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Korwin Consulting works closely with a broad and varied network of consultants bringing diverse languages, cultures, and other key skills and experience to each initiative. This collaborative model allows us to pull together the right team at the right time.

 


Lisa-imageLisa Korwin, Principal and Founder

Over the past 25 years, Lisa has provided evaluation, strategy, and capacity-building services to more than 200 nonprofits, foundations, and public agencies.

With a deep commitment to equity and social justice, Lisa works closely with organizations throughout the country to gather and interpret actionable data that informs strategic practice. She has assisted numerous organizations in building their evaluative culture. Through training, coaching, and development of systems, Lisa recognizes the importance that critical thinking and analysis—hallmarks of evaluation—play in supporting effective and sustainable interventions and advocacy campaigns.

With a master’s degree in public administration and an emphasis in organizational development, Lisa combines the wisdom gained from managing several mid-sized consulting firms with the individualized attention of a smaller company. She is an active member of the American Evaluation Association, the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, and the Progressive Consultants Network. Lisa has presented workshops and trainings on evaluation-related topics for students, staff, and organizations including UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and the Haas School of Business Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, the American Evaluation Association Conference, and the Women’s Funding Network.

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New Photo Oct2015_warmer2Robin Horner, Evaluation Manager

Robin Horner is an experienced evaluator with strong skills in analytical inquiry, project and team management, writing, communication, and the development of quantitative and qualitative evaluation tools. She has been an associate with Korwin Consulting since 2003 and works on all aspects of our evaluations. Robin has expertise in building clients’ capacity to identify evaluation needs, to design flexible and responsive learning strategies that center community voices and equity principles, to participate in assessing the design and impact of their work, and to use evaluation findings to help clients build more effective and sustainable initiatives. She is especially adept at developing and facilitating workshops and trainings to build skills and understanding related to evaluation. She took the lead in developing and facilitating workshops on deepening evaluative culture for the California Youth Connection and economic justice grantees of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi as well as on strategic learning and theory of change development for the New York Women’s Foundation. Her project management, organization and analysis of data, and professional team mentorship are integral to our work.

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Estrada, Ana_Korwin-Website-Photo_[091515]Erica Jackson, Senior Evaluation Associate

Erica Jackson has over four years of experience in conducting evaluations, multimethod research, and data analysis to assess the impact and effectiveness of social programs and public policies. Particularly expert in evaluating and researching public health and international development programs, she has contributed to research and evaluation projects across the Middle East, the Caribbean, South Asia, and the United States on behalf of non-profits, management consulting firms, and government agencies. Her work focuses on evaluation design, data analysis, and project implementation, as well as survey and focus group research. As an evaluation associate, Erica works with clients to develop evaluation plans, build theories of change, establish data collection tools, and deliver high-impact reports for funders.

Erica earned a master’s degree in global health policy and management from Brandeis University with a focus on health systems strengthening. She received her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Georgetown University.

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Estrada, Ana_Korwin-Website-Photo_[091515]Justin Nalley, Senior Evaluation Associate

Justin Nalley is an experienced researcher and evaluator, applying these analytical skills to advance social justice in the nonprofit and public sectors. Justin builds relationships at the grassroots and grasstops levels to advocate for change through coalition facilitation and project management. Justin worked with American Institutes for Research (AIR) to conduct an impact evaluation through the federal Investment in Innovation (i3) grant on an early childhood literacy program and its subsequent i3 scale-up grant. Justin has also worked with Psychometric Solutions to evaluate a workforce development program for justice impacted individuals in Virginia, ensuring that individuals have access to education and training. In his public sector capacity, Justin evaluated budget allocation for academic programs within an urban school district for equitable distribution of funding. As an evaluation associate for Korwin Consulting, Justin focuses on qualitative and quantitative evaluation and program design so that organizations are equipped with information to create systemic changes. Justin has conducted data analysis and evaluation report writing for clients such as Driving Force Group, Women’s Funding Network, and the Sonoma Valley Fund.

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Punkar,Sophie_Korwin-Website-Photo_010716Nico Herzenstein Punkar, Evaluation Associate

Nico Punkar (they/them) has nearly six years of experience as an evaluator — bringing strong writing skills, data analysis, data visualization, project management, and evaluation tool development to our work. They are passionate about supporting clients to embody their values and maximize their impact by providing them with meaningful, accessible, and actionable insights about their work. Nico has played key roles in evaluation projects with clients including Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, Groundswell Fund, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, and the New York Women’s Foundation.

Nico has a background in research, public policy, and youth development and has worked with public health organizations to develop innovative solutions and implement policies that improve access and quality of care for low income populations. They have mentored youth to provide energy efficiency services and resources with Rising Sun Center for Opportunity, a community-based organization that provides career training to youth and free energy audits. They provided in-depth qualitative data analysis for the UC Irvine Department of Criminology, Law and Society for a project researching violence among youth in detention facilities to inform reforms in the California Department of Juvenile Justice. Nico holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law and Society with a minor in Queer Studies from UC Irvine, and is currently earning an Executive Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management at CU Denver. They enjoy exploring the great outdoors and have travelled extensively to continually learn and broaden their worldview.

 


Punkar,Sophie_Korwin-Website-Photo_010716Arica Berry, Junior Evaluation Associate

Arica Berry has over 10 years of experience working in nonprofits and higher education. She has developed, evaluated, and analyzed programs; designed curricula and workshops; and was the project lead in various workforce development initiatives. Her work has also led her to mobilizing volunteers to assess and identify community needs that propelled them to take steps toward rebuilding neighborhoods across the country. Colleagues describe her as focused, driven, and a critical thinker with a strong work ethic that consistently delivers excellence.

Arica’s passion and inspiration stems from a quote by Mary Church Terrel: “Lift as You Climb.” It is this quote that has served as the catalyst not only for her previous work, but for her current projects with the Groundswell Reproductive Justice and Groundswell Liberation Fund evaluations. Her involvement in this aspect of social justice work promotes a sense of pride that her involvement helps support organizations’ quest to influence policy makers to adequately provide services for the communities in which they serve.

Arica received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University. She enjoys reading, running, singing in her Church choir, and caring for her two boys.

 


Consulting Partners

Estrada, Ana_Korwin-Website-Photo_[091515]Ana Estrada Daniels

Ana Estrada Daniels has over fifteen years of working with individuals, teams, organizations and communities to develop their capacity to lead and influence at all levels. Ana accomplishes this by building relationships with clients to gain an understanding of their challenges, opportunities and desired impact while looking across their evolving landscape. The drive behind her work is a desire to create equitable environments where all people have the opportunity to thrive.

Throughout her career, Ana has designed and delivered educational programs and capacity building support for nonprofits, foundations and public agencies. She specializes in program evaluation, leadership and career development, building networks, community outreach, and strategic frameworks. Most recently Ana was part of the planning team for the Better Together: California Teachers Summit, which was “an unprecedented event led for teachers, by teachers, and designed to build a better future for California students while creating stronger teacher communities.” Previously, Ana worked with an organizational effectiveness consulting group and the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy to design and deliver executive leadership programs and provide support for organizational effectiveness. One of her major contributions was leading the Sierra Health Foundation’s Alumni Health Leadership Program to provide resources, leadership development and networking opportunities to build this network of over 250 nonprofit executives.

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