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How can you apply data or improve upon your monitoring and evaluation capacity within your organization?

Driving Data-Driven Decisions for Critical Government Agencies

The Mark turns abstract requirements for “data” into truly actionable, impactful insights that challenge your organization to deliver the outcomes that taxpayers truly need and political leaders have advocated for as part of government change.

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VALID, RELIABLE DATA TO HELP FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL AGENCIES STRENGTHEN PROGRAMS, INCREASE CAPABILITIES AND MANAGE RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY

The Mark Unique Applied Research and integrated approach

Using your agency and program’s end goals as our guide, The Mark’s unique blended data framework ™ that incorporates applied research and evaluation will generate the reliable, foundational feedback and strategic insights you’re missing to fuel your program through this administration and beyond.

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Program Monitoring and External Evaluation

Culturally Responsive Evaluation

Statistical Data Analysis and Performance Analytics

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Surveys, Focus Groups, Interviews, and Constituent Research

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Community-based Participatory Research Methods

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Group Training in Evaluation & Data Analytics

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Discover How Your Agency Can Partner With The Mark

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Impact Evaluation of PROFIT Financial Graduation Pilots

BRAC USA | February 2017
Quasi-experimental impact evaluation of interventions intended to provide 2,600 Kenyan women and youth with livelihoods, assets and skills, and health education. Our evaluation team coordinated and collaborated across US- and Kenya-based organizations.
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West Virginia EPSCoR Track 1 Project – Sub-recipient

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission | 2015 – 2021
Led external evaluation of NSF-funded EPSCoR Track 1 Project, to increase WV’s research infrastructure, improve education and workforce development, and increase diversity in STEM. Employed mixed methods approach, using surveys, interviews, and program tracking data to assess achievement of goals.
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NOAA Cooperative Science Center in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (NCAS-M) – Sub-recipient

Howard University | 2017-2021
With Howard University as PI, we led external evaluation of the NOAA NCAS-M project across 13 universities over 5 years. Deliverables included an evaluation plan, project logic model, data collection process & tool development, and formative and summative reports.

Meet The Mark Team

Our innovative, 100% remote workplace features skilled evaluators experienced in both virtual and in-person collaboration – making The Mark a reliable, flexible partner during the COVID era and beyond.

As you collaborate with The Mark to articulate your goals, you’ll meet many of our key evaluators. Some of them are included here:

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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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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.

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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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