Anita M. Baker, Ed.D.     Making program evaluation accessible to all.

Training & Conferences

Evaluation Services current trainings, conferences and projects.  Resources for download listed by project.  

Current Projects:

Resources & Tools

  • For Nonprofit Organizations
  • For Philanthropic Organization

Project Clearinghouse

An interactive online Project Clearinghouse is one of our newest developments. The clearinghouse is intended to be a rich online resource for nonprofit and funding organizations exploring ways to build evaluative capacity​. Extensive data available to review from a variety of our successful projects.

Our Other Consultants

Victoria Dougherty is an independent consultant providing grant-making assistance, strategy development and evaluation services to foundations and Nonprofit organizations.  Prior to serving as an independent consultant, Victoria was the Deputy Director of the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning, a non-profit consulting firm.  While at OMG, Victoria directed multiple evaluation, strategy development and evaluation training projects and supervised a staff of 15 project directors, managers and analysts. Prior to her 7 years with the OMG Center, Victoria led the community research and program evaluation unit of a statewide Nonprofit planning agency, the Connecticut Policy and Economic Council, and worked as a program analyst for the US Department of Health and Human Services.  Victoria has an M.A. in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.

Tony Hall is an independent consultant with a focus on community and economic development. As a consultant, Tony works with a diverse set of clients including national and local foundations, intermediary organizations, and community-based organizations. His work as a consultant is primarily in three areas. First, he uses management and analytic skills to address a wide range of management and programmatic and policy issues in the community and economic development field. Second, he applies skills and experience developed as an information systems analyst to improve access to information and data in community and organizational settings. Third, he designs, evaluates and implements technology solutions to address strategic and organizational problems in the nonprofit sector.

Jodi Paroff is an independent consultant specializing in program evaluation, survey design and analysis, and technical assistance for schools, non-profit, and research organizations. Her clients include the Newark Public Schools, the Partnership for After School Education, Evaluation Services, the American Museum of Natural History, the New Jersey Department of Human Services, and the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a degree in biology from Cornell University, and a master’s of public administration degree from New York University. 

Elena Ragusa is a consultant and social scientist with extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods, organizational and community psychology, program assessment and systems evaluation. She currently designs and implements evaluations of college access programs for Rutgers University’s pre-college program portfolio. She is also an adjunct professor whose teaching includes community psychology, group dynamics, social psychology, and evaluation methods. Prior to her work at Rutgers, Elena served as a project manager at a non-profit consulting firm, OMG Center for Collaborative Learning, and worked for Teach for America, a national non-profit agency committed to closing the educational achievement gap in the United States. She has also consulted to public school districts in the state of New Jersey on issues of organizational effectiveness and on the development of college preparatory research methods courses for high school students. Elena has masters and doctoral degrees in organizational psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University and holds bachelors’ degrees in psychology and sociology from Rutgers University.  

Jamie Bassell is an evaluation consultant interested in program evaluation in public health, educational and non-profit programs and organizations. She specializes in the creation and administration of e-surveys and web-based data collection as well as social networking strategies and social media technology.

Vivian Figueredo is an evaluation consultant interested in a range of issues, including community and economic development, workforce development, education, youth development, college access and success, and the arts. She specializes in conducting evaluations of educational and non-profit programs and organizations, and in providing technical assistance to organizations conducting evaluations of educational and non-profit programs and organizations, and in providing technical assistance to organizations conducting internal evaluations.