TIG Leadership

 Photograph of Allison Van

Allison Van, Allison Van Consulting Services, Chair

Formerly Communication Program Manager at Winrock International and VERY internal evaluator of  The Pasture Project, which helps farmers in the Midwest embrace  pasture-based agriculture for water quality and carbon sequestration, Allison currently runs her own evaluation consulting firm. She considers yoga and meditation daily and dancing at least weekly  essential to her sanity.   


 Rupu Gupta,Program Co-Chair
 Analyst, New Knowledge Organization  Ltd. 

As a conservation psychologist, Rupu's research focuses on developing  new theories about contrasting social goals for environmental education  and the influence of mentors on urban youth's transformation into environmental stewards.  In her spare time, she enjoys photographing urban landscapes and designed spaces.

Photo of Greta Landis

Greta Landis, Program Co-Chair
Associate Researcher, Division of Extension - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Greta is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she has been working to evaluate cattle grazing for habitat management on public grasslands. She is also an evaluation specialist in agricultural and natural resources programming with the University of Wisconsin Extension, and recently started playing ice hockey.


Stephen Maack with tie

Stephen C. Maack, Webmaster
REAP Change Consultants,
Los Angeles

Steve founded REAP Change Consultants in 2002 to provide social science research, program evaluation, needs assessment, and strategic planning to communities, non-profits, education, and select government agencies. He has had contracts or sub-contracts at the neighborhood, community, state, and national levels, especially working with evaluations of STEM education grant programs.  For the past five years he has been learning more about the environment and climate change. He took part recently in a statewide evaluation of small and large city and county planning grants to foster sustainability and greenhouse gas mitigation.  He is currently seguing his firm to do more climate change resilience and adaptation work at the community, county and sub-state regional levels in the U.S.