Michael Webb has an MA in Economics from Wichita State University, and more than thirty years of experience in the non-profit, academic, and research sectors as an employee of the Smithsonian Institution, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Wichita State University, and the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute (KUMCRI). Michael’s expertise includes grant writing, program development, strategic planning, and cost-benefit analysis in non-profit and academic sectors. He has taught economics at the university level. His work at KUMCRI was as a grant specialist, assisting faculty at the University of Kansas School of Medicine’s Wichita campus to procure funding formedical research. He also has board and officer experience, serving on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Professional Grant Association, Dress For Success Wichita, and The Arc of Sedgwick County. He is also a regular guest lecturer at the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs at Wichita State University.
Amber Beck is the Account Manager for Wichita Women’s Initiative Network. She is in charge of sales and employment partnership. Amber has a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in management from Wichita State University. Her employment history includes non-profit agency work in event fundraising for Children First: CEO Kansas, Inc., The ALS Association- The Keith Worthington Chapter (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and Families Together Inc.
Pat Cameron has had over 30 years of experience as a staff person for nonprofit organizations, with fund raising as part of his portfolio. He has worked for Inter-Faith Ministries, Global Faith in Action, and the Peace and Social Justice Center, and currently serves as board chair for the Center. Pat serves on steering committee for the Wichita Coalition Against Gun Violence, FOCUS-Central America, and Kansas Interfaith Worker Justice, and is a member of the Kansas Professional Grant Association. In addition to his work for Grant Steps, Pat teaches religion and ethics courses at Butler Community College. He earned his B.S. from the University of Tulsa (Secondary Education, Social Studies), his Master of Divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary, and a Master of Sacred Theology, with an emphasis on global justice, from Christian Theological Seminary.
Lisa has been connected with the world of nonprofits since she was a teenager working at a start-up not-for-profit retreat center located in the pristine hills of central New Hampshire. Since then, she has worked for numerous nonprofit organizations providing administrative support including writing and editing services and organizing fundraising events. Lisa brings strong leadership and organizational skills to collaborative projects and enjoys working as part of a team. A life-long learner, she earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a master’s degree from Andover Newton Theological School, and several hundred professional development hours in topics ranging from grant writing to web design and coding. Lisa has lived in the Wichita area since 2008.
Andi Elmore, MBL, CP, received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Wichita State University in 2001 and her Masters in Business Law from Friends University in 2013. Andi became a certified grant proposal writer in April 2015 after passing the certification test administered by Fort Hays State University. She is a member of the Kansas Professional Grant Association. Andi spent nearly 15 years working as a Certified Paralegal in the legal field and continues to serve as Second Vice President on the board of the Kansas Association of Legal Assistants * Paralegals and teach courses as an Adjunct Instructor in the paralegal program at Newman University.