Board of Directors
Sherry Manning has worked as a development specialist for more than 20 years, providing planning and procurement support for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. She has served in program director, development director, and grants management roles with projects ranging from promotional events to multi-year symposia, to a nationally broadcast radio series funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 2015, she has provided grants management and consulting for local and national organizations including the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Roan Blacker has been financially advising, raising capital and monitoring finances for nonprofit corporations and government organizations for nearly 30 years. As Treasurer, Roan oversees MAP’s finances and monitors the corporation’s reporting and fiscal policies. Over his career he has raised more than a billion dollars of capital for his client’s causes. Roan is a graduate in Economics and Latin American Studies from UCLA, and earned his MBA from the Columbia University. Currently he is President of Blacker F/CS, a financial consulting firm for nonprofit and government entities, and is a professor of accounting at Olympic College.
Graham Andrews recently graduated from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance with a Masters of Public Administration and has 8 years combined experience in scientific programming and software project management. Formerly a software designer and program manager for Microsoft, Graham has had success in roles in software development, project management and team organization. Since joining the board, Graham has brought his talents to considering MAP’s financial situation, designing a framework for evaluation of the CBEMR program, and connected MAP to the Evan’s School for networking and internship opportunities.
John Cowan is an experienced program development leader with a record of developing and implementing strategic planning that leads to sustained success. Skilled at developing people centered programs and helping them to build effective teams that contribute to a sustainable development, he has worked with such organizations as the UNDP, NZODA, and the Asian Development Bank. He currently works at NuAlchemy, a consulting practice specialized in technology commercialization, reclaimed water systems development, and strategic planning for business growth both organic and through strategic mergers and partnerships.