Mark is most sought after as an expert proposal writer and project strategist. In 2019, he was selected by his peers at AFP as the region’s Outstanding Fundraising Executive. He is the creator of the Open Communication Fundraising Model, a system that enables all nonprofit agency stakeholders to effectively work together toward organizational and fundraising goals. Mark has consistently served nonprofits as a staff member, board member or consultant since 1991.
Mark has raised more than $60 million for his clients and employers by obtaining grants for organizations of all types, sizes and locales, particularly for health, human service, community development and technology needs He is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Western NC and the Grant Professionals Association. He has served as a founding board member for a public access television station and for Carolina Public Press.
Mark regularly provides training sessions through a number of venues, including the Duke University Continuing Studies Nonprofit Management program, Alliance for Better Nonprofits, 4Good, and WNC Nonprofit Pathways.
Chief Operating Officer
Jaime Roscoe specializes in crafting compelling grant proposals for a variety of clients (ranging from large hospital systems to small arts organizations and everything in between) and helping clients plan projects that will provide measurable impact in their communities. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Environmental Conservation, and worked at the UNH Writing Center as a writing fellow and academic writing tutor. Through her nonprofit career, she’s served as a development director for a youth services organization and a foundation and corporate relations officer for a university and an environmental organization.
Jaime currently serves as the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western North Carolina Chapter’s board secretary and a volunteer Guardian ad Litem, advocating for children, in court, who have experienced abuse and/or neglect.
Director of Flow
Terri grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She spent her summers as a child at her grandparent’s home in rural Minnesota. Her mid-western roots are evident when she says "pants" or "bag." Terri received her BA in Business Management & Marketing from Michigan State University.
Terri’s career has taken her to Wisconsin, Georgia, South Carolina, and now Western North Carolina. As Director of Flow at Communication Mark, Terri stewards Marketing, Human Resources and Business Management.
On a personal note, Terri lives in an intentional community at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ask her about it - she loves to share that part of her life.
Tina began her nonprofit career over twenty-five years ago as an AmeriCorps member with City Year in Boston. Over the years, her passion for helping others led to a lifetime career as a nonprofit professional. As a staff member and consultant, she has served as a campaign manager, development director, program specialist, grant writer, and reviewer. Tina has experience working with a wide variety of nonprofit organizations focused on areas such as education, homelessness, health, youth development, and the arts.
Tina is a former board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Atlanta Chapter, where she served in several roles, most notably as Vice President of Diversity when she implemented the award-winning and nationally recognized Diversity Fellows Program. In addition, she was a faculty member with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits Non-Profit University, teaching grant writing classes.
Tina currently serves as the President of the Georgia Grant Professionals Association (GPA), has a degree in Business Administration, and enjoys spending time with her son and fur baby, and volunteering at the Atlanta Fox Theatre and in walkathons.
Kathy brings her passion for community, expansion, and partnership to Communication Mark. She is a former Assistant Provost and has held several teaching and administrative roles with non-profit higher education institutions where she has extensive experience in proposal writing, program implementation and project planning.
Kathy was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Barry University and conducted graduate research in biochemistry and molecular biology at Emory University School of Medicine. She graduated from Converse College with a master’s degree in Education of Natural Sciences.
Kathy currently lives in an intentional community focused on health and healing in Columbus, North Carolina. She is interested in organic gardening and bee-keeping and is a highly experienced chocolatier.
Senior Proposal Writer
Sarah’s passion for non-profit development and grant writing began at the College of Charleston. Earning her bachelor’s in Arts Management, she built her fundraising skills at various organizations in the South Carolina Lowcountry and western North Carolina. Her professional experiences include maintaining the finances for her hometown chamber of commerce and leading a county arts council as the sole staff member. Prior to joining Communication Mark, she supported the fundraising efforts and completion of a capital campaign for the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts.
Sarah gets most excited about evaluating organizational structures and finding revenue streams to maximize programming efforts. She balances life through lots of playtime with her son.
Valerie brings a variety of experiences to her primary role of writing proposals and researching potential grant opportunities for Communication Mark’s diverse clientele. She grew up in Hawaii, received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago in Germanic Languages and Literature, and began her career in publishing with positions at Encyclopaedia Britannica and the Joint Commission. Valerie then moved into marketing communications and to the Carolinas, working for both forprofit and nonprofit organizations.
Valerie’s nonprofit experience includes volunteer service as the Lake Wylie Lakekeeper, and as a board member of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western North Carolina Chapter. Valerie currently volunteers with Mountain True/French Broad Riverkeeper.
DeLynda lives in Pittsburgh where she was born and raised. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Services Administration from Chatham College (now University), and her Master of Social Work with a concentration in social administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
DeLynda’s professional mission is to work in the fundraising sector to advance the missions of non-profits for the betterment of society and humanity. She has 15 years of grant writing and grant management experience honed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s rich foundation and non-profit communities. DeLynda’s passion for storytelling is informed by her experiences in the human services sector, both working directly with those in need, and raising funds on their behalf. Most recently, DeLynda spent nine years fundraising for non-profit public media, securing foundation, government and corporate grants on local, regional and national levels.
Jessica Johnson Vinton
Jessica began her career in nonprofit development working as a Grant Writer with the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. Jessica has worked in nearly every aspect of development and loves the way each works to further the mission of a nonprofit. Most recently she served as the Director of Development at Brethren Housing Association, a Harrisburg-based nonprofit organization providing bridge housing and supportive services to families experiencing homelessness. There she helped increase BHA’s revenue to over $1 million for the first time in the organization’s 30-year history.
After spending over a decade in a variety of development roles in nonprofit organizations ranging from STEM and art education to animal welfare, to housing and homeless services, Jessica is excited to use her talents at Communication Mark!
Alice grew up in suburban New Jersey, where she developed a bad case of wanderlust. After attending college in New Jersey and Massachusetts, she finished her Bachelors in Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico. Since that time, she has worked in a variety of jobs, from managing a quick print store to freelancing as a scenic artist.
During her travels Alice has honed her administrative skills, and has now alighted in Asheville. She still pursues painting and writing in her spare time.
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