Anna Suarez 

Anna is the principal of Trivium Consulting.  Anna takes a forward-looking approach in matching clients’ goals and capabilities with existing and upcoming federal grant programs.  She provides assistance in all aspects of the proposal development process: analyzing and understanding client competitiveness, interpreting guidelines, helping clients build good relationships with federal agency officers, and overseeing Trivium’s grant writing efforts.  Through her experience consulting with universities, school districts, for-profit corporations and a wide-range of non-profit organizations, Anna offers her clients specialized support in designing, writing, implementing and monitoring STEM initiatives.

Prior to establishing her own consulting company several years ago, Anna was an Associate Vice President of the Implementation Group, Inc. (TIG).  During her three-year tenure at TIG, Anna provided consulting services to profit and non-profit organizations, universities, school systems and other organizations in science and mathematics education and research improvement.  Anna spent several years at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a Program Director in the Division of Research and Learning where she worked extensively with Teacher Enhancement projects to promote mathematics reform efforts.  

 

Gerry Glaser

Gerry specializes in proposal development, budget management, design of data infrastructures, and project implementation.  He has experience directing numerous large-scale research and education initiatives and offers clients in-depth support in targeting funding opportunities and in navigating the grant award and administration processes.

Gerry joined Trivium Consulting after a career at the National Science Foundation, where he served most recently as the Foundation’s Director of Grants and Agreements, responsible for policy development and administrative activities associated with the agency’s approximately $5 billion budget for research support to universities and colleges.  He was also was responsible for the approval and development of program announcements across all fields of research and education and for policy related to the proposal evaluation process.  During his tenure at NSF, Gerry served as the senior advisor to the agency’s Director where he was called upon to participate in the agency’s day-to-day management.  He was a member of the senior executive management team and served on the Director’s Policy Group.  In previous NSF positions, Gerry was the Executive Officer at the National Science Board—a group of 24 presidential appointees who set policy for the Foundation.  He wrote and directed policy assessments, including a major study of the nation’s science and engineering workforce. Gerry also served as the NSF Chief Information Officer, responsible for the Foundation’s information technology initiatives and in-house IT infrastructure. He was one of the leaders of NSF’s pioneering efforts) to implement FastLane, the electronic research administration system. Gerry attended Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government where he was a Senior Executive Fellow.

 

Charles (Tot) Woolston, PhD

Charles is a Consultant with Trivium Consulting.   He has over 40 years of experience in higher education and has extensive experience in proposal writing, content review, grant implementation and evaluation, budgeting, financial accountability and diversity issues in STEM education.

Charles currently serves as the Vice Provost Emeritus at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).  At UMBC he has held primary administrative responsibility for the offices of student and academic services, the athletic department, the McNair Scholarship Program, and the Meyerhoff Scholarship Program—a nationally recognized model for students of all backgrounds who plan to pursue doctoral study in the sciences or engineering and who are interested in the advancement of underrepresented minorities in STEM.  Charles has represented the Meyerhoff Scholarship program at numerous national meetings and at international symposiums in Brazil and South Africa.  He has most recently provided guidance to the university in seeking their NCAA re-certification.  His experience includes working as a consultant for The Implementation Group, where he worked with EPSCoR institutions in the preparation of grant proposals.