Colleen is a qualitative research and communication consultant who has built at 25-year career helping organizations understand their audiences and craft outreach that moves people. Taking a path from research (at Westat) to PR (at Porter Novelli) to solo practice, she is especially enthusiastic about research that can be put to use. Colleen is a versatile researcher with a client list extending from the federal government and nonprofits to the private sector. The list includes NCI, CDC, USDA, the Department of State, Arlington Public Schools, Salt Lake City, the American Society of Association Executives, and Lippincott publishers.
Several awards have recognized the clarity and public health benefit of Colleen’s work, including a 2011 Clearmark Finalist award and the NIH Director’s Award of Merit. As a researcher, Colleen is convinced her greatest asset is her genuine interest in what audiences have to say. She holds an M.A. in Communication from the University of Maryland.