After spending time as a community organizer, farm hand, and cake baker, Jessica found her professional home in evaluation. Jessica is originally from Memphis and came to Nashville in 2011 to attend graduate school at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. During her graduate education she was trained in program evaluation and organizational development from an ecological perspective. She has been leading evaluation projects for the past 5 years, working with federal and state funded projects, as well as evaluations for private companies. She is really into scrapbooking, British murder mystery shows, and her sweet puppy, Roland.
About Elevate Consulting:
Established in 2016, Elevate Consulting’s mission is to collaborate with community members, leaders, and organizations to develop and implement processes for learning and improving services, systems, and structures for equitable social change. Elevate has worked with organizations and projects of all sizes and maintains a proven track record of providing high-quality services to nonprofits, foundations, community organizations, and public entities. These include research and evaluation services (designing and implementing evaluations, evaluation system and process consulting, evaluation capacity building and training, among others), facilitation services (designing and facilitating workshops and meetings), and systems change consulting (designing, facilitating, and implementing strategies for complex systems change). Current and former clients include the United Way of Greater Nashville, the Center for Nonprofit Management (where Elevate’s consultants serve as experts and trainers), the Martha O’Bryan Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the State of Tennessee, Mental Health America of the MidSouth, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Metro Action Commission, the Healing Trust, and many others.