Advisory Council

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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Danny Friel, Senior Evaluation Manager, LIFT

Danny Friel oversees research initiatives and program evaluation across LIFT’s four sites, helping staff measure impact, monitor progress against goals, and find new ways to improve our partnerships with families. Danny began his career studying cognitive development at MIT and developed evaluation expertise in roles at community-based organizations and government agencies that support kids and families. In 2017, he authored a study on early childhood education workforce development for the City of San Francisco. A first-generation college graduate, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

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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.

Yuanyuan Gong

Yuanyuan Gong, Research and Program Evaluation Specialist, United Way of the National Capital Area

Yuanyuan Gong manages and oversees program performance measurement work for the education, financial stability, and health initiatives in the eight United Way of the National Capital Area jurisdictions. She uses her enthusiasm in program monitoring and evaluation and curiosity in continuous organizational learning to support program accountability and to inform evidence-based decisionmaking. Gong has a bachelor’s degree in business management from China Agricultural University and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland.

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Brittney J. Hannah, Vice President for Community Impact and Evaluation, Community of Hope

Brittney Hannah provides strategic oversight and direction on place-based initiatives, supports integration health and housing services, and designs and implements large-scale program evaluations for Community of Hope. Previously, Hannah served as a Fellow with The Lab @DC where she conducted evaluation for District agencies, while also working as the supervisor of the Evaluation and Data Analytics Unit at the DC Child and Family Services Agency where she created the infrastructure and internal capacity to conduct robust program evaluation, research and continuous quality improvement. In this role, Hannah developed the evaluation strategy which contributed to CFSA being nationally recognized as the Family First Prevention Services Act’s first implementer. Hannah graduated from North Carolina Central University with a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in research and evaluation and completed the Certified Public Managers program at the George Washington University.

Kristin Lucero-Golden

Kristin Lucero-Golden, Assistant Director, AimHire Employment Program, Friendship Place

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.

Lauren Rice

Lauren Rice, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Urban Alliance

Lauren Rice joined Urban Alliance in 2016 as a data quality coordinator and became monitoring and evaluation manager in 2018. She graduated from the University of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in political science and received a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit programs from the George Washington University. Before joining Urban Alliance, Rice worked in various nonprofit and government organizations, including Charter Board Partners, Reach Out and Read Colorado, Denver Rescue Mission, and the Colorado Governor’s Office. Rice found a passion for working with youth during her seven years of coaching swimming at local YMCAs and club teams.

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.

Alumni Advisory Council Members

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

BA Cockburn, Research and Quality Improvement Specialist, 201819

Juan Vega, CentroNía, 201819

Amy Driver, Sasha Bruce Youthwork, 201718

Dan Tsin, Urban Alliance, 2016–18

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

Tony Fujs, Latin American Youth Center, 201617

Kevin Jones, Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevent Services, formerly DC Promise Neighborhood, 201617

Libby Watkins, DC SCORES, 201617