AZENet Board of Directors
Jenny McCullough Cosgrove, MSW
Independent Evaluation Consultant, Noesis Consulting, LLC
Jenny McCullough Cosgrove practices as an independent consultant in Arizona and across the U.S.A. Beginning her career in the field of cognitive psychology, she transitioned to a larger systems focus of practice in program evaluation and community-based research. Jenny’s passion is to use evaluation to advance inclusion and equity.President-Elect
Scott Swagerty, Ph.D.
Methodologist, Office of the Arizona Auditor General
Immediate Past President
Dr. Scott Swagerty presently serves as the methodologist for the Office of the Arizona Auditor General. In this role, he provides technical support to performance audit teams in the areas of research design, data analysis, sampling methods, and statistical modeling. Prior to this role, he worked in the Department of Institutional Research at Rio Salado College and as Graduate Teaching Associate at Arizona State University. Dr. Swagerty’s expertise is in quantitative methodologies, including predictive modeling and Bayesian statistics. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Arizona State University in 2015.
Wendy L. Wolfersteig, Ph.D, Director of Evaluation and Partner Contracts
Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center
Arizona State University
Dr. Wendy L. Wolfersteig serves as Director of Evaluation and Partner Contracts at the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center at Arizona State University. For 18 years, her work in substance abuse prevention and evaluation in Arizona have focused on the use of effective evidence-based strategies and data-driven decision-making. She leads her team in working collaboratively with state, county, city and local partners to design and perform evaluations, provide training, and disseminate findings aimed at preventing, reducing, and eliminating health disparities. Dr. Wolfersteig serves as a member (former chair) of the Arizona Substance Abuse Epidemiology Work Group. She is a faculty associate in the School of Social Work at ASU, and an adjunct associate professor in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide.
Vice President of Administration
Nicole Huggett, MSW, CPHQ, Director of Performance Outcomes
CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, Inc.
Nicole Huggett, MSW, is the Director of Performance Outcomes for CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness. This role requires the identification and tracking of key performance indicators for several programs within the nonprofit, and leading related performance improvement projects. Prior to joining CODAC, she worked as a consultant in evaluation, research, and strategic planning for non-profits and government programs. She completed a Masters of Social Work at Arizona State University in 2011, and she is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. Nicole’s passion is employing best practice design principles in data visualization to increase the utilization of data among clinicians, with the ultimate goal of improving patient experience and outcomes while ensuring efficient operations.
Vice President of Budget and Finance
Maria Aguilar-Amaya, Ph.D, Research Analyst
Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center
Arizona State University
Dr. Maria Aguilar-Amaya has over 20 years of experience having served in the Arizona Judiciary in various capacities. She currently serves as a research analyst at Arizona State University. Her experience includes qualitative and quantitative research design, evaluation, survey design, projections, cost savings analysis, facilitating strategic planning sessions and focus groups, and mentoring. Dr. Aguilar-Amaya possesses the following certifications: Real Colors facilitator by the National Curriculum & Training Institute, Court Management Program by the National Center for State Courts and the Arizona Court Managers Program, as an advanced public speaker by Achieve Global, and as a motivational interviewing facilitator. Dr. Aguilar-Amaya possesses a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice with a minor in Communications, a Masters in Organizational Management, and a Doctorate in Management and Organizational Leadership. She has served as President for the Arizona Evaluation Network, on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Courts Association, and on the Governor's Office Substance Abuse Epidemiology Work Group.
External Communications ChairDeven Wisner, MS, Principal Consultant
Membership Recruitment Chair
Nicole J. Janich, MSW, Ph.D
Research Specialist Senior, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Arizona State University
Nicole Janich completed her PhD in 2017. Prior to that, she graduated from Chestnut Hill College in 2009 with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work at Arizona State University in 2012. She is currently a Research Specialist Senior at the Center for Applied for Behavioral Health Policy in Arizona State University and has worked on multiple research and evaluation projects related to criminal justice, behavioral health, and healthcare integration.
Professional Development Chair
Roseanne C. Schuster, Ph.D, MSC
Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) Practice and Innovation
Global Impact Collaboratory, Arizona State University
Roseanne Schuster is a global nutrition and public health professional dedicated to increasing the impact of research and programming through innovative, cost-effective, and culturally responsive monitoring, evaluation, and learning. She has a decade of experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs seeking to improve health and environmental and social wellbeing. Roseanne engages community-based, participatory, and implementation science approaches in interventions and evaluations to ensure programs are ultimately responsive to target populations and adaptive to the complex systems in which they operate.
Roseanne's research focuses on improving delivery of critical health services in low-resource settings, uptake of health care among vulnerable populations, and understanding of how food and water insecurity shape infant and young child feeding and growth. She has led interventions, evaluations, and indicator development activities in multiple countries, with long-term expertise in Mozambique and sub-Saharan Africa.
Resource Development Chair
Phoenix Region Chair
Paul Bergelin, MA, Senior Performance Auditor
Office of the Arizona Auditor General
In this capacity, he leads teams in evaluating how well state agencies achieve their objectives established by the Legislature and manage their resources in an effective, economical, and efficient manner. His audits have evaluated and made recommendations for improving the financial sustainability of the state's two largest public pension plans, promoting more oversight for a statewide K-3 reading program, and enhancing the strategic planning and evaluation processes for efforts that the state's three public universities have undertaken to improve their undergraduate student retention and graduation rates. Paul holds a Master's degree in history with a focus on southwestern water policy from Arizona State University
Tucson Region Chair
Michel Lahti, Ph.D, CEO
LeCroy & Milligan Associates