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Slentz

Dr. Jessica E. Slentz is a Managing Director of Grants and Federal Affairs in the Higher Education practice at McAllister & Quinn. She helps institutions realize groundbreaking and innovative research projects and programmatic initiatives that align with institutional priorities by guiding faculty and staff through the entire grant application process, from ideation to the submission of strong, competitive proposals. Dr. …

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Pangborn

As a Managing Director in the Higher Education practice, Alexis works with clients to identify federal and foundation grant opportunities, guides faculty and staff through the proposal development process, and delivers competitive proposals in collaboration with a team of grant writing professionals and content experts. Alexis brings to this role extensive experience in higher education, grant writing, and grants consulting. …

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Kay

William Kay is a Managing Director of Grants and Federal Affairs in the Higher Education Practice at McAllister & Quinn. In this role, Will plans and manages the delivery of grantseeking services to a portfolio of college and university clients. Services range from project development through proposal production, focusing on acquiring funding from private and public sources for institutional priorities …

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Newell

Casey works closely with technology researchers, manufacturers, and academic stakeholders as a part of both McAllister & Quinn’s Advanced Technology, Defense, and Higher Education Practices. In this capacity, Casey provides project management and research support to clients seeking to translate their technical expertise into federal funding supporting projects and contracts in research, procurement, and economic development. Casey also plays a …

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Patinka

Bryanna Patinka serves as a Research Analyst for the Higher Education Practice at McAllister & Quinn. She works strategically with the practice’s managing directors to identify federal and foundation opportunities for clients to pursue, and tracks client grant successes. Additionally, she supports the planning and coordination of the firm’s monthly webinars. Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Bryanna worked as …

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Goldberg

Michelle L. Goldberg is the Business Development Manager at McAllister & Quinn. In this position, Michelle works closely with firm vice presidents and partners to help meet the company’s aggressive business development goals. Michelle’s responsibilities include generating firm marketing and business development materials, managing the firm’s CRM and overseeing the lead generation process. Michelle also provides project management assistance when …

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Lauer

Kellianne supports the Research Universities & Institutions Practice at McAllister & Quinn to strategically address the research development needs of client organizations, enabling growth in their research enterprise. Drawing on experience working directly with multi-disciplinary teams to pursue complex funding opportunities, Kellianne supports and creates services to identify funding opportunities, strengthen relationships with sponsors, build capacity in strategic planning, and …

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Akanbi

Dr. Akanbi’s primary responsibility is to provide strategic grants consulting services to clients within McAllister & Quinn’s Research Universities & Institutions Practice, in which he strategically addresses the needs of client organizations with high research activity. Dr. Akanbi also provides technical and strategic advice to clients in the engineering and technology, healthcare and life sciences, advanced technology and defense-related industries …

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Anene

Sabrina Anene serves as a Research Analyst within McAllister & Quinn’s Higher Education Practice. In this role, Sabrina supports managing directors and clients by conducting research and analysis on funding opportunities that are well-aligned with clients’ strengths and interests. Sabrina also monitors federal funding trends, assists in creating internal and client-facing deliverables, and tracks client grant successes. Additionally, Sabrina supports the planning and …

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Kartoz

Claire Kartoz serves as Grant Network Manager, maintaining McAllister & Quinn’s network of over 250 grant consultants. She oversees recruitment, engagement, and professional development effort and is responsible for coordinating proposal development teams to support submission of competitive grant proposals. Claire primarily supports projects in the Higher Education, Healthcare, Nonprofit, and Research Universities & Institutions practices Prior to joining McAllister …

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