Our Team

Terri L. Schreiber

TLS Reunion Week 2019

Terri L. Schreiber is a deft practitioner who draws on her background in the IT sector, product and people management, research, and analysis to solve complex problems involving addiction-prone substances. Terri has earned a Master’s in Public Administration, a Master’s in Business Administration, and completed all course work for a PhD in Public Affairs. Her interests span both the private and public sector. For two decades she has worked with large and small organizations including Accenture, Microsoft, The United Way of King County, Washington Women in Need, Harvard’s Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership, the Department of Defense, The International Benzodiazepine Symposium (TIBS), The Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices, the Challenge School, and The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention. In addition, Terri volunteers her time with women in active recovery at Denver Women’s Prison and at the Haven. Terri is a highly motivated leader with strong management, communication, collaborative, and interpersonal skills. In her free time, she likes to bike, cook, garden, meditate and hang out with her daughter.
Read about Terri’s pain story.

Steve Wright, MD

Steven Wright, MD, is a residency-trained family physician with a 36 year clinical career. Active in addiction medicine (board certified) 31 years and medical pain management 15 years, he focuses on issues related to controlled substances, addiction, and medical pain management through consulting, speaking, advocacy, policy development, education, medical provider assessment / supervision, and medical legal work. His clinical interests include the neurophysiology and treatment of pain and addiction (etiology, pharmacogenetics, treatment), non-opioid analgesia, opioids (medical and non-medical use), benzodiazepines (medical consultant for the Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices), cannabis (medical and nonmedical use), adverse consequences, best practices, and systems of care.

Mark W. Davis

Mark W. Davis is an Assistant Professor in West Chester University’s Department of Public Policy and Administration. Mark’s PhD studies were at the University of Colorado Denver in the School of Public Affairs where he was Managing Editor of Policy Studies Journal. Mark completed his Masters of Public Affairs (2009) at Indiana University in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs where he also taught as an Adjunct for seven years. His undergraduate degree is Engineering and Public Policy (1992) from Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests include: public management, collaborative governance, and the public policy process. Within this research frame Mark focuses on U.S. national policy, including the opioid crisis and state and local government public policy. In his spare time Mark is an avid bicyclist. Most recently this took Mark to California to participate in the AIDS/Lifecycle, a 545-mile, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, CA.

Will L. Swann

William L. Swann is an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. His research and teaching interests include local government, sustainable and healthy cities, public management and organizations, and quantitative research methods. His research focuses broadly on sustainable communities and examines how strategic management, organizational development, and interorganizational collaboration relate to sustainable energy, land use, health, and climate policy choices and outcomes in cities. He is also involved in research examining the impact of regulation, evidence-based decision-making, and healthcare cultural change on opioid-related prescriptions and patient outcomes. His research can be found in public administration and urban studies journals. He was named a 2015 Staats Emerging Scholar by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). He holds a PhD in public administration from Florida State University

Sojeong Kim

Sojeong Kim is pursuing a PhD in Public Affairs at University of Colorado Denver and working as a research assistant in the School of Public Affairs. Sojeong is engaged in a research project that surveys local governments’ opioid policies to better understand how and to what extent policymakers are responding to the opioid crisis. Teaming up with Dr. Swann, she conducted local government surveys in Colorado and Pennsylvania counties and will continue with her work in North Carolina, Ohio, and Washington counties. Before joining the Ph.D. program, she served as a research assistant at the National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS), conducting research on forest policies related to people’s welfare and health, particularly investigating how specific substances in forests impact people’s health. Sojeong also worked as a research assistant at the Center for Korean Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She is particularly interested in how policies impact society in environmental, social, and economic ways. She earned a BA in Economics, and a master’s in public policy.

Serena Kim

Serena Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, lived in Florida, and resides in Denver. She teaches Public Policy Analysis, Evidence-Based Decision Making, and Research and Analytic Methods at the School of Public Affairs in the University of Colorado Denver. Her areas of interest include natural resources and renewable energy policy, health policy, institutional analysis, regulatory studies, and data science.  She has been involved in multiple research projects on sustainability policy and distributed renewable energy systems. Her research has appeared in Policy & Politics and the Journal of Environment & Development. She holds a PhD in Public Administration and a BA in Economics. When she is not in the office, she goes to the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Rockies games, hiking, and yoga and barre classes.

Alex Osei-Kojo


A native of Ghana, Alex is currently a Ph.D. student at the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver. Previously, he taught undergraduate public administration/policy courses at the University of Ghana. Apart from presenting papers at several international conferences and workshops in countries including Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Norway, and Canada, Alex’s publications have featured in international peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Public Affairs, Resources, and Environment, Development and Sustainability. In 2018, Alex received the Equity and Inclusion Fellowship from the Association of Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) and the International Young Scholars Fellowship from the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA). He also received the PATNet Fellowship from the Public Administration Theory Network in 2019. His research interests include the policy process, environmental policy/politics, collaborative governance, and bureaucratic politics. For leisure, Alex likes to travel, and listen to classical music and hymns.

Marisa Kirby

Marisa Kirby graduated from Regis University in 2017 with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Psychology. Marisa is currently a software engineer at Maxar Technologies. In the past, she has taught coding to elementary school students in addition to designing websites like the one you are viewing. Marisa’s hobbies include climbing mountains, travelling, practicing yoga, snowboarding, and surfing. She also enjoys drawing and photography.

Carol L. Van Noy

Carol L. Van Noy has twenty-nine years of fundraising experience in Major Gifts, Grant Writing, Annual campaigns and Corporate Philanthropy working at United Way of King County and other nonprofits, with clients such as Boeing, Microsoft, State and Federal governments, and raising over $100+ Million for mission driven causes. She is the author of Fundraising plans, a philanthropy trainer, event speaker and education advocate. She has been involved in education as a school director for twenty years. Carol is passionate about helping people suffering homelessness and opioid addiction. She also has expertise in team building, fundraising training, family foundations, legislative advocacy, mentoring and strategic planning. She has a BA from the University of Washington and extended study certificates in philanthropy. In her free time, she likes to travel, spend time with family and hike the great outdoors.

Megan Lamiotte

Megan Lamiotte is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Public Administration at West Chester University. She works in the federal acquisition field as a Contract Specialist and Cost/Price Analyst. Her research interests include: leadership in federal government and public health, which includes opioid addiction prevention and intervention. In her spare time, Megan enjoys working out, taking care of her adopted cats, and soap-making from scratch.