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  • The Measure4Change advisory council in Washington, DC, ensures that the content and programming is practical and accessible for participating nonprofits. Representatives from DC-area nonprofits meet quarterly to plan activities, foster community among participating evaluation specialists, and advise on strategic content development for the technical assistance curriculum and regional convenings. Nonprofit partner representatives on the advisory council serve two-year terms.

    Current Advisory Council Members

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    Katie Lu Clougherty, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, DC SCORES

    Katie Lu grew up playing soccer in Massachusetts and continued through her college club team at American University where she earned a B.A in both Public Health and Sociology. Her experiences working in the nonprofit and government sectors inspired Katie Lu to pursue a career in education and public health, which led her to DC SCORES. In her current position, Katie Lu oversees monitoring and evaluation of program data through the implementation of data collection, analysis and reporting. She is currently pursuing an MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Bloomberg Fellow.

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    Shenandoah M. Gale, Director of Evaluation & Learning, N Street Village

    Shenandoah Gale currently serves as Director of Evaluation and Learning at N Street Village (NSV). Working with an internal data team and program-facing colleagues, she leads an effort to stabilize and standardize NSV data collection and management to strengthen a culture of performance measurement and organizational excellence. Prior to her work at NSV, Shenandoah directed a diversity/anti-racism initiative at a 3.9-million-member national organization collaborating with an executive team and an advisory group to implement and evaluate culturally competent leadership development. Using qualitative research methods and an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, her master’s thesis research generated quality improvements in a cultural competency degree requirement program at a theological seminary, catalyzed two subsequent grant-funded studies, and resulted in two published articles and a book chapter. Gale holds a dual MA in International Training and Education from American University, and an MA of Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary.

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    Midas M. Hampton, National Director of Research & Evaluation, Urban Alliance

    Midas Hampton has a background in direct service with high school students and communities, mixed methods research, state and local policy, and program evaluation. He has a passion for participatory methodologies and centering equity in every aspect of the work. These experiences support and inform how he leads the research, performance measurement, and organizational learning at Urban Alliance. Midas received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina-Upstate and a master’s degree in public administration from Seattle University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of the District of Columbia in the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences.

    Kristin Lucero-Golden

    Kristin Lucero-Golden, Data and Outcomes Manager, So Others Might Eat

    Kristin Lucero-Golden has an extensive background in direct service and programming with both transitional-age youth and adults in workforce development and case management. She has combined that experience with her background in math and science to restructure her program’s data and evaluation systems as Friendship Place continues to grow as a leader in homeless services. She earned a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science from Indiana University and a master’s degree in urban studies with a concentration in youth development from Eastern University.

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    Elena Pinzon O'Quinn, Learning and Evaluation Director, LIFT

    Elena is Learning and Evaluation Director at LIFT, a national organization that partners with parents to break the cycle of poverty and build prosperity. Elena manages program evaluation and learning activities across regions to grow a culture of data-driven decision making. She previously led the Learning and Evaluation department at Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and has experience in mixed methods research, evaluation capacity building, and direct program service. She earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University and master’s degree in public health from UNC Chapel Hill.

    Andrea Scallon

    Andrea Scallon, Measurement, Evaluation, and Learning Officer, Miriam’s Kitchen

    Andrea Scallon has been a member of the performance management team at Miriam’s Kitchen since 2015 after starting as the data manager in 2013. As the data manager, she protected the integrity of all fundraising data. Now, as the measurement, evaluation, and learning officer, she sets the organization’s key outcome targets, reports data, and refines strategies to meet targets. Before joining Miriam’s Kitchen, Scallon was a senior program associate at AmericaSpeaks, where she helped conduct large-scale town meetings across the country on numerous topics. Scallon has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in urban planning, development, and design from Cleveland State University.

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    Daniel Sturm, Vice President, Maryland Food Bank

    Daniel Sturm is the Maryland Food Bank’s Vice President for Learning, Measurement and Evaluation. He passionately believes in peer-to-peer learning and resource sharing. Having worked for 10+ years as a researcher in humanitarian refugee programs (LIRS, USCCB, IOCC), employment services, housing, and hunger relief (United Way of Central Maryland, MFB), Daniel values analytical work that leads to promising practices, when clear policy fixes are not always in sight. He also enjoys developing resources that make learning relevant. Daniel is a published author who has worked as a full-time reporter in the U.S. and in Germany. He holds a master’s degree in Literature and Anthropology from the University of Tübingen.

    Alumni Advisory Council Members

    Yuanyuan Gong, United Way of the National Capital Area, 2018 - 2021

    Brittney Hannah, Community of Hope, 2020-2021

    Lauren Rice, Urban Alliance, 2018-2021

    Danny Friel, LIFT, 2020-2021

    Dr. Holly Stevens, Director of Evaluation and Learning, Children’s Law Center, 2016 - 2020

    BA Cockburn, Research and Quality Improvement Specialist, 2018–19

    Juan Vega, CentroNía, 2018–19

    Amy Driver, Sasha Bruce Youthwork, 2017–18

    Dan Tsin, Urban Alliance, 2016–18

    Selena Gonzalez Jones, Martha’s Table and Opportunity Nation, 2016–18

    Tony Fujs, Latin American Youth Center, 2016–17

    Kevin Jones, Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevent Services, formerly DC Promise Neighborhood, 2016–17

    Libby Watkins, DC SCORES, 2016–17

    Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Nonprofits and philanthropy
    Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center