BAE’s Executive Committee meets monthly and officers serve staggered one or two-year terms, but there are no limits to consecutive terms. If at all possible, position changes are staggered for continuity and organizational memory. The duties of the Executive Committee broadly include:
- Carrying out any necessary business of the Association between the general meetings.
- Approving a budget for each year.
- Establishing and overseeing the operation of the committees of the Association.
- Authorizing any matters to be submitted to a vote of the general membership of the Association including election of officers. The Executive Committee will receive and consider petitions from the membership for matters to be submitted to a vote of the general membership of the Association.
- Maintaining records and official documents of the association.
That business aside, we don’t take ourselves too seriously and have a lot of fun developing programs for our members and the public!
Bridget Blount, MA, is Senior Director of Data Initiatives with Baltimore’s Promise, where she directs data analysis and evaluations and their efforts to create the Baltimore City Integrated Data System. Previously, she served as Director of Data and Evaluation for the Family League, where she developed citywide management information systems for diverse summer, out-of-school-time, and prenatal home visiting programs. She also served as Project Director of Data Evaluation for New Pathways, an organization serving disconnected youth. Bridget has a M.A. of Human Development & Social Intervention from NYU and a B.A. in Psychology and Kinesiology from UMD College Park.
Allison MagagnoscVice President
Allison Magagnosc, MS, is the Senior Project Associate at Rosov Consulting. She conducts research and evaluation for educational and youth serving initiatives. Before joining Rosov Consulting, Allison served as an internal evaluator for the Green & Healthy Homes Initiatives, ensuring data collection quality and bolstering staffs’ data literacy. Allison earned her master’s degree in Statistics, Measurement, Assessment, and Research Technology from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Gettysburg College. She is located in Baltimore, MD.
W. Christopher Brandt, Ph.D., has 20 years of experience in education as an elementary teacher, college instructor, district administrator, and researcher. His expertise focuses on evaluation of assessment programs, federal accountability policies, and developing balanced assessment systems in K-12 schools. He has worked with numerous states to improve their assessment and accountability systems as a consultant and independent evaluator, and joined the Center for Assessment in January 2020. He is also developing learning modules to support the implementation of Networked Improvement Communities for the Region 5 Comprehensive Center. Dr. Brandt is a What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)–certified reviewer who has led numerous impact studies for the Institute of Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education, state education agencies, and foundations. Dr. Brandt received his PhD in educational psychology from the University of Georgia.
Full bio coming soon.
Jessica TartanianProgram Chair
Jessica (Jessie) Tartanian, MPH, is Director of Data and Evaluation at Family League of Baltimore. After 15 years away from the Baltimore Area, she is excited to be putting down professional roots here at home starting with BAE in 2020. She was previously the Senior Evaluation Manager for Edible Schoolyard NYC, where she worked since completing her MPH in community health education at the CUNY in 2013. She has 15 years of experience with food education programs with young people. Jessie loves supporting practitioners to measure their impact and find new ways to make communities healthier places to live and learn. Her newest evaluation interest is data visualization, especially handmade soft viz gaining popularity in feminist data nerd circles. She is relishing the chance to build the Baltimore Evaluation community with programs from BAE!
Monica GribbenCommunications Chair
Monica Gribben, is a Senior Staff Scientist at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO). She has more than 35 years of experience conducting research, evaluation, and policy analysis with a focus on assessments such as K-12 standardized testing and employment testing. Prior to joining HumRRO, Monica was a technical editor and a high school math teacher. She enjoys working collaboratively with her clients, trying and learning new things, and crafting clear and engaging reports. Monica earned a BA in psychology from Yale University and an MA and PhD in industrial psychology from George Mason University. She recently earned a graduate certificate in Evaluation and Measurement from American University. As Communications Chair, Monica oversees BAE’s social media presence and outreach. In her free time, Monica loves to cook, garden, read, and travel.