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Meet the Evaluator Engagement Consultation (EEC) Consultants

The Evaluator Engagement Consultation (EEC) is a service offered through ETB’s Pricing Model to Funders of Evaluation who are looking for insight in more equitable evaluator procurement processes, the application of a culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE)-focused lens in evaluation work, and more.

Launching this spring 2022, this finite opportunity for three hours of consultation is intended to support Funders to engage evaluation partners more equitably with thought partnership from CREE Evaluators. EEC is launching its first year pilot this spring 2022 to create a shared learning space for both Funders of Evaluation and Evaluators to contribute to dismantling power structures in the field of evaluation. Eight Evaluators from the Advancing Culturally-Responsive and Equitable (ACE) Evaluation Network will serve as consultants to the EEC. Learn more about who they are and why they are committed to the work of advancing CREE in this opportunity.

LeKesha Perry

“I have committed my life’s work to the service of others. In service to others, I have assumed different roles, but it is through storytelling that I have seen my most influence and impact. Being a part of the EEC allows me the opportunity to continue in service more strategically than ever before while knowing that I am not alone in addressing historical and systemic inequities. I believe that the EEC allows the opportunity to leverage change and impact through the power of “we.” The EEC allows me the opportunity to not only continue in service to others but to do so surrounded by like minds, who are equally if not more committed than me, in telling stories with both dignity and equity. The EEC is a unique space that anchors ingenuity, creativity, and innovation. I consider myself fortunate to be called a member— a commitment that I do not take lightly or for granted.”  

Learn more about LeKesha.

Monique Liston, PhD

“I decided to be a part of the Evaluator Engagement Consultation (EEC) to strengthen relationships between Evaluators and Funders, grow with other Evaluators, and have my voice included in a space that can create meaningful change in our sector.”

Learn more about Monique.

Natalie Cook, PhD

“I’m honored to be part of the EEC because I believe that CREE has the power to contribute to much-needed societal healing. I’m determined to help create a more just society, where trauma-informed practice is standard and CREE is the status quo rather than niche. I’m excited about sharing and learning in solidarity with my fellow ACE Members in this truly special community of practice, which I know will be personally and professionally fulfilling for me. I’m also energized by the opportunity to engage with funders who are ready to transgress in order to transform– moving beyond myopic notions of evaluation and embracing evaluation that can actualize change. I believe in the EEC mission and I’m motivated by this inspiring opportunity to help steer organizational evaluation cultures and practices toward advancing healing, liberation, and justice.”

Learn more about Natalie.

Nivedita Ranade, PhD

“My why for being a part of the EEC is two-fold: (1) It gives me a platform to collaborate, network, and express myself to other CREE Evaluators in a safe, judgment-free, inclusive, and creative space, and (2) It allows me the opportunity to be a ‘critical friend’ to Funders and more broadly, be a field-builder in evaluation such that CREE is never an afterthought or an add-on but it’s in everybody’s DNA, it’s who we fundamentally are.”

Learn more about Nivedita.

Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, MPH, CHES

“I am excited about being a part of the Evaluator Engagement Consultation (EEC) for a few reasons: 1) It’s important to be valued for the expertise that we as Evaluators bring to the table, 2) It’s exciting that Funders are starting to recognize the importance of CREE in funding decisions, and 3) We are starting to re-imagine what the field of evaluation looks like.”

Learn more about Ndidi.

Quinn M. Gentry, PhD, MBA

“I chose to be part of the Evaluator Engagement Consultation (EEC) because I am inspired by the renewed energy and innovation in community programs addressing health, economics, education, and social justice. I believe that much of what I am seeing represents authentic efforts to truly advance equity on multiple fronts. It’s an honor to lend my talents and expertise in building evaluation capacity to measure the impact of bold initiatives by applying core principles of equity evaluation.”

Learn more about Quinn.

Sharon Attipoe-Dorcoo, PhD

“As a CREE practitioner, there is nothing more important than to continue to propagate a CREE mindset in evaluation work and beyond. So when the opportunity arose to engage with other amazing Evaluators in the EEC, it was a no brainer. Involvement in this work also provides an avenue to engage more deeply with my fellow Evaluators on specific Funder engagement opportunities that fosters learning. It also creates potential paid opportunities in the future for evaluation consulting through the partnerships with the Funders in the network. It is definitely quite the honor to be collaborating with some of the great minds that make up the ETB community.”

Learn more about Sharon.

Tanisha Tate Woodson, PhD

“I am looking forward to partnering with foundations in their pursuit to build equitable evaluative and grant-making practices into their operations. Philanthropic organizations play a pivotal role in shaping the development of programs that impact many communities of color, domestically and globally. I am honored to take this walk alongside them as they embrace the journey of incorporating an equity lens across their grant making initiatives.”

Learn more about Tanisha.