Gayla Rawlinson-Maynard, Director of the Center for Grants Development division with Harris County Department of Education is a nationally Certified Grants Professional (GPC) with over 20 years’ experience. Her grant work has ranged from foundation and corporate sponsorships/proposals to large collaborative government grants. Prior to coming to HCDE as its first grants specialist, Mrs. Rawlinson-Maynard worked at the University of Houston as the Program Manager of The Funding Source, and as an adjunct professor. She has generated over $165 million in funds for organizations she has served. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master’s degree in Sociology/Social Research from Sam Houston State University.