Bianca is the founder and President of Washington Writing Group, LLC, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise. Over the last 9 years, Bianca has managed and/or written hundreds of government, private, and corporate grants resulting in over $100 million in grant wins. Her clients include institutions of higher education; national, community-based, advocacy, policy, and membership-based nonprofit organizations; health service organizations and hospitals; and businesses. Prior to initiating her writing career, Bianca was an Associate for AcademyHealth, a non-partisan resource for health research and policy, where she worked with the National Library of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization. During her time at AcademyHealth, she authored numerous technical pieces, translating health services research to policy. Bianca also spent over five years with the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (now the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research), where she managed an annual leadership symposium for graduate clinical students and coordinated training programs for four agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Bianca received a B.S. in biomedical science with a minor in chemistry from Western Michigan University and a M.S. in Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University. Bianca specializes in working with underserved and disadvantaged communities over several topic areas, such as health care, education, and social services. Bianca lives with her two school-aged sons in Washington, DC.
Lindsay has over 10 years experience working in nonprofit development and strategic consulting. Her clients include small nonprofits, international NGOs, research firms, think tanks, institutions of higher education and public media. In the past five years she has helped secure over 15 million dollars in private and government funding for her clients. With expertise in grant writing, content development, and strategic collaboration, Lindsay can offer her clients a wide range of services from proposal writing and capacity building to 501c3 incorporation. She has vast experience working on proposals and programs for the National Science Foundation, the Department of Justice, the CDC, National Endowment for the Humanities, SAMHSA, USAID, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense and more. Lindsay is the founder and Executive Director of International Classroom Fund, an NGO that provides education to vulnerable communities around the globe. Her international experience includes programs in Tanzania, Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Darfur. Lindsay received her BA in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University.
Laura Rodman is a grant/proposal writer and former research scientist. Laura’s expertise combines scientific and technical understanding with strong proposal writing skills. She has over 29 years of experience in developing, writing, and editing proposals, white papers, and research publications. Laura has the analytical background and ability to grasp key innovations and to write about them clearly and persuasively. As a former researcher working under government sponsorship, she has first-hand knowledge of the specific requirements of R&D proposals. Laura has written award-winning proposals on federal, state, and private projects and has helped her clients win funding ranging from $50,000 to $8 million from NSF, NASA, and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, and Transportation. Her specialty area is NSF grant writing, and she has written 23 awarded NSF proposals totaling $12.8 million.
Laura has an MS and PhD from Stanford University, School of Engineering, and an SB in engineering from MIT. She also studied geography and geographic information systems (GIS) at Sonoma State University. Laura has been the Principal Investigator on a wide range of research projects. Her technical background includes the physical sciences and engineering, GIS, geospatial analysis, data mining, knowledge-based systems, relational database systems, fluid mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), software development, and numerical analysis. She lives with her family in Santa Rosa, California and has worked with WWG since 2010.
Bozena (Bo) Morton Bo has been working with WWG since 2011. During that period, she has written a number of winning proposals for federal grants from several agencies, including various NSF, US Department of Education, and NEH programs.
Bo has a master’s degree in linguistics and prior to becoming a grants professional she worked in English as a Foreign/Second Language and in international education programs both in the U.S. and abroad. For over 10 years, she also worked as Director of Grants at a large community college in the Los Angeles area where she wrote proposals for all kinds of grants to support college programs and services, helped faculty in all disciplines with developing grant proposals, and managed many grant-funded projects. In that role, she garnered over 75 million dollars in grants from public and private sources.
In addition to WWG, Bo also works with domestic and international nonprofits and educational institutions on developing and funding international programs and projects. Bo resides in Southern California.
Stacy brings the knowledge and experience gained from over 20 years of grant writing, research, review, management and reporting to clients to increase their grant writing and retention success rates and streamline their grant management procedures. Stacy started her grant career as Virginia’s first Violence Against Women Act STOP Grant Administrator in 1995. Since then she has been chosen by numerous state and federal government departments to provide her programmatic expertise and eye for detail to assist in making grant determinations through grant review panels, reviewing over 1,000 grant applications.
She has written successful U.S. Department of Justice, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant proposals for nearly $25 million, in addition to many state and local government and foundation grants.
As both a state grant administrator and as a grants manager for two statewide nonprofit organizations, Stacy has provided countless local and state entities with grant writing, program management, grant reporting, and programmatic and financial grant management assistance and training. She is skilled at various grant submission and reporting databases, such as grants.gov. In 2015 she received her Grant Professional Credential (GPCI) from the national Grant Professionals Association and has served on the local chapter board since 2012.
Stacy has a BA in Psychology and an MS in Family Studies. Currently she is a freelance writer, trainer, and grant consultant based out of Richmond, Virginia. Stacy has worked with WWG since 2011.
Andrew Huss specializes in government grant writing and program design consulting in the areas of P–16 education, criminal justice, workforce development, and social services. He has designed grant programs and written proposals for over 100 organizations and institutions, including K–12 schools, school districts, county offices of education, institutions of higher education, community-based organizations, and national nonprofit organizations. Andrew has written extensively on career and technical education, career pathway programs, STEM education, educational technology, educator professional development, after school programming, youth mentoring, youth violence prevention and intervention, substance abuse prevention, workforce development, prison mentoring and recidivism reduction, and specialized programming for special needs students and students with limited English-language proficiency. His proposals have won more than $225 million in competitive grant funding since 2009. Recent funders of Andrew’s proposals have included the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The National Science Foundation, NASA, California Department of Education, California Department of Finance, California Post-Secondary Education Commission, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, California Department of Public Health, and The European Commission.
Prior to specializing in grant writing and program design consulting, Andrew served as a writing composition professor, Spanish-English translator, and English-as-a-second-language (ESL) curriculum developer and instructor. He has a special interest in at-risk youth and students with limited English-language proficiency. In addition to designing programs and securing funding for these populations, he has managed the day-to-day operations of K–12 after school programs, P–16 ESL programs, and online distance learning programs and blended learning courses for postsecondary ESL and writing composition students. He resides in Granada, Spain. Andrew has worked with WWG since 2010.
David Johnson is a grant writing and program design consultant with over ten years of experience in government and foundation grant writing and nonprofit management, with expertise in K-16 education, alternative education, and strategic planning for nonprofit organizations. His clients include local and national nonprofits, school districts, county offices of education, community colleges, and universities throughout the country. David has extensive experience writing grants for state and federal agencies, as well as cultivating and stewarding funding relationships with local, regional, and national private foundations. His proposals have won more than $100 million in competitive grant funding. Current and former funders include the U.S. and California Departments of Education, U.S. Department of Justice, National Science Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Open Society Foundations, Tipping Point Community, USA Funds, and Walmart Foundation.
Prior to his work as a consultant, David served as Chief of Staff of Gateway to College National Network, a national nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon that builds the capacity of school districts, colleges, and states to expand education options for underserved and disconnected young people in the United States. He has also served as a Grants Officer at Portland Community College and Senior Grant Writer for a California-based consulting firm. He lives in Portland with his wife and two small children. Dave has worked with WWG since 2015.
Justine Barron has been a professional nonprofit development consultant, grant writer, and freelance writer/editor for more than 15 years. She has helped raised more than $15 million in grant funding from government and private sources for a portfolio of more than 30 nonprofit organizations across the country. She has extensive federal grant writing experience and experience in a management role for a large multi-state nonprofit. Ms. Barron specializes in helping organizations during growth and/or transitional phases via strategic planning, fundraising, program development, and training. Ms. Barron received a Master’s Degree in English literature from Duke University and is also an award-winning screenwriter, essayist, and co-host of a podcast on social justice and police reform. Justine has worked with WWG since 2010.
Jesse Hultstrand is a copy editor and writer with training in manuscript editing and the Chicago Manual of Style from the University of Chicago Graham School. Over the last five years, he has edited more than 100 proposals for universities, K-12 school districts, and nonprofit organizations, including numerous proposals seeking funding from the National Science Foundation, the Health Services and Resources Administration, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jesse has worked with WWG since 2011.