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AZENet Board of Directors


Shawn M. Donnelly, MA

Director, Organizational Development & Learning, Council on Foundations

Shawn Donnelly serves as the Director of Organizational Development & Learning at Council on Foundations, a nonprofit membership association that serves as a guide for philanthropies as they advance the greater good. Before joining Council on Foundations, Shawn served as the Strategic Learning Officer at Virginia G Piper Charitable Trust and as a Senior Researcher evaluating college access programs at Northern Arizona University. He is driven by his passion to make learning accessible and actionable within the nonprofit sector. He has called Arizona home since 2015, and happily lives in Phoenix with his partner and two dogs. He has served on the board of AZENET since 2018 and holds a master’s degree in community-social psychology from the University of Massachusetts.


Phil Stoeklen, M.S.

Partner, Viable Insights

Phil is a Partner at Viable Insights, an evaluation and organizational development consulting firm located in Tucson, AZ. Phil is trained in applied psychology, with concentrations in evaluation research, health promotion and disease prevention, and industrial-organizational psychology. His primary expertise is in the context of educational program evaluation and community needs assessment research, though his interests span several domains, including: epidemiology, environmental conservation, and social justice and human rights work. 

My "why": I've been an AZENet member for a few years now, and for more than two of those years I was a resident of Wisconsin. It was only in the past year that I finally made the decision to call Arizona my home, and move to Tucson. This decision was in no small part related to the evaluation community I have come to know through interactions with the network, and my decision to run for a board position was directly linked to my desire to be more involved in this community, and to get to know more of the wonderful change agents that make AZENet so great.

Immediate Past President (Vacant)

Vice President of Administration (Accepting nominations)

Vice President of Budget and Finance 

Maddy Verheyden, MS

Associate Consultant,Viable Insights

Maddy started off as an intern with Viable Insights and has grown into her current position as an Associate Consultant. She has received her Master’s in Applied Psychology degree with concentrations in Evaluation Research and Industrial/Organizational psychology at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. She loves qualitative analysis, report writing, and working with nonprofit organizations to help them achieve their goals and answer key questions to drive improvement. Maddy believes that evaluation work is powerful and a great way to create positive change at an organization or within a community.

External Communications Chair

Eileen Eisen-Cohen, PhD, MSW

Faculty, Arizona State University School of Public Affairs

Eileen Eisen-Cohen is Communications Co-Chair for 2022-2023. She is a faculty for the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University where she teaches courses in public management, politics, leadership, and program evaluation. She has a background in public health and led the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to earn their Public Health Accreditation. She is a program evaluator and has led work teams, community partners, and stakeholders in local and statewide initiatives.

Membership Recruitment Chair

Devina Wadhera, PhD

Program Manager - Evaluator, Arizona Department of Health Services

Devina Wadhera is the Membership Recruitment Chair.  She has a PhD in psychology from Arizona State University and is very passionate about research, data analytics and insights.  Her primary research interests are in improving dietary behaviors in children and adults. She is currently the principal program evaluator for the WIC program at Arizona Department of Health Services.

Professional Development Chair 

Sarah Yeo

Evaluator, University of Arizona

Sarah Yeo is Professional Development Chair for 2022-2023. She has spent the last decade working in international development as an evaluator. Her professional interests include health equity, global health, and monitoring and evaluation.

Tucson Regional Co-Chairs

Kendra Thompson-Dyck, PhD

Manager of Assessment & Research, University of Arizona

Kendra Thompson-Dyck serves as AZENet Tucson Region Co-Chair.  As Manager of Assessment & Research at the University of Arizona, she conducts institution-wide data collection and assessment to improve student experiences and outcomes.  Kendra enjoys translating quantitative, qualitative, and spatial analysis into useful data-insights. She holds degrees in Sociology from the University of Arizona (MA, PhD) and a BA in Communication from Seattle Pacific University. 

Michel Lahti

Senior Evaluation Associate, LeCroy & Milligan Associates

Michel Lahti is a Senior Evaluation Associate at LeCroy & Milligan Associates and his current work focuses on evaluating programs in human services, education and adult protective services.

Regional Chairs for Phoenix

(Norman) Paul Gibbs, PhD

Program Evaluator, Mesa Public Schools

Paul Gibbs is a program evaluator for Mesa Unified School District and has served in K-12 and higher education institutions for two decades, both in the U.S. and internationally. He is a mixed methods researcher with special interests in educational assessment and accountability, comparative and international education, and democratic and civic engagement in learning communities. An AZENet member since 2020, Paul values the way that AZENet continuously expands the evaluation toolbox by building bridges across methodologies, personal interests, and professional backgrounds.

Marcia Nation, PhD

Principal and Owner, Nation Evaluation Consulting, LLC

I deliver evaluation services to organizations engaged in initiatives toward societal and sustainability outcomes, including applied research, social and environmental programs, and informal education, using qualitative and quantitative methods appropriate for the evaluation context and purpose.

I also guide organizations in the development of strategic plans and logic models and facilitate the identification and measurement of collective impacts for collaborations, networks, and coalitions. 

Regional Chairs for Flagstaff and Yuma (Accepting nominations)

Past AZENet Presidents

2021  Nicole Janich

2020  Deven Wisner
2019  Scott Swagerty
2018  Jenny McCullough Cosgrove
2017  Wendy Wolfersteig
2016  Michele Schmidt
2015  Maria Aguilar-Amaya
2014  Michel Lahti
2013  Cassandra O'Neill & Amy Ashley
2012  Lenay Dunn
2011  Cassandra O'Neill
2010  Shelly Potts
2009  Lois Sayrs
2006-2008  Michelle Anderson
2005  John Vivian
2003-2004  Rick Duran & Ric Wood
2002  Allison Titcomb
2001  Steve Powers
2000  Craig LeCroy & Heather Campbell  
1999  Barbara Nienstedt
1998  Dennis Palumbo
1997  BJ Tatro

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