Dr. Bernadette Wright (Director of Research & Evaluation) aims to help social purpose organizations to gain the strong evidence that accelerates progress in tackling complex issues. At Meaningful Evidence, she has designed and conducted program evaluations and research for a variety of non-profits and universities. She is also an award-winning research paper author. Her recent publications include articles in Stanford Social Innovation Review and SAGEOpen. She also presents at local, national, and international events, such as a three-hour professional development workshop at the 2016 American Evaluation Association conference in Atlanta and two presentations at the 2016 European Evaluation Society conference in Maastricht, the Netherlands,
Dr. Wright made the jump to Meaningful Evidence from The Lewin Group, where she managed and led research for 20 projects for government, non-profit, and business clients, focusing on aging and disability. Before that, she was at AARP Public Policy Institute, where she analyzed proposed legislation and regulations and conducted research to inform AARP strategies and public debate on long-term services and supports issues.
She earned her PhD in public policy/program evaluation from the University of Maryland.