680 La Viveza Court Santa Fe NM 87501
Utilize my grant writing expertise, analytical and research experience, critical thinking abilities, and leadership to prepare successful grants submissions.
As both an independent contract and employee Grant Writer and Grants Manager, I have secured approximately $13 million in federal, state, local and private sector grants in education, the behavioral health & health care fields, and the arts. Adept communicator I have the ability to establish long-term relationships with key leaders in a variety of settings.
High Desert Consulting: Santa Fe NM July 2005 – Present
Founder and CEO
As the founder of this private consulting firm I have focused on consulting with nonprofits in the Southwest and Internationally. My grants have focused on vulnerable families and youth, drop- out prevention and prevention of teen dating violence. I have also successfully written grants in the fields of health, the arts and education at the community college and university levels.
Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families: Santa Fe NM January 2014- July, 2014
Director of Development
Submitted five grants totaling over $500,000, with all but one funded; oversaw two fund development events; and am implementing a new donor development software program.
International Dialogue on Relational Leadership and Education:
St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM October 2013
Under the Auspices of the Center for RelationaLearning, Santa Fe and Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, was the on-site Contract Coordinator for the Dialogue on Relational Learning and Leadership. The dialogue focused on the role of relationships in achieving academic success. A summary can be found at: http://www.relationallearningandleadership.com. I have consulted with Dr. Otero for several years and as a participant with international educators for Australia, England, Canada, Mexico and the US, I had the opportunity to explore educational systems in countries other than the United States. The 2015 Dialogue will take place Adelaide Australia in July.
Santa Fe Community College: Santa Fe NM June 2012 – March 2013
Associate Director of Development/Grants Officer
Grant writing/research and strategic planning to achieve systemic change at the community college level. Oversaw individual donor relations; initiated an Alumni Association for the SFCC; provided grant writing training for various departments; and developed policy for the Office of Development at SFCC. Worked in concert with the Concord Consortium in Massachusetts, and together the College and the Consortium were awarded a National Science Foundation grant totaling just under $1 million.
Santa Fe Public Schools: Santa Fe NM October 2009 – June 2011
Grant Writer and Contract Grant Writer
Prepared proposals in response to the federal education reform agenda of the Obama administration, Carl Perkins Career Pathways and for Early Childhood Education. Awarded over $500,000 in grants at the federal and state levels.
Center for Community Development and Civil Rights, Arizona State University:
Phoenix AZ October 2006 – October 2007
Fund Development Director
Developed program models to promote educational success within the immigrant and minority communities in the Phoenix area. Worked closely with Raul Yzaguirre, Executive Director, to engage major corporations and national foundations in the mission of the Center.
Holy Cross Hospital: Taos, NM July 2003 – November 2005
Contract Grant Writer
Awarded a CMS Demonstration grant: one of thirteen hospitals selected nationally, to change their financial reimbursement mechanism from a Designated Rate System to a cost–based system. The purpose of the 5-year grant was to document financially stability while providing additional services to diabetic patients. The grant was worth about $8 million over the 5-year period in cost savings. Received a companion HRSA Outreach Proposal for $500,000 over 3 years focused on designing a Single Point of Entry and Lay Promotora Program to deliver prescription drug assistance to Taos County’s diabetic population and residents of northern New Mexico who qualify.
Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra: Santa Fe NM July 2001 – November 2005
Fund Development Director
Grant Writing and cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors. Oversaw grants administration to ensure compliance with funders’ guidelines.
Santa Fe Community Partnership: Santa Fe NM March 1997 – June 2000
Executive Director/Contract Grant Writer
Managed a federally funded partnership, supervising a staff of 10, designed to provide prevention substance abuse and violence programming for a diverse population. Raised and provided grants administration for $2 million in federal, state, and local awards and established community coalitions to further the mission of the Partnership.
University of Wisconsin - Madison Bachelors of Arts – Sociology
On the Dean’s List
• Trained in Values-Based Philanthropy
• Extensive experience with Federal grant applications, implementation, and compliance/reporting
• Prospect Research including the Foundation Center Directory Online and grants.gov list serves