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Thank you to the following individuals who share their expertise via the online learning sessions and in-person event. Learn more about what's in store for the in-person day by reading this Q&A from our live event faculty during the WInter session of NRS.

Live Event Faculty


Ryan Frank, Director of Prospect Management and Research, NPR

Ryan Frank is the Director of Prospect Management and Research for NPR. He oversees a dedicated and highly motivated Prospect Research team as well as the Prospect Management department. Most recently, Ryan was Director of Prospect Management at City of Hope, managing the Prospect Management department and collaborating with senior leadership and fundraisers on prospect strategies. Previously, he served at Pomona College and UC San Diego, where he created, implemented and managed the daily functions of the Grateful Patient Program. Ryan has an MLIS degree from San Jose State University and a BA degree in history, with a minor in art history, from UC Santa Barbara. He has presented at numerous conferences including APRA, CARA, AHP, and AFP. Ryan is a faculty member for the live event, taking place July 31.

Andillon Hackney

Andillon Hackney, Director of Prospect Management and Research, UC San Diego

Prior to her current role at UC San Diego, Andillon was the Sr. Research Coordinator at CHOC Children’s Hospital and before that the Prospect Researcher for The Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. Andillon is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and holds an MFA from Art Center College of Design. She has served on the CARA Board as Volunteer and Mentor Chair, Treasurer, and President (2009-2015). She was also on the Apra 2014 Curriculum Conference Committee, 2016 Apra Talks Committee, and served as the 2017 Apra Conference Chair. Andillon serves as chair of the New Researchers Symposium and is a faculty member for the live event, taking place July 31.


Janet Weimar, Senior Prospect Management Analyst, University of Iowa Center for Advancement

Janet has worked in the field of prospect development the last 20 years and has extensive experience in the areas of non-profit data management, prospect research, prospect pool segmentation and analysis, and portfolio management in both higher education and health care fundraising offices. In her current role as a senior member of the prospect development team at The University of Iowa Center for Advancement (UICA), she assists fundraisers in pinpointing and engaging their most promising prospects and donors and provides prospect development expertise in creating analytics for greater business intelligence across the organization.

Active in the field, Janet has served in a number of volunteer roles over the years, including conference chair and president for Apra Great Plains, speaker’s chair for the 2009 Apra Midwest Chapter’s Conference, committee member for Apra’s Education and Professional Development Committee, and as a speaker for Apra, AFP, and CASE. In 2012, Janet chaired Apra’s 25th Annual International Conference in Minneapolis, MN. Janet presents the online sessions, “Prospect Research Overview” and “Campaigns," and is a faculty member for the live event, taking place July 31.

Contributing Faculty 

In addition to the live event faculty, these Apra members were instrumental in developing the content for the New Researchers Symposium.


Anne Brownlee, Director, Prospect Research, New York University

Anne developed curriculum for the New Researchers Symposium, including the online modules on Researching Individuals and Corporate and Foundation Research


Mark Egge, Associate Vice President for Development, Hamline University

Mark presents the online session, “Estimating Capacity Ratings.”


Elizabeth McHugh, President, EMcHugh Consulting

Liz presents the online session, “Relationship Management."


Caroline Oblack, Director, Research, Prospect Management & Analytics, Oregon Health and Science University Foundation

Caroline presents the online session, “Corporate and Foundation Research.”


Michael Quevli, Senior Consultant, Target Analytics, a Blackbaud Company

Michael presents the online sessions, “Researching Individuals: Biographical Information” and “Prospect Identification."


Kelly Riutta, Director of Prospect Research, University of Washington

Kelly presents the online session, “Researching Individuals: Wealth Indicators.”