Network of Specialists
Principals Linda C. Hartley and Vivien Hoexter have assembled a network of stellar specialists. H2Growth combines creative problem solving with planning, development and marketing to achieve bottom-line results for corporations, foundations and nonprofits.
Senior Prospect Researcher
Suzanne “Suzi” Barlow has provided research services to museums, universities, private schools, social programs, and small medical or issue-inspired nonprofits.
Organizational Development, Talent Acquisition, Interim Support
Paula Barbag has over 30 years of experience in fundraising, organizational development, talent acquisition and interim support. Barbag founded Consulting For A Cause in 2012. Previously, at Richmond Community Services, Barbag created the Human Resources department and managed the function for 550 staff. Barbag possesses broad leadership expertise within startups, turnarounds and rapid growth situations. Clients include the Food Bank for Westchester, Open Door Family Medical Center, Latino U College Access, New Westchester Symphony Orchestra and the Garrison Institute. Barbag holds a Master of Science in Fundraising Management from Columbia University and a MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Jennifer Herring has 25 years of senior development experience in leading New York City cultural and scientific institutions, including the New York City Opera, The New York Public Library and the Wildlife Conservation Society, and 10+ years of experience as CEO of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, CT. In these institutions, she led development efforts that raised more than $800 million and led or participated in institutional transformation.
Marketing, Corporate Philanthropy + Social Responsibility
Janice is an accomplished professional with twenty years experience in marketing, communications, PR and business development. She is passionate about the power of private, public and social sector collaboration for environmental and social impact.
Corporate Sponsorship, Government Advocacy & Campaigning
Neil Pharaoh is a specialist in corporate philanthropy and social responsibility and government advocacy. Pharaoh has worked extensively with corporations, foundations, philanthropists and nonprofit organizations at the intersection of public policy, advocacy and business across multiple countries. Clients include Samsung Group, Royal Dutch Shell and Westpac Bank. Pharaoh came within 31 votes of winning a run for State Congress in Australia in 2014. Pharaoh holds degrees in Law & Commerce (Marketing & Accounting) from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.
Event Advising & Donor Stewardship
Susan Ulin is a specialist in event advising and donor stewardship. Ulin founded Susan Ulin Associates Ltd. (SUA) in 1990 and has offered more than 23 years of effective professional fundraising expertise and event management to a wide range of not-for-profit agencies. Events undertaken by SUA consistently met or surpassed their financial goals, generating an aggregate of more than $35 million annually, totaling over $800 million. Ulin graduated from Connecticut College and received a Master of Science in guidance and counseling from the City College of New York.
Prospect Research, Studies, Fundraising
Kim Alderman is a specialist in prospect and fundraising research, development, social media writing, prospect tracking and events. Recently, Alderman worked with the Woodstock Public Library and Hartley Consulting, Inc. in planning and implementing a pre-campaign and community outreach study, securing over $150,000 in lead gifts for the campaign. Alderman holds a BA from Vermont College in Art Education and Visual Art.
Creative Communications, Design & Marketing
Abigail Grimshaw is a specialist in creative communication including design and marketing. Grimshaw delivers high-level branding, communications and web design products to over 15 organizations including Basic Health International, The Century Foundation, National Organization for Women-NYC, PowHer New York and the New York Women’s Equality Coalition. Abigail graduated with a BFA of Advertising Art Direction from Pratt Institute and is currently pursuing a MBA.
SUSAN J. VITUCCI
Communications, Proposals, Publications, Events
Susan J. Vitucci is a specialist in corporate communications, strategic planning and event production. Vitucci is a seasoned administrator with extensive experience in proposal writing and nonprofit administration. Vitucci has worked with several major New York City organizations including 92Y, God’s Love We Deliver, DOROT, and the YMCA of Greater New York. Vitucci holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama.