Helen’s primary focus is helping clients define what they do best, plan effective programs, measure progress, and communicate impact. Helen joined JDLA in 2008. Since 2000, she has operated Tygret & Company providing consulting services in program design, nonprofit management, and grant proposal development to various organizations across the country and helped her clients secure more than 40 million dollars in grant awards. Prior to joining JDLA, Helen was a Senior Project Manager for Urban Strategies, Manager of Grant Development for the Savannah College of Art & Design, Statewide Manager of Grant Development for Ivy Tech State College, and Director of Youth Initiatives for Technical Training Services. Helen has served as a Federal grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor since 2004. Helen’s additional areas of expertise include social services, workforce development, higher education, and grassroots and faith-based organizations. Helen serves as a board member for Waterproof and Boys and Girls Club of Bluffton.
M.P.A. in Nonprofit Management, Indiana University
B.A. in Journalism, Indiana University