CCHE team

CCHE is known for our customized evaluations

Our team’s expertise spans the fields of public health, economics, anthropology, health administration, organizational development, public policy, epidemiology, information science,  urban planning, educati­on, and communications. We are proficient in a wide range of analytic methods, so you can count on getting timely, useful results. 

As part of Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, CCHE collaborates with investigators, biostatisticians, and programmers. In addition, we maintain affiliations with nationally recognized experts who serve as evaluation advisors. 


Maggie JonesMaggie Jones, MPH

Maggie became CCHE's director in July 2018. For several years she provided oversight of CCHE’s portfolio of evaluation projects as CCHE associate director. She leads many of our large scale evaluation efforts related to community health improvement, clinical quality improvement, health policy, health equity, and public health training programs. Maggie’s work has focused on providing health-related organizations with the information, tools and resources they need to more effectively achieve their goals and build their evaluation capacity. She holds a BS in business from the University of Minnesota and an MPH from the University of Washington.

Natasha AroraNatasha Arora, MS
Evaluation & Learning Associate

Natasha has interests in quantitative analysis, mixed-methods evaluations, and equity of care for minoritized children and families.  She has a BA in applied mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Washington. She has practiced clinically as a speech-language pathologist with a focus on pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders and assistive technology.

Emily BourcierEmily Bourcier, MPH, MHA
Manager, Evaluation Division

Emily joined CCHE in 2002 and brings collaborative leadership and evaluation consulting experience focused on initiatives that tackle the systemic roots of injustice and the social determinants of health. She brings more than 15 years of experience evaluating initiatives to improve health equity using mixed-methods designs, and facilitates strategic learning about community health investments. In addition to her management role, as a principal investigator, Emily oversees several of CCHE's large-scale, multi-year evaluations. Emily holds a BA in biological sciences from Smith College, and an MPH and MHA from the University of Washington.

Brush_Sarah_92x115_2.jpgSarah Brush, BA
Research Support Specialist

Sarah B has interests in human centered design and mixed-methods evaluations. She has a BA in biology and environmental sciences from Willamette University. Sarah B is supporting CCHE’s Thrive Local and Trauma-informed ACEs Screening Intervention evaluations.

Charbonneau_Diana__92x115.jpgDiana Charbonneau, MIT
Evaluation & Learning Associate

Diana has a background in education and teaching, research, project management and evaluation of large-scale initiatives, including those focused on health impact assessments, healthy food access, and youth leadership. Her work is driven by a focus on equity and transformative collaborations across disciplines. Diana earned her master’s degree in teaching and her bachelor’s degree in cultural geography, both from the University of Washington.

Allen Cheadle Allen Cheadle, PhD
Former Director & KPWHRI Senior Investigator

Allen was CCHE's director from 2011 to June 2018. His interests include methods of community-based research, evaluations of comprehensive community initiatives, and the evaluation of clinical and community systems change initiatives. Allen seeks to continue and expand CCHE’s work in evaluating community initiatives, working with foundations to build the capacity of community-based organizations, and helping safety-net organizations improve the care they provide in underserved communities. Allen holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Learn more about Allen’s research interests and experience.

Clark_Grant_92x115.jpgGrant Clark, BA
Communication Consultant

Grant has worked the past 25 years in variety of positions within the communications, marketing, public relations, and media relations fields, including seven years with the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. A graduate of Western Washington University with a BA in journalism, he has also worked as a freelance writer with more than 4,000 bylines.

Dinh_Crystal_92x115.jpgCrystal Dinh, MPH
Evaluation & Learning Associate

Crystal has a background in public health programming, research, and stakeholder engagement. Her interests include analyzing health disparities, advancing health equity, and data analysis. Crystal earned an MPH from the Colorado School of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health and Health Disparities.

Hutchings_Kayla_92x115.jpgKayla Elladae, MPH
Evaluation & Learning Associate

Kayla supports CCHE evaluations of initiatives focused on equitable place-based investments and building capacity in public health leadership. Her interests include mental health, developmental disabilities, and the health effects of incarceration. She received her Master of Public Health from Columbia University.

Evans_Nelly_92x115.jpgNelly Evans, MPP
Evaluation & Learning Associate

Nelly has a background in education, public policy, and program implementation. Her research interests include school and community-based health initiatives, nutrition programs, sustainable agriculture, and the built environment. Nelly earned her Master of Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her BA in political science and German from Linfield College.

Goemer_Eric__81x115.jpgEric Goemer, BA
Research Support Specialist

Eric provides administrative support to the CCHE team and its projects. His interests include public health policy and health disparities. He earned a BA in journalism and public relations from the University of Minnesota.

Hertel_Erin__92x115.jpgErin Hertel, MPA
Senior Evaluation & Learning Consultant

Erin has a background in public policy, advocacy, project management and evaluation. Her interests include how communities work together to improve population health and influence policy, as well as how health systems are responding to the changing environment and patient needs. Erin earned her master's in public affairs from the University of Washington.

Katzman_Kate_92x115.jpgKate Katzman, MPH
Evaluation & Learning Associate

Kate has a background in global health, mixed methods clinical research studies, and community-based evaluation across a range of settings. Her recent work has focused on adolescent health, in particular the role of schools in promoting the health and well-being of teens. Kate earned her MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her BA in political science from the University of Michigan.

Elena KuoElena Kuo, PhD, MPH
Senior Evaluation & Learning Consultant

Elena primarily supports Kaiser Permanente Community Health’s national and regional Educational Theater, Thriving Schools, and Food Security initiatives, as well as Kaiser Permanente Washington’s internal equity, inclusion, and diversity strategies. She has a long-standing interest in health education and addressing inequities in access, education, and outcomes for marginalized communities. Elena earned her MPH and PhD from the University of Washington’s public health epidemiology program.

Trang LeTrang Le, MPH
Evaluation & Learning Associate

Trang has background in mixed-methods and community-based participatory research, including evaluations of programs and initiatives that promote health of women and children. Her interests include using data for community advocacy and health systems transformation. She received her MPH in community-oriented public health practice from the University of Washington.

Abbie LeeAbbie Lee, MPH
Evaluation & Learning Associate

Abbie has a background in community organizing, planning, and policy development across social determinants of health. She is invested in leveraging evaluation to advance health equity among historically marginalized and vulnerable populations. Abbie earned her MPH from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Lee_June_92x115.jpgJune Lee, ScD, MA
Evaluation & Learning Associate

June has a background in performance measurement and evaluation for local and national health and social services initiatives. She has managed and evaluated cross-sector partnership building for Accountable Communities of Health (ACH), Best Starts for Kids, and chronic disease and behavioral health prevention and intervention. June holds an ScD in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an MA in communication from the University of Washington.

Levitz_Carly__92x115.jpgCarly Levitz, MPH
Evaluation & Learning Associate

Carly has a background in quantitative analysis and special interest in communicating results in ways that engage stakeholders. Her research interests include reducing disparities in quality of care and health outcomes.  Carly earned her MPH from the University of Washington’s Health Metrics and Evaluation program and her BA in medical sociology and statistics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Matthys_Juno__92x115.jpgJuno Matthys, MBA
Evaluation & Learning Associate

Juno has been a part of the CCHE team since 2009, and has worked on a wide variety of projects. Her work has mainly focused on evaluating community based obesity prevention, school based health, clinical-community linkage programs, and Kaiser Permanente community health investments. She earned a BS in health ecology from the University of Nevada, Reno and holds an MBA in healthcare management from WGU.

Miller_Creagh__92x115.jpgCreagh Miller, MPH
Evaluation & Learning Associate

Creagh has a background in health education, training, program planning, and project management. In the past she has planned, implemented and evaluated a variety of projects focused on underserved communities and sexual/reproductive health. Creagh earned her MPH at San Jose State University.

Sanchez_Monika_3_92x115.jpgMonika Sanchez, MSc
Evaluation & Learning Associate

Monika has a background in economics, public policy, education, and community research. Her interests include health and wellness in schools, early childhood and family support, and cross-sector community collaborations. Monika received her master’s degree from the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Schafer_Lisa__92x115.jpgLisa Schafer, MPH
Senior Evaluation & Learning Consultant

At CCHE, Lisa manages a number of evaluations related to philanthropic grantmaking and clinical quality improvement. Her past experience includes evaluation of a malaria prevention intervention in rural Ghana and a project targeting metabolic syndrome among Latino communities in Idaho. She received her MPH in community-oriented public health practice from the University of Washington.

Shukla_Sonali_92x115.jpgSonali Shukla, MPH
Evaluation & Learning Associate

Sonali has a background in providing social services and engaging communities to address social determinants of health. Her research interests include community level approaches to improve health equity among marginalized and underserved populations. Sonali earned her MPH from the George Washington University School of Public Health and her BA from the University of Washington.

Terry_Sarah_92x115.jpgSarah Terry, MPA, MLIS
Evaluation & Learning Associate

Sarah is interested in the ways that policy and practice changes contribute to thriving communities. She has a background in youth development, where she focused on equitable, participatory approaches to evaluation, and in public and academic libraries. Sarah has master's degrees in public policy and library and information science from the University of Washington, and a BA in political science from Reed College.

Evaluation consultants

CCHE works with experienced consultants who provide evaluation services and technical assistance at the local level.

Suzanne Rauzon, MPH
Nicole Vital, MA
Suzanne and Niki are affiliated with the Nutrition Policy Institute at the University of California.  They are supporting Kaiser Permanente's community health needs assessments.


CCHE team members craft 3-D snowflakes at a Zoom gathering in December 2020


CCHE "adopts" a street in our neighborhood

CCHE team members get ready to clean up trash from sidewalks near our downtown Seattle office as part of the city's Adopt-A-Street program.

Our values

Excellence: Providing services and products that are useful, timely, clear, and adhere to the highest ethical and methodological standards.

Collaboration: Ensuring stakeholders’ needs are met and diverse interests and values are represented through all phases of the project.

Empowerment: Connecting communities and clients with tools and resources that build capacity, foster learning and increase mutual respect and equity.

Respect: Honoring the role, potential, and power of individuals and communities to improve health.

Creativity: Seeking new and innovative ways to increase the quality and impact of our work.

Innovation: Pursuing new approaches, techniques, and solutions to planning, assessment, and evaluation in order to improve the quality of our work.

Progress: Promoting program improvement and policy change through measurement of realistic outcomes, data-based decision-making, and ongoing feedback. 

Contact CCHE 206-287-2035