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Kavod Senior Life engaged Annette and REC to do a comprehensive evaluation project which included logic models, evaluation plans, data analysis , focus groups and interviews. We did this to help determine the best ways to serve our 400 low income seniors as well as to better document what our outcome measurements need to be. Annette is bright and extremely thorough. She promised what she said she would do. She spent extra time with my team and me at every step to make sure we understood her processes and initial results. She listens and will take feedback as she fine-tunes her recommendations. She helped jumpstart our data collection process. We have asked her to propose a Phase 2 to this project and our hoping the foundation that funded the initial phase will agree to this. I would highly recommend other organizations involved in utilizing a consultant to help them with their data research to contact Annette and REC.
President/CEO at Kavod Senior Life
Pop Culture Classroom has worked with REC for almost a year. During that time, REC provided high quality services and clear data that has allowed us to refine our programmatic offerings from an informed perspective. REC has given us the evaluative measures to take our work and services to the next level.
Director of Education Pop Culture Classroom
The Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance hired Annette Shtivelband and Research Evaluation Consulting (REC) through a competitive bid process to improve our data quality and evaluation strategies, develop better systems for collecting, managing, and utilizing data, strengthen our evaluation capacity, and become a data-centered organization. Annette and her team have done a wonderful job of gathering complex information from diverse and sometimes conflicting sources. Annette is willing to share her expertise to our members at a moment’s notice and adapt to a fast-changing set of circumstances. I hope that we can continue to work with Annette and REC on many projects in the future.
Director of Data and Evaluation for the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA)
The Colorado School Medicaid Consortium (The Consortium) hired Research Evaluation Consulting (REC) to evaluate our School Health Services Coordinator Grant Program. Annette and her team worked closely with our leadership and program teams to consider the challenges of evaluating our grant program in its early stages. REC was able to assist in updating our logic model, determining the most valuable evaluation method for a case study and providing helpful, actionable recommendations to improve our grant program and improve data collection across our organization. The REC team is responsive and knowledgeable; they truly took the time to research our program recipients and partners and recommend best methods and practice tailored to our specific needs and evaluation. I highly recommend Annette and REC and plan to contract with them for any future evaluation endeavors. Thank you, Annette!
Program Director at The Consortium
Annette initially worked with us one summer on the development of a cross-cultural survey for use with immigrant workers. We were so impressed with her work that we brought her back the following summer and have continued to consult with here up to the present. She has played an instrumental role in analyzing the data and interpreting the results from this survey. She has also has provided valuable advice on numerous other projects that I discussed with her. I highly recommend Annette.
Social Scientist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Annette maintains that hard-to-find balance between strong technical research and evaluation background, and the ability to communicate and connect with stakeholder’s vision. She has been a pleasure to work with over the years. Annette recently came through big time for my team on a National Science Foundation-funded research project focused on STEM-equity and access. We hired REC to assist with the production of an extensive white paper titled: “Stem Equity in Informal Learning Settings: The Role of Libraries.” Annette was able to interpret our needs with little guidance, and delivered a final product that was completely in line with my vision for the work. This experience was so positive that we are looking to bring REC on to assist with additional aspects of this multi-year project. Through this engagement, and others, I know Annette will be an asset to any organization looking for research or program evaluation expertise. I certainly recommend her services.
Rob Jakubowski, PhD
Division Director of Quality Assurance and Improvement for Colorado Department of Human Services