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.

Conducted in-depth stakeholder interviews on possible reforms in the drug development pipeline as part of a project for the Council on American Medical Innovation, including also assessment of mechanisms used in other nations to promote biomedical innovation.


Consultant to the Director of Policy and Research, Living Cities, preparing a “blueprint” on urban economic-development issues as part of reconfiguration of the organization’s programs.

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.

Project staff for for the Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC) in conducting a review of business incubators in NYS, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and NYSTAR.

Benchmarked civic leadership-development programs in six regions for the Flinn Foundation (Phoenix), as part of a project to reposition its statewide grant-making in this area. Overall project resulted in creation of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership.

Benchmarked university research parks in six regions as part of a state-sponsored strategy project for East Baltimore Development Incorporated, resulting in strategy for a research park adjacent to The Johns Hopkins University medical campus.

Conducted extensive in-field stakeholder interviews as part of a bioscience cluster strategy for the Bio Economic Technology Alliance (BETA) hosted by the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts.

Facilitated a focus-group session convened by the Metropolitan Development Alliance (MDA) of Syracuse and Central New York (since reorganized into the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity) to assess potential strategies for a business incubator in environmental technology.

Conducted stakeholder interviews and other research for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), in a project conducted jointly by Battelle and Hammer, Siler, George Associates to identify the best location for a South Jersey research park.