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Arizona Evaluation Network (AZENet)
P.O. Box 1984
Phoenix, Arizona 85001

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We welcome any questions or comments that you have about the Arizona Evaluation Network. Your feedback is important to us and we will try to reply to your inquiry as quickly as possible. Send an e-mail to communication@azenet.org.

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AZENet Board of Directors

President

Wendy L. Wolfersteig, Ph.D, Director of Evaluation and Partner Contracts
Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center
Arizona State University
wendy.wolfersteig@asu.edu


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.


President-Elect

Jenny McCullough Cosgrove, MSW, Management Research Analyst
University Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness (UOEEE)
Arizona State University

Jenny.McCulloughCosgrove@asu.edu


Jenny McCullough Cosgrove, MSW, has a diverse educational and professional background with 10 years of research, project management and evaluation experience. Beginning her career as a neuropsychological psychometrist, she transitioned to a larger systems focus of practice after returning to graduate school for a Master of Social Work with a concentration in program evaluation.  She has experience in a variety of settings and across disciplines, recently joining the Arizona State University Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness as an analyst. Jenny’s evaluation passion is participatory evaluation and when she is not subsumed in evaluation, Jenny teaches Pilates in Phoenix.


Immediate Past President

Michele Cranwell Schmidt, MPA, Senior Evaluation Associate
LeCroy & Milligan Associates, Inc.
michele@lecroymilligan.com

 

Michele Schmidt, MPA, is a Senior Evaluation Associate at LeCroy & Milligan Associates and has 18 years of experience in providing evaluation and research services for statewide, regional, and local non-profit and government programs. Her areas of expertise include: child welfare, foster and kinship care services; early childhood education, family literacy, and home visitation programs; teen pregnancy prevention; prisoner re-entry programs; and education and technology. Ms. Schmidt has extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative evaluation methodologies and developing and implementing quality assurance reviews of programs. Prior to joining LeCroy & Milligan Associates in 2012, Ms. Schmidt was an Evaluation and Research Specialist and Lecturer at the University of Vermont.


Secretary

Nicole Huggett, MSW, CPHQ, Director of Performance Outcomes
CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, Inc.
nhuggett@codac.org

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

Scott Swagerty, Ph.D.
Methodologist, Office of the Arizona Auditor General
finance@azenet.org




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.


Vice President of Communication

Scott A. Hauert, J.D., M.S.Ed., MBA
Professor and Director
Legal Studies Program, Phoenix Community College

communication@azenet.org


Scott Hauert

Scott Hauert, J.D., M.S.Ed, MBA, has been a professor and director of the Legal Studies Program at Phoenix Community College for nearly 20 years.  Scott is responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of all facets of the program, which provides training and education to more than 400 students each semester.  Scott holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Dayton School of Law, a Masters of Science in Program Evaluation from Duquesne University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Scott also holds Graduate Certificates in Higher Education Assessment from James Madison University and Adult & Organizational Learning from Northeastern University. Scott previously served as a Deputy Maricopa County Attorney and a Judicial Clerk to the Supreme Court of Arizona and the Arizona Court of Appeals.


Vice President of Membership

Wenjie Tang, M.Psych
Senior Research Analyst
Extended Campuses, Northern Arizona University
membership@azenet.org

Wenjie Tang

Wenjie Tang, M.Psych, has been a member of AZENet since 2013 and is currently a senior data analyst at Northern Arizona University. She is excited about working with clients to understand the context of evaluation requests, conceptualize the research questions, and provides innovative solutions to answer the questions.  Before her current job, Wenjie worked as a program evaluator for federal grants and non-profit organizations in the field of social services and K-12 education. Her toolbox contains a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods such as surveys, interviews, and quasi-experimental design, psychometrics, and statistical modeling. Wenjie received her M.A. in Applied Social Psychology and Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University and her B.S. in Psychology from Zhejiang University in China. She is currently working on her second master’s degree in Business Analytics at Arizona State University.


Phoenix Cluster Co-Chair

Alexandria Drake, MPH, Global Health PhD Student
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University
Alexandria.drake1@gmail.com


Alexandria Drake, MPH, is a Global Health PhD student in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University.  At ASU, Alexandria serves as a research assistant in the Laboratory of Culture Change and Behavior, where she is currently working on a project measuring material wealth in low and middle income settings. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Alexandria worked as an Epidemiologist at the Arizona Department of Health Services in the Arizona Health Disparities Center and as the Program Manager for the Ohio Research Association for Public Health Improvement.  An Arizona native, Alexandria earned her Master of Public Health with a double focus in health promotion/disease prevention and health policy/health administration as well as a bachelor’s degree in Medical Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.


Phoenix Cluster Co-Chair

Kathryn D. Hamm, MPA, Research Analyst
Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center
Arizona State University
khamm@asu.edu


Kathryn Hamm, MPA, has extensive experience in conducting all types of evaluation for the past 19 years. Ms. Hamm has strong skills in all areas of program evaluation. She currently coordinates the evaluation for a county-wide teen pregnancy prevention program, a parent education drug prevention program and two evaluations for the Blackwater Community Preschool programs. She has also been responsible for managing the evaluation and follow up for grant recipient of a Safe Schools/Healthy Students initiative and several 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants as well as the evaluation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. She also designed and implemented a data collection system for statewide tobacco prevention and cessation programs and managed a multi-university program evaluation collaboration. Previously, she managed the Washington Elementary School District Arts in Education grant, conducted the evaluation for the Childsplay Arts in Education grant (AEMDD) and completed a six-year follow-up study of Project Challenge graduates, a residential program for high-risk youth administered by the Arizona National Guard.


Tucson Cluster Co-Chair & Vice President of Professional Development
 
Deven Wisner, MS, Principal Consultant
Wisner Analytics
devenwisner@gmail.com



Deven Wisner, M.S., is trained in applied psychology, with concentrations in evaluation research, and industrial-organizational psychology. His 9-5 role is managing human capital and business analytics for a legal services company, Global Registration Services, Inc., located in Tucson, Arizona. By night, Deven is a consultant focused on bringing data and research based decision making into a variety of organizations. Proudly, he identifies as a “dataviz” nerd and enjoys storytelling through infographics. Deven’s research interests are in evaluation methods and approaches, as well as interpersonal effectiveness among evaluators and stakeholders.


Tucson Cluster Co-Chair

Kimberly Jaeger Johnson, MPA
Illume Advising, LLC
jaeger.kimberly@gmail.com



Kimberly Jaeger Johnson, MPA, has a background in research and program management working with non-profits, collaborative groups, and governmental agencies. Kimberly understands the importance of stakeholder engagement at all stages of an evaluation. Using the Utilization-Focused Evaluation approach, she has implemented various types of evaluation activities that inform program and policy decisions. Kimberly uses experimental and quasi-experimental designs to measure program outcomes.  She builds data collection protocols like surveys, focus groups, key informant interviews, participant observations, forms to gather process data, and other protocols depending on the needs of the project.  She is skilled in quantitative evaluation methods using both parametric and non-parametric statistics. She is also skilled in qualitative evaluation methods including thematic and content analysis. She works with large data sets, designs databases, facilitates shared data collection across providers, helps stakeholders to build capacity for internal data management, and reports data visually to facilitate interpretation and utilization.Kimberly has a Master in Public Administration and Certificate in Collaborative Governance from the University of Arizona.

 
Local Affiliate Council Representative

Allison Titcomb
altaconsulting@cox.net


Past Presidents of AZENet

2015  Maria Aguilar-Amaya
2014  Michel Lahti
2013  Cassandra O'Neill & Amy Ashley
2012  Lenay Dunn
2011  Cassandra O'Neill
2010  Shelly Potts
2009  Lois Sayrs
2006-2008  Michelle Anderson
2005  John Vivian
2003-2004  Rick Duran & Ric Wood
2002  Allison Titcomb
2001  Steve Powers
2000  Craig LeCroy & Heather Campbell  
1999  Barbara Nienstedt
1998  Dennis Palumbo
1997  BJ Tatro
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