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About Us

Supporting Diverse Evaluators and Funders of Evaluation

Providing value, practice, and promoting a culturally responsive and equitable evaluation ecosystem.


Power is distributed equitably amongst Evaluators, community members, and Funders of Evaluation to lead change toward justice.

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Because the evaluation field does not traditionally include the perspectives and voices of diverse communities who have been historically excluded and oppressed, Expanding the Bench® (ETB) is strengthening, diversifying, and increasing access to racially and ethnically diverse Evaluators who have been historically and/or are presently underrepresented or marginalized in the U.S. who practice culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE).

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ETB is based on the belief that three things have to happen to create a culturally responsive and equitable evaluation ecosystem. There needs to be more Evaluators who bring lived experience with marginalization and oppression, practice CREE, and a field that is ready to dismantle racist policies, practices, and programs and intentionally seeks CREE-focused Evaluators from diverse backgrounds.

Build Your Evaluation Practice

How: Theory of Change

    • Expand eligibility for the LEEAD Program to include applicants with master’s degrees.
    • Refine the ACE Evaluation Network’s Database search experience based on user feedback.
    • Institute rolling applications to the ACE Evaluation Network’s Call for New Members.

Expanding the Bench FAQs

ACE Evaluation Network FAQs

Find answers to your questions surrounding the Advancing Culturally-responsive and Equitable (ACE) Evaluation Network!

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Fundraising FAQs

ETB has a robust pricing model that allows Funders of Evaluation to support our services via a subscription or à la carte model. Learn more about supporting ETB!

Our Staff

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Chyenne Mallinson

Content Manager
LEEAD Project Coordinator

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Elizabeth Waetzig

ETB Co-Director

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Eve Kucharski

Communications Specialist
Content Manager

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Angel Villalobos

ACE Evaluation Network Associate Project Director

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Nancy Vang

ETB Project Manager
ACE Evaluation Network Project Coordinator

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Rachele Espiritu

ETB Co-Director

Christina Davis

LEEAD Associate Project Director

Ciara Collins

Administrative Assistant

Contact Our Team!

Questions about any part of the initiative? Our team is happy to help. Please send a specific team member a direct email through the email links above or use the link below to reach our general inbox. We look forward to hearing from you!

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