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, fundraising, 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 Jim 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 addition, Jim has written successful grant applications to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) for both the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Center for Mental Health Services, the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration,  Administration for Children and Families (Children’s Bureau; Office of Family Assistance), the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Justice (Bureau of Justice Assistance; Bureau of Prisons), the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Illinois State Board of Education, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Since 2001, Jim 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, the Center for Veterans Issues, the United Community Center, the State of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County (multiple agencies), the City of Milwaukee Community Development Grants Administration, Word of Hope Ministries, the Center for Self Sufficiency, Wisconsin Community Services Community Advocates, Dryhootch of America, the Next Door Foundation, and PragerU.

Jim’s management and 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 his Ph.D., include being an AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor (inactive), and having a Wisconsin MFT license (inactive) with experience in therapy, supervision, training, managed care consultation, and utilization review. Jim 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.


  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health
  • Offender Reentry
  • Workforce Development
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Responsible Fatherhood
  • Veterans Services
  • Child Welfare Services
  • HIV Services
  • Hispanic-Specific Services
  • Gender-Responsive Services


  • Grant Writing
  • Fundraising
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • State Licensure & Certification
  • Personnel Supervision
  • Budget Development and Monitoring
  • Program & System Development
  • Public Relations
  • Coalition Building
  • Program Development
  • Community Outreach
  • Board Development