Johanna is the Co-Director of Innovation Network and provides organizational leadership, project leadership, and evaluation expertise in her work with Innovation Network partners, staff, and other social sector organizations. She is a fierce believer in the power of the nonprofit sector to improve people’s lives, and the role of the nonprofit sector as innovator, experimenter, and advocate for effective approaches to societal challenges. In her work, she seeks to magnify the impact of her partners by providing timely, high-quality information to bolster decisionmaking.
With more than a decade of experience in advocacy evaluation—including advocacy field evaluation, campaign evaluation, policy advocacy evaluation, organizing and social movements evaluation, and leadership development evaluation—she manages consulting and research projects with organizations such as The JPB Foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Missouri Foundation for Health, and the Center for Community Change.
Additional past clients include ACTION (a project of RESULTS Educational Fund), Age Concern Help the Aged Northern Ireland, The Atlantic Philanthropies, BoardSource, Capital One Community Affairs, Center for Leadership Initiatives, Guitars Not Guns, The Kansas Health Foundation, National Caucus and Center for Black Aged, Post Carbon Institute, The Institute for Inclusive Security, and The Packard Foundation.
In addition to her consulting work, Johanna also manages Innovation Network’s research. She leads the State of Evaluation research project, and has led the development of State of Evaluation project reports in 2010, 2012, and 2016. Johanna is an active member in the American Evaluation Association, especially in the Advocacy and Policy Change Topical Interest Group (TIG) and the Data Visualization and Reporting TIG. Before coming to Innovation Network, Johanna worked on Monitoring and Evaluation projects for USAID and conducted research for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Department of Justice’s research, development, and evaluation agency. Johanna has been an instructor at George Mason University, where she taught research methods.
Johanna received her B.A. in International Relations and History from Penn State University and her M.A. in Political Science from George Mason University.