TIG Leadership

Ann Webb Price
Co-Chair (2013-2015)
Partnering for Social Change
Atlanta, GA USA
Tel: (770) 367-0942

Ann Price is president of Community Evaluation Solutions, Inc and has  over 20 years experience in both treatment and prevention. She has conducted evaluations in many areas including intimate partner violence, mental health, substance abuse, tobacco prevention, oral health, child care, education and dropout prevention. Prior to CES, Dr. Price was a Senior Data Analyst at ORC Macro on a multi­site national child mental health evaluation.  She earned her Doctorate in Community Psychology from Georgia State University and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of West Florida


Susan Wolfe
Chair (2015-2016)
Susan Wolfe & Associates
Cedar Hill, TX USA
Tel: (682) 472-1161

I have been a Community Psychologist since my undergraduate years in the Clinical/Community Psychology program at the University of Michigan-Flint.  From there I received my graduate training in Ecological Psychology (ABD) from Michigan State University, before transferring to the University of Texas at Dallas for my PhD in Human Development and Communication Sciences.  Throughout my 27 year career I have applied community psychology (CP) competencies, principles, and values in my research, program, and evaluation work in public medical centers, technology and innovation work, community colleges, university centered research, the Federal
government, children’s mental health services and consulting, and in teaching part-time at local universities.  I am currently the CEO of my own CP consulting company, Susan Wolfe and Associates, LLC where I continue to apply CP competencies, principles and values. I work across a variety of settings and topics and frequently collaborate across disciplines. Much of my work is in the area of Health Disparities.  I am currently the local evaluator for four HRSA funded Healthy Start grants working to reduce disparities in infant mortality and low birthweight infants.  I also volunteer with the American Psychological Association’s Socoieconomic Status Related Cancer Disparities Program’s Behavioral and Social Science Volunteer Program where I provide capacity building services to community based organizations. I am a member of the Society for Community Research and Action (APA Division) 27 Practice Council and currently serve as Member at Large for APA Programming on the SCRA Executive Committee.  I am also a member of the founding Board of Directors for the Texas Evaluation Network.
My personal interests and hobbies include tennis, photography, travelling and I’m a big “foodie” with an avid interest in cooking and healthy, whole-food eating.  I am married with four grown sons and step-sons, two marvelous daughters-in-law, four grandchildren, two old cats, and two young Chihuahuas.

Julianne Manchester
Co-Program Chair (2014-2015)
Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH  USA
Tel: (216) 778-7147

Email: jxm511@case.edu

Julianne Manchester, PhD, is a professionally trained evaluator with master’s degrees in psychology and education. She has completed evaluations and engaged in evaluation capacity building with K-12, public health, and higher education programmers for nearly 15 years. In the role of Senior Research Associate at Case Western Reserve University, she manages a national evaluation capacity building initiative to improve knowledge and practice toward evaluation among health professionals who provide education aimed to improve the lives of older adults. She has worked as a research analyst for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. She has managed and provided evaluation technical assistance to a statewide initiative of 41 university-based alcohol and drug prevention offices to reduce high risk drinking.  For McGraw Hill Publishing in Columbus, OH, she constructed and implemented the pilot evaluation in Florida and Ohio schools for the SRA Division’s Video Science materials for ESL learners. She holds a PhD from the Ohio State University in Quantitative Research, Evaluation and Measurement in Education (earned 2007). Dr. Manchester’s evaluation philosophy is collaborative, meaning evaluation decisions should be made with continual input from project stakeholders.  She is the Founder of Manchester Evaluation, LLC www.manchesterevaluation.net. She is currently a Research and Evaluation Enhancement Program (REEP)- approved evaluator through the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

Alison J. Martin
Co-Program Chair (2015-2016)
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon, USA
Email: dr.alisonjmartin@gmail.com

Currently I serve as OCCYSHN’s Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator. OCCYSHN has the mission of promoting the optimal health, development, and well-being of Oregon's children and youth with special health care needs. I lead our statewide needs assessment activities, design and implement evaluations for major grant projects, coordinate all evaluation and assessment related activities, and contribute to organizational strategic planning. I also represent OCCYSHN on the Child and Family Wellbeing Measures Workgroup, which is a statewide effort tasked with recommending a set of measures of wellbeing to the Joint Early Learning Council-Oregon Health Policy Board Subcommittee. Prior to OCCYSHN I worked in the Portland office of RMC Research Corporation, where my primary role was Associate Project Director on RMC’s subcontract for the national evaluation of the Federal Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative. I also have experience working in government settings: the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Applied Research and Methods team in Washington, DC, and the Oregon Health Authority, Maternal and Child Health Section, Assessment and Evaluation unit in Portland. For the last 2 years, as a Collaborator in Community-Based Research & Evaluation, I have consulted with Oregon nonprofit organizations to provide program evaluation, technical assistance, and capacity building services. I earned my B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University, where I was first exposed to community psychology. I then completed my Ph.D. and M.A. in the Community Psychology Ph.D. Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The values instilled from my community psychology education guide my work as an applied researcher and program evaluator. I feel very grateful to be able to work doing what I love:  partnering with community organizations to determine how research and evaluation can help to meet their organizational and programmatic goals.

Natalie Wilkins
Co-Webmaster (2014-2015)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA USA
Tel: (770) 488-1392

Natalie is a behavioral scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). She joined NCIPC in 2008 and her work has focused primarily on dissemination and implementation research, program evaluation, technical assistance and capacity building at the state and local level, and knowledge translation for bridging research and practice within the context of injury and violence prevention. She has worked on numerous child maltreatment, youth violence, and suicide prevention projects, as well as efforts to identify links between multiple forms of violence, injury, and other public health outcomes. She received a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Richmond, and an MA and PhD in Community Psychology from Georgia State University.

Courtney Barnard

Co-Webmaster (2015-2016)
Cook Children's Health Care System
Fort Worth, TX USA
Tel: (682) 885-3070

Courtney Barnard, LMSW is a Regional Outreach Coordinator in Denton County for The Center for Children’s Health led by Cook Children's Health Care System. She leads a community coalition to improve children's health, with a current focus on improving access to children's mental health services. Courtney also provides assistance in evaluating eight of The Center’s coalitions and programs. Courtney earned her master’s degree from The University of Texas School of Social Work and has worked directly with children and families experiencing homelessness, family violence, and those referred to juvenile probation.


Tara Gregory
Leadership Council
Wichita State University- Center for Community Support and Research
Wichita, KS USA
Tel: (316) 978-3714
Email: tara.gregory@wichita.edu

I have a been a Community Psychologist since the early 90’s and have been both a practitioner (working in substance abuse prevention) and a researcher/evaluator (focusing on non-profit, community and faith-based organizations).  I have a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. and Ph.D. in community psychology – all from Wichita State University.  I’m currently the Director of Research and Evaluation at Wichita State University’s Center for Community Support and Research (CCSR).  CCSR provides capacity building technical assistance and research/evaluation services to organizations and communities across Kansas to support them in effectively serving constituents and sustaining efforts.  My proudest moments as a community psychologist have been related to my work in youth leadership/empowerment over the years.  Through my career in substance abuse prevention, which spanned nearly 16 years, I had the privilege of working with many inspiring youth who consistently demonstrated the value of community engagement and the possibility of community change.  As a researcher/evaluator for the past eight years, I’ve been able to continue my involvement in youth leadership/empowerment efforts but have also worked on projects related to crime, teen dating violence and substance abuse prevention, early childhood education, civic leadership, long-term care for older adults, trauma-informed care, mental health consumer empowerment efforts, and many other topic areas.  I’m experienced with quantitative methods and analyses but am often more involved in the qualitative side of our projects.  While it has never been particularly useful in Kansas, I speak some German and try to travel to Germany (where I was born) and Austria every few years.  On a more regular basis, I do kickboxing and play tennis for fun and fitness.  I have two rescue Shelties, Raskal and Regen, who try to fill the rest of my time with constant barking and begging for treats.

Lindsey Stillman

Leadership Council
The Cloudburst Group
Atlanta, GA USA
Tel: (678) 812-0279

Email: lindsey.stillman@cloudburstgroup.com


Lindsey Stillman is a manager at Cloudburst Consulting Group. Her project experience coupled with a Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology has provided her with expertise in evaluation and research methodology, capacity building, dissemination of best practices, policy development and implementation, TA, and training. Before joining Cloudburst she worked at the State of Georgia Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless for several years. Currently she is involved in evaluation, research and technical assistance projects for CDC, HUD, and SAMHSA. Lindsey received her doctorate from the University of South Carolina and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.

Susan Ryerson Espino

Leadership Council
Ryerson Espino Evaluation & Development Consulting
Chicagoland Area USA
Tel: (847) 404-7313
Email: srespino@gmail.com

From a very early age I have been enriched by community-based work through volunteer work in Spanish-speaking communities in the US and abroad and subsequent community services work for grassroots organizations, as well as nonprofit and government agencies.  Doctoral work in the theories, methods and application of Community Psychology contributed greatly to my undergraduate work in Anthropology and Latin American Studies and growing interests in applied community research and evaluation. Working collaboratively with clients to engage in ecologically grounded and utilization-focused evaluation work are central aims of my practice. I thoroughly enjoy supporting the evaluation capacity building efforts of a variety of organizations and am engaged in conducting diverse evaluations in education, community services, and public health. I received my Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychology, Division of Community and Prevention Research. In addition, I have enjoyed qualitative training at the University of Michigan’s Summer Institute in Survey Research Technologies and professional development through the Evaluators’ Institute. My undergraduate degree is from Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN. I am a member of the Society for Community Research and Action (APA Division 27) and the American Evaluation Association (AEA). Life is full and busy balancing consulting work with the thrill of raising three small and active children with my husband!


Nisha Sachdev
Leadership Council

DC Children and Youth Investment Corporation
Washington D.C., USA
Email: nasachde@umich.edu

Nisha has been involved in program planning and evaluation for 10 years. In her current position as Research and Evaluation Manager at the DC Children
and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, she is responsible for developing, implementing, and manage evaluation and monitoring citywide and organizational initiatives. Previously, as Executive Director at Coaching for College, Nisha was responsible for creating and implementing annual strategic plans, managing program operations, and developing program evaluation, tracking, and reporting systems.Before that, she worked as a Consultant at UNICEF and the Ministry of Health of Trinidad and Tobago where she was responsible for developing a draft adolescent health policy and also evaluating a regional program promoting anti-violence. Nisha currently serves as the Founder for Breaking the Cycle, an organization providing support for at-risk youth to positively develop. She earned DrPh in Health Behavior from the George Washington University. Nisha is a member of Delta Omega Honors Society and a Board Member of Coaching for College. Currently Nisha is pursuing a Doctorate of Psychology at the George Washington University focusing on Child and Adolescent Psychology.