Heather Lewis-Charp is a Principal in the Equity, Education and Community Change Division who designs and leads studies for a variety of clients, including foundations, federal, state, and local government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. She is committed to using evaluation to help strengthen individual programs and systems that promote community engagement and that lead to more equitable opportunities and outcomes for young people and families.
Heather’s research interests include issues related to youth and education, violence prevention, as well as health and racial equity. Whenever possible, she uses a mixed methods approach to evaluation, having led formative, implementation, and outcomes studies focused on individual, organizational, and systems-level change. Ms. Lewis-Charp has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters and served as the lead writer of over 30 major evaluation reports.
Heather received a Master’s in Education Research from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of California, Berkeley. When not working, she loves to paint, garden, hike, and travel.