I’ve contributed to the efforts of public health, governmental, and non-profit organizations for over 10 years. See below for some examples of completed projects.

Kansas City, MO, CHIP Planning

In 2019, I was selected to Chair an Ad Hoc Community Health Improvement Plan workgroup to guide revisions to the KC-CHIP. The KC-CHIP focuses on the lowest life expectancy zip codes and most marginalized populations, where individuals live substantially short lives than the rest of the city. The work of the Health Commission is focused … Continue reading Kansas City, MO, CHIP Planning

National Presentations

I have been called upon for my professional leadership and subject matter expertise in the public health field to present in the areas of physical activity, community design and planning, health equity, nutrition, and health impact assessment at numerous state and national conferences.

Topeka Bike Share Health Impact Assessment

The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority, in response to identified needs for improved infrastructure and creative access in the community of Topeka, Kansas, launched a bike share program as part of an overall City Bikeways Master Plan.

State Public Health Grants Management Tools

At the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, I led a team of 10 staff in the cooperative management and implementation of grants totaling more than $6 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including leading the development of critical tools for accomplishing grant and statewide public health objectives.

State Public Health Quality Improvement

With the increase in requirements related to quality improvement/quality assurance (QI/QA) with accrediting bodies, it is essential for everyone in the public health field to gain a working understanding of these approaches to analyzing and improving performance.

YourGardenShow Online Content

As a marketing, content & social media consultant for, the free social network for gardeners, I produced online content, executed a social media strategy, and implemented marketing campaigns to drive traffic, membership, and interest.

KCYA Student Health Behavior Evaluation

KCYA has been delivering arts education programing to schools in the Kansas City area for over 50 years. From 2012 to 2014 I worked with KCYA to evaluate their obesity prevention intervention in a high-needs school district.