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
BA Cockburn, Research and Quality Improvement Specialist
BA Cockburn has an extensive background in health care and human services with expertise in nonprofit management and business development, program design and development, and data science, monitoring, and evaluation. Cockburn transitioned from the health sector to the nonprofit sector based on her interest in improving quality-of-life issues for underresourced communities. She incorporates an inclusion and equity lens to her work. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Rollins College and a medical degree from the University of South Alabama. She is a longtime member of the African American Women’s Giving Circle.
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.
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, 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, 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.
Dr. Holly Stevens, Director of Evaluation and Learning, Children’s Law Center
Holly Stevens designs and implements large-scale program evaluations and assists the leadership team in making data-driven practice changes to benefit clients and their families at Children’s Law Center. Previously, Stevens was an assistant research professor at George Mason University, where she directed evaluations of state and county public defender offices and was coprincipal investigator on a federally funded grant focused on improving training for public defenders. She has also been a lead researcher and consultant on several applied research and evaluation projects funded at both state and federal levels focusing on access to justice, juvenile justice, and health in juvenile justice facilities. Stevens received her PhD in criminology, law, and society from George Mason University.
Juan Vega, Outcomes and Data Manager, CentroNía
Juan Vega manages all data collection, analysis, and use efforts at CentroNía, focusing on developmental and educational assessment data of children from birth to age 5. As outcomes and data manager, he has supported CentroNía in creating an organizational theory of change, program logic models, output and outcome indicators, and applying continuous quality-improvement approaches to school-readiness outcomes. This work has shifted the organizational culture from one of compliance to one of learning and continuous improvement.
Alumni Advisory Council Members
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