Advisors help shape the Center’s overall strategic direction. They are among the most respected leaders in the evaluation, nonprofit, and philanthropic fields.
Associate Professor of Public Affairs and International Studies, University of Washington and Lead Steward, iScale
Sanjeev Khagram is Associate Professor of Public Affairs and International Studies at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, and a Wyss Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Business School. He is also Ratan Tata Chair at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in India, and Lead Steward of iScale: Innovations for Scaling Impact. Khagram is known worldwide for his interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral work that bridges theory and practice. His previous positions include Senior Policy Advisor at the World Commission on Dams (1998-2000); Associate Professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (2000-03); Dean of the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre (2003-05); and Faculty Director of the Lindenberg Center for Humanitarian Action, International Development, and Global Citizenship at the University of Washington (2005-08). Born in Uganda and a refugee under Idi Amin, Khagram received all of his degrees in development studies, economics, and political science from Stanford University.
Independent Strategy and Policy Consultant
Barbara Masters is an independent strategy and policy consultant with over twenty-five years of health policy and advocacy experience. She is the former Director of Public Policy at The California Endowment, where she helped to develop strategies aimed at achieving long-term policy and systems change. She also oversaw a grantmaking portfolio focused on strengthening the capacity of organizations to advocate, building policymaker knowledge of health issues, and advancing understanding of advocacy and public policy work. Masters has held a variety of health policy positions at the local, state, and national levels, including work for two Californian county health departments, and as the Vice President of the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems. Masters has a bachelor's degree in molecular biology from the University of California-Berkeley and a master's degree in biology from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She serves on Innovation Network’s Board of Directors.
Michael Quinn Patton
World-Renowned Evaluation Expert and Author
Michael Quinn Patton is one of the world’s foremost experts on evaluation. He is a former president of the American Evaluation Association , and the only recipient of both the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for lifetime contributions to evaluation theory, and the Alva and Gunner Myrdal Award for outstanding contributions to evaluation use and practice. He is the author of five evaluation books including Utilization-Focused Evaluation and Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods, which have been used in over 300 universities worldwide. Now an organizational and development consultant, he works across a range of issues and areas to improve human effectiveness and results. Patton spent 18 years on the faculty at the University of Minnesota (1973-1991), which included five years as Director of the Minnesota Center for Social Research, and ten years with the Minnesota Extension Service. He received his doctorate in sociology from the University of Wisconsin.
Director of Evaluation, TCC Group
Jared Raynor is Director of Evaluation at TCC Group , a consulting and evaluation firm that works with foundations, nonprofits, and government agencies on strategic planning, program development, evaluation, and management. An expert in evaluation and organizational development, Raynor’s work at TCC spans many substantive issues and includes deep expertise with advocacy evaluation, evaluations of capacity building initiatives, multi-site evaluations, evaluation system design, and organizational structuring and design. He also has expertise with international programs, and prior to joining TCC worked in several international and U.S.-based development organizations, including the International Rescue Committee in Azerbaijan and the the NGO Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information. Raynor has bachelor’s degrees in finance and Spanish from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in organizational change management from the Milano Graduate School at New School University.
Founder and Principal, jdcPartnerships
Jara Dean-Coffey is Founder and Principal of jdcPartnerships. For nearly 20 years, Jara has designed and implemented processes and tools that integrate strategic thinking with evaluative inquiry. Her efforts support organizations in building their adaptive capacity and enhancing their mission-related impact. Clients include social, philanthropic, and public sector organizations of all sizes—from annual budgets of $250,000 upward to revenues of $1 billion. Jara’s work with leaders builds their organizational capacity to navigate the territory of information, impact, and decision-making. The expertise of the jdcPartnerships’ team spans early care and education, youth development, health and social services, adult learning/professional development, leadership development, and access to care and systems and structural change. Increasingly, jdcP’s clients are organizations with an explicit social justice agenda and/or identity organizations committed to strengthening the voices of their community and aligning efforts to address issues of equity. Jara holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley; a BA in Communications and Political Science from Temple University; and a certificate in Organizational Development and Evaluation from Fielding Graduate University. Follow her on twitter @jdeancoffey or read the blog To What End?