Director, Impact Measurement and Program Evaluation
I lead CAF America’s advisory services that help individual and corporate philanthropists and foundations assess the effectiveness of their grants. I have more than 25 years of experience working with organizations in the non-profit, public, and private sectors on assessing the social value they create and finding ways to improve it. As an economist and consultant for public and non-profit organizations in New York City, Washington, DC, London and Luxembourg, I evaluated and modeled programs to ensure they were an effective use of public and philanthropic resources. More recently I directed a team of measurement and evaluation specialists at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), a research organization and consultancy in London, England, that advises non-profits on how to maximize the impact of their work. I led the NPC team that won the Social Impact Analyst Association’s 2014 Challenge on how to create a social impact report.
I am a founding member of the Social Impact Analysts Association (now Social Value International), a member of the American Evaluation Association, an Associate of SVT Group, and have taught Masters-level courses in program planning and evaluation. I am regularly asked to speak at conferences on how to assess the effectiveness of non-profits and philanthropic grants.
I am a native of the UK. I received my BA from Oxford University, my MA in Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and my MBA from the Yale School of Management.