Your Team

We assemble customized teams to meet the needs of your specific project. We have successfully teamed with consultants with expertise in areas such as health services subject matter knowledge, organizational development, and facilitation.

Dr. Bernadette Wright, Director of Research & Evaluation/Founder

Dr. Bernadette Wright, founder of and Director of Research and Evaluation at Meaningful Evidence, has been conducting and managing program evaluations and research for over two decades. At Meaningful Evidence, she has managed over 20 program evaluation and research projects for delighted clients. Her projects with clients have led to presentations at national and international conferences, journal articles, and being selected as an “Exemplary Evaluation” by the American Evaluation Association. She is author of a book with Dr. Steven E. Wallis, Practical Mapping for Program Evaluation and Applied Research (Sage Publications, 2019).

Before starting her own business, Bernadette was Consultant at The Lewin Group, where she conducted and managed research on aging and disability issues for federal agencies. Before that, she was Policy Research Analyst at AARP Public Policy Institute, where she analyzed proposed legislation and regulations to inform AARP’s advocacy strategies and developed publications to inform public dialogue on supportive services and community living issues. In her early career, she was Senior Evaluation Specialist at the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development. She earned her PhD in public policy/program evaluation from the University of Maryland. She is a member of American Evaluation Association and Washington Evaluators.