Uncompensated, pro bono service on advisory board to the NYS Commissioner of Economic Development Development on aspects of the “research development program” administered by the Division of Science, Technology and Innovation at DED/Empire State Development Corporation.

Member of a Technical Evaluation Panel (specifics subject to a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement) convened by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Advisor in Community and Economic Development to the Innovations in American Government Awards Program at the Ash Center.

External reviewer for six innovation programs funded by Orange County (Florida) at the University of Central Florida, on a two-part technical-assistance project funded by Living Cities.

External Reviewer for the CUNY Institute for Software Design and Development (CISDD), reporting to the Vice President for Research at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Advisor to New York University’s College of Nursing Office of the Dean; and to the College’s John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing; and to the Institute’s Nurse Competency for Aging project funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies.

Conducted a program review for the Blandin Foundation of the SOTA TEC Fund, an entity intended to commercialize technologies developed at University of Minnesota for the benefit of Grand Rapids, Minn., and other regions of rural Minnesota.


Consultant for the Vice President for Research at the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, providing a comprehensive management review of the university-wide, multi-school Center for Continuing Education.

Independent Reviewer for the Technology Transfer Incentive Program of NYSTAR (one year only; discontinued to avoid potential conflicts of interest once incubator association was started).

Consultant to the Director of Policy, Office of the Bronx Borough President (at that time, Hon. Fernando Ferrer), on economic-development issues.