Spence has specialized in developing and writing government grants for 15 years, primarily serving human service, arts and educational organizations in and around the NYC metropolitan area. He has also developed a Quality Assurance methodology called “QA-Plus” that he has brought to health home care coordination programs throughout NYC. As a human services grant writer, Spence has successful applied on behalf of clients for federal, state and government government funds to support many program types including permanent and supportive housing, minority medical services, mental health, substance abuse treatment, health homes, alternatives-to-incarceration, colleges, HIV services, LGBT programs, youth and senior services, food and nutrition, employment and job training, veterans, and many others. Prior to becoming a consultant, Spence was a program director at several social service agencies and for six years he taught social work at Hunter College. He is a NYS Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a volunteer Mental Health Responder for the NYC Medical Reserve Corps. Spence holds a B.A. from Columbia University; a M.F.A. from Carnegie-Mellon; and a M.S.W. from Hunter College School of Social Work. He has completed all but his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Social Welfare at CUNY Graduate Center.