Jon Baron leads the Laura and John Arnold Foundation's strategic investments in rigorous research aimed at growing the body of evidence-based social programs and scaling down those shown to produce meaningful improvements in people's lives.
Kathy Newcomer is the Director of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University, where she teaches public and nonprofit program evaluation, research design, and applied statistics. She also routinely conducts evaluations and training for federal and local government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Demetra Nightingale is the Chief Evaluation Officer for the U.S. Department of Labor, where she is responsible for coordinating the Department's evaluation agenda and working with all agencies to design and implement evaluations.
Kathy Stack is the Advisor for Evidence-Based Innovation at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, helping federal agencies to strengthen their capacity to use and build evidence to improve their effectiveness.
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