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CEO Biography

Marilyn Green

is the President and Chief Operating Officer of JFY Consulting, Inc. and to the overall mission of the organization, she brings over 30 years of consummate skills in policy, project management, operations, strategic planning, non-profit management, public relations, staff development, organizational development, leadership development, labor-management relations, fiscal management, grant management, grassroots organizing, public speaking and capacity building. Ms. Green's educational portfolio includes a Masters in Public Administration and Policy Analysis, a Bachelors in Workforce Education and Development and an Associates in Science. JFY Consulting, Inc. has successfully achieved the following state certifications: MBE – State of Illinois; and HUB – State of North Carolina.


Core Values



Quality Client Service

Employee Excellence



Since 2005, Ms. Green has had an ongoing relationship with the federal government as a grant reviewer and has a diverse portfolio of opportunities as she has worked with the following agencies: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Headstart, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), Family Youth & Families Bureau (FYSB), Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and many others.  She has been a reviewer for several State of Illinois agencies - Human Services, Public Health and the Criminal Justice Information Authority. Upon request, Ms. Green serves as a reviewer for the Milwaukee County – Department of Health & Human Services in Wisconsin.  In addition, she has been a grant reviewer for Arch Grants Global Startup, Balsa Foundation and United Way of Greater St. Louis.

In 2016, under her guidance, JFY Consulting decided to write for the grant funds afforded from the National Association Self-Employed (NASE) Growth Grant and was one of the six awardees in our area to receive the funds.  JFY Consulting and has worked with clients for secure grant funding and corporate sponsorships. In 2021, Ms. Green provided technical assistance as a contracted grant reviewer for a behavioral health agency in Minnesota that resulted in a grant award of 4 million from SAMHSA. 

Ms. Green has designed and developed grant writing classes both virtual and in person for the novice and seasoned grant writer.  She is known for her teaching methods that are engaging and never intimidating.  Students report that she creates a very down-to-earth relaxing atmosphere that allows the students to easily gain insight into the complex world of grant writing.  Ms. Green has taught classes to over 300 plus students since developing her online and in person classes.  She has taught grant writing classes at Southwestern Illinois College and Shawnee Community College – Small Business Development Center (SBDC).   Upon completion of her class and coaching, her students have been very successful in receiving the funds that they needed for their passions.  For 2 years, Ms. Green has presented workshops on grant writing to the attendees at the Missouri Parents and Teachers Association Conference.

Ms. Green is the Host and Founder of a podcast, Girl, Who Don’t You Know?! that can be seen on Facebook or on YouTube at @girlwhodontyouknow. She is one of the co-authors of an Amazon best seller book, Stuck is Not Your Story: I Overcame and Am Victorious.  Ms. Green is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., - Delta Delta Omega Chapter, National Council of Negro Women – Metropolitan Chapter, National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Metropolitan St. Louis Chapter, Top Ladies of Distinction – St. Louis Chapter.  She is the Mother of two adult Sons and the Grandmother of two precious Granddaughters.


“Marilyn Green's services for the establishment of my company's 501(c)3 were superior! Her expertise streamlined the process in a timely, professional, and concise manner. She is extremely resourceful and comes highly recommended!”

Michelle Johnson

Executive Director/Owner

PAL Learning Center

Chicago, Illinois

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