The Grenell Story

Grenell Consulting Group was founded in 2001 by Tom Walsh, named after the island his family spent their summers on. Living on Grenell may not match your vision of island life. While always beautiful, island living was not easy. It took grit, determination, creativity and regular collaboration with other islanders to thrive on Grenell Island. When naming his management consulting firm, Tom could think of no better metaphor for business than life on Grenell.

After Tom’s passing in 2016, Grenell continues on through his daughter, Janet Yousey.

Our Team

Janet Yousey


Janet is actively in service to business owners and leaders helping them tackle their people and strategy challenges. Acting as an advisor, coach and sparring partner, she works with leaders to discover their best thinking and create solutions to their individualized opportunities and obstacles.

Janet’s deep experiences with for profits, nonprofits and educational institutions provides a well-rounded foundation for her consulting work. She brings over 10 years of leadership and strategy experience to the companies she partners with.

Her areas of focus encompass organizational diagnostics, strategy development and execution, succession planning, executive coaching and talent management.

Janet is known for her analytic brain, creativity and problem solving and for her ability to work well with a wide variety of people. She holds an MBA as well as art education and fine arts degrees. Janet is a One Page Business Plan® consultant, a Leadership Challenge® facilitator, and Prosci ADKAR® change management certified.

Dr. Thomas C. Walsh

Founder (In Memoriam)

Dr. Walsh was a behavioral scientist and businessperson who consulted in organizational and management development from 1979-2015. Tom’s experience as founder and CEO of two companies gave him tremendous insight into entrepreneurship and business management. His areas of personal interest were improving the performance and effectiveness of organizations.

Tom served business owners and leaders in Central New York for over three decades. He was a trusted advisor to many different types of businesses, including hospitals, accounting firms, manufacturing, construction, not for profit and many family owned business.

Tom was a special leader and advisor, known for being insightful, caring and to the point. While Tom is deeply missed, his legacy lives on in all those he touched, through his years as a behavioral scientist and as a consultant.

Strategic Partners

Judith A. Fox

Judy’s interest in the inner workings of systems has enabled her to help individuals, families and organizations enhance their effectiveness for more than 20 years. She has served as executive, manager, trainer, consultant and professor during her career. Her belief that talents should never be wasted drives her to help clients develop the human potential and systems within their organizations.

Judy’s career began in the not-for-profit sector. She brings to Grenell tremendous experience in staff recruitment and development, program development, grant writing, team development and turning around troubled organizations. She has also worked as a full-time clinician and consultant to individuals and organizations seeking to generate and manage change. Most recently, she has developed a specialty in performance enhancement for a wide range of clients.

Judy received a B.B. from Cornell University in Human Development and Family Studies and a Masters from Syracuse University with a focus on behavioral sciences. She has done post-graduate work at The Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Kerry J. Carney

Senior Consultant

Kerry has over 25 years of global business experience with smaller, entrepreneurial business units of major corporations–GE, Xerox and Thomson Consumer Electronics. As a member of the leadership team in these business units, Kerry played a key role in the development of strategic plans and implementing organization and people actions necessary to achieve those plans. Her world wide business experience includes coaching, recruiting and staffing, organization development, training, talent management, compensation planning, communications and employee relations. Kerry is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is a board member of the Central New York chapter of SHRM. She is a member of the local chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and she is also a member of the Human Capital Institute.

As an adjunct faculty member at Le Moyne College Kerry has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in Training and Development, Human Resource Management, Staffing and Organizational Psychology. In addition to college teaching, Kerry has developed and led in house training on topics including performance management, leadership and effective presentation. Kerry holds a bachelors degree from Le Moyne College and a masters degree from Western Michigan University. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. And she is a certified Executive Coach through Penn State University.