Jessy Lyons, M.A., brings over 15 years of experience in program growth, management, development, and evaluation. She has worked at the national, state, and community levels managing a variety of projects focused on health promotion, disease mitigation, and violence prevention. She has managed many large-scale, national prevention and evaluation projects for federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
Jessy is a seasoned program evaluator with experience designing evaluation plans and tools, conducting both quantitative and qualitative research, writing literature reviews, and reporting findings to key stakeholders and partners. She is skilled in data-driven decision making, continuous quality improvement, and bridging theory to organizational practice. Jessy has extensive experience working with a variety of partners and funders with whom she enjoys forging strong, fruitful partnerships that promote the safety and wellbeing of all.
Jessy began her career working in direct service with youth who had experienced trauma. She went on to conduct more extensive work with youth, including coordinating photo-voice evaluation projects, supporting youth advisory boards on violence prevention, and building youth capacity to contribute to programming and evaluation efforts.
Jessy holds a Master of Arts degree in Gender Studies from the University of Louisville where she focused on public health approaches to the prevention of gender-based violence. She resides in Louisville, Kentucky where you can find her baking pies, singing karaoke, and chasing after her two young sons.