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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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Chacko

Jessica serves as a Research Analyst for McAllister & Quinn’s Higher Education Practice. In this role she carries out projects to support the practice’s directors and vice presidents; this includes conducting analysis of federal grant programs and client projects. Additionally, Jessica assists McAllister & Quinn’s business development initiatives through client data compilation and newsletter and webinar support. Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn …

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Burns

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

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Ascunce

Annie Ascunce serves as a Research Analyst for the firm’s Higher Education Practice. In this role, Annie provides research and analytical support to the firm’s higher education clients. She works with managing directors and clients to strategically identify suitable federal and foundation opportunities for clients to pursue. Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Annie spent time as a Joint and Strategic …

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