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Our Staff

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers welcomes your questions and concerns. We will make every effort to respond to your inquiry in a timely manner. If our response will take longer to prepare, we will let you know when you can expect it.

Please note: We do not respond to inquiries on individual grant requests. For more information on this subject, please visit the Foundation Center.

Tel: (888) 391-3235 
General Email: [email protected]
Technical Support: [email protected]


David Biemesderfer

David Biemesderfer

President & CEO

Contact Dave for key leadership opportunities that will expand our work to serve the sector, new partnership or resource development opportunities, or if you have questions or thoughts about Forum strategy and future directions.

Parys Grigbsy

Parys Grigsby

Administrative Associate

Contact Parys for assistance with any scheduling requests for our President and Chief Strategy Officer. Parys also supports the rest of the Forum staff with research projects, web content, and programming.

Jay Hutchins

Jay Hutchins

Associate Director of Policy

Contact Jay about inquiries and opportunities related to government relations/public policy, including federal/state policy of interest to philanthropy, the Forum’s Foundations on the Hill event, the Forum’s PolicyWorks for Philanthropy capacity-building initiative, and the Forum’s Census 2020 initiative. Also contact Jay about Forum communications.

Courtney Moore

Courtney Moore

Member Services and Operations Manager

Contact Courtney for general information about Forum membership and services, program logistics, member surveys, website and newsletter content, and onboarding for new staff.

Mary ONeill

Mary O'Neill

Director of Operations

Contact Mary with questions about the Forum’s administration and operations, including accounting and budgeting, human resources, staffing and facilities; board governance; and grants management and administration.

Maggie Osborn

Maggie Osborn

Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

Contact Maggie about the Forum’s partnerships and collaborative efforts between and among the regional and national PSOs in the Forum’s expanding network; services and initiatives to support the Forum’s members; strategies for field-wide education to be delivered through the network; and inquiries and opportunities related to government relations and public policy.

Val Rozansky

Val Rozansky

Vice President of Knowledge Services

Contact Val with questions about the Forum's Drupal-Salesforce platform, knowledge services programs, vendor partnerships, membership databases, and any issues relating to technology and electronic communications.


Erin Pratt

Erin Skene-Pratt

Policy Consultant

Contact Erin with questions about the Forum's public policy work including protecting the charitable deduction, building capacity of regional associations to engage in policy, and the PolicyWorks for Philanthropy initiative.