Alison is passionate about helping mission-driven organizations expand their operations and programs. After demonstrating her ability to lead and grow several nonprofit organizations, Alison originally launched Pear Associates in 2003 to share her expertise with others. Working with a range of health and human services organizations, Alison helped her clients consider new strategies and services to boost their mission. She also worked with her clients to solicit the necessary resources that would allow the realization of the vision, with a focus on institutional and government funders.
In 2008, Alison returned to full-time employment. Her positions further developed her skills and experience in nonprofit management and advisory services. With the demand for her expertise in grant writing, strategic planning, program development, and communications ever-present, Alison enthusiastically relaunched Pear Associates in 2018. Through Pear Associates, Alison is excited to support a range of nonprofits, providing much-needed expertise and resources to help nonprofit organizations become more fruitful.
Alison received a Master of Education degree from Suffolk University. She enhanced her finance skills through Babson Executive Education and her program development proficiencies through the Institute of Communication Improvement. Alison received her Certificate of Professional Development in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging for Consultants from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice and TSNE Mission Works in the Spring of 2021 and Strategic Planning in Health Care Credential from the Society for Health Care Strategy and Market Development in 2023.
Alison splits her time between Boston and Provincetown. She loves spending time with her college-age children, is an avid reader, and aspiring competitive powerlifter.