Sallie is a Senior Associate in the Workforce and Human Services Division. She has worked in the field of public health nutrition and food security for over 25 years with extensive experience in the design and implementation of community-based program and policy evaluation, having most recently served as the Executive Director of the Sarah Samuels Center for Public Health Research and Evaluation. She is skilled in qualitative methodology and conceptualizing and designing evaluation plans, theories of change, and logic models. Sallie is adept in translating findings and lessons learned to improve program fidelity and/or demonstrate impacts, as shown through her deep body of work evaluating obesity prevention and healthy food access initiatives. She particularly enjoys working with clients to support their complex systems change initiatives that focuses on the underlying issues that create and perpetuates health disparities.
Sallie earned a Master and Doctoral degrees in Public Health from University of California at Berkeley with an emphasis in nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports photography.