Sally Brown, MSW, PhD

Senior Research Associate


Dr. Sally Brown has been a Senior Research Associate with Philliber since 1995. She has both an MSW and PhD from the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. Sally has more than twenty years of experience as a program evaluator both in University and private sector settings. In addition, she is also a member the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Sexuality Education, a member of the School Based Health Alliance (formerly the National Association of School Based Health Centers), the Commissioner and Treasurer of First 5 Yolo, which administers grant funding targeted to children aged birth to 5 and their families to ensure that all Yolo County children are healthy, safe, and ready to learn, and the Chair of the Juvenile Review Board in Yolo County, CA, which is a community diversion program for first time and low risk offenders.

Sally’s ability as an evaluator is enhanced by her ten years of direct service experience as a counselor, case manager, and advocate for runaways, juvenile delinquents, youth in the child welfare system, and pregnant and parenting teens. She works across a wide range of projects including those in legal services and crime prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, early childhood education and school readiness, youth development, educational policy, school health policy, evaluation capacity building, health, mental health, child welfare and family support, homeless services, and journalism and media projects. For each evaluation project, Sally prepares an evaluation manual that provides detailed instructions for each data gathering instrument. In addition, Sally has developed “tool kits” and other “how to” manuals for building evaluation capacity. Sally has a keen interest in making evaluation data useful and accessible to staff and program administrators for the purposes of improving practice.  

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