Amy’s passion is working with organizations to improve their services and increase their impact. Amy particularly loves logic models and program design, participatory research and evaluation methods, making evaluation accessible and usable for all stakeholders (specifically, youth and young adults), qualitative methods, and developing organizational processes to support data-driven decision making. Amy obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Masters of Education in Community Development and Action (CDA) from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, where she was awarded the “CDA Outstanding Student of the Year” award. During her time at Vanderbilt, she focused her studies on leadership and organizational development in nonprofit organizations. She lives in Nashville with her husband and two dogs and enjoys going to hockey games, traveling, and reading anything that sits still long enough.
About Elevate Consulting:
Elevate Consulting is a Nashville-based consulting firm that partners with service organizations to help them find ways to better solve problems, tell their stories, and share their impact. Founded in 2016, Elevate utilizes innovative and participatory approaches to meet organizations where they are in their evaluation journey, to value their expertise and experience, and to enable them to better serve their community. Their core beliefs of collaboration, creativity, capacity-building, and accessibility drive their work with clients.
Elevate utilizes a team approach that provides clients with the best possible match between the project and our team’s interests and skills. Elevate specializes in program design, evaluation projects from start to finish, or any piece of an evaluation process, including:
- Writing or consulting on evaluation sections of grants
- Developing and defining a theory of change, including developing logic models and other communication tools
- Designing the evaluation
- Selecting or designing outcome and process measures
- Building databases for data capture
- Training staff on evaluation processes
- Analyzing and reporting on data