Meet Niya

Niya S. Hamilton, MBA is the Principal Consultant of Niya Hamilton Consultancy LLC, an operating company of NiyaShenell Holdings LLC. She is a connector and resource for many of her clients, colleagues, and peers in navigating programmatic and funding initiatives through an array of services. Ms. Hamilton shares her personal journey and expertise of why public service programs are powerful and impactful.

As a Finance & Accounting professional with over fifteen years experience, she currently serves as Senior Grants Accountant at Total Health Care Inc, in Baltimore City, Maryland — a federally qualified health center providing primary and specialty health care to vulnerable communities. Her former work has been recognized by a number of HR firms in the Philadelphia region, proving her as a highly sought-after Grants Accounting consultant for organizations such as Enterprise Community Partners, The Wistar Institute, CHC Connecticut, and Maryland Coalition of Families. Ms. Hamilton possesses extensive experience with federal and private funding for public health organizations, social services, clinical trials and research, and more recently equitable housing initiatives.

Ms. Hamilton’s foundational career in Grants Management began in a contractual role with the City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Health administering interdepartmental accounting functions. During her tenure at Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers, she developed her programmatic skill set. Her work is rooted in integrity, results, and lasting relationships. She continues to serve organizations through her consultancy working closely with executive leadership, Boards, Program Managers, and funders to champion funding for BIPOC communities. As a dedicated consultant, her clients receive the same high-level supports, insight, and detail to navigate, manage, and implement strategies into their services. A few of The Consultancy’s notable clients include Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), Nonchalant Farms, and Money Talks Edu.

As the former Board Chair of Urbanstead Francisville Farm in Philadelphia, PA, she provided oversight of compliance, governance, and processes contributing to frameworks that sustained viable programming, projects, and initiatives. Her leadership in board vetting and selection process, best practices, and DEI efforts garnered strategic partnerships with regional businesses through community-focused initiatives.

Ms. Hamilton is a HBCU alumna of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration; and earned her MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management in Philadelphia, PA. She is an individual member of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) and Standards for Excellence PA Licensed Consultant® out of Harrisburg, PA; as well as a national Standards for Excellence Institute® licensed consultant through Maryland Nonprofits, out of Baltimore, MD. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities and traveling with her family and loved ones.

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