Ash Philliber, PhD

Managing Director, Senior Research Associate


Dr. Ash Philliber (they/them) has worked with the company since 1995. Ash started full-time as a data analyst in October 2009 becoming an Evaluation Coordinator in 2011, a Senior Research Associate in 2017, and Managing Director in 2020. Ash has a PhD in Human Services with a specialty in public service leadership and a Master’s in Human Services with a specialty in nonprofit management. Ash has worked on a wide variety of programs, including those in unplanned and teen pregnancy prevention, journalism, academic achievement, and community engagement. Their projects often require a variety of services, including data cleaning and analysis, data collection, portfolio management, and report writing. Their specialties include randomized control trials, long-term follow up studies, database creation, and inclusive evaluation design. Ash often leads workshops and presentations across the country in a wide variety of topics.

Ash has been awarded the Douglas Kirby Award for Excellence in Research from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. This award is given for changing the field of evaluation and was awarded for their impact on inclusive research and evaluation. Ash participates in frequent refresher trainings whenever possible to update their ability to conduct culturally centered, social justice-based work. Outside of work, they are part of movements to strive for racial justice, gender equality, and LGBTQ inclusivity.

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