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Donna H

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Last Login 9/14/2016
Location St Petersburg, FL
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
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Summary of Experience
Donna began her career as a technical writer, assisting 50 principal investigators in medical peer-reviewed journals. After moving to the DC area, she found that writing for Defense contractors was a more popular field there. Within several years, she transferred to the technical career ladder after obtaining her M.Sci in Information Systems. After a few years, she followed this with an MBA from Georgetown University, also obtaining certifications in project management (PMP), ITIL and Scrum. She eventually migrated to proposal management. In the course of her professional career (and for fun), she has written about every type of documentation available. She's blogged and written an e-book as well, available on Amazon. Much of her work in the last 10 years has been for Government agencies in the Intelligence Community, and she obtained a graduate certificate in Intelligence Analysis in support of that work.
proposals, technical manuals, instructions, engineering, Intelligence, and projects that require research, politics, hobbies, movies, science fiction
jewelry making, polymer resin, precious metal clay (PMC), silversmithing, crafts, movies, (mostly classic) science fiction, religion, historical reenactment, renaissance faires.
U.S. Navy Mar 1990 – Mar 1998
Intelligence A School, military training

From 1990 to 1998, Donna was an Intelligence Specialist in the US military Reserves. She attended basic, intelligence A School, Imagery analysis, and additional intelligence studies throughout this period.

George Mason University European History, BA

Donna obtained her undergraduate degree from George Mason University. Included general undergraduate classes as required, and European history courses, culminating in a study of England's Star Chamber Court.

Strayer College (now University) Information Systems, Masters of Science, Information Systems

Donna examined the use of information systems in the business context. This included artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, all aspects of the systems development lifecycle, project management. She also studied general business topics.

Georgetown University International Business, MBA

Donna examined all aspects of international business, to include trade agreements, international logistics, currency arbitrage, governmental affairs, marketing, logistics, economics, accounting, finance, and organizational behavior.

Mercyhurst College Intelligence analysis, graduate certificate

Donna completed a graduate certificate in Intelligence Analysis in 2006, in support of work done in the Intelligence Community. She examined terrorist groups, examined imagery, developed analyses, wrote intelligence assessments, and briefed on intelligence topics.

Honors and Awards
Letter of appreciation Donna participated in the development of an IT system useful to the CIA and received a letter of appreciation from the chief of the Directorate of Intelligence (DI)..

Certified ScrumMaster Donna took ScrumMaster class and passed the test in 2011

ITIL Foundations Donna took ITIL v3 Foundations class and passed the test in 2010.

PMP Donna completed the requirements for PMP in 2005 and has held certification continuously since then.

Association Memberships
MENSA Member of high IQ society.

American Legion Joined based on service as Intelligence Specialist in the Navy.

Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Member of Association of Proposal Management Professionals since 2013

Project Management Institute Member PMI.

Certified ScrumMaster Scrum Alliance
Took and passed course in 2011

Held PMP continuously 2005 to present.

Projects by Industry

Ms. Hamel has provided particular expertise in the systems development life cycle prior to deployment. She has developed business cases, procurement documents, bidder evaluations, design and development documents, test plans and procedures, and deployment plans. She has additionally provided documentation from all stages of the project management lifecycle.


Ms. Hamel spent 30 years providing support to Defense and intelligence agencies, with an additional smattering in early years to VA. This work included technical documents in support of the systems development lifecycle and the project management lifecycle. Additional work provided proposal support.


Ms. Hamel publishes an article on a monthly basis to the MENSA Tampa Bay Sounding on a particular political topic.

Projects by Asset Type

Ms. Hamel initiated her grant/proposal writing experience when she worked for the Associate Director of Research for the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis in the early 1980s. There, she managed submissions to peer-reviewed journals and grant applications for 50 principal investigators. Upon relocating to the DC area, she became involved with proposal management to the Defense industry serving the federal government. She has managed and contributed to proposals exclusively for the last four years, and upon occasion for the last 25 years.


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