Julep Consulting

Julep Consulting supports grant-seeking nonprofit organizations, family offices and private foundations. Current Clients range from a tax-policy initiative to bring housing revitalization to distressed cities, to the adaptive reuse of the world's largest landfill for park use, to the production of a wide-release documentary on Roy Cohn.

Our Team

Juliet Page is the firm’s principal who has composed a five-person team of talented professionals. Previously, Juliet directed fundraising efforts for the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s $25 million Community Revitalization program, a fund for affordable and ecologically and historically appropriate housing composed of grants from 16 foundations. She also served for three years as an external advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation for its $24 million Rebuilding New Orleans Initiative and helped the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation assess its impact in the region. Prior to her post-Katrina work in New Orleans, Juliet lived and worked for ten years in New York where she was for four years the Director of Development for Friends of the High Line. Juliet also has several pro bono clients and serves on the board of the Shadhika Foundation to support Indian girls seeking secondary education.

Juliet has a B.A. from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. She has two young children, is married to a literature professor at the University of Wisconsin, and lives in Madison, WI. She is originally from Santa Cruz, CA.

Jasmine Harvest Nielsen is a writer, food historian, and food systems expert with two decades of experience leading New York City nonprofit organizations. As an adjunct instructor in Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University, Jasmine teaches courses on writing, food systems, and food culture for both graduate and undergraduate students. She is also a consultant to nonprofit organizations, including the New Orleans-based Restore the Mississippi River Delta coalition.

From 2014 to 2016, Jasmine served as the Executive Director of Just Food, which supports community leaders in launching projects to bring fresh food into their neighborhoods. Prior to that, she spent 16 years as the Executive Director of Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education. Jasmine volunteers her time as an advisor to numerous organizations focused on creating a more equitable city for all New Yorkers. Her previous experience includes serving as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the New York Abortion Access Fund, as an Advisory Board Member for the Legal Action Center's Women's Initiative to Stop HIV, and as a member of Community Resource Exchange's Community Advisory Group. In 2007, Bank of America recognized Jasmine with a Local Hero Award.

Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Religion from Vassar College and a Master's Degree in Food Studies from New York University. At NYU, Jasmine focused on the links between food, culture, and individual and community health. Her research to date includes work on the lasting impact of the countercultural food movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, an analysis of the post-Katrina gentrification of a New Orleans neighborhood through the lens of its restaurants, and a study of the unique place and potential of food in the museum setting. Since 2012, Jasmine has maintained The Drunken Fig, a blog chronicling her own culinary exploits.

Jeanie Kirk is an independent grant writer and project manager based in Portland, OR. Currently Jeanie manages foundation fundraising applications for The Data Center and supports the fundraising capacity of the Vera Institute of Justice's New Orleans Office, Foundation for Louisiana, the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign, and works as part of the Julep team supporting GNO, Inc.

Jeanie began her career in philanthropy in San Francisco with The Nature Conservancy's California Chapter, where she served for four years as the Program Manager for the chapter's Corporate and Foundation Relations team, a $30 million/year fundraising unit. Jeanie's graduate degree focused on climate change and sustainable development, and she is currently preparing for doctoral studies focused on environmental sociology, specifically the human impacts of climate change manifesting in migrations due to sea level rise.

Jeanie has an MA from Columbia University in the City of New York, and a BA from the University of Richmond, VA. She is interested in how environmental solutions can provide inclusive economic opportunities, fair trade, and responsible supply chains, deep ecology, and story telling. She has a working knowledge of French and elementary Spanish skills. Jeanie has travelled extensively and lived in Europe, India, and Latin America. Should Jeanie choose to move back East, she would be a 14th generation Cape Codder.

Lauren is a versatile, impact-oriented project manager with a background in quality improvement, systems research, and global health. She performs targeted research to support clients' strategic development goals, leads trainings on effective fundraising processes, and develops written materials to engage new philanthropic audiences. Lauren also brings expertise in project management and evaluation to her work with organizations seeking transformational change. Recent clients include Home by Hand, the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Community Solutions, Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, and Save the Chimps.

Lauren's professional life began over a decade ago in Washington, D.C., where she first worked in the U.S. Congress (House and Senate) and then with the Center for Global Development, a leading economic think tank. Lauren also spent two years living abroad in Morocco and Indonesia, designing and conducting qualitative research projects, for which she received grant funding from the Fulbright and Henry Luce Foundations. In 2010, Lauren accepted an academic research opportunity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which enabled her to support multi-year CDC- and nonprofit-funded projects administered by the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, while also pursuing a Master's degree in Public Health. In her subsequent position, as a research manager with the Health Innovation Program, Lauren supported multiple R01-level grants from the National Institutes of Health and led organizational initiatives related to quality improvement, intervention design, and program evaluation. Over the course of her diverse career, Lauren has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to skillfully engage with a range of community, academic, government, and for-profit partners--as well as her commitment to increasing the effectiveness of health, development, and philanthropic interventions around the world. Lauren has been a proud member of the Julep Consulting team since February 2014.

Lauren has an MPH from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BA in International Relations & French from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA. She is fluent in French and proficient in Bahasa Indonesia, Moroccan Arabic, and Spanish. Lauren currently lives in Stanford, CA, with her partner, a professor of science education and sociology, and their two-year-old daughter.

Rosalind Hinton is a development professional, oral historian and independent scholar with over 30 years experience working in community-based organizations and educational settings. She has held positions in teaching, development, strategic planning, project design and management.

Hinton is a successful grantwriter and development professional whose recent clients are the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music and Vera Institute of Justice in New Orleans, Careers in Horticulture in San Francisco and Life Celebrations, a Franco-American multidisciplinary arts collaboration. As a development professional Hinton has produced and managed successful fundraising and high donor cultivation events working with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. She worked with the Faubourg St. Roch Projectin philanthropic and non-profit program development with an emphasis on community development post Katrina. She secured funding to host the first Fulbright Interfaith Scholars Program of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars at DePaul University in Chicago. She coordinated government, corporate and community resources for the New Orleans Council for Young Children in New Orleans to create a school-based health center in an underserved New Orleans neighborhood. She secured significant funding from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Louisiana State Office of Public Health and local businesses for the health center. As membership director of the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, she expanded membership from 2 to 2000 and developed a high-level donor and volunteer program.

Dr. Hinton is an accomplished oral historian and uses these skills for public history, movement building and in development. She is currently a fellow at Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University bringing digital storytelling from the Pacific Coast to the Gulf Coast through LA Out Loud, a project that creates digital stories around Sexuality and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice. She partners with the StoryCenter in Berkley to bring storytelling workshops to the New Orleans area. She was lead historian on Katrina’s Jewish Voices, a project with the Jewish Women’s Archive and the Institute for Southern Jewish life to document the Jewish community post Katrina in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Mississippi Gulf Coast. She has worked with the Jewish Women’s Archive documenting Women Who Dared and Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement and worked with the Newcomb Archives documenting accomplished Newcomb Alumni. Dr. Hinton helped launch New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University with Professor Larry Powell and develop Music Rising at Tulane, the Musical Cultures of the Gulf South, a multi-million dollar project and website that documents the music and cultures of the Gulf South.

Hinton has a PhD in Religious Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Her areas of focus include African American religion and culture, music, visual arts, gender equality and women and children’s health. She was an assistant professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University in Chicago and has taught Religious Studies, Feminist Theology, and American History at Tulane and Loyola Universities in New Orleans.

Hinton recently moved to San Francisco and considers herself tri-coastal with a footprint in New York, New Orleans and San Francisco. She is currently working with Resilient Bayview (RBV) in disaster preparedness and Careers in Horticulture in workforce development in the Bayview Neighborhood of San Francisco, along with her numerous projects in New Orleans.

Sarah Milestone is an experienced philanthropy professional with success leading major initiatives and managing donor and brand relationships for internationally recognized arts organizations. She has held key positions at Taliesin Preservation where she was the Director of Development and Marketing and created a comprehensive development and communication plan, oversaw individual giving, corporate support, and external communications; the Wisconsin Historical Foundation where she was the Director of Development and oversaw individual and planned giving to secured a matching gift challenge that provided $750,000 for Old World Wisconsin; and American Ballet Theatre where she was the Director of Special Events raising $3 million annually through events in New York, Los Angeles and Palm Beach; in addition to the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Frick Collection and the Guggenheim Museum.

Sarah graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Madison where she studied Art History and Women’s Studies. Sarah lives for art, design, live music and her tiny dog; and loves riding her bike around Madison. Sarah spent twenty years in New York and is originally from Madison, WI.

Robyn Philips is a Toronto-based researcher with extensive experience consulting on market research initiatives in Canada and the U.S. across diverse industries such as consumer packaged goods, financial services, retail, publishing, health, media, and non-profit sectors. She is passionate about identifying insights to help clients exceed their business goals. Her services and expertise include: Insights Reporting; Consumer Profiling and Target Market Identification; Market Competition, Threats and Opportunities; Branding Development; Data Analysis and Visualization; and Focus Groups and In-depth Interviews.

Jenee Jerome is the administrative manager for I Get A Julep, where she is responsible for the firm’s financial function, purchasing, day-to-day and travel logistics, as well as vendor and subcontractor management. Jenee was a professional nanny for more than a decade and is parlaying her experience and skills as a household manager and nanny-share coordinator to organizing this growing small business.

Jenee grew up in the river city of La Crosse, WI, earned a BA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and then moved to Madison in 2003. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison she completed a Master’s degree in Educational Policy Studies with an emphasis in comparative/international education. Since 2005, Jenee has focused her continuing education in Early Childhood trainings and it has been her honor to assist young people towards contented and capable lives by teaching healthy habits, problem solving skills, and supporting their individual development needs.

Jenee loves living in Madison but she also loves to travel across the country as well as internationally. She has had the opportunity to spend time living abroad in both southern France as well as Belgium and has visited many other Western European countries during that time. She has also explored a small portion of the Middle East on a self-directed tour of Israel. In her free time, Jenee loves to relax with friends, watch football and movies, and read. She also enjoys volunteering with her spiritual community, the local chapter of the Red Cross and at the annual Wisconsin Film Festival. Jenee remains passionate about supporting the education and development of children and the local early childhood professional community as the Vice-President of the board of the Beyond Dane Chapter of WECA (formerly known as Dane County Association for the Education of Young Children (DCAEYC).