LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

ANDREW HOLBEIN

Chair of the Leadership Committee

Andrew loves being a part of GCEval because he is passionate about the mission of expanding the use of evaluation throughout the region. 

 

Andrew has worked for a range of nonprofits and government organizations. He is the Director of Administration and Data for VIA LINK, a social service agency that will serve more than 150,000 Louisiana residents this year. He was the Executive Director of New Orleans Community Outreach, the Manager of Strategic Initiatives at Graham Windham, and a Project Manager for the City of New Orleans' Office of Recovery Management after Hurricane Katrina.  

 

Andrew lives in New Orleans with his wife and daughter and is a professional pianist.

WILL FAULKNER

Leadership Committee Member

William directs a small New-Orleans based, evaluation-focused consultancy, Flux R.M.E. Will works locally with non-profits to co-create their performance measurement and evaluation systems. He also operates internationally (primarily Latin America/Caribbean), focusing on the evaluation of advocacy campaigns, agriculture research and development, and social network analysis. Will loves kites and when it's windy you can catch him at Bayou St. John or at the Fly!

MICHELLE LAWRENCE BIDWELL

Leadership Committee Member

Michelle is an Evaluation and Development professional in the Greater New Orleans Area. She is a New Orleans native and proud alumna of Xavier University at New Orleans. She holds a Masters of Public Health from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and is currently a doctoral student in their Community Health Sciences program. Her personal mission is to dismantle systemic disparities, uplift communities, and lay a foundation for a culture of equity through education, data, development, and collaboration.

She has almost a decade of experience in research, evaluation, and grants, working on projects in the fields of breast and cervical cancer, pharmacology, nutrition, high-risk youth, law enforcement, veteran reintegration, education, and recidivism among the previously incarcerated. Michelle is currently the Director of Impact and Evaluation at Bastion Community of Resilience, the nation's first intentional community for veterans and families, where she leads the organization's grant and evaluation systems and has worked to secure millions of dollars in funding. In 2021, she will be transitioning into a new leadership role at a national development firm.

In addition to these roles, Michelle is on the leadership committee of GCEval and the founder of Granted Advisors, a consulting firm focused on helping new non-profit organizations reach their grant funding and program evaluation goals. Michelle resides in an historic African American neighborhood in NOLA with her husband and two rambunctious toddlers.

STEVE MUMFORD, PhD

Leadership Committee Member

Dr. Mumford is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Orleans, where he focuses on the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and teaches courses in program evaluation, public management, and a nine-credit Nonprofit Leadership specialization. He also serves as the founding Director of UNO’s new interdisciplinary PhD in Justice Studies, set to launch its first cohort in Fall 2021. Dr. Mumford earned a PhD in Public Policy & Administration, concentrating in program evaluation, from George Washington University; a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Washington; and a BA in Psychology from Columbia University.

 

Dr. Mumford has over a decade of experience conducting evaluations and related trainings to enhance the effectiveness of foundations and nonprofits throughout the United States, including with past clients like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He currently works with the Greater New Orleans Foundation to survey capacity needs within the regional nonprofit sector and provide training and coaching in program evaluation to nonprofits throughout the region. He is a co-founder of the Gulf Coast Evaluator Network (GCEval), a nonprofit association of evaluation professionals based in the Gulf Coast.

 

He can be contacted at swmumfor@uno.edu

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