Staff

 
 

Staff

Amy McDonald Cipolla-Stickles
Senior Equity Fellow

With more than two decades of experience in racial justice and leadership development, Amy McDonald Cipolla-Stickles operates at the apex of multicultural leadership and...

Associate Director

Jennifer Cotter works on development and implementation of SDM projects in child welfare, prevention services, economic support, and adult protective services. She provides...

Sarah Covington
Researcher

Sarah Covington, MPH, joined Evident Change as a researcher in 2013. Sarah has a master’s degree in public health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she focused...

Claire Crowley
Program Specialist

Claire Crowley joined Evident Change in 2018, where she continues her work to support improved outcomes for youth and families involved in the child welfare and juvenile...

Phil Decter
Director of Child Welfare

Phil Decter, MSW, is a social worker and family therapist who has worked with children and families in inpatient, outpatient, home-based, foster care, and emergency room...

Reekah Delfanian
Database Administrator

Reekah Delfanian is a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He previously worked as a business intelligence developer with Epic Systems for three years and an...

Special Advisor

For the last 40 years, Janice Ereth, PhD, has worked in administrative, research, and policy-making capacities in the child welfare, juvenile justice, and education fields...

Erin M. Espinosa, PhD
Director of Research

Erin M. Espinosa, PhD, joined Evident Change in 2019 as a senior researcher. Prior to joining Evident Change, she served as the Director of the Texas Center of the Institute...

Cayley Farrell
Researcher

Cayley Farrell joined Evident Change's research team in 2018. Prior to this, she worked as a research intern with Epistemic Games Group at the University of Wisconsin–Madison...

Colleen Fearing
Researcher

Colleen Fearing has been with Evident Change since 2013 and enjoys leveraging existing data to answer agency partners’ questions. Colleen believes system data is an invaluable...