Murray Covens — Principal since 2003
Murray Covens has been involved in the nonprofit community for more than 25 years. He has served on the board of directors for many local nonprofit organizations, and is a former partner with Social Venture Partners. Before founding North Texas Nonprofit Resources, he had over 25 years of financial and business management experience with both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, with more than 10 years of experience with nonprofit organizations in management and development. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston and a Master of Business Administration, and was formerly a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.
Sherri Barrett — Associate since 2008
Sherri Barrett had over 20 years of grant writing and other development experience with leading nonprofit organizations before joining North Texas Nonprofit Resources. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Baylor University.
Jennifer Morrison — Associate since 2012
Jennifer Morrison has strong government grant writing experience, including program development, grant research, proposal development, and grant reporting. She has spearheaded the receipt of several million dollars in government grants. She was with a domestic violence agency for 14 years before joining North Texas Nonprofit Resources, including 10 years as Executive Director. Previously she was Director of a Sexual Assault Recovery Program for six years. Jennifer holds Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Education degrees, and was formerly both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor.
Marti Royer — Associate since 2013
Marti Royer had more than 20 years of experience with nonprofit organizations before joining North Texas Nonprofit Resources. Her experience includes 13 years working as Executive Director for family foundations. She has also worked in development for several years with organizations such as Center for Nonprofit Management, Boys & Girls Clubs, and Girls, Inc. Marti has served on the board of directors for Social Venture Partners, United Cerebral Palsy, and Center for Computer Assistance to the Disabled. She holds a Master of Science in Social Work, Administration, and Planning from University of Texas at Arlington, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from University of Texas Austin.
Jana Shafer — Associate since 2018
Jana has served as Director of Development with Grant Halliburton Foundation and Galaxy Counseling Center, and worked for several years in development with Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She holds a Master of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology from University of Texas at Dallas, and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from University of Arkansas. Jana holds a Lifetime Teaching Certificate from State of Texas for Grades 6-12.