Diane H. Leonard
Product Owner, Trainer
Diane is a Licensed Scrum Trainer, Licensed Scrum Master, and Licensed Scrum Product Owner through Scrum Inc. Diane is also a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association.
Diane’s passion for building capacity in nonprofit organizations is the link between her early career work as a grantmaker and now as a nonprofit consultant. Diane and her team at DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services have secured more than $65.1 million dollars since 2006 in competitive grant awards for their clients. The team began utilizing the Scrum framework in 2016 both to run their own teams, and also to help their nonprofit clients improve their grant seeking processes and overall operations efficiency. As a result of adopting Scrum, the daily operations and efficiency of the DH Leonard Consulting team has significantly improved and more importantly, their nonprofit clients that are engaged in the Scrum framework have seen an increase in their success percentage for applications as well as overall dollars awarded.
When not working with her team on improving the capacity of nonprofit organizations, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.
Erich is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum @ Scale, and Certified Scrum in Hardware Trainer.
Erich is an experienced Enterprise Agile Coach and Director of Agile Practice in railroad and automotive system design, development, and deployment. Erich has been coaching and facilitating agile-minded teams since his days on the Cornell University Formula SAE team as an undergraduate. Erich supports the curriculum development and training work of Agile in Nonprofits bringing in experiences from a wide range of team and business settings.
Erich is passionate about using Scrum in all elements of his life, so when not focusing on helping businesses succeed and create greater impact, better products, and happier customers with Scrum, he can be found using Scrum to coach the First Lego League community team the Heritage Hi-Techs of middle school students.
Jessica J. Crowley LST, SPC
Jessica is a Licensed Scrum Trainer, Certified SAFe 5 Program Consultant, Certified Scrum@Scale Practitioner, Certified Scrum Master, and Certified Product Owner that can train and certify in both the Scrum@Scale and Scaled Agile Frameworks.
Jessica is an experienced Enterprise Agile Coach who has organically journeyed through an Agile transformation from inception to successful expansion. Jessica has spent the past few years spreading the best practices she learned to many different types of organizations. She has launched new Scrum and Kanban teams, helped organizations scale up their Agile approach, assessed their state of Agility and Flow, and she has developed and taught customized training modules to help clients overcome some of their toughest obstacles on their journey to Agility.
Jessica enjoys writing and is a major contributor to the NDIA and GAO working groups, to include several Agile papers that are shaping and influencing the level of Agility in the government sector. Her article Meaningful Agile Metrics is being featured in the book entitled “Best Agile Papers of 2019.”
Megan is a Licensed Scrum Master and serves as the Marketing and Training Coordinator for our team at DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing and Agile in Nonprofits. Megan has a passion for marketing with a background in business such as; administrative assistant, accounts receivable, and business manager. Megan has worked with large corporations such as Howard Hanna and small privately owned businesses such as Classic Island Cruises. She also volunteers in her small town of Clayton with groups like Rotary and TIERS. In her free time in the summers you can find her out on the river enjoying the boat and spending time with family, during the winters you’ll find her hibernating waiting for boating season to come again.
Megan Shane, LSM
Marketing and Training Coordinator