Chi Connie Park has more than 15 years of experience in applied social science research design, program evaluation, and capacity building in the areas of child welfare, child and family development, mental health, systems of care, fatherhood, and community and organizational development. She has expertise providing technical assistance in the areas of cost analysis, social network analysis, qualitative and multivariate data analysis, evaluation design, outcomes measurement, and evaluation reporting.
Currently, Park supports fatherhood and tribal programs, and leads cost study design and technical assistance efforts at JBA. She serves as research project director for the Evaluation of A Father’s Place, Prince George’s County (Fatherhood FIRE) project, which evaluates a fatherhood program funded through the Office of Family Assistance. She also serves as deputy director for the Building Evidence Technical Assistance project to support the development of a logic model, theory of change, fidelity tools, and evaluation plan for an intervention that promotes responsible parenting for child welfare system-involved fathers.
She is a capacity building specialist for the Tribal Evaluation Institute supporting tribal home visiting grantees and serves as a technical assistance liaison to tribal grantees on the Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)-Child Welfare Coordination Data Capacity Building project. Park also provides cost study technical assistance and support for the Cross-Center Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative and the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Technical Assistance Resource Center.
Park received a Ph.D. in community psychology and an M.A. in psychology from Wichita State University.