TIG Leadership

Cheryl Endres, MA, MPA (Chair), is the owner of Kaleidscope Evaluation, LLC, an independent evaluation firm. Her work focuses on building the capacity of her clients to do and use evaluation for organizational and programmatic improvement using particpatory methods. In addition to consulting, she also teaches evaluation in the School of Social Work for Western Michigan University and the Master of Nonprofit Administration program at the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame University.

Marcela Gutiérrez (Co-Chair) is an applied anthropologist and qualitative researcher who has worked as a program evaluator for the past 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.    

Krisanna Machtmes, Ph.D. (Past-Chair), is an associate professor, in Patton College of Education at Ohio University. Dr. Krisanna Machtmes holds a BS degree from the University of Wyoming, a MS degree from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Education from Purdue University. After completing her doctorate at Purdue University, Krisanna worked for three years as a program evaluator for the 4-H Youth Development Department at Purdue University. Krisanna's initial faculty position was at Louisiana State University in 2002. While at LSU, Dr. Machtmes earned promotion to Associate Professor with tenure. She joined Ohio University in the fall of 2013. Dr. Machtmes' research focuses on the methodology used to evaluate technology-based education programs. Current research examines the effects of immersive virtual learning on training adults. Responsibilities at Ohio University include teaching graduate courses in research methods and evaluation, including mixed methods. Dr. Machtmes has been active in myriad campus service and leadership committees at LSU, including the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Albaraa Basfar, (Webmaster) Doctoral candidate at Ohio University in Educational Research and Evaluation. His background includes experience in Data visualization, program evaluation, Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed method research.