Dr. Mary Jane Hetrick has years of successful, effective experience working with the nonprofit sector—as a consultant, a volunteer, a board member and branch manager of a national nonprofit organization. Dr. Hetrick has helped people turn visions into reality by starting new 501c3 nonprofit organizations—networking with accountants, lawyers and subject matter experts as needed to ensure sound footing upon launch.

For over 12 years Dr. Hetrick taught graduate level courses in nonprofit executive leadership, including specialty areas of marketing, grant writing, fundraising, performance measurement and strategic planning. Her experiences in teaching nonprofit theory inform and sharpen her consulting work in areas from organizational analysis of strengths/weaknesses/opportunities/threats to building brand awareness to measuring performance.

All of these areas build capacity to achieve goals and objectives that lead to mission accomplishment for any organization.

Dr. Hetrick earned a Ph.D. in Public Administration & Public Policy from Auburn University in 2004 where she was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi. She earned a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from Auburn University Montgomery in 1998, followed by Certification in Nonprofit Management from AUM in 1999. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from The University of Texas-Pan American (now The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) in 1991 while playing for UTPA’s Division I Tennis Team.

Dr. Hetrick’s business background has been an invaluable anchor to her work in the public and nonprofit sectors, helping drive a focus on efficiency while also producing measurable effectiveness. She has worked in a range of nonprofit areas including domestic violence/shelter, civil justice, veterans, athletics, recycling, foster care and child placement, Celiac disease/gluten intolerance, health and wellness, historical preservation, the faith community, and education. Teaching master’s and doctorate level nonprofit classes has further exposed Dr. Hetrick to many other areas of the nonprofit sector. Additionally, Dr. Hetrick has a passion for lifelong learning and seeks opportunities for continued research and certifications, such as the MITx Certificates for Launching Innovation in Schools (2017), Envisioning the Graduate of the Future (2019) and Competency-Based Education (2019).

Dr. Hetrick is ready to put her combination of real-world experience, academic expertise and discernment to work for you!

Dr. Hetrick has a particular passion for connecting foundations and donors
to worthy nonprofit organizations that simply need to build capacity for more effective mission accomplishment.