Colleen has been advising local, state, and tribal governments and not-for-profits on improving their operations and efficiency since 2005. She helps clients assess their organizational and program effectiveness, and assists them with developing and refining their performance and level-of-service measures. Colleen works collaboratively with clients to understand their goals and objectives; develop policies, processes, and tools; and define organizational and programmatic changes to better equip and position them to achieve their goals and objectives. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, organizational assessment, policy development, performance metric development and reporting, business process reengineering, strategic communications and reporting for decision makers, and best practices benchmarking.

Selected Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • Chair-elect, Humanities Washington
  • Member, International City & County Management Association
  • Member, Project Management Institute


  • BA, English and political science, University of Michigan
  • Diversity and Inclusion Certificate, Cornell University
  • MS, public policy and management, Carnegie Mellon University