English Literature (Writing Specialization), 1989. Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, The Bronx, New York.
Minor: Psychology; and earned a Distinguished Writer Certification.
Since 2002 (2002-2019), Dr. Coppáge has acquired over $68M in federal, state, city, and private funding for small businesses (profit and nonprofit organizations)—nationwide. Of this $68M, he was responsible for the management of $17M. He has been an instrumental, and a driving force in the design, implementation and management of several Federal and State funded communitybased
programs and initiatives.
As Principal Investigator, manage and oversee a $3M research project to provide substance abuse recovery services for young
mothers suffering from post-partum, with a substance abuse disorder. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). Provide leadership and direction to a project staff to ensure research integrity. (2019-2024)
As Principal Investigator, manage and oversee a budget of $500K to implement a female homeless veterans’ program (HVRP), funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Provide leadership and direction to a staff of three to include a Program Coordinator, Case Manager, and a Job Developer; to facilitate comprehensive program services to homeless female veterans residing within the north region New Jersey.
In June 2010, led the development of iBASS3, the first online small business assessment system, which provided small business enterprises an overview of the health of their organizations in five critical areas: leadership, organization, finance, services and marketing/community engagement. The system was launched in January 2011.
In 2006, led a team of technology professionals to create the first online budget and purchase order management system—EZ-Sum—
which allows leaders of small enterprises to easily, and securely manage multiple projects, and multiple funding/budgets from
anywhere in the world.
Verticom, Inc. — developed the business plan that acquired this Nigerian-based spin-off company $3.5 million in start-up capital. Subsequently retained to develop and deploy a $250,000 strategic marketing and sales plan to facilitate brand marketing and increase revenue acquisition.
The Pit, Inc.— developed strategic marketing and sales plans to increase market visibility along the southeast coast and expand
territory sales for this Atlanta-based condiment company. The executed plan was expected to generate new profit revenues from $50K to over $1.5M for 2002.