Tammy Richards has 18 years of experience in program evaluation, applied social science research, evaluation training, and technical assistance. Her expertise includes the development of conceptual frameworks to assess implementation and outcomes of organizational capacity-building efforts, logic model development and evaluation design, literature reviews, mixed methods analysis, and dissemination of findings.
At JBA, she is a team lead for the Prenatal Alcohol and Other Drug Exposures in Child Welfare and the Evaluation of the Capacity Building Collaborative projects. She is a technical assistance liaison to state and tribal child welfare agencies through the Technical Assistance on Evaluation for Children’s Bureau Discretionary Grant Programs project.
Previously, Richards was a research associate and analyst for the University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, directing and conducting program evaluations of child and family services. Before her positions in research and evaluation, she provided direct services to adolescents, youth in foster care, adults with dual diagnoses, and domestic violence survivors.
Richards received an M.Ed. in psychology from Antioch University New England.