Holly L. Parrish, Managing Partner
Holly Parrish, CFRE is a graduate of Florida Southern College and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration & Non-Profit Management from University of South Florida. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2004, Holly has worked for more than 20 years in Fundraising, Public Relations and Marketing. In addition to managing client work for PH Solutions, Holly works as a consultant with Jacobson Consulting Applications (JCA, Inc.) and is on the training faculty for the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. Holly has led fundraising programs for Cornerstone Ministries of Tampa, Lakeland Regional Health Foundation and the Aerospace Center for Excellence. Since establishing PH Solutions in 2013, Holly has had the privilege of working directly with more than 50 local and national organizations,
Holly is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (President for Greater Polk Chapter) and is a past member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. As a volunteer, Holly chairs the Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Media at Southeastern University and serves on the advisory council for the Honeycomb Project of Chicago. Past board service includes leadership roles with Lakeland Community Theatre, the Downtown Lakeland Partnership and the Junior League of Greater Lakeland. Holly is a graduate of Leadership Lakeland Class XXXVI. Her other passion aside from philanthropic work is music. Holly teaches voice and piano privately and has showcased her talents as both a performer and director for dozens of local theatre productions and concerts over the past 25 years.
Shira Johnson, Senior Consultant
Shira Johnson, MPA, is a graduate of the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri where she received her Masters of Public Administration with a focus in public management. Additionally she received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland. Since 2012 Shira has provided non-profit management consulting services primarily on program development and evaluation, leadership development, grant writing and fundraising. Prior to consulting, she served in various nonprofit leadership roles, including Executive Director of Whole Child Indian River and Executive Director of Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida.
Shira is an adjunct professor at Polk State College teaching Public Administration courses. She is a past President of the Junior League of Greater Lakeland.
Julia DiSpada, CRM Specialist
Julia spent her early career working with major business corporations in New York City. When moving to Florida, she crossed over into the fundraising field and has been growing her expertise for the past 23 years. She has extensive experience using Blackbaud Raiser's Edge and is certified at the Professional level. Julia has been involved in her local community with various organizations and civic clubs.