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Sara Woods

Senior Evaluation Associate

Sara Woods has worked with AMTC since 2007 and provides leadership in developing performance measurement, program fidelity, and evaluation systems for government-funded programs.  Before coming to AMTC, she provided evaluation systems and services for federally funded family strengthening projects at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Urban Initiatives and Research.

Woods currently oversees AMTC evaluation systems related to project performance measurement and organizational and federal data fidelity systems (databases, surveys, data integrity, training, and reporting). She also serves as the evaluation project liaison to assigned AMTC clients for whom she manages evaluation efforts and web-based data systems to conform with funder requirements, monitors program performance, analyzes data, and produces funder-required data reports and statistical reports on evaluation results. She also oversees the work of independent evaluators.

Since 2007, Woods has worked on over 70 AMTC client programs and over 200 evaluation reports in the areas of adolescent pregnancy and healthy marriage and relationship education, responsible fatherhood, adult mentoring, offender reentry, substance abuse, mental health, and workforce development/ green jobs programs. Her extensive evaluation work on these programs has been featured at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services conferences on several occasions.

Woods earned a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, and forensic science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has completed certification in several areas including evidence-based adolescent pregnancy prevention and healthy relationships and marriage education curricula, substance abuse, trauma-informed care, and motivational interviewing. She is also a trainer in performance measurement systems.

Expertise

  • Healthy Marriage & Relationship Education
  • Offender Reentry
  • Substance Abuse/Mental Health
  • Responsible Fatherhood
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Skills

  • Impact Evaluation Management
  • Implementation Measurement and Program Fidelity Tools
  • Federal Report Writing
  • Technical Assistance
  • Online Data Systems
  • Statistical Processing Software
  • Grant Writing