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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 story for the in-person day by reading this Q&A from our live event faculty.)

Live Event Faculty

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Anne Brownlee, Director, Prospect Research, New York University

Anne Brownlee is Director of Prospect Research at New York University, where she leads a team of researchers working with more than 15 schools and institutes. Prior to her current role, Anne was Director of Research for Corporate and Foundation Relations at NYU. She previously worked at the University of Adelaide in Australia and Yeshiva University. She also spent seven years at Harvard University, working at the University's Office of Alumni Affairs and Development and Harvard Medical School. She began her career in prospect development at Brandeis University and also worked at Brown University. Anne has a B.A. from Wellesley College and an M.L.S. from Indiana University. She previously served on the boards of NEDRA and Apra GNY and has spoken at NEDRA, Apra, CASE, and AFP conferences. Anne serves as chair of the New Researchers Symposium and is a faculty member for the live event, taking place February 28.

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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 is a faculty member for the live event, taking place February 28.

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Janet Weimar, Associate Director, Prospect Management – Health Sciences/Health Care Philanthropy, University of Iowa Center for Advancement

Janet has worked in the field of prospect development for 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. She started her career at the University of Iowa where she worked for 11 years before moving to UnityPoint Health, the largest integrated health system in the state, to assume the role of Prospect and Research Manager. In that role, she directed the operations for a centralized research and data team of two, supporting six foundations and serving eight hospitals and two colleges. In 2015, she returned to the University of Iowa Foundation as a prospect management analyst on the health sciences team; in 2017, she was promoted to Associate Director, Prospect Management, Health Sciences and Health Care Philanthropy.

Active in the field, Janet has served in a number of volunteer roles with Apra over the years, including conference chair and president for Apra Great Plains, speaker’s chair for the 2009 Apra Midwest Chapter’s Conference, member of the Education and Professional Development Committee for Apra International, and as a conference speaker. In 2012, Janet chaired the 25th Annual Apra 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 February 28.

Contributing Faculty 

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Mark Egge, Senior Manager, Prospect Development, Greater Twin Cities United Way

Mark Egge has worked in the fundraising field for more than a decade, during the majority of which he has led and managed small, sophisticated prospect development shops. He currently is the Senior Manager of Prospect Development at the Greater Twin Cities United Way in Minneapolis, MN, where he oversees all prospect research, has been building a comprehensive prospect management program for the organization, and has emerged as a key partner for cross-departmental collaboration. Prior to this, Egge was at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. At Carleton, he was in charge of the College’s prospect development program. In addition to his primary employment, Egge also enjoys assisting other nonprofits as a freelance consultant. He currently serves on Apra’s board of directors and has been involved with Apra and Apra-MN since 2007 as a volunteer, speaker, committee member, and chapter board member and president. Mark presents the online session, “Estimating Capacity Ratings.”

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Elizabeth McHugh, President, EMcHugh Consulting

Elizabeth McHugh has been part of Apra and in the profession of research for nearly 30 years. She has been an Apra Board Member, Chapter President, conference speaker, volunteer and most importantly a long time NRS faculty member. Liz loves everything about the research profession but focuses much of her expertise on relationship management and is thrilled to impart some of that knowledge in this wonderful learning environment. Liz presents the online session, “Relationship Management."

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

Caroline Oblack, Ed.M., has more than 15 years of experience in prospect development and currently serves as Director of Research, Prospect Management, and Analytics at Oregon Health & Science University Foundation in Portland, OR. Prior to OHSU Foundation, Caroline worked for WealthEngine, Inc., American Red Cross – National Headquarters, Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, and as an independent consultant. Caroline’s volunteer experience includes serving on the Apra International, Apra-NW and Apra-VA boards. She served as Chair of Apra's Prospect Development Conference in 2016 and served on the Conference Curriculum Committee in 2014. Caroline earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Oregon and her Master’s degree in Education from Strayer University. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 19 years and they have two young sons. Caroline presents the online session, “Corporate and Foundation Research.”

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

Michael Quevli joined Blackbaud in 2008 after working for a number of years in nonprofit prospect research. Michael began his career in prospect research in 1996 at AIDS Project Los Angeles. He was also at the Keck School of Medicine of USC for seven years and was responsible for overseeing the Development Research team prior to joining Kintera in 2005. He served on the Apra Board for nine consecutive years and was president in 2012. Michael was the membership chair for two terms with the California Advancement Researchers Association (CARA), where during his tenure membership grew from 165 to 300. Michael served three terms on the Stephens College Alumnae Board. He has been a frequent speaker for Apra, and he taught at the College of Extended Learning at Cal State Northridge in prospect research and prospect management. Michael is a recipient of the 2004 CARA Service Award, the 2007 Stephens College Alumnae Service Award, and the 2018 Apra Distinguished Service Award. Michael presents the online sessions, “Researching Individuals: Biographical Information” and “Prospect Identification."

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Kelly Riutta, Director of Prospect Research, University of Washington

Kelly is director of prospect research at the University of Washington. She has over 20 years of experience working in non-profits as an administrator, librarian, and information and fundraising professional. A passionate advocate for prospect development, she is a frequent guest lecturer for introducing the field and its importance to fundraisers and non-profit administrators as well as training for new researchers. She is particularly excited about the topics of data visualization and actionable data, leveraging both her BFA and MLIS degrees on a daily basis. She is currently chair of Apra’s Online Curriculum Committee, a member of the Education and Professional Development Committee and past board member and webmaster for Apra-NW. Kelly presents the online session, “Researching Individuals: Wealth Indicators.”