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Meet Our Team

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Michelle Bigelow 

Senior Lead Production Management Consultant  

Michelle has over 20 years of experience in planning logistics for productions. She brings excellent customer service skills. She is an expert in training and technical assistance development. She ensures overseeing production processes and quality control standards. She organizes and structures projects, training, and meetings. She provides an engaging and inviting environment for our training participants to ensure effective production management.

S​handra Davis​ 

Senior Lead Fiscal Consultant 

Shandra brings strong experience in a variety of human services programs at both the state and national levels. She has 13 years of federal grants management experience and 8 years with Head Start. She has worked with the Administration of Children and Families Office of Head Start Region IV. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Network and Communications Management from DeVry University, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy University, and is pursuing a doctoral degree in Public Administration from Walden University. 

Among her strengths, Shandra will bring the following experience strong budgeting and grants management oversight experience including analysis of grantee expenditure reports and related documentation. She accomplished technical assistance to varied grant recipients, with a strong customer service orientation and understanding of program perspective. Shandra has a strong ability to interpret federal laws and regulations, both fiscally and programmatically also pre-award, post-award, and closeout knowledge and abilities. Shandra has excellent oral and written communication skills tailored to diverse audiences.

Andrea Pipkins 

Senior Lead Project Management Consultant 

Andrea brings an extensive background in project and operational management. She has over 15 years of experience in legal administration and business development. She has a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Technology from Eastern Michigan University. Also, she has conferred a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Administration and Legal Assistant from the University of Detroit Mercy. In addition, she received post-degree certificates in Paralegal Studies from Columbus State Community College, and she is currently pursuing Digital Marketing Courses to obtain a Nano Degree from Udacity.

She has previously worked in Legal and Operation support for over ten years with JP Morgan Chase. Andrea has worked with fortune 500 companies such as General Motors and Ford Motor Company managing projects as a project coordinator. As a Project Manager, Andrea will work tirelessly to provide your organization’s project the dedication it needs from start to finish. 

Cathy Thompson

Senior Lead Program Design & Management/Education Consultant

Cathy has 20+ years of experience in Early Childhood and Education working in various capacities such as compliance and monitoring, program design, and management within for-profit corporations, government, Head Start, and non-profit agencies. Cathy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management, a Master’s degree in Educational Management, and an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development.

She works to align organizational goals and objectives with action plans to improve program outcomes. Her focus is on compliance and monitoring, program design, and classroom instruction. She is skilled in conveying appropriate information effectively both written and verbal. Cathy uses a data-driven approach in the development and ongoing implementation of strategic plans for continuous program improvement and child outcomes. Additionally, Cathy holds a Toddler CLASS certification to provide guidance in classroom instruction and transition planning.