Elizabeth Aerts

Education MBA, Rutgers University Graduate School of Management BS, DeVry Institute of Technology   Elizabeth has over 25 years of experience with SBIR DoD cost accounting and contract administration specializing in small businesses, full-charge accounting, financial statements, and so on. She is knowledgeable about compliance with federal procurement regulations, including FAR, DFARS, and GAAP. Elizabeth […]

Kathy Canning

Education BA Physics, Princeton University   Kathy Canning is a grant writer and development consultant specializing in institutional fundraising and development department operations. For two decades, she led development efforts for the New York City-based Education Through Music as it grew from start-up phase to sustaining a multimillion-dollar annual budget. Now based in Detroit, MI, […]

Loretta Carroll

Education Post Graduate work: the University of Kentucky, Department of Sociology, Ph.D. program M.A. Sociology, Morehead State University B.S. Biology and Sociology Morehead State University   Loretta Carroll Stewart has been writing grants for over 20 years. She has provided grant writing and grant research services for Community Mental Health Centers, Universities, schools, and countless […]

David Crowder

Community Involvement Pramana, Board Member Ellipsis, Fireblade (formerly SiteBlackBox), Advisory Board Member   David is an expert in technology and operations who is uniquely positioned to quickly assist companies facing the many challenges associated with accelerated periods of growth. He attributes much of his success to his first corporate position, becoming the director of operations […]

Jessica Taylor

Education Jacksonville State University, BA Jacksonville State University, MPA Jones School of Law, JD Community Involvement Samaritan Counseling Center, Board President Big Brothers Big Sisters, Big Sis (15 years) Kiwanis Club of Montgomery, Board Member   Jessica is a native of Calhoun County, Alabama. She got her start writing and managing grants while working in […]

Amanda LeMay

Education University of Alabama, BS Corporate Finance University of Alabama, MA Finance University of Alabama, MBA International Business   Amanda has worked in the corporate world for FedEx and First Horizon Bank for a combined 20 years specializing in corporate financial analysis and large initiative forecasting. After living in Amsterdam, Netherlands, she retired from the […]

Yona Mahilum

Education Holy Trinity University, BS Hotel and Restaurant Management.   Yona was raised in Palawan, Philippines, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. She actively engaged in government work, assuming the role of an administrative officer for the Community Enhancement and Livelihood Project (CELP) under the Provincial Government of Palawan. In this capacity, she led the […]

Erin Thrift

Erin brings over 15 years of sales expertise to the Simple Grants team. One of her earliest roles was in health insurance (during the massive transition to the Affordable Care Act), which provided a unique opportunity to develop her sales approach as a Compliance Analyst. Hearing the best (and worst) of calls from agents in […]

Kath Villaos

Education Bookkeeping NCIII, Puerto Princesa School of Arts and Trades Visual Graphic Design NCIII, AMA Computer Learning Center   Kath is a full-time graphic designer and digital illustrator who handles several social media platforms for tourism and environmental related accounts in the island of Palawan, Philippines. Contracted by a national government agency to produce print […]

Katie Chapman CFRE

Education Masters in Philanthropic Studies with Nonprofit Management Certificate, The School of Philanthropy at Indiana University B.A., German and European Studies, Vanderbilt University   With more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Catherine (Katie) Chapman CFRE has served in numerous nonprofit roles as the national development director for a runaway and homeless […]