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PEG SSW Faculty, Staff, & Students

Faculty

Laura Lein

PEG Director, Katherine Reebel Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, College of LS&A

Laura is the former dean of the University of Michigan School of Social Work (2009-2016). Formerly professor of social work and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), she was a respected researcher and teacher from 1985 to 2008. She has served as principal investigator on multiple grants on poverty, family and women's issues, and impoverished populations in Texas.

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Ebony Reddock

PEG Program Manager and LEO Adjunct Lecturer

Ebony Reddock received both her MPH and PhD training in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She has extensive experience in community-based research and evaluation, with particular expertise and interest in participatory research methods, organizational capacity-building and strategic planning with social work and public health organizations. She is also an experienced trainer and instructor, having taught courses and workshops on Community-based Public Health, Health Disparities, Research Methods, Community Health Education and Diversity in Research. She is a lifelong Michigan resident, having worked with a number of community-based organizations in Southeastern Michigan on program development, management and evaluation projects in areas ranging from higher education pipeline programs, poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS prevention and outreach, youth development and human service programs.

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Staff

Chad Jobin

PEG Evaluation Associate and Field Coordinator

Chad Jobin, LLMSW is an Evaluation Associate with the School of Social Work Program Evaluation Group and manages the unit’s Evaluation Training Lab. In these capacities, Chad engages in his passions of capacity-building, program design, and program evaluation while working with students and health and human services providers in Southeastern Michigan. Chad is an experienced evaluator, trainer, and supervisor who applies a social work lens and a utilization-focused approach to his work. Chad graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors of Social Work and received his MSW from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Social Policy and Evaluation and a minor in Management of Human Services.

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Elizabeth Evans

PEG Evaluation Associate

Elizabeth Evans, MSW, LLMSW is an Evaluation Associate with the Program Evaluation Group (PEG). She has over 18 years of experience in community-based program and project management which complements her work with the PEG. 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.

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Missy Kloos

PEG Evaluation Associate

Missy Kloos, MSW is an Evaluation Associate with the Program Evaluation Group. Missy is passionate about using evaluation practices to improve, fund, and increase services to vulnerable and underserved populations. She is interested in leveraging evaluation efforts towards organizational capacity-building, using strengths-based, collaborative approaches to support programs in maximizing their impact in our communities. Missy received her MSW from Portland State University and her Bachelor’s in Women & Gender Studies from Ohio State.

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Post MSW Fellows and Assistants

Bryan Frederick

Post-MSW Fellow

Bryan Frederick started as a work-study student at PEG. He is an alumnus of the Detroit Clinical Scholars Program, and his interests include healthcare integration, evaluation capacity building, queer advancement, and juvenile justice. Bryan works primarily with quantitative data, though he also has experience in focus group facilitation and data collection tool development. He manages several PEG projects.

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Stephanie Skinner

Post-MSW Bridger

Stephanie Skinner, LLMSW, is a Post-MSW Bridger with the Program Evaluation Group. Her professional interests include using evaluation to promote educational justice and applying innovation theory to improve the efficacy of program interventions. Stephanie graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor's in Anthropology and received her MSW from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Social Policy and Evaluation. She currently serves on the Atlanta-area Evaluation Association's Pro Bono Evaluation Committee and participates as a volunteer evaluator.

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Students

Anthony Abshire

Field Student

Anthony Abshire is a veteran of the US Army. He has a bachelor’s degree in social work and is currently an MSW candidate at the University of Michigan. He is a 16-month student in his first semester of field education. Anthony is focusing on social policy and evaluation with an emphasis on children youth and families. Over the past eight years he has been working on changing the foster care system through speaking at conferences, teaching, guest lecturing, and training those who work in the foster care system.

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Kierah Banks

Field Student

Kierah is an Advanced Standing student at the School of Social Work, with a concentration in Social Policy and Evaluation, and a practice area in Communities and Social System. As an Evaluation Assistant for PEG, Kierah works on a variety of projects and her work include creating and updating surveys, meeting with program managers, and assisting the evaluation team in the evaluation process.

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Mislael Valentin Cortés

Field Student

Mislael A. Valentín Cortés is a second-year MPH/MSW student at the University of Michigan and a field student at SSW-PEG. As a public health professional, his interest lies in understanding and addressing the social factors that influence health outcomes; in particular, his research/practice interests lie in community empowerment, health access, mental health, emergency preparedness, chronic disease, immigrant health, geriatric health, and Latino health.

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Logan Drummond

Work Study Student

Logan Drummond is a Social Policy student graduating in April 2019. He is passionate about many subject areas including immigration, criminal justice, and intersections between class and race equity in higher education and social structures. He hopes to pursue work in policy research, evaluation, and advocacy after graduating with his MSW.

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Krystle DuPree

Field Student

Krystle DuPree is a student veteran in the School of Social Work who will be graduating in December 2019. Krystle's concentration is community organizing with a focus on community and social systems. In addition to her internship at P.E.G she is a community organizing fellow with Mothering Justice, which is a statewide non-profit organization that aims to empower and teach mothers like herself to organize and mobilize their communities and a leader within the Washtenaw County Democratic Party serving as their Programs Committee’s Co-Chair and the secretary for the WCDP Black Caucus. She hopes to one day use her lived, volunteer and academic experience to develop, or aid in the development of equitable social policy.

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Amber Fischer

Field Student

Amber is a University of Michigan MSW 2019 candidate with a bachelor's degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice. Her work at PEG primarily focuses on quantitative methods in the evaluation of social service programs.

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Summer Frederick

Work Study Student

Summer Frederick is an Advanced Standing MSW student studying Interpersonal Practice with a concentration in Children and Youth in Families. Although Summer is a micro student, she is very interested in the interaction of micro and macro social work. As a work study student at the Program Evaluation Group, Summer works to organize data from many evaluation projects and help facilitate inner department organization and updates.

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Jase Kugiya

Field Student

Jase Kugiya, a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, is an advanced-standing Social Policy and Evaluation student with a focus area in Community and Social Systems. His interests include increasing access to higher education for marginalized communities in addition to understanding the challenges and barriers students of color face that inhibit their retention and success. Approaching his work with cultural humility, Jase hopes to use quantitative and qualitative data to inform culturally-appropriate evaluations and intervention strategies to promote just and equitable services. Jase received his Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington.

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Michael O'Neill

Field Student

As a recipient of the Child Welfare Scholarship Michael was given the opportunity to learn how to better serve youth and families involved in the foster care system. His advocacy is Informed by both the personal experiences and the professional experience. Michael Is honored to learn from The Program Evaluation Team as a field student. He feels this placement represents a pivotal learning experiences that will help him realize his professional goals.

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Quinci Rockette

Field Student

Quinci Rockette is a Social Policy Evaluation student with a practice method in Health. Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia she worked with food insecure families, homeless veterans, and was a secondary school educator. Quinci is passionate about creating a healthier society and living sustainably. At PEG she works on projects that focus on health and education. Her favorite parts of the evaluation process include data visualization as well as dissemination. Quinci received her BSW from Virginia Wesleyan University in May 2018 and is set to graduate from the University of Michigan with her MSW in December 2018.

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Gabbi Wassilak

Work Study Student

Gabbi is an MSW student studying community practice and program evaluation. Her work at the Program Evaluation Group has helped her to grow her skills as an evaluator and illuminated the multiple intersections of community and evaluation work. She works primarily with the development and evaluation of the student professional training lab.

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