Our Team

What we do.

Our Team

We are one of the few minority owned, woman owned and led evaluation firms that combines business and evaluation practices together, to focus upon achieving social outcomes across all sectors from government to nonprofit to education and business.  

We are passionate about bringing different or divergent interests together regardless of sector or function to define and measure collective impact. The integrated, systems based approach to evaluation that we use not only helps individuals across functions to understand holistically how they share common objectives but also helps demonstrate in terms of dollars invested the impact of the collective results that are achieved.

Our team approach to our data framework achieves results because clarity is critical to managing effective organizations that are navigating a complex time.

We are your team.

Traci Shirachi, MBA

CEO/President

Traci earned an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University. Traci is the CEO of The Mark USA, Inc. Traci is responsible for making key business decisions to increase The Mark’s abilities to address client needs. Traci works with all the evaluators within the organization to deliver quality client service. Traci has over 20 years of work experience with consulting companies of various sizes, including PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Jessica Martone, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Evaluation

Dr. Martone earned a Ph.D. and her MSW from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work.  Dr. Martone was a research fellow and is currently a research affiliate for the Institute for Migration and International Social Work. Dr. Martone has been involved with immigration and education focused research projects. 

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Noely Banos, MA

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Noely earned an M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Western Carolina University, with a focus in research design and statistics, and further graduate training in Applied Social and Community Psychology from North Carolina State University. Noely has extensive experience utilizing various research methods; including survey design, focus groups, experimental and quasi-experimental designs. 

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Adrienne Celaya, Ph.D.

Senior Evaluator

Dr. Celaya holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Miami and an M.A. in Sociology and Graduate Certificate in Latino and Latin American Studies from Fordham University. She has a background in program implementation and evaluation of research-informed and evidenced-based community projects, as well as domestic violence and child welfare research. 

moriah Johnson, MPP, MA

Senior Evaluator

Moriah holds two MA’s in Public Policy and Sociology from Loyola University Chicago, where she is completing her Ph.D. in Sociology. She is passionate about using research and evaluation to partner with community organizations in their strategic goals, while also focusing specifically on diversity, equity and inclusion.

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