A Grant Technical Assistance Company
​Founded in 2009, Grant Professional has spent nearly a decade working successfully with
  • 501c3 non profit development (new & revoked)
  • health care agencies
  • universities & schools
  • faith-based organizations
  • housing organizations
  • community programs

We are here to create value for our nonprofit customer client base through grant technical assistance, to free you to do the important work in your community.

When you work with Grant Professional, you benefit from the knowledge and expertise of former executive directors, educators, servicemen and women — each with decades of experience and proven track records of commitment to their work. 

Senior Consultant

Angela Hicks, Ed.D.

Speaker, trainer and grant writer, is experienced in training modalities and working with public institutions to help them reach strategic goals and objectives. Her training is in adult learning strategies and program development. She is well versed working in University settings, managing resources and contract negotiation. Angela has secured over 20 million in funds for public and non-profit agencies for nearly two decades. She received her Master's in Organization Development from Bowie State University and Ed.D. from NC State University's Department of Adult Education.


Ronnie Davis, Ed.D.

Educational consultant, advises nonprofit organizations on board development, assessment, capacity building, program development, strategic planning, and professional grant writing. She has ten years successful experience in grant writing and the management of grants with non-profits: federal, state, foundation and local grants of all sizes. She received her Ed.D. from the University of Michigan's Department of Education.

Derrick Drakeford, Ph.D.

a prolific grant writer, has served as a faculty member of North Carolina Central University in the Masters in Public Administration Program, and as the Director of Freshman Studies at Shaw University. Derrick has consulted with nonprofit organizations, schools, businesses, and churches for over a decade. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill; a Masters in Public Administration from UNC's School of Government; a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from UNC's School of Social Work; and a Certificate in Proposal Writing and Fundraising for Nonprofits from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Nonprofit Application Writers

Victoria Guadaupe

a human resources development specialist, is experienced in working with not for profit organizations. She has strong expertise in healthcare. Victoria has been writing and designing organization development programs for over a decade. She received her Master Degree in Education from Rutgers University. 

Treka Spraggins

a doctoral candidate, is majoring in Educational Leadership at the University of Phoenix. She has attended graduate level classes in Counseling and Secondary Education at North Carolina State University and the same in Social Work at Rutgers University. She has a BA in Sociology from Seton Hall University. She brings excellent writing and analytical skills to her role as writer of nonprofit incorporation applications.

Marketing Consultant

Kevin Li

a MBA from Duke University, is a dynamic and experienced marketing professional with over 10 years of business experience.  He is experienced in working with small to medium size businesses to build all-in-one sales and marketing platforms for business growth. Kevin brings strong marketing, branding, analysis, and problem-solving skills to his consulting work.

Certified Public Accountant

Vivian Wan, CPA, PA

a Certified Public Accountant, received her master degree in Business Administration from Meredith College. Before she started her own practice she accumulated a wide range of accounting and taxation experience by serving as a controller for financial institutions and several other companies. It is this extensive experiences and knowledge accompanied by her unwavering commitment to excellence that has won the enduring friendship, trust and high respect from clients. We are proud to share that the major source of Vivian’s growth has been through referral from clients.

Attorney Firm- Merritt, Webb, Wilson & Caruso, PLLC

For almost 20 years we have proudly provided services for the LegalShield members of North Carolina.  We here at Merritt Webb want to help you in any way we can.  Our goal is to consistently represent our clients to the best of our abilities.  We would be honored to be of service to you. We serve as partners with Grant Professional to assist with advice for your tax and grant needs. We like to think that we have the resources of a large firm but with the personal touch of a small practice.