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Foster

Tori Foster serves as a Research Analyst at McAllister & Quinn, primarily serving clients in the Nonprofits & Public Agencies and Higher Education practice areas. In this capacity, Tori provides research and analytical support on a range of legislative and policy matters, and monitors appropriations to assist clients in strategizing optimal approaches to government outreach and grant-seeking. Tori also conducts …

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Zamiska

Jessica Zamiska is a Director of Grants at McAllister & Quinn. Jessica draws on her broad experience as a grant writer, project manager, and nonprofit fundraising professional to provide both technical and strategic advice to the firm’s clients in the healthcare, higher education, and non-profit industries. Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Jessica Zamiska worked in the nonprofit sector for …

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Melton

Danielle Melton serves as Research Analyst in the Higher Education practice at McAllister & Quinn. In this role, she provides research and analytical support to the firm’s higher education team and its clients. In particular, Danielle analyzes client strengths and needs to strategically identify appropriate federal and foundation funding opportunities. Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Danielle was a member …

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Clemence

Cameron Clemence is a Research Analyst for the Research Universities & Institutions Practice. In this position, he creates strategic funding plans, detailed overviews of specific agencies, and analysis of current and upcoming federal funding opportunities. Cameron also provides regular updates on the appropriations and legislative processes for McAllister & Quinn staff and clients. As a member of the Research Universities …

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Smolinksi

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Edmonson

Catherine serves as Director of Federal Affairs at McAllister & Quinn, where she provides research and analytical support to the firm’s healthcare, higher education institutions, associations, and public and private corporation clients. Catherine conducts substantive issue research and analysis on legislative and policy matters and assists in business development. She also works with clients to identify and strategically pursue funding opportunities …

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McGirk

Kathryn McGirk is a Director of Grants and Federal Affairs for McAllister & Quinn. Kathryn works with clients in the Healthcare, Higher Education, Research Universities & Institutions, and Nonprofits & Public Agencies practice areas. She helps clients identify viable funding opportunities through federal and foundation prospecting research. Kathryn also monitors and reports on congressional and administration policy. She tracks the …

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Parduhn

Jake serves as Director of Federal Affairs for the Advanced Technology and Research Universities & Institutions Practices at McAllister & Quinn. Jake works with the firm’s clients on tracking and analyzing legislation on technology, defense, and energy R&D issues. Jake also conducts research activities related to government procurement, R&D, and other business development opportunities to support clients’ commercialization goals and …

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Buffinton

Julia Buffinton serves as Director of Strategic Initiatives for McAllister & Quinn. In this position, she facilitates cross-practice coordination that allows the firm to better serve clients in the Higher Education, Healthcare, and Research Universities & Institutions practice areas. She focuses on providing structure, supporting knowledge management, and improving processes to increase efficiency in internal activities and external services. Julia …

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Venable

Jessica Venable has primary responsibility for overseeing the Research Universities & Institutions Practice, in which she strategically addresses the needs of client organizations with high research activity. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience in sponsored research and program management, Dr. Venable provides clients with advice and support to develop relationships, identify appropriate funding opportunities, and apply for funding at …

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