Rita Turner, MS

Data Analyst

Rita Turner has been a data analyst with Philliber Research & Evaluation since 1991. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics/Business from The College of Saint Rose in Albany New York and a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from the State University of New York, College at New Paltz. Rita has more than 25 years of experience in day-to-day project management of the evaluations of human services programs. In addition to analysis and report writing, Rita also provides training and technical support to new data analysts.

KEY OR RECENT PROJECTS

Cleveland Play House is an evaluation of the federally-funded Compassionate Arts Remaking Education (C.A.R.E.) program to bring theatre education into underserved Cleveland public schools. The Compassionate Arts Remaking Education (C.A.R.E.) program was conceived to foster social emotional learning (SEL) skills while increasing academic readiness and literacy learning for students through theatre integrated lessons and self-curated learning labs. The evaluation of the program, conducted by Philliber, was designed to measure academic progress and social emotional learning skills, and to compare students receiving the program to a well-matched comparison group from similar schools.

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands, Seattle, WA.  Philliber is conducting a random assignment evaluation of the effectiveness of the newly developed Linking Families and Teens (LiFT) curriculum at 21 locations across nine states.  Funding for this project and evaluation is from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH).

The Rochester Area Community Foundation and the Wilson Foundation in Rochester, New York have funded nine agencies in Rochester to implement interventions that increase their agencies’ capacity to provide trauma informed care.  Philliber is leading the evaluation including analyzing organizational assessments of each agency and tracking indicators related to trauma informed services.

International Center for Journalism, Washington, D.C.  Evaluating the effectiveness of the Organized Crime and Corruption Project Regional Investigative Journalism Network Program, which intends to build citizen demand to reduce corruption, fraud, and other criminal activities through increased exposure to professionally produced investigative journalism in Eastern Europe and Russia.  Funding for this program is through USAID.

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands, Seattle, WA.  Philliber is conducting an implementation evaluation of the Stronger Together Initiative which is a capacity building project aimed at improving the ability of youth service organizations to deliver evidence-based practices for the prevention of teenage pregnancy.  Funding for this project and evaluation is from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH).

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