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Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson

Should I or Shouldn't I? Is It Worthwhile to Obtain Credentials?

  • 06/08/2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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*Full participation in the program is applicable for 1.25 GPCI Education points. Scroll down for details.

Have you ever wondered if obtaining additional credentials will make you more successful? Have you toyed with the idea but felt unsure about where to start? Join us for a discussion about certification and what it takes to add specific credentials to your resume.

We will hear from three panelists who have all gone through the process of obtaining specific and relevant credentials (M/WBE: Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise; GPCI: Grant Professionals Certification; CFRE: Certified Fundraising Executive.) Our speakers will address the issues of costs and process for obtaining each, how long it might take to get certified, and how it helps them in their business.


M/WBE (Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise):

Chereese Jervis-Hill. President & Founder, Events To Remember + PR To Remember, divisions of Events by Chereese, Inc. Award-winning Event Management and Public Relations Firm, Certified Minority Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE), Westchester Magazine's 914Inc. Top Women in Business.

Chereese Jervis-Hill has over two decades of event management and promotion experience, an accomplished event producer and publicist with drive, vision, and fresh ideas. She founded Events To Remember (ETR) in April 2004, a M/WBE full-service virtual and live event management (live, hybrid and virtual) & public relations firm located in Hastings on Hudson, New York, specializing in conceptualizing, organizing, managing, marketing, and publicizing events, experiences and public relations campaigns for corporate, not-for-profits, municipalities, entrepreneurs and agencies to help them tell their story.

GPC (Grant Professionals Certification):

Egondu Onuoha. President and Board Chair of GPCI; Vice President, Real Estate and Special Programs at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in NYC where she oversees grant programs.

Ms. Onuoha has been employed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City since 2000. She is the Vice President, Real Estate and special programs at the hospital with administrative oversight of the supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children (WIC) which serves over 20,000 clients monthly from 7 sites in Brooklyn. Prior to her current role, she held the position of Director of the Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP) and WIC program, Administrator of the Nurse Family Partnership(NFP) and Diabetes Program.

CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive):

Erika Harney, CFRE. Owner & Principle Consultant – Harney & Associates, LTD.

Dr. Ericka Harney, GPC, CFRE, CAE, CVA is Owner & Principle Consultant of Harney & Associates, LTD, serving a variety of nonprofit clients across the country. She is also Assistant Faculty at Future Generations University, a National Instructor for Grant Writing USA, and serves as a federal and state grant reviewer.


  • 11:45 am: Announcements & Networking

  • 12 noon – 1 PM: Program

  • Non-members: $25
  • Members: FREE! Join GPLH today and attend this event for free!

ZOOM link will be sent to registrants.

*Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson is a provider of presentations that have been accepted into the GPCI Accepted Education Program.

Full participation in the above outlined presentation is applicable for indicated GPCI Education Points towards acquiring the GPC (Grant Professional Certified) or maintaining the GPC certification.

GPCI administers the GPC, an accredited certification program that measures an individual’s ability to provide quality grant-related services within an ethical framework. GPCI accomplishes its mission through the identification of grant professionals who display outstanding expertise and ethical practices as measured by a psychometrically valid and reliable assessment tool. To learn more about GPCI, visit https://www.grantcredential.org.

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