Jim Beer, Ph.D.

Planning and Grant Writing Consultant

Jim Beer, Ph.D., is a fund development and organizational consultant whose experience includes grant writing, fund raising, legislative advocacy, state program licensure/certification, program/system development and HIPAA/42 CFR Part 2 compliance. He has worked with AMTC since 2010. An area of specialization for Dr. Beer is his analysis and application of administrative data (e.g., teen birth, STD rates, high-risk sexual behavior rates) to assessment, planning, and evaluation of teen pregnancy prevention grant-funded projects, including the following:

  • Office of Adolescent Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program
  • OAH Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)
  • Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) program.
  • Replicating Programs (Tier 1) Effective in the Promotion of Healthy Adolescence and the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy and Associated Risk
  • Behaviors program

In the past 15 years he has written numerous funded federal, state, local and private grants totaling more than $240 million for various agencies including OIC of Broward County, FL, Meta House, Center for Veterans Issues, United Community Center, State of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Word of Hope Ministries, Center for Self Sufficiency, Wisconsin Community Services Community Advocates, Dryhootch of America, and Prager University. His management/administration experience includes fund development, public relations, personnel supervision, budget development and monitoring, coalition building, program development, community outreach and board development. He also has clinical credentials that, in addition to Ph.D., include AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor (inactive), and Wisconsin MFT license (inactive) with experience in therapy, supervision, training, managed care consultation and utilization review. Dr. Beer received a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York, Regents College, a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University, and a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University.


  • Grant writing
  • Fund raising
  • Legislative advocacy
  • State licensure / certification
  • Personnel supervision
  • Budget development and monitoring
  • Program / system development
  • Public relations
  • Coalition building
  • Program development
  • Community outreach
  • Board development