Cynthia Allen

Freelance Editor & Grant Writer

Location:Norfolk, Virginia, United States
2 Skills
Academic, Grant and Proposal Writing

Behavioral Health Consultant
Mental Health Advocacy/Coaching/Consulting
Implement traditional and holistic programs for mental health care and mental health advocacy efforts. Work to overcome barriers to comprehensive mental health care for both individuals and organizations. Experienced and trained in the following:
Behavioral Health
Mental Illness and Disorders
Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Interventions, Early Intervention
Substance Abuse
Diagnosis and Assessment
Animal Assisted Therapy
National Advocacy
Government Contracting and Proposal Development, Government and Public Relations/Communications, Conference and Event Planning

National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, D.C. (2013 - present)
Work on various projects to promote access nationally to comprehensive, high-quality care for those needing mental health and addiction services. Review and provide guidance on projects to promote evidence-based practices and mental health services to the populations in greatest need.
Federal Capture Consulting, Chesapeake, VA (2009 - present)
Provide program and proposal support and evaluation expertise to clients. Clients include: Booz Allen, Microsoft, Red Hat, Amazon, Autonomic Resources (Department of Interior) Ironclad (DHS, HHS, Veterans Affairs) eVantage (DOL) Autonomic Resources (NASA) (Air Force Research Laboratory) B&D Consulting (U.S. Army Medical Research Command) GDH Consulting (NOAA) and others.
In addition, worked for a large number of organizations as a consultant (1990-2010) providing program development and support, government and public relations activities, management and training, and marketing. Clients include: Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), System Planning Corporation (SPC), TRW, The Reserve Component Automation Program Management Office and others.
Masters of Psychological Studies, Cambridge College, Cambridge Massachusetts, 2013
Masters of Education, Cambridge College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2010
Bachelor of Arts, English, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 1985
Skills (2) Rating
Grant Writing