“Shelley has been on contract with United Way Suncoast for the past 5 years; she is involved in a number of research, strategic planning, and evaluation projects. Her commitment to learning and teaching is evident in her work. Most importantly, as a consultant she has never disappointed us. She always delivers a product that is of the highest quality and has never missed a deadline.”

Emery M. Ivery, Tampa Bay Area President, United Way Suncoast

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Client and Project Listing:


The listing below first presents the client, then the specific project name. Where multiple projects were completed for a single client, they are bulleted. For multi-year projects, the year is noted.

Allegany Franciscan Ministries

  • Capacity Building Initiative (JUMP) Program Evaluation (2008-2014)
  • Common Good Initiative Program Evaluation
  • Foundation Evaluation Review and evaluation support
  • Technical assistance to potential grantees (2009-present)

Charlotte County Children’s Services Council

  • Needs Assessment
  • Charlotte County School Readiness Coalition

  • Program Development
  • Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center

  • Public Input & Education Project
  • Child Care of Southwest Florida

  • Federal Early Reading First Grant Evaluation (2004-2007)
  • Children’s Home Society

  • Brain Training Pilot Study
  • Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

  • Evaluation Training (2006-2012)
  • Collier County Health Department

  • Title X Evaluation (2010-2011)
  • Community Health Action Team

  • Program Development
  • Early Learning Coalition of Orange County

  • Workforce Study
  • Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County

    • Study of the three-year pilot of Look for the Stars
    • Five-year review of Look for the Stars

    Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida

  • Program Evaluation (2006-2009)
  • Embracing Our Differences:

  • Annual Program Evaluation (2006-2010)
  • Executive Service Corps of the Charlotte Region

  • Building Better Boards Evaluation
  • Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association

  • Coalition Capacity Improvement
  • Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions

  • MomCare Evaluation
  • Florida Department of Children and Families

  • Grant Evaluator for Collegiate Success Initiative and Partnership for Success Grants
  • Florida Department of Health

    • Community-Based Prevention Program Evaluation (2008-2010)
    • Healthy Start Redesign (2011-2013)

    Florida Gulf Coast University

    • Project Succeed Program Evaluation
    • Beginning Teacher Program Evaluation
    • Federal Transition to Teach Grant Evaluation (2006-2012)
    • Institute of Government Facilitator (2002-2008)

    Florida Studio Theatre

    • Audience Enrichment Formative Study
    • Culture Study
    • Annual Write a Play Program Evaluation (2000-2008)

    Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice

    • Arts Assessment, from Recommendations to Implementation
    • Because It Matters Program Evaluation (2007-2010)
    • BIG Program Evaluation
    • BRAIVE Fund Program Evaluation (2008-2010)
    • Building Better Boards Initiative Evaluation (2002-2008)
    • Gulf Coast Leadership Institute Program Evaluation (2008-present)
    • Homeless Children and Families Program Evaluation
    • Hunger Initiative Evaluation
    • Invest in Incredible (2012-2014)
    • Lessons Learned Report (2004 Hurricane Season)
    • North Port Leadership Institute Program Evaluation (2007-2008)
    • Strategic Grantmaking in Education Initiative Evaluation
    • STEM Educational Initiative (2011-2015)

    Healthy Start Hillsborough County

  • Safe Baby Evaluation
  • Healthy Start Southwest Florida

    • Closing the Gap Program Evaluation (2003-2006)
    • Data Analysis for Needs Assessment (2008, 2013)         
    • Fetal and Infant Mortality Review
    • FOCUS Program Evaluation
    • Help Me Grow Program Evaluation        

    Hendry County Health Department

  • Impact Training
  • Hillsborough County Education Foundation

  • Early Literacy Council
  • Stakeholder Involvement Study
  • Houston Endowment

  • Enhancing the evaluation function
  • Juvenile Welfare Board

  • Facilitator (2003-2008)
  • Lee County Department of Human Services

  • Data Collection for the Human Services Council Strategic Plan
  • Lee County Government

  • Outcome Training (2002-2008)
  • Manatee County Community Action Agency

  • JOLI Federal Grant Evaluation (2010-2013)
  • Manatee County Department of Community Services and Manatee County

  • United Way
    • Program Outcome Training and Consulting (2000-2014)
    • Community Impact Agenda Data Collection

    Pinellas Public Library Cooperative

  • Interlocal Library Needs Assessment
  • Quality Childcare Council

  • Program Redesign
  • Quantum Foundation

    • Capacity Building Initiative Evaluation
    • Developing an evaluation and learning system to support strategy
    • Health Navigator Evaluation (2010-2012)
    • Technical assistance to the foundation and grantees (2011-present)

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Fellows Program (local fellow)

  • Evaluation Consultant
  • Sarasota County Education Foundation

  • Texcellence Program Evaluation
  • Sarasota County Health Department

  • North Port Drug Free Youth Program Evaluation
  • Sarasota County School Board

    • 21st Century Grant Program Evaluation
    • Alternative School Program Evaluation
    • Connect for Healthy Students (2010-2012)
    • Education Research Grant Proposal
    • STEM EETT Grant Evaluation
    • AWDSL Grant Evaluation

    School Readiness Coalition of DeSoto County

  • Assessment and Planning
  • Science, Tobacco and You

  • Program Evaluation with T.D. Weiden Consulting
  • Senior Friendship Centers

    • Community Assessment Report
    • Community Engagement Project Evaluation
    • Communicating Impact
    • Quality Improvement Project

    Seniors in Service

    • Revision of the evaluation system
    • Grant Evaluator: Lowry Park Initiative

    Southwest Florida Community Foundation

    • Bonita Springs Community Assessment
    • Sanibel-Captiva Community Assessment

    United States Department of Defense

  • Proof of Concept Evaluation
  • United Way of Florida

    • Strategic Planning Metrics
    • Community Impact Data Project

    United Way of Lee County, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and Lee County Government

  • Community Outcome Training and Technical Assistance (1991-2001)
  • United Way of Lee County

    • Annual Community Assessment (2000-2008)
    • Bonita Springs Community Assessment
    • Resource House Project Development and Evaluation
    • Success By 6 Assessment and Program Development

    United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta

  • Katrina Response Evaluation
  • United Way of Northwest Florida

  • Community Impact Assessment
  • United Way of Sarasota County

    • Community Impact Agenda Data Collection
    • Financial Stability Partnership
    • Status of Philanthropy Study
    • Success By 6 in DeSoto County
    • Whole Child Project Data Summary

    United Way of Sarasota County and the Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County

  • Success By 6 Kindergarten Survey
  • United Way Suncoast 

    • 211 Data Analysis
    • Helios Foundation Grant Evaluation
    • Program Evaluations: Operation Graduate, Campbell Park, FINRA, and Potter Elementary Initiative
    • Technical assistance to grantees
    • Technical assistance for evaluating community impact

    University of South Florida

  • Manatee County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention (2006-2008)