; Collaborative Planning Group :: About

Meet the Team

KERI-LYN COLEMAN, MSW

Founder and President

kcoleman@collaborateandgrow.com

Keri-Lyn Coleman has twenty years experience as a federal grant program administrator, community consultant, and local program director. As Founder of Collaborative Planning Group, LLC and President of Collaborative Planning Group Systems, Inc, Keri-Lyn provides non-profit organizations, corporations, coalitions and communities throughout the United States valuable evaluation, strategic planning and fundraising assistance. She has worked as a consultant to organizations across the country.

Mrs. Coleman previously served as the Acting Administrator for the Drug Free Communities Support Program (DFCSP) at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The DFCSP is a national grant program established by Congress to build community anti-drug coalitions across the country. As the Acting Administrator, Mrs. Coleman was responsible for the overall management of the DFCSP. Her responsibilities included developing policy, managing the budget, drafting requests for applications, reviewing grant proposals, making funding decisions, providing training and technical assistance to grantees, supervising program staff and interns, overseeing the national evaluation, coordinating with federal partners, and advising senior government officials. While at the ONDCP, Keri-Lyn also chaired the Public Awareness Work Group and served on the Executive Committee for the First Lady's Helping America's Youth Initiative.

Prior to working at ONDCP, Keri-Lyn was a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. At the local level, she has developed and implemented alcohol and drug prevention programs.

Keri-Lyn currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for Washington and Lee University's Community-Academic Research Alliance. Keri-Lyn volunteers with the Blue Ridge affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and at her children's schools.

Wendy Morgan, MA

wmorgan@collaborateandgrow.com

Ms. Morgan is an experienced master's level consultant and program director with over 30 years of experience. Since 2001, Wendy has worked with community coalitions in a variety of capacities including serving as a coalition director and prevention manager. Currently, Ms. Morgan serves as the evaluator for numerous coalitions throughout the country. Throughout her career, she has held positions in substance abuse, healthcare, education, social services, law enforcement, the newspaper industry, and management consulting,

SHANNON SILVA, PHD, LMSW

ssilva@collaborateandgrow.com

Shannon Silva is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Denver, where she conducts national and local research on the impacts of criminal justice policy with an emphasis on innovative justice alternatives. She has ten years of experience in non-profit grantwriting, program development, and evaluation, and has provided training and technical assistance to community coalitions nationwide on the use and measurement of environmental prevention strategies.


Paul Price

Technical Director

pprice@collaborateandgrow.com

Paul Price manages the development and operations of the CMS, PBPS, and SBIRT systems. Paul has been involved in digital marketing and SaaS software development for over 25 years with leadership positions at companies that include IBM, Kimberly Clark, ABB, LexisNexis, Bonnier, and Qwest Communications. Paul's successes have included managing the launch of online operations for JetBlue Airways, launching a dot-com that delivered internet-based EDI services, and working with Bosch & Lohm at an early attempt to build an e-marketing place connecting doctors, suppliers and insurance companies.

Paul also hosts a series of "house concerts" where he invites internationally touring singer-songwriters to play at his home and supports the music industry through the development of a web-based tour planning and management tool.

Lavidah Johnson

Client Support Specialist

ljohnson@collaborateandgrow.com

Lavidah serves as Collaborative Planning Group System’s (CPGSI) Client Support Specialist. As the client’s first point of contact for technical issues related to the CMS, PBPS and SBIRT systems, Lavidah assists with account setup, coordinates web-based trainings, and monitors and responds to user tickets and requests. She has twelve years of experience in substance abuse prevention and is dedicated to working with state and local level prevention organizations that positively impact the communities they serve.

Prior to joining CPGSI, Lavidah worked as a Project Manager for the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition and served as a Social Services Facilitator for an alcohol, tobacco and other drug alternative to suspension program with the Palm Beach County School District. In addition to her experience in prevention, she has extensive experience in administration and project management and has held positions as an executive assistant.

Mrs. Johnson holds BA in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication and an MS in Education.