Michelle Greanias, Executive Director

Michelle Greanias

Michelle joined GMN as its first Executive Director in May, 2008. She is a longstanding member of GMN, serving as a board member from 1996-2001 and as Co-Chair from 1998-2001.

Michelle has spent most of her career in philanthropy, serving most recently as Managing Director of Grants, Loans, and Procurement at the Fannie Mae Foundation. While at the Fannie Mae Foundation, Michelle led a grants management team which supported $45 million in annual grants targeted primarily to housing and community development nonprofits, but that also included grantmaking to homelessness, youth, arts, research, and human services organizations. She oversaw servicing of the Foundation’s $20 million affordable housing loan fund and managed employee giving programs for more than 5,000 employees. 

Michelle speaks and writes regularly on effective grants management practices and has consulted with government and private sector grants programs to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their grantmaking operations. She holds Bachelors Degrees in International Studies and French/West European Studies and a Masters in Business Administration from the American University. Executive Director's Curriculum Vitae

mgreanias [at-sign] gmnetwork [dot] org  |  202-329-7670  |  @mgreanias


Miriam Williams, MBA, Manager, Membership
   and Chapter Services

Miriam Hankins

Miriam is serving as GMN's Manager, Membership and Chapter Services. Miriam is responsible
for developing and implementing strategies to increase membership, expand involvement
in GMN's programs and resources, maximize chapter operations and governance, and build a network
of highly trained regional and national volunteers.

She has over 25 years of association/non-profit experience in directing and managing membership and marketing programs to achieve strategic results at all organizational levels. She specializes in initiatives in the areas of chapter management efficiency, member growth and retention, and