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, performance measurement, and evaluation reporting.
Currently, Park supports fatherhood, tribal, home visiting, and child welfare programs, and leads cost study design and evaluation capacity building efforts at JBA. She serves as project director for the Support for Ending Group Placement evaluation funded through the Annie E. Casey Foundation to evaluate the support and capacity building provided to three sites to engage the community in codesigning strategies for eliminating group placement for children and youth. 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.
Park 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-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.