Meet the State Coordinating Office
Tamara Price graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. Degree in Psychology and a minor in Family and Child Sciences as well as pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Over the last 20 years she has worked for state government, non-profits and private agencies simultaneously managing a multitude of projects; establishing new programs and finding resources; she has designed and executed evaluations of government and non-governmental programs; wrote white papers and guidance documents, provided statewide trainings; and reported on high level state issues while working to establish solutions for those issues to ensure program efficiencies and effectiveness. As the Statewide Director, Tamara assists with statewide expansion, advocacy efforts, and Help Me Grow Florida legislation.
Contract and Project Manager
Allyson Adolphson has a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing and Management Communication, a Master of Public Administration, and is currently a doctoral student and instructor in the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. She has nearly 13 years of experience working for state government and non-profit organizations in project management and strategic planning capacities. As the Contract and Project Manager, Allyson approves deliverables, performs contract monitoring, leads procurement processes, and supports affiliates with contract and program compliance.
Program and Training Manager
Alexandra Goldberg has a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education and a background as an early education program director. She is skilled and experienced as an early childhood advocate. As a Program and Training Manager she provides technical assistance to the sites, assists with expansion efforts and program development, and provides day-to-day support to the affiliates.
Data and Research Manager
Liz Randall has a Master of Education degree in Special Education with a focus on infants and toddlers. She has seven years’ experience working directly with children with developmental delays and disabilities and a background as an early intervention service coordinator. She is knowledgeable in assessments and passionate about early identification of developmental delays. As a Data and Research Manager she assists affiliates with STAR issues and changes, manages special research and data projects, and sets up statewide training programs for Help Me Grow Florida.
What We Do
The Help Me Grow Florida State Coordinating Office has been the focal point for the training and technical assistance to new Help Me Grow programs across the state in order to support their establishment and infrastructure building. Help Me Grow Florida currently is funded through the Children’s Forum, Inc. and the Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning. Specifically, the State Coordinating Office is responsible for:
- Training and technical assistance support to Help Me Grow affiliate sites and partners
- Monthly conference calls with the Help Me Grow state network through the Partner and Affiliate Counties Team (PACT)
- Meetings with and presentations to community stakeholders
- Coordinating state-wide subcommittees to develop and manage:
- Help Me Grow Florida website
- Help Me Grow state-wide data collection system
- Training resources for health and early care/education providers
- Project evaluation
- State-wide public awareness initiative