Teamwork
Frankford Consulting - Helping organizations help young people build bridges to successful lives
 
 
 
Clients & Experience

PARTIAL LIST OF OTHER CLIENTS

  • Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Services, Transition Age Youth Policy and Program Development across education/vocational sectors through grant preparation and strategic guidance.
  • The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, University of Massachuestts Boston, Evaluation of Institute for Vice Provost's Office and external reviewers
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Adult and Community Learning Services, Evaluation of SABES: Professional Development Year 1
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Adult and Community Learning Services, Analysis/Evaluation of Educator Policy in Adult Education
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts, via UMass Boston Center for Social Policy, The State of School-Based Mental Health Programs in Massachusetts: An Initial Inventory and Analysis
  • Commonwealth Corporation, Youth Pathways Program Final Report and Recommendations
  • Framingham School Department, Community Resource Development for school-based mental health
  • Families on the Move of New York City, Inc., New York City organization representing consumers, families, and youth involved with the children's mental health system; capacity-building, funding
  • Georgetown Policy Academy on Building Systems of Care for Transition Age Youth with Mental Health Needs (Faculty/Technical Assistance)
  • Center for Human Services Research, Univeristy at Albany (New York); assistance in preparing Safe Schools/Healthy Students applicaiton
  • Massachusetts Coalition of School-Based Health Centers: School Mental Health Program
 

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Education Development Center, Newton, MA: Conceptualized, secured funding for, and provided technical assistance to improve state and local community and school health and mental health initiatives, through Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants

Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (Formerly, State Communities Aid Association), Albany, NY: Conceptualized and organized statewide campaigns to:

  • Reorganize funding for mental health services, resulting in landmark legislation to reinvest state funds in community-based care for adults (“Reinvestment”) and children (systems of care and school-based services)
  • Change regulations to increase school-based mental health services
  • Increase budget appropriations for Educationally Related Support Services (ERSS) to provide prevention alternatives to special education placement
  • Create a new state agency, the Office of Children and Family Services, to integrate children’s services

Equity Reform Project (New York State): Engaged the public regarding finance issues relevant to high-risk children, including a change in budget language to provide more funding for urban districts and a legal challenge to the education finance system

League of Women Voters, Denver, Colorado: Lobbyist to State Legislature

Governor's Interagency Task Force, NYS Office for the Aging, Albany, NY

Association of Lower East Side Settlements (ALESS) New York, NY