About Us



EMILY GRAND has over 25 years experience in non-profit and philanthropy management and administration. She has consulted with non-profits on fundraising issues and taught Individual and Non-Profit Management at Montclair State University. Previous positions include Grants Administrator at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Chicago Botanic Garden. She holds a Master’s of Management degree from Northwestern University‘s Kellogg Graduate School of Management with a concentration in non-profit management and a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. Emily is a Board member of the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence as well as an avid rock climber. She can be reached at egrand@ghspm.com.

ARTHUR HICKOK is a corporate attorney with over 20 years experience in finance and non-profit law. Prior to joining GHS, he was a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, a leading global law firm. At Sidley, Art represented clients in a variety of financing transactions and advised on commercial and compliance issues. Prior to joining Sidley Austin in 1995, Art served as a Law Clerk for Judge Frank Easterbrook, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He earned his J.D. from University of Chicago Law School and his Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. He is admitted to the Bar in New York. Art enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and reading. He can be reached at ahickok@ghspm.com.



SARAH HUDSON-PLUSH is an attorney who has worked for non-profits primarily representing indigent families in child welfare and special education matters. She also has experience in non-profit administration and management. Most recently, she was Associate Director of the Public Interest Law Center at NYU School of Law, where her responsibilities included helping students apply for grants to pursue public interest law projects. She has also worked as a public school teacher in Newark, NJ, via Teach for America.  Sarah graduated from Cardozo School of Law and from the University of Michigan. She is admitted to practice law in New York and is a certified public school teacher in New Jersey. Sarah can be reached at shudsonplush@ghspm.com.




JEANNE BARKER has twelve years of office experience as a financial manager for a video production company that worked with non-profit and corporate clients and where she also handled client relations. Prior to that she worked for twenty years as a laboratory scientist where she ran experiments, supervised lab operations, and trained graduate students in non-profit and corporate settings. Jeanne co-founded and is an officer of Neighborhood University Watch and is active with numerous volunteer projects including park clean-ups and her local animal shelter. Jeanne holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in biology as well as Certificates in Photography and in Public Health. Jeanne can be reached at jbarker@ghspm.com.

LISA CHRISTENSEN joined GHS shortly after completing two years of Peace Corps service in East Java, Indonesia where she taught English at a local high school and served on the Gender Equality Committee. She previously served two terms with AmeriCorps in New York City, the first with City Year New York and the second with Habitat for Humanity NYC. Originally from California, she is a fan of all things outdoors, especially hiking and running. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis with a degree in International Relations. Lisa can be reached at lchristensen@ghspm.com

SARAH DWYER has a background in project management and fundraising, including grant writing, research, annual fund development, and special events. She worked previously at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and Covenant Retirement Communities. Previously, she led a Girl Scout troop for three years and has volunteered extensively at her children’s schools coordinating major projects, special events and fundraisers. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Sarah can be reached at sdwyer@ghspm.com



ANN BROWNELL SLOANE was the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sloane & Hinshaw, a leading management service provider to foundations and philanthropists for 30 years. Previously she was Executive Vice President of the International Development Foundation, worked in the Latin America bureau of the Agency for International Development and with foreign government development agencies and nongovernmental organizations around the world. Ms. Sloane is a graduate of Swarthmore College and did graduate work in economics at the National University of Venezuela.