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Washington Evaluators Affiliate Week: Equitable and Accessible Communications by Katherine Braga

Hello readers, my name is Katherine Braga and I have the honor of writing to you as the Communications Committee Chair of Washington Evaluators (WE) – a position I’ve held for the past two years and will continue with in 2022. In addition, I serve as a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist within USAID’s Bureau …

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Washington Evaluators Affiliate Week: Embodying DEIA principles in WE’s Outreach by Natalie Donahue

Hello! My name is Natalie Donahue and I served as the Washington Evaluators (WE) Membership Chair from 2019-2021 and have now transitioned to the role of President-Elect. As I think about the work the WE Board conducted in 2021, I am especially proud of our membership numbers. We started the year with 370 members and …

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Washington Evaluators Affiliate Week: Engaging the WE Community with a focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism by Kantahyanee Murray and Fanni Farago

Hello and welcome to Day 5 of How WE (Washington Evaluators) Met the Moment by Focusing on Equity and Access! We are Kantahyanee Murray (she/her) and Fanni Farago (she/her) and we served together on WE’s Community Engagement Committee in 2021. Kantahyanee is a Senior Associate Director in the Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement at MPHI …

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Washington Evaluators Affiliate Week: Power of the Pivot – Programming that Meets the Moment by Esther Nolton

Hello AEA365 friends! My name is Esther Nolton and I had the pleasure of serving as the 2021 Program Chair for Washington Evaluators (WE) and now have the honor of stepping up as the 2022 President. As I take a moment to reflect on our programs in 2021, I am appreciating how much our incredible …

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Washington Evaluators Affiliate Week: Planning for Equity by Patricia Moore Shaffer

Greetings! I’m Patricia Moore Shaffer, 2021 Past President of the Washington Evaluators (WE) and Founder and Principal of Shaffer Evaluation Group. In addition to leading an educational evaluation practice, I also work as part of the Gaston-Shaffer partnership, providing strategic planning services to school districts and higher education institutions. I’ve served on the WE Board …

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Washington Evaluators Affiliate Week: Embodying Antiracism Principles and Practices in Evaluation – Commitments made by Washington Evaluators by Emily Bango

Hello everyone. My name is Emily Bango and I’m a monitoring, evaluation, research and learning specialist with Internews. I’ve served on the board of Washington Evaluators (WE) for several years.  In the summer of 2020, like many individuals and organizations in the US and around the world, WE’s Board was compelled to speak up and …

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Washington Evaluators Affiliate Week: Leading in Uncertain Times and Learning Along the Way by Beeta Tahmassebi

Hello! My name is Beeta Tahmassebi, I am the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at EnCompass LLC. In 2021, I had the honor of serving as President of Washington Evaluators (WE). Over the past year, WE experienced tremendous growth as evaluators in the DC area and beyond found a “virtual professional home” with us. This …

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Washington Evaluators Week: Evaluation Without Borders: A Note from the Program Coordinator by Laura O’Brien

Hi AEA! My name is Laura O’Brien, currently serving as the coordinator for the Evaluation without Borders (EWB) program through Washington Evaluators (WE). I first got involved with EWB when I was matched with current WE President, Patricia Moore Shaffer, as my mentor through our Mentor Minutes program. Over a bowl of pho very close …

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Washington Evaluators Week: Evaluation Without Borders: A Client’s Perspective by Jamie Kasper

I am Jamie Kasper, musician and director of the Arts Education Partnership (AEP). AEP is a coalition of national, state and local organizations dedicated to ensuring that all learners have access to an excellent arts education. It has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Endowment) and U.S. Department of Education (USED) …

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Washington Evaluators Week: Evaluation Without Borders: A Volunteer Team’s Perspective by Erin Clements, Sarah Kohari, Woody Stanley, and Jill Tirnauer

Hello from Erin Clements, Sarah Kohari, Woody Stanley, and Jill Tirnauer! While new to Washington Evaluators, the AEA Affiliate sponsoring this week’s blog material, our team has more than 60 years of combined experience conducting performance management and program evaluation studies in the public and nonprofit sectors. Previously employed in federal government agencies and international …

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