Paula Asbury (she/her/hers)

Paula has over 13 years in grant management and more than 20 years of experience in program management, strategic sourcing, and process improvement supporting K-12 charter schools in nutrition, academic and operational programs. She completed Masters level coursework at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and received a Bachelor of Arts from Lee University. She specializes in process improvement, grant management training, and post-award administrative services. Paula has served entities across multiple education sectors including non-profit and for-profit organizations. In addition, she has developed multiple policy and process resources for program management, multi-level and participant-centered trainings, and grant management. A great deal of Paula’s work in education supported historically disadvantaged populations, including low-income and drop-out prevention/recovery programs. During the pandemic response, Paula managed over 75 grants with a total value over $8 million. She also serves as a life coach to abuse survivors.

Paula lives in Tennessee with her husband and family. She enjoys cooking, writing, and spending time with her family. She is also a published author.

My favorite thing about this work: Making a positive difference in the lives of those I work with so that they are enabled to change the world around them in a beneficial way.