Our Team


Brian L. Bell

Brian’s expertise includes enrollment planning, space utilization, space guidelines and needs, space management, inventory verification, space quality evaluations and facilities master planning.   Prior to forming CFP Brian was Director of Facilities Management and Planning with Central State University in Ohio.  He was involved with the planning and construction of numerous renovation and remodeling projects as well as being responsible for directing the Department of Physical Facilities operations for the University.  Before joining Central State he was the Assistant Director for Capital Planning at the Ohio Board of Regents for eight years and was involved with all aspects of coordinating the State of Ohio’s higher education capital budget.

Lisa H. Macklin

With extensive experience as a facilities planner that includes 11 years at The Ohio State University, Lisa has maintained major responsibilities across a broad spectrum of innovative projects and studies.  These include numerous building programs, feasibility studies, planning studies, space assessments, capital planning, and master planning for Colleges and Universities around the country.  These responsibilities have provided her direct exposure to the space issues and trends facing educational environments from which she is able to bring creative insights to each new project.

David C. Marsh

Dave brings extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of space utilization, needs analysis and management.  Prior to being a CFP founding partner, Dave retired from The Ohio State University as Assistant Vice President for the Office of Campus Planning and Space Utilization.  His office was responsible for the University’s space inventory, capital equipment inventory, space utilization, long-term capital planning, program development for funded capital projects and land use planning.  Earlier in his higher education career Dave was Assistant Vice President for Ohio State’s regional campuses where he was responsible for budgeting and long-term planning in their early development.  As Dean he was heavily involved with the formation of the University College which enrolled all Ohio State freshman and many sophomores at the time.  His responsibilities included development of academic advisement manuals for all colleges and implementation of academic standards for the College.  Currently,  he leads the CFP laboratory utilization and needs assessments through his computational and statistical expertise as well as his creative problem solving skills.

James M. Palavin

Jim provides expertise in the development and design of the firm’s space management software system (SIMS2000) and the classroom utilization and needs analysis.   His classroom management and scheduling knowledge provides expert recommendations for classroom utilization guidelines and scheduling best practices.  Prior to joining CFP Jim was the Assistant Registrar for Scheduling at The Ohio State University where he was responsible for classroom technology, classroom scheduling and course information management.   Jim also served as the Senior Academic Planner for Resource Planning and Institutional Analysis at OSU. He was involved in academic space assignments and the biennial capital plans.  In this role he computerized and redesigned the space needs model used for academic planning at the University.

JoEllen H. Baldwin

JoEllen has over 28 years of experience in facilities planning, project management, financial management and human resource administration. Prior to joining Comprehensive Facilities Planning JoEllen was the Associate Director of Space Planning at Indiana University where she developed short and long-term space and academic plans; collaborated with provosts, deans, and department chairs to assess space needs; identified funding; evaluated requests for space and identified solutions to address space issues. With this broad experience JoEllen brings a unique understanding of space and facility issues. Her ability to relate to these challenges and responsibilities allows her to leverage both perspectives to achieve successful outcomes.