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History

Teeter Associates, Inc. has a tradition of flexible, personalized service and offerings that can be tailored to your organization’s situation and needs. For more than 30 years, Teeter Associates has been providing quality, affordable management consulting to a diverse group of non-profit and for-profit clients in Southwestern Pennsylvania.


 

Staff

 
 

President

Robert N. Teeter, Ph.D.

Bob Teeter established Teeter Associates, Inc. in 1985. His expertise and success in planning, consensus building, community partnering, organizational start-up, and development have attracted a variety of non-profit and for-profit organizations to the firm. Bob is a leader in positive management practices and has conducted a variety of strategic planning, community facilitation, and management training programs for executive staff and boards of directors.

Bob’s work experience includes a number of years in basic and higher education as a teacher, guidance counselor, administrator, and manager. He served as Dean of Institutional Advancement (top fundraising officer with responsibility for annual fund, alumni giving, major gifts, planned giving, and government grants) of Saint Vincent College, a liberal arts college in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. While there, he planned and coordinated the transition of being a college for men to a coeducational institution. Prior to becoming the college’s first lay dean, Bob served as the college’s Director of Counseling, Career Planning and Placement. Bob’s doctoral thesis, “Participative Management and Selected Teacher Characteristics as Related to Innovative Classroom Practices,” has been published by University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in counselor education (supervision, program development) from the University of Pittsburgh and holds an M.A. from West Virginia University and a B.S. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

 
 

 
 

Vice President

Natalie Rega Nichols

Since joining Teeter Associates, Inc. in 1992, Natalie Rega Nichols has helped non-profit agencies successfully undertake fundraising campaigns to meet their capital, program, and endowment needs.  Natalie develops and implements comprehensive fundraising strategies specific to each client’s needs. She executes planning, development, and training sessions for agencies’ board of directors and executive staff. Several representative Teeter projects include the Community Center and Library Association—Fox Chapel and O’Hara Township, Economic Growth Connection, Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation, Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation, Ligonier Valley Library, Loyalhanna Watershed Association, Joseph Markosek Plum Community Library, Oakland Catholic High School, Outside In School of Experiential Education, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra, Tree Pittsburgh, Westmoreland County Community College, and Westmoreland County Historical Society.

Natalie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington & Jefferson College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and business administration. Natalie is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and board executive of Nichols Electronics, a radio frequency engineering firm.

 
 

 
 

Project Director

Sharon Peck

Sharon Peck has worked at Teeter Associates since 1999, assisting a wide variety of nonprofits in fulfilling their development and organizational needs from undertaking feasibility studies, major fundraising campaigns, development plans, and more. Sharon utilizes her extensive skills through foundation, corporation, government, and individual prospective funding source research. She writes grant proposals, case statements, newsletters, and campaign updates, and coordinates the design of a variety of printed materials. Sharon has worked with many clients including Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville, Greensburg Area YMCA, Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation, Ligonier Valley YMCA, Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc., Regional Family YMCA, Summer’s Best Two Weeks, and Valley Youth Network.

Sharon received her Bachelor of Arts in English and sociology from Washington & Jefferson College. She holds a minor in history. Sharon is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta Honorary Society and the Alpha Kappa Delta Honorary Society. She is a board member of Action for Animals Humane Society.

 
 

 

Associate

John Foreman

John Foreman has provided consulting services on strategic planning and fundraising to a variety of firms and organizations from Fortune 500 companies to educational institutions to community-based organizations. John’s expertise in finance has helped clients in meeting their campaign budget, operating budget, program planning, and planned giving needs. Prior to joining Teeter Associates, John was Chief Financial Officer for a large biomedical research institute and its supporting organizations — a foundation and a property management company. Previously, after spending over 10 years as a professor of business and government at three different colleges, he was the chief administrative, planning, and development officer for a liberal arts college. He began his career as a banker.

John received his Master of Arts in political science and economics from West Virginia University, his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Wheeling Jesuit University, and has completed specialized programs at Harvard University and Georgetown University. He has been cited in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in America.

 

 

Associate

Sandra Finley

Sandra Finley has planned, organized, and implemented fundraising campaigns for many organizations. She writes and coordinates the design of written material from press releases and management training materials to case statements and grant proposals. A key project was the formation of the Allegheny Trail Alliance, the coalition of trail groups building the Great Allegheny Passage. She was involved in the development of its Master Implementation Plan and the fundraising strategy to meet the needs of this phased, multi-million dollar campaign. She coordinated the historic interpretation plan for the trail and worked on key interpretive installations. Since Sandra joined Teeter Associates in 1988, she has worked with many clients, including Adelphoi, Inc., Alternative Program Associates, East Suburban Program Center—YMCA of Pittsburgh, Redstone Highlands, Regional Trail Corporation, Westmoreland County Food Bank, and Westmoreland Economic Development Corporation. Prior to Teeter Associates, Sandra honed her writing and marketing skills through advertising and public relations positions and as a free-lance journalist. 

Sandra received her Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism from the University of Mississippi. She holds a minor in philosophy. Semi-retired, Sandra enjoys community activities, travel, biking and hiking the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and a good game of bridge.  She lives in Greensburg with her husband Bill and two amusing cats—Whitsett and Adelaide—named for towns on the GAP.

 

 

Writer/Researcher

Madeleine Fisher

Maddy Fisher writes and prepares fundraising documents, including grant proposals and case statements, as well as performing research on clients and potential funding sources. She maintains foundation, individual, and internal databases and performs various administrative duties to meet clients’ needs.

Maddy received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with Magna Cum Laude Distinction from the University of Pittsburgh. She holds minors in French, creative writing, and public and professional writing.

 

 

Writer/Researcher

Kathryn Klawinski

Kathryn Klawinski researches fundraising strategies, sources, policies, and procedures specific to each client. She develops grant proposals and promotional materials and performs administrative activities to meet clients’ needs.

Kathryn graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint Vincent College with her Bachelor of Arts in English and minor in communication. She is a member of Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, and Who's Who in American Colleges.