Reentry and COVID-19 Information

Contact My SSW Report Sexual Misconduct

Main menu

Program Evaluation Team

As Social Work evaluators, our professional Social Work ethics are at the core of our work. We ground our work in the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the American Evaluation Association's Guiding Principles. As researchers, practitioners, and evaluators, we bring a multi-faceted set of skills and experiences to the evaluation process.  Project teams are committed to collaborating with our partners in the pursuit of continuous improvement in customer-centered services.

Shawna J. Lee

Director, SSW Program Evaluation Group, Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work and Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research

Shawna J. Lee, PhD '05, is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, where she is director of the Parenting in Context Research Lab. She is a faculty affiliate at the Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) and at the Institute for Social Research, Research Center for Group Dynamics (RCGD).

Contact Information

 

Lisa Greco

Program Evaluation Group Program Manager

Lisa Greco, LMSW, is an experienced human services administrator with extensive background in programs serving justice-involved youth. Working in public and nonprofit organizational leadership roles, Greco brings competencies in the areas of program development, staff training, labor relations, budget management, grant writing, strategic planning and multi-sector coalition building. Greco's professional body of work is rooted in operationalizing social justice values, and in optimizing individual and systemic capacity for effective delivery of human services.

Contact Information

 

Kathryn Colasanti

Program Evaluation Group Evaluation Associate

Kathryn Colasanti, MS, is an Evaluation Associate with the Program Evaluation Group. She has more than a decade of evaluation, research, and project management experience and brings a passion for advancing equity and building organizational capacity in evaluation. Kathryn has strong experience in community development, cross-sector collaboration, and network management. She holds a master's degree in community sustainability and a graduate certificate in program evaluation, both from Michigan State University.

Contact Information

 

Elizabeth Evans

Program Evaluation Group Evaluation Associate

Elizabeth Evans, MSW, LLMSW is an Evaluation Associate with the Program Evaluation Group. She has over 18 years of experience in community-based program and project management which complements her work with the Program Evaluation Group. Sharing her knowledge of project management and evaluation with others is a passion as she believes knowledge is best shared, not kept to oneself. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and her MSW from Grand Valley State University with an Advanced Generalist focus. Elizabeth is a current doctoral student in Health Administration at Central Michigan University and is interested in areas of health equity; improving access to affordable, patient driven care for populations facing the highest health disparities.

Contact Information

 

Katharine (Kate) Helegda

Program Evaluation Group Evaluation Associate

Katharine (Kate) Helegda, MSW, is an Evaluation Associate with the Program Evaluation Group. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Anthropology and her MSW in Community Organizing from the University of Michigan. Kate has ten years of experience in the youth development field in both interpersonal practice and research/evaluation. Kate's passion is on bridging the gap between theory and practice to make evaluation actionable and accessible. Kate's work is rooted in capacity building with the goal of making data approachable and fun. Her evaluation process is centered around the permission to play, explore, and be curious.

Contact Information

 

Jacob A. Blevins

Evaluation Assistant

Jacob Blevins is an MSW student in the Program Evaluation and Applied Research pathway at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. He earned a BSW from Eastern Michigan University. Jacob is primarily interested in ethics and how they are balanced to resolve ethical dilemmas in social work practice. As a field student at the Program Evaluation Group, Jacob hopes to develop and strengthen his skills in research and evaluation.

Contact Information

 

Joseph Pierce

Evaluation Assistant

Joe is currently an Advanced Standing MSW student at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and is planning to graduate in August 2021. His pathway of interest is Program Evaluation and Applied Research. Joe previously studied Social Work and Spanish at Hope College, having graduated in 2019. Upon graduation, Joe plans to use his new experience and skills to combat social injustice through evaluation and consultation. Joe hopes to continue to develop his Spanish language skills to practice bilingually, and hopefully, internationally.

Contact Information

 

Matthew Rodriguez

Evaluation Assistant

Matthew Rodriguez is a second year MSW student who is studying Social Policy and Evaluation at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Matt hopes to combine his interest in evaluation consulting work with his passion to support and advocate for immigrants and refugees. In the future, he hopes to use his knowledge in evidence based practices and skills in data analysis to take on issues that they face in a more global context.

Contact Information

 

Hidaya Zeaiter

Evaluation Assistant

Hidaya is an MSW student studying program evaluation and applied research. As a field student in the Program Evaluation Group, she has been able to grow her evaluation skills alongside her passion to be involved in research. After graduation, she hopes to increase her role in advocacy and in dismantling social injustices through further connection between theory and practice.

Contact Information

 

Contact Us Press escape to close