Merlene A. Vassall

Grants Management Associate, Police Training Institute

Merlene Vassall brings more than three decades of proposal development and grants management experience to the Police Training Institute/Council for a Strong America. As an employee or consultant, Merlene has developed funding proposals that have secured more than $80 million for projects in such areas as education, child care, early childhood education, child welfare, and health. She has also conducted grantsmanship and writing workshops to share her knowledge. Merlene earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University and her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.