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Knothe

Garrett Knothe serves as the Healthcare and Government Relations Research Analyst at McAllister and Quinn. In this role, Garrett supports the Healthcare and Research Universities practices by tracking and analyzing federal legislation, prospecting relevant federal, state and foundation grant programs for clients and assists in coordinating internal communication between practices. Garrett provides substantive analysis on important programs and provisions in …

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ter Horst

Cameron ter Horst is a Research Analyst at McAllister & Quinn. Cameron provides support to Directors, Managing Directors, and Vice Presidents in a range of subject areas including basic, translational, and clinical life science research; public health initiatives; engineering. Cameron works with the Healthcare Research Universities practices to monitor and report on policy, budget, and funding opportunities advancements, create new …

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Kane

Jen (Nielsen) Kane joined McAllister & Quinn as Managing Director of the Grants Network in September 2020. In her role, Jen provides increased leadership, strategy, support and guidance to the firm’s network of more than 250 consultants. Prior to joining the team, Jen served as Associate Director of the University of Queensland’s North America office for nine years. In this …

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Slentz

As a Managing Director of Grants and Federal Affairs in the Higher Education practice at McAllister & Quinn, Dr. Jessica E. Slentz helps institutions realize groundbreaking initiatives by guiding faculty and staff through the entire grant application process, from ideation to the submission of strong, competitive proposals. Dr. Slentz has extensive experience in federal and foundation grant proposal development and …

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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 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 use research …

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