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When selecting a consultant to serve as a grant writer, strategic planner, or interim chief executive officer (CEO), there are various questions to consider when going through referrals, literature, and websites. Once you have narrowed down your initial list of consultants it is important to meet with them face-to-face. If they are located outside of the region or state where you live, then arranging a time to talk on the phone can also be helpful in getting to know the person who may be helping your organization continue or expand its work.

NOTE: The list below of potential grant writers, strategic planners, and interim CEOs have been used by Michigan Health Centers and/or self-identified. It is not encompassing of possible consultants and does not serve as an endorsement of the services of these individuals. MPCA provides no guarantee of success. If you would like to add your name to this list, please email info@mpca.net with ‘Consultant List’ in the subject line.

Questions to Consider When Meeting with Potential Consultant

  • Do you feel comfortable working with the individual?
  • Is the individual qualified?
  • „„Does the individual fit with your mission?
  • „„What is the individual's experience working with Health Centers?
  • „„If the individual will be serving as a grant writer, has he/she written a proposal for a Health Center’s New Access Point, New Start, or continuation grant proposal?
  • If the individual will be serving as a grant writer, what is his/her success percentage for Health Center proposals?
  • If the individual will be serving as an interim CEO, will he/she be able to assist your organization in the search for a permanent CEO?
  • „„Does the individual have referrals from Health Centers and/or other organizations with which he/she has worked?
  • „„What are your organization’s hiring practices and priorities?
  • „„What type of expertise and educational background is important to your organization?
  • „„Does the individual seem passionate/caring about the work he/she does?
  • „„Negotiate the project timeline early, and build in project progress points

Negotiating with the Consultant

When you are negotiating with the consultant on the scope of work that he/she will do for your organization, it is important to make sure that you are clear about what you want from the consultant. If you are not able to verbalize what you want, then it will be impossible for the consultant to meet your expectations. One way to ensure your expectations and deadlines are clear is to have an action plan and timeline in the contract. (The list of consultants below was last updated April 10, 2015.)

Grant Writing Consultants
Strategic Planning Consultants
Interim CEO Consultants

Grant Writing Consultants

Abbeywood Associates, LLC
Joan M. Abbey
8023 Schrepfer Road, Howell, MI 48855
Phone: 517.294.0449
jjoanabbey943@gmail.com 

Consultimate, LLC
Bob Peoples, Jane Bruggeman, Kelly Heffner, Tori Squires
377 Fisher Road, Suite F, Grosse Pointe, MI 48080
Phone: 586.530.8951
consultimatellc@gmail.com
  
Guidian Healthcare Consulting
www.guidianconsulting.com
Cathy Marchiando
333 Shawnee Indian Ln., Suwanee GA 30024
Phone: 770.932.3230
Fax: 770.573.0738
cmarchiando@guidianconsulting.com
Mary Murphy
1 CityView Lane, Suite 605, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617.302.3736
Fax: 617.302.3050
mmurphy@guidianconsulting.com

Health Consulting Strategies
PO Box 420, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
www.healthconsultingstrategies.com
Marion Weber
Phone: 989.306.0829
Mweber@healthconsultingstrategies.com
BethAnn Perkins
Phone: 517.627.7841
baperkins@healthconsultingstrategies.com
Ellen Smith, CPA
esmith@healthconsultingstrategies.com

Isquarede Consulting
Keith Collin
547 Mckinley Street, Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: 734.634.1754
Fax: 815.301.8163
keith.collin@Isquarede.com 
 
Lakeview Consultants, LLC
Sarah Bannon
2175 Scott Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48328
Phone: 517.927.3916 
 

Mackinac HC Consultants LLC

Clint Bohlen, Principle and President

PO Box 57, 104 Water Street, Suite 204, Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: 989.590.0875

Fax: 989.488.1429

www.mhcconsultants.com

clint@mhcconsultants.com

 

PM Talbot Enterprises
Patricia Talbot, RN, CNM, BHSA
PO Box 619, Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: 707.921.9922


Seliger + Associates
Jake Seliger
1507 7th Street, Suite 166
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 800.540.8906 ext. 1
www.seliger.com
seliger@seliger.com

Shively, Hewitt Associates
Linda Shively
1277 N. Birch Drive, White Cloud, MI 49349
Phone: (231) 250-0783
shive1949@yahoo.com

Shoreline Health Solutions, LLC
Trudy Brown Ripin, MPH
Two Parkman Place, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 860.395.5630
tbripin@shsconsulting.net

theFranaGroup
John F. Frana, President
819 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815.262.0977
Fax: 610.545.0991
www.theFranaGroup.com
JFrana@theFranaGroup.com

   

Vásquez & Associates
28169 S. Dilworth Rd., Harlingen, TX 78552
Phone: 956.622.6370

Fax: 877.360.9078
vasquez.n.associates@gmail.com

 

Strategic Planning Consultants

Abbeywood Associates, LLC
Joan M. Abbey
8023 Schrepfer Road, Howell, MI 48855
Phone: 517.294.0449
jjoanabbey943@gmail.com

Concordant Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
James P. Young, Jr., PhD, CEO
NCQA PCMH-Certified Content Expert
PO Box 345, Troy, MI 48099
Phone: 248.321.3899
www.concordanthealth.com
jyoung@concordanthealth.com

Consultimate, LLC

Bob Peoples, Jane Bruggeman, Kelly Heffner, Tori Squires
377 Fisher Road, Suite F, Grosse Pointe, MI 48080
Phone: 586.530.8951
consultimatellc@gmail.com

Gregory R. Gauss, MBA
2005 Carey Ct., Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 517.930.7219
ggauss@yahoo.com
  
Guidian Healthcare Consulting
www.guidianconsulting.com
Cathy Marchiando
333 Shawnee Indian Ln., Suwanee GA 30024
Phone: 770.932.3230
Fax: 770.573.0738
cmarchiando@guidianconsulting.com
Mary Murphy
1 CityView Lane, Suite 605, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617.302.3736


Health Consulting Strategies
PO Box 420, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
www.healthconsultingstrategies.com
Marion Weber
Phone: 989.306.0829
Mweber@healthconsultingstrategies.com
BethAnn Perkins
Phone: 517.627.7841
baperkins@healthconsultingstrategies.com

Isquarede Consulting
Keith Collin
547 Mckinley Street, Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: 734.634.1754
Fax: 815.301.8163
keith.collin@Isquarede.com 

 

Health Management Associates
Kelly Johnson
One Michigan Avenue Building
120 N. Washington Square, Suite 705, Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517.482.9236
Fax: 517.482.0920
www.healthmanagement.com
kjohnson@healthmanagement.com

Lakeview Consultants LLC
Sarah Bannon, CEO
25345 Collingwood Dr., South Lyon, MI 48178
Phone: 248.437.4207
Fax: 517.927.3916
www.lakeviewconsultants.com
bannon_s@msn.com

Mackinac HC Consultants LLC
Clint Bohlen, Principal & President
PO Box 57104, Water Street, Suite 204, Alpena, MI 49707
Office Phone: 989.884.0284
Cell: 989.590.0875
Fax: 989.488.1429
www.mhcconsultants.com
clint@mhcconsultants.com

Marc Wetherhorn Consulting
132 Reeds Gap Rd., Lyndhurst, VA 22952
Phone: 540.942.3862
www.winningadvocacy.com
marc@winningadvocacy.com

McLoughlin Communications & Public Relations
7250 Old Lantern Drive, Caledonia, MI 49316
Phone: 616.698.0748
marytmcl@aol.com

Michigan Primary Care Association
7215 Westshire Dr., Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: 517.381.8000
www.mpca.net
Loretta Bush, CEO lbush@mpca.net 
Joanne Sheldon, Chief Operating Officer jsheldon@mpca.net 

Shively, Hewitt Associates
Linda Shively
1277 N. Birch Drive, White Cloud, MI 49349
Phone: 231.250.0783
shive1949@yahoo.com

Shoreline Health Solutions, LLC
Trudy Brown Ripin, MPH
Two Parkman Place, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 860.395.5630
www.shsconsulting.net
tbripin@shsconsulting.net

theFranaGroup
John F. Frana, President
819 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815.262.0977
Fax: 610.545.0991
www.theFranaGroup.com
JFrana@theFranaGroup.com

The Sewell Group
Iris Sewell
1410 East 48th Street , Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.548.1830
rainbow1410@juno.com

Interim CEO Consultants


Health Consulting Strategies
BethAnn Perkins

PO Box 420, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Phone: 517.627.7841
Fax: 517.622.5861
www.healthconsultingstrategies.com
baperkins@healthconsultingstrategies.com

Health Consulting Strategies
Ellen Smith, CPA
PO Box 420, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Phone: 517.627.7841
Fax: 517.622.5861
www.healthconsultingstrategies.com
esmith@healthconsultingstrategies.com

Health Consulting Strategies
Marian Weber, BSN, MA, CMPE

Northern Michigan Office
10298 Hammond Dr., Atlanta, MI 49709
Phone: 989.306.0829
Fax: 989.785.4173
www.healthconsultingstrategies.com
mweber@healthconsultingstrategies.com


Mackinac HC Consultants LLC

Clint Bohlen, Principle and President

PO Box 57, 104 Water Street, Suite 204, Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: 989.590.0875

Fax: 989.488.1429

www.mhcconsultants.com

clint@mhcconsultants.com


Managed Care Consulting, Inc.
Mark Rivera

PO Box 835, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Phone: 949.719.1327
www.mccfirm.com
mccfirm@yahoo.com

Murrain Associates, Inc.
William Murrain, 
President
PO Box 82557, Conyers, GA 30013
Phone: 678.517.3910
Fax: 678.840.0021
www.murrainassociates.com
wmurrain@comcast.net

PM Talbot Enterprises
Patricia Talbot, RN, CNM, BHSA

PO Box 619, Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: 707.921.9922
www.pmtalbot.com
patricia@pmtalbot.com

Ray & Associates, LLC
Nancy S. Weber, Director, Interim Executive Program Senior Consultant

2000 S. Ocean Dr., #801, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954.523.1884
Cell: 510.952.6258
www.rayandassociatesllc.com
nsweber@bellsouth.net

Robeson Health Care Corporation
Thomas Maynor II, MD, MPH, 
Deputy CEO
60 Commerce Drive, Pembroke, NC 28372
Phone: 910.733.5833
thomasmaynor@hotmail.com

Shively, Hewitt Associates
Linda Shively

1277 N. Birch Drive, White Cloud, MI 49349
Phone: 231.250.0783
shive1949@yahoo.com

 

Shoreline Health Solutions, LLC

Trudy Brown Ripin, MPH

Two Parkman Place, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Phone: 860.395.5630

www.shsconsulting.net

tbripin@shsconsulting.net

 

theFrana Group
John Frana, 
President
819 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815.262.0977
Fax: 610.545.0991
www.theFranaGroup.com

 
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