Key Personnel

Jeffery A. Hunter, Principal

Jeffery A. Hunter, principal and founder of J. A. Hunter & Co., LLC, has more than 23 years experience in accounting, financial planning, information system implementation, contracts and grants management, technical assistance and training delivery and business development. Mr. Hunter has provided consulting services to dozens of entities involved in the funding and/or delivery of education, health and human services.

Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Hunter was a principal of Birch & Davis Associates, Inc. (B&D), a health care management consulting firm. He managed a federally funded contract providing assessment, technical assistance and training services to 60 State and Territorial Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) agencies. Mr. Hunter was responsible for the planning, financial management, implementation and evaluation of all project activities that included site visits, guideline development, technical assistance and training, meetings and conferences and systems development.

While at B&D, Mr. Hunter also served as interim chief financial officer of a federally qualified community health center that was in the process of emerging from bankruptcy. In that capacity, he managed the financial reorganization process and resumption of service delivery. In another B&D engagement, Mr. Hunter provided technical assistance to several community-based health centers that were transitioning from a fee for service payment system to a capitation environment.

Previously, Mr. Hunter served as comptroller of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) where he managed the accounting, grants management, personnel, procurement, contracting, audit and information technology functions for a nonprofit grants making organization with an annual operating budget of $18 million. He created policies and procedures for all financial and administrative processes, prepared financial reports for Congress and NED grantor agencies and evaluated the financial systems and management capability of NED grantees.

Mr. Hunter earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo; a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College. He is a member of the Maryland Society of Accounting and tax Professionals and the National Association of Tax Professionals. 

Mattie L. Hunter, Director of Marketing

Ms. Hunter is a former Assistant Vice President of GWSolutions (GWS), a for-profit company created and owned by The George Washington University. GWS offered a broad range of professional advancement and certificate programs to targeted employee populations within public and private sector organizations. These programs were designed to help working professionals and other non-traditional students acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for their professional and/or personal development.

While at GWS, Ms. Hunter’s primary responsibilities included identifying, developing, and building relationships with prospective client organizations in order to assist them in assessing and determining ways to address the education and training needs of their employees. She also managed and directed the day-to-day operations of the Business Development Unit and developed guidelines for prospective partnerships with other organizations.

Prior to her position in GWS, Ms. Hunter was director of The George Washington University’s Continuing Engineering Education Program (CEEP). She directed the day-to-day operations of a department with 14 line and staff employees and a $4 million budget. Specifically, she planned for and promoted CEEP programs, oversaw the development and distribution of marketing materials, and worked with program managers to develop strategies to improve CEEP’s performance and jointly identify opportunities for growth.

In addition, Ms. Hunter’s background includes Senior Management positions with MCI Communications and Avon Products. While at MCI, she was in charge of Corporate Training for the sales force, customer service, entry-level and middle management. During the early years of the company, she initiated and directed all start-up activities for the newly formed Mid-Atlantic Training Department, including the recruiting, hiring, and managing of a qualified staff of instructors and administrative personnel who designed, developed, and delivered training to MCI’s employees.

While at Avon Products, Ms. Hunter was responsible for at $14M sales division and led a staff of 20 District Sales Managers who were responsible for contributing to the division’s revenue targets.

Ms. Hunter earned a Master of Human Resources and Organization Development degree from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark-Atlanta University.

Juanita K. Hunter, EdD., RN, FAAN, Senior Consultant

Dr. Hunter, Professor Emeritus at the School of Nursing at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, taught community health nursing with an emphasis on international health, professional issues and socialization for twenty years. She also served as Project Director of the Nursing Center for the Homeless, a program funded by the Special Projects Grants Program in the Division of Nursing, Department of Health and Human Services. Through her work with the homeless, Dr. Hunter brought national attention to the needs of the homeless and influenced policy and administrative decisions, which improved the health care provided to these clients. She has conducted several research projects related to the homeless and has written several publications on this topic.