TIG Leadership - 2024

Marcela Gutiérrez (Chair) is an applied anthropologist and qualitative researcher who has worked as a program evaluator for 25+ years. During this time she has held progressively responsible positions with non-profit and academic institutions concentrating on evaluation, program planning, capacity building, and technical assistance around impact assessment of a variety of social programs. As an evaluation generalist, Dr. Gutierrez has worked on national, local, and regional evaluations of human services, education, health, mental health, and broad community-based initiatives. Her clients have included national and local foundations, city and state governments, and non-profits. Her professional work experience includes her current consulting practice in evaluation and program planning in the United States, teaching evaluation courses at the graduate level at the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and the University of South Florida; eight years as Program Director heading multi-site national evaluations at the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning in Philadelphia; three years as Assistant in Research Professor at the University of South Florida, as well as two years as Evaluation Coordinator for the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, Florida.    

Ann Marie Castleman (Co-Chair) is an evaluator who works with non-evaluators to strengthen their capacity to do and use evaluation. As a Research Associate at the University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center, Ann Marie works primarily in the public health, education, and social service sectors. She uses mixed methods and participatory approaches to evaluation. Ann Marie also conducts research on evaluation capacity building to further knowledge and practice in the field.

Maria Selde (Program Chair) is an experienced monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) practitioner and consultant, passionate about utilizing co-designed and inclusive approaches to inform strategic decision-making and programmatic outcomes with and alongside civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, private and public sector organizations. She has a Master’s Degree in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is a Certified Change Management Professional™.

Darima Butitova, PhD.(Program Co-Chair) is an education researcher who focuses on evaluating effectiveness of student success interventions in the context of higher education. Her research interests include integration of organizational learning, evaluation capacity-building, and outcomes measurement frameworks into a daily practice of managing and improving programs in large public organizations.

Cheryl Endres (Past-Chair), is the owner of Kaleidscope Evaluation, LLC, an independent evaluation firm. She has master's degrees in public administration and evaluation, measurement, and research. She is completing a doctorate in interdisciplinary evaluation. Her work focuses on building the capacity of her clients to do and use evaluation for organizational and programmatic improvement using participatory methods.  In addition to consulting, she also teaches evaluation in the Master of Nonprofit Administration program at the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame University.

At-large members: Keiko Kuji-Shikatani, Krisanna Machtmes, Tanya Hills, Arun Karpur, Salvatore Alaimo, Sarah Williams Leng, Tom Archibald, Sally Bond, and Courtney Long