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Sara Woods

Senior Evaluation Associate

Sara Woods has worked with AMTC since 2007. She has provided evaluation systems and services for federally funded family strengthening projects dating back to 2005, when she was employed by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Urban Initiatives and Research. Since then, Sara has provided leadership in developing performance measurement, program fidelity, and evaluation systems for government funded programs.

Sara currently oversees 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 AMTC clients and has lead responsibility for monitoring program performance, managing impact evaluation efforts, managing web-based data systems to conform with funder requirements, analyzing data, and producing funder-required data reports and statistical reports on evaluation results. She also oversees the work of independent evaluators.

Since 2007, Sara has worked on over 60 client programs and over 200 evaluation reports in the areas of teen pregnancy and healthy marriage and relationship education, responsible fatherhood, adult mentoring, offender reentry, substance abuse, mental health, and workforce development/ green jobs programs. She has been featured at HHS conferences multiple times due to her extensive work with these programs on formative and summative evaluation.

Sara earned a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, and forensic science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has completed certification in several areas: as a trainer in evidence-based curricula and method including: teen pregnancy prevention, parenting, healthy relationships and marriage education, substance abuse, trauma-informed care, and in motivational interviewing.

Expertise

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

Skills

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