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Simple Grants uses a team approach allowing our clients to capitalize on decades of collective specialized experience. Our carefully selected worldwide team of grant and funding experts provides a depth of expertise that is unmatched. We deploy a system of workflows that have been finely tuned over a decade of working together and produce award-winning applications. We pride ourselves on providing seamless consulting services virtually, so we can help no matter where you live. When partnering with Simple Grants, you get a diverse team of experts looking out for your interests.

Management and Administration

David Crowder
David Crowder
Partner & CEO
Georgia
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…
Jessica Taylor
Jessica Taylor
Founder & CRO
Alabama
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…
Amanda LeMay
Amanda LeMay
VP of Finance
Tennessee
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…
Yona Mahilum
Yona Mahilum
Manager of Operations
Philippines
Education Holy Trinity University, BS Hotel and Restaurant Management.   Yona was raised in the tropical islands of Palawan, in the Philippines, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. She was involved with government work and became an administrative officer for…
Kath Villaos
Kath Villaos
Branding Manager
Philippines
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…
Marcus Swafford
Marcus Swafford
Sales Manager
Georgia
Education University of Cincinnati, BA Business Communications   Marcus has over 8 years of experience in business development as a sales account manager and business solutions specialist in healthcare, biopharmaceutical, and industrial market segments. He’s supported international high-value accounts in…
Shantell Cook
Shantell Cook
Registration Support Specialist
New Jersey
Shantell Cook has been in the grant-writing business for eight years, during which time she’s become an expert in the field. Her specialties include Duns & Bradstreet, SAM.gov, Grants.gov, eRA Commons, and NSF FastLane. She excels at navigating the various…
Noe Gomez
Noe Gomez
Sales Support Specialist
Illinois

Grant Consultants

Elizabeth Aerts
Elizabeth Aerts
New Jersey
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….
Mars Bandt-Law
Mars Bandt-Law
Colorado
Education B.A., Psychology, Claremont McKenna College.   From 2018 to 2019, Mars worked as a grant writer and researcher for Florence Crittenton Services, a Denver-based nonprofit organization that helps teen families break the cycle of poverty through high-quality education, health…
Kristina Brown
Kristina Brown
Florida
Kristina has over 15 years of experience working with restricted and unrestricted funding sources, strategic planning, grant budgeting, contracts compliance, and project management. She has led national and international teams ensuring regulatory compliance with various funding sources to include donations,…
Kathy Canning
Kathy Canning
Michigan
Katie Chapman CFRE
Katie Chapman CFRE
Kentucky
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…
Candace Crisman
Candace Crisman
Illinois
Education University of Vermont, B.A. Directing Theater DePaul University, completed 3-year MFA program in Theater Direction   Candace Crisman has over 20 years of experience as a nonprofit capacity builder and fundraiser. She has worked as both a consultant and…
Lisa Evans
Lisa Evans
Tennessee
Education East Tennessee State University, BBA Business Management   Lisa Evans has been in workforce development for 23 years and has over 20 years’ experience in grant writing and grant administration. She has extensive experience with foundation, state, and federal…
Rachel Holzhauser
Rachel Holzhauser
Louisiana
Education MS Forensic Science, Investigative Forensic Science, University of Central Oklahoma BS Biology, Biological Sciences, University of Central Oklahoma   Rachel is the child of a line of military veterans. As a part of the army brat lifestyle, she has…
Susan Meehan
Susan Meehan
South Carolina
Education B.S., Health Education, University of Maryland B.A., Psychology, Millersville University   Susan has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit program development, project management, and evaluation. Serving as a Grants Manager and Executive Director for several nonprofit organizations, Susan…
Tiffany North
Tiffany North
Florida
Education PhD Educational Leadership with Global perspective- Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida MEd Special Education- Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida MPS Health Care Administration- Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida BA, Psychology – Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida   Tiffany has…
Charles Pollard
Charles Pollard
Mississippi
Education New Mexico Highlands University, Bachelor’s in Business Administration   A native of Richmond, Virginia, Charles was recruited in 2018 to manage a grant-funded pulmonary program in New Mexico where he specialized in the administrative side of grant management and…
Barbara Rachelson
Barbara Rachelson
Vermont
Education University of Michigan, MSW Policy and Planning Brandeis University, BA Sociology   Community Involvement Human Rights for Kids, Board Member Judicial Nominating Committee for State of Vermont, Commissioner Parallel Justice Commission, City of Burlington, Vermont, Commissioner ACLU-Vermont, Former Board…
Susan Ruckdeschel
Susan Ruckdeschel
New York
Education SUNY Empire State College, BA in Creative Writing Nazareth College of Rochester, MS ED in Education University of Phoenix, EDD in Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction   Community Involvement Hearts for the Homeless, Buffalo, NY: Community Volunteer Chen Yen…
April Shaffner
April Shaffner
Tennessee
Education Ph.D. Theology, Covenant Bible College and Seminary. M.A. Education, East TN State University   April is an experienced grant writer, grant manager, workforce development coordinator, human resources training coordinator, and municipal advisory instructor. She has served in advisory and…
Loretta Stewart
Loretta Stewart
Kentucky
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…
Elizabeth Aerts
Elizabeth Aerts
New Jersey
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….
Mars Bandt-Law
Mars Bandt-Law
Colorado
Education B.A., Psychology, Claremont McKenna College.   From 2018 to 2019, Mars worked as a grant writer and researcher for Florence Crittenton Services, a Denver-based nonprofit organization that helps teen families break the cycle of poverty through high-quality education, health…
Kristina Brown
Kristina Brown
Florida
Kristina has over 15 years of experience working with restricted and unrestricted funding sources, strategic planning, grant budgeting, contracts compliance, and project management. She has led national and international teams ensuring regulatory compliance with various funding sources to include donations,…
Kathy Canning
Kathy Canning
Michigan
Katie Chapman CFRE
Katie Chapman CFRE
Kentucky
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…
Candace Crisman
Candace Crisman
Illinois
Education University of Vermont, B.A. Directing Theater DePaul University, completed 3-year MFA program in Theater Direction   Candace Crisman has over 20 years of experience as a nonprofit capacity builder and fundraiser. She has worked as both a consultant and…
Lisa Evans
Lisa Evans
Tennessee
Education East Tennessee State University, BBA Business Management   Lisa Evans has been in workforce development for 23 years and has over 20 years’ experience in grant writing and grant administration. She has extensive experience with foundation, state, and federal…
Rachel Holzhauser
Rachel Holzhauser
Louisiana
Education MS Forensic Science, Investigative Forensic Science, University of Central Oklahoma BS Biology, Biological Sciences, University of Central Oklahoma   Rachel is the child of a line of military veterans. As a part of the army brat lifestyle, she has…
Susan Meehan
Susan Meehan
South Carolina
Education B.S., Health Education, University of Maryland B.A., Psychology, Millersville University   Susan has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit program development, project management, and evaluation. Serving as a Grants Manager and Executive Director for several nonprofit organizations, Susan…
Tiffany North
Tiffany North
Florida
Education PhD Educational Leadership with Global perspective- Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida MEd Special Education- Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida MPS Health Care Administration- Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida BA, Psychology – Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida   Tiffany has…
Charles Pollard
Charles Pollard
Mississippi
Education New Mexico Highlands University, Bachelor’s in Business Administration   A native of Richmond, Virginia, Charles was recruited in 2018 to manage a grant-funded pulmonary program in New Mexico where he specialized in the administrative side of grant management and…
Barbara Rachelson
Barbara Rachelson
Vermont
Education University of Michigan, MSW Policy and Planning Brandeis University, BA Sociology   Community Involvement Human Rights for Kids, Board Member Judicial Nominating Committee for State of Vermont, Commissioner Parallel Justice Commission, City of Burlington, Vermont, Commissioner ACLU-Vermont, Former Board…
Susan Ruckdeschel
Susan Ruckdeschel
New York
Education SUNY Empire State College, BA in Creative Writing Nazareth College of Rochester, MS ED in Education University of Phoenix, EDD in Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction   Community Involvement Hearts for the Homeless, Buffalo, NY: Community Volunteer Chen Yen…
April Shaffner
April Shaffner
Tennessee
Education Ph.D. Theology, Covenant Bible College and Seminary. M.A. Education, East TN State University   April is an experienced grant writer, grant manager, workforce development coordinator, human resources training coordinator, and municipal advisory instructor. She has served in advisory and…
Loretta Stewart
Loretta Stewart
Kentucky
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…

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