collaboration among clinicians and researchers.



Our consulting associates are made up of diverse, highly skilled professionals who are assembled to maximize value for each client.

What our clients say about our work

Pitters Associates delivery was of exceptionally high quality. Professional services aimed at achieving a measurable, productive outcome.
Bank of Montreal,
Technology Solutions

You brought together a diverse and large group of talented individuals with very broad interests. Despite this challenge, you were able to organize us in a way which kept us focused and ensured that we worked efficiently and effectively.
Faculty of Health Sciences,
Queens University

As a consultant, Marian Pitters demands a lot and delivers a lot. This is clear in Managing Facilitated Processes, which is filled with practical examples from a broad range of fields, up-to-date technologies, and approaches. Whether you are doing it yourself or hiring an expert, this book is easy to follow and a great investment!
Lise R. Talbot,
professeure titulaire,
Université de Sherbrooke,
Quebec, Canada