About APRA

Education Professional Development Committee

The Education Professional Development Committee develops and coordinates Apra educational programs. The committee oversees in-face and online programming for the year in accordance with the strategic plan and budget directed by the Apra Board of Directors. The committee provides strategic input on the direction of program planning for the future calendar year and works with staff to ensure that the quality of educational programs is maintained and advanced.


Jessica Balsam

Senior Director, Prospect Development
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
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Rachel Brandell Mayers

Associate Director Development Research
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
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Sarah Conner-Smith

Director of Strategic Engagement
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
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Joseph M Gonzales
Committee Chair

Associate Director of Foundations Systems and Operations
Earthjustice
St. Cloud, MN
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Emma L. Hinke

Senior Associate
Bentz Whaley Flessner
Baltimore, MD
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Lydia Kamicar
Staff Liaison

Education Director
Apra
Chicago, IL
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Lindsey Nadeau
Board Liaison

Managing Director, Prospect Development & Campaign Planning
UNICEF USA
Washington, DC
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Nedra Newton-Jones

Executive Director of Research & Prospect Management
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
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Pavel Rutherford

Associate Director, Philanthropy Research & Prospect Management
Gladstone Institutes
Mountain View, CA
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Kari Stokosa

Senior Managing Director - Research & Prospect Management
Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association
Madison, WI
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