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Angela Hicks, Ed.D.

Angela provides technical assistance in quantitative and qualitative research of social programs which involves data collection and analysis, partnership development and organizational development. She offers expert advice on the development of non profit 501(c)(3) applications and organization program design and structure. She gives advice on evaluations and workplace compliance issues. As an assistant professor of higher education, most recently at North Carolina A&T State University, she taught higher education administration and program development. She facilitates career development and fundraising workshops for universities, faith based and non-profit organizations. She advises a high school and young adult international exchange organization on career development and international travel and is well versed working with international universities setting up contracts and resources.  

 Angela's most recent grant awards are as follows:

  • Health Resource Services Administration award 2010 - 2015 $20K 
  • Housing Urban Development award 2010 $50,000     
  • Housing Urban Development award 2009 $50,000
  • Department of Health Human Services award 2008 $800,000
  • City of Durham award 2008 $250,000 
  • City of Raleigh Community Enhancement Program award 2009 $75,000 
  • City of Raleigh Arts Commission 2009 $13,900
  • National Science Foundation award 2008 $150,000


Angela is a graduate of North Carolina State University with an Ed.D. in Adult Education specializing in program development strategies and grant training and development. Her Master’s degree is in Human Resource Development (HRD) and Organizational Change from Bowie State University. She received her bachelor's degree from University of Maryland.


‚Äč Kristin Gross

Kristin is a dynamic and experienced writing and marketing professional with an MBA from Duke University and over 16 years of business experience.  She is experienced in researching, writing and evaluating grants, proposals, business plans, white papers, articles, resumes and other business documents on behalf of nonprofits, government agencies, hospitals, churches, schools and individuals. Ms. Gross brings strong organizational, analysis, problem-solving, and writing skills to her work at Grant Professional.   

Key skills include:

  • Grant writing
  • Grant searches
  • Writing business documents & articles
  • Copy editing/proofreading
  • Writing 501(c)(3) applications
  • Marketing
  • Strategic planning
  • Business development  
  • Marketing communications
  • Social media marketing

Ms. Gross also worked as the Assistant Director of Marketing and Business Development at Inova Blood Donor Services, the nation’s largest hospital-based blood center.  In this role, she was responsible for all marketing, blood donor recruitment, advertising, promotions, public relations, and business development.  While at Inova, Ms. Gross led a team of 15 staff and created and implemented a marketing plan and strategies that achieved over a 30 percent increase in blood and platelet collections. Ms. Gross also worked at The Lewin Group and Booz Allen Hamilton where her work included developing all aspects of proposals and successfully responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) on behalf of clients as well as program management support.

  • Duke University, the Fuqua School of Business, Master of Business Administration. Health Sector Management concentration. Health Policy Certificate.
  • University of Virginia, the McIntire School of Commerce, Bachelor of Science. Majors in Marketing and Management. Dean’s List.

    Community Involvement

    PTA Member and Volunteer, Mills Park Middle School.
    Girl Scout Troop Co-Leader, North Carolina Coastal Pines. 
    Media Center Volunteer, Mills Park Middle School. 
    Social Media Volunteer, American Red Cross.


Ruben Armond

A Retired United States Marine Corps Serviceman, is an engineer with noted experience in analysis, field audits and compliance. As an engineer with General Electric he worked with engineering teams to test systems to ascertain test requirements and the design of test methodologies and procedures as required. Key experience included the development of prototype test systems, test set ups, basic application schematics, and the use of documentation and data analysis tools to enable characterization of product behavior during testing. 

Ruben is versed in government contract bidding and managing contracts in the areas of logistics. He has been instrumental in the successful export of basic school equipment to West African schools, thus allowing hundreds of school children the opportunity to learn with better equipment and school supplies.  

As director of operations, he has directed projects that have required field audits and compliance oversight of financial records which has involved data collection and analysis, evaluation of financial and information systems and preparation of reports to management.    


 Randy Rowel, Ph.D

Associate Professor at Morgan State University, is a health educator and researcher with 25 years of experience in areas such as, public health emergency preparedness, organizational development, capacity building, strategic planning, program development, qualitative research and evaluation, partnership and community development, communication training, multicultural and diversity training, group facilitation, community and school health education, and public health emergency preparedness. He has developed, implemented, and evaluated programs targeting groups ranging from middle school to postsecondary education. He is also founder and President of RR & Associates and cofounder of four nonprofit organizations that provide services to underserved populations.

As a grant writer for Cities in Schools, Inc., of Alexandria, VA, Dr. Rowel secured a $1.25 million, 5-year HIV prevention cooperative agreement (Teen Health Corps) funded by the Division of Adolescent School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For The Village—Virgin Islands, he assisted in the development of a $2 million, 5-year demonstration community partnership grant funded by the Centers for Substance Abuse Prevention. Dr. Rowel has also assisted several grassroots organizations obtain resources to implement programs or to build organization capacity. Asbury Broadneck United Methodist Church recently received nearly $200,00 in grants to provide outreach services to the community and to start a family center.

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