Ladel Lewis is a senior research strategist. She has served in this capacity since 2012 with Meaningful Evidence LLC, a small evaluation consulting firm based out of Falls Church, Virginia. This organization aims to help clients demonstrate their value to funders through evaluation research and ASK MATT (a free strategic planning tool available to nonprofits and researchers). She is responsible for client acquisition, marketing and program evaluation. You can find more information about this thriving organization at www.meaningfulevidence.com.
Ladel received her PhD from Western Michigan University (2012) in Sociology with a concentration in Evaluation and Race & Ethnicity. She formerly served as a research associate for a SAMSHA funded initiative titled Kalamazoo Wraps. There, she evaluated the mental health system of care for families and children until the project's completion in the Fall of 2011.
Ladel joined Washington Evaluators in 2012, shortly after relocating to the District of Columbia. She serves on the Washington Evaluators Membership Committee (2012-present), and is responsible for the innovative idea of showcasing and networking members though the "Membership Spotlight." Prior to moving to D.C. she spent eight years in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she was a member of the Michigan Evaluation Association and the American Sociological Association.
She found her way to the DC area by joining her husband, an economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In her spare time she volunteers with DCFYI, a group established to connect teens in foster care with families and mentors, and PowerTalk International, where she is working on her Effective Communicator certification. Ladel tells us "I found my business partner, Bernadette Wright, through the Washington Evaluators. Together we form a strong team and without WE our paths would have never crossed. I encourage everyone to network and get involved."
Members of Washington Evaluators (WE) will be participating in Evaluation 2015 sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) in Chicago, Illinois from November 9-14. At least 55 WE members will join the conference as presenters, panel chairs, group leaders, and discussants in over 75 sessions.
A list of the WE members participating in AEA sessions in any capacity is provided below (as of Nov. 1, 2015). Please refer to the official AEA conference program for all final session dates and times.
Nov. 9, 2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nov. 10, 2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nov. 11, 2015, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Nov. 11, 2015, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Nov. 11, 2015, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, Nov. 11
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (posters)
Thursday, Nov. 12
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:45 PM – 6:15 PM
6:20 PM - 7:10 PM
Friday, Nov. 13
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Saturday, Nov. 14
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
If you're a WE member and your presentation's not listed here, let us know at email@example.com.
Eric is a chief performance advisor. He has served in this capacity since 2012 with USAID’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad. This office aims to optimize US public diplomacy through financial assistance to overseas institutions. He is responsible for institutionalizing collaboration, learning and adapting the program’s operations to accelerate US national interests and foster favorable overseas relations. He is an institutional contractor with Macfadden Associates. He was previously posted to USAID’s Office of Civilian Response as a monitoring and evaluation specialist for three years, where he investigated program performance issues and assessed USAID’s contribution to development, diplomacy and U.S. national security priorities. He holds an MBA from the University of California Berkeley. He is the immediate (2012-2013) past president of the Washington Evaluators, the DC Metro affiliate of the American Evaluation Association.
Eric joined Washington Evaluators in 2007, shortly after relocating to the District of Columbia after 14 years in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he was amember of Hawaii’s AEA affiliate H-‐PEA. His move was driven by a hot pursuit of an international development evaluation portfolio, which he ultimately found at USAID. Washington Evaluators can be credited with being extraordinarily welcoming, expanding his network and illuminating Washington’s complex inner workings. He affectionately calls Washington Evaluators his “professional church home.”
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