We all have a role in creating sustainable communities, rooted in equity and justice, so that all people thrive in a world of shared abundance.


Meet Whitney

Founder & Change Strategist

Hi! I'm Whitney Buchmann, a Change Strategist for equitable, inclusive, and thriving communities. I founded Illustra Impact LLC to be a consulting practice that supports leaders in developing purposeful strategies, systems, and cultures that foster social impact. I bring over a decade of experience in facilitating human-centered design, driving systems change, and developing leaders. My approach involves centering the most impacted communities and aligning values of multiple stakeholders while using an engagement style that fosters trust, empathy, and authenticity.


My leadership in social innovation, roles supporting organizations as they transitioned from startup to growth, and exposure to executive turnover led me to pursue social entrepreneurship through a Global MBA at IE Business School. Now I believe that:

  • Organizations are microcosms of our communities,

  • Everyone has power to influence change, and 

  • Our combined power is greater than the sum of our parts.

By applying some of the same philosophies from my career in community organizing, combined with best practices for managing sustainable businesses, we can create the conditions for your organization and its various stakeholders to thrive.


How Illustra Impact Catalyzes Change

Social Enterprise Consulting

Systems Thinking Facilitation for Sustainable Change

Stakeholder Engagement & Shared Value Cultivation

Leadership Development Training & Coaching

Create Cultures that Enable Missions


"I could not be more impressed with Whitney’s ability to move teams and groups toward shared goals with a spirit of hopeful possibility grounded in timely, effective and seamless execution. She is also talented at building relationships authentically with partners and stakeholders while always integrating community input. The Food Security Collective work is complex, multifaceted and incredibly bold – Whitney’s strength as a facilitator and leader have enabled us to drive that initiative forward."

Natasha Dravid

Senior Director, Clinical Redesign Initiatives

Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

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Founded in Philadelphia.

Fulfilling services as a digital nomad.

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