Kathleen Pritchard, has extensive experience in collaborative planning, participatory evaluation, community engagement and applied research. She has worked in state, county, city and municipal government in addition to the nonprofit sector and pioneered work in measuring outcomes for the local and national United Way system. Katie holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. She specializes in helping clients ask the right questions, find the right data, and use it to address community issues. She recently led the effort to re-invigorate Milwaukee’s membership in the Urban Institute’s National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership.
Salma Abadin is a Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellow and has her Master’s in Public Health from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. As a graduate student, Salma worked on projects in cancer epidemiology, chronic disease prevention and built environment. Since becoming a fellow, Salma has gained experience in local health department accreditation and an interdisciplinary, catalytic social change group with leaders from public health, community development and criminal justice. Some of her skills include data analysis, data visualization and relationship building and preservation. Salma is a member of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health and the American Evaluation Association.
Anneliese M. Dickman is a policy researcher and program evaluator. Formerly, she was the research director of Wisconsin’s only non-partisan policy think tank. In addition to her experience in the non-profit sector, she has worked in state and local government. Ms. Dickman’s career has focused on issues impacting families in marginalized communities. She has published extensively on urban education policy including desegregation, charter schools, school choice and early childhood education. She also has expertise in violence prevention and civil rights issues. Ms. Dickman holds a J.D. from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law and a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Marques Hogans Sr. is a recent graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin Master’s in Public Health program. He was chosen as a recipient of the American Evaluation Association’s Graduate Education Diversity Internship. He currently serves as a public health professional in his role as Health Educator for the City of Milwaukee Health Department. Although he primarily works with their Men’s Health Program, Marques gets involved in many efforts in Milwaukee’s communities with a goal of building a healthier Milwaukee. As a native Milwaukeean, he has knowledge of many of its assets and a strong desire to build on them.
Carrie Koss Vallejo has worked in Milwaukee’s non-profit sector for over ten years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She served as the principal researcher in identifying and documenting free and community clinics in Milwaukee and has additional experience in documenting needed services and identifying service gaps. Carrie has served as a community health worker and collected data on the sensitive subject of children’s mental health. Carrie excels at helping people navigate choose the best data sources to give context to their stories and credibility to applications. Her expertise includes mapping and data visualization.
Van Le has worked in various roles at nonprofits and public agencies centered on healthcare and technology. He served as project lead at Zerodivide for the development of a healthcare navigator portal, a web tool designed to assist individuals discover health coverage enrollment assistance. He has extensive experience in data analysis, community outreach, strategic organizational planning, and public policy research. Van’s current research interests include the intersection of blockchain and healthcare, high speed public broadband deployment, and equability of access in economic opportunity. Van holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Marquette University.
Matt Richardson is an independent business & technology consultant and the owner of SmartWave, a small firm helping socially responsible businesses improve their sustainability using technology and “lean” business practices. Matt has been consulting for 12 years, working in fields such as professional services, healthcare, insurance, power generation and technology. Matt is also a proponent and advocate for civic technology and data sharing, having run the local Code for America Brigade, HackMKE, for the last 5 years. HackMKE promotes the intersection of technology, data, government and citizen action to identify problems and create solutions collaboratively. Through this work, Matt is closely tied to data and technology professionals in the private and public sector, and has a broad network with which to share and collaborate.
Julie Whelan Capell is a consultant focused on collaboration and participatory work in program evaluation, strategic planning, organizational development, fundraising and capacity-building with nonprofits. She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from UW Milwaukee, in addition to a graduate certificate in Public Health. Julie is a member of the American Evaluation Association and of the American Public Health Association.
Peter Zarimba, is an urban and regional planner who focuses on social policy and program analysis. He has worked for over 25 years as a consultant to government and non-profit organizations on a wide variety of housing and health and human services projects. Recently completed studies include a multi-year evaluation of the City of Milwaukee Housing Authority’s HOPE VI Program. He also developed a methodology to integrate program participation with neighborhood population level data as a Milwaukee-based consultant to the Annie E. Casey Foundation Making Connections Initiative. Peter is currently working with the UW Extension in Milwaukee County to develop a results accountability reporting framework for their projects.