Alison Brady

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Alison Brady

Associate Director, Programs

Summary

Alison Brady joined InsideNGO full-time as an associate program director in 2014 and has been a trainer for InsideNGO since 2011. She delivers compliance workshops across the globe, including USAID Rules and Regulations: Grants and Cooperative Agreements, USAID Subaward Management, and Procurement Planning & Execution: USAID Grants & Cooperative Agreements. Alison has broad experience supporting compliance efforts and program implementation for health and economic development projects. Prior to joining InsideNGO, Alison was the deputy director for awards and compliance at Population Services International (PSI), where she led the prime award and subaward functions in PSI's grants and contracts department. In this role, she developed guidelines, templates, and tools to strengthen understanding of funder requirements and to promote efficient program implementation in over 60 countries. Earlier in her career she was a contracts and grants manager at Family Health International, an operations manager for a microfinance project in Mali, and a manager for USAID-funded contracts at Chemonics International.

Q + A

What is your favorite band or music artist?

I can’t choose just one so I’ll break it down into categories: Favorite singer: Ella Fitzgerald Favorite band: Count Basie Orchestra Favorite composer: Antonin Dvorak

What is your favorite place you’ve been to, and where do you want to go next?

I’ve been to 40 countries, so it’s hard to choose a favorite. I’m hoping to visit Sri Lanka and Estonia in the next few years.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Or dessert in general?

It’s a tie between cinnamon ice cream and crème brûlée.

What are your favorite hobbies outside of work?

Cooking, doing puzzles, and watching movies from the 1930s-1960s