Melanie Porterfield

Senior Evaluation Associate

Melanie Porterfield joined AMTC in 2005 when she assumed a leadership role in overseeing evaluation, consultation, and training services for grants awarded to AMTC clients for federal adolescent pregnancy prevention programming. Since then she has led AMTC client services for more than $124 million in adolescent pregnancy prevention grant programming. Porterfield has also assisted in launching client workforce reentry programs, including three U.S. Department of Labor sector-based employment and four offender reentry workforce programs.

Additionally, Porterfield leads development and execution of AMTC’s survey implementation, its Online Participant Tracking System and AMTC’s overall operations and procedures.

As a former project director, Porterfield has direct experience operating adolescent pregnancy prevention programs in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. These programs gave her experience to consult AMTC clients in coordinating community outreach and recruitment of schools, program sites, and youth; developing innovative program delivery methods; assisting with curriculum development and updates; developing and implementing performance measurement and program fidelity systems; overseeing program implementation; and coordinating quasi-experimental evaluation. Additionally, she uses her experiences to consult on contract development and monitoring, database management and support, preparation of grant-required applications and reports, budget oversight, and facilitation of training for program staff.

Porterfield has served as a trainer for adolescent pregnancy prevention, healthy marriage and relation­ship education, and workforce development projects in 83 communities across the U.S. and has assisted with social marketing campaigns and the coordination of large-scale, community-based events. She received bachelor’s degrees in sociology/criminal justice and computer graphic design from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a certified trainer in adolescent pregnancy prevention, healthy marriage and relationship education, and workforce development.


  • Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Programs
  • Healthy Marriage and Relationship Programs
  • Youth Character Development / Youth Risk Prevention Programs
  • Workforce Development
  • Training and Development


  • Federal Report Writing
  • Grant Writing
  • Implementation Measurement and Program Fidelity Tools
  • Data Systems & Performance Measurement Tools
  • Technical Assistance