Teri is founder, co-director, strategist, and IRIS’ key champion. She oversees an awesome team of smart professionals who carry out multiple center projects in data science and research/evaluation. Teri lives vicariously on the accumulated bright spots and successes of our IRIS community champions, partners, users and IRIS team members.
Teri has been involved in many large scale multi-partner data initiatives, helping use shared measurement approaches and solid implementation to support collective efforts to optimize the well-being of at risk children, youth, and families.
She leads the strategic direction of two software applications (DAISEY, IRIS) designed to make life easier, not harder, when it comes to serving families and demonstrating the impact of investments in high quality programs. Teri received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 1997 from the University of Kansas. She is continually working to understand how people and groups interact in a complex world, rigorously trying to bend systems and bureaucracy to better serve kids and families.
She wants you to know that, behind all that data-driven earnestness and at-all-costs altruism, she is hilarious. Secretly.