Senior Research Associate
Patricia Reyes, M.P.H., brings over thirty years of experience evaluating a range of risk reduction and asset building efforts including those addressing access to health and mental health services for children, youth and families; substance abuse prevention and treatment; violence prevention; school readiness and youth development; and equity, systems change and community engagement. Pat is skilled in a variety of quantitative and qualitative tool design, data collection and analysis methodologies including: surveys, interviews, focus groups, case studies, observations, program record review, electronic data sets, and textual analysis.
Pat seeks opportunities for evaluation capacity building by supporting program and initiative staff to co-design evaluation plans, collaboratively create data collection tools and processes, report findings to a variety of audiences, and transform data into action to better programs and communities. Pat brings to her work with clients the perspective that evaluation is a tool both for making decisions and achieving excellence. She embraces a utilization-focused and participatory philosophy of evaluation planning, implementation, and reporting of findings. Working alongside our partners to strengthen evaluation and data use skills through formal presentations and informal coaching is both a strength and passion. Ms. Reyes earned a Master’s of Public Health degree in Behavioral Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley and B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Irvine. She currently resides in the Bay Area of California.