Breaking News: Dr. Yvonne Owens Ferguson Named Chief of Research, Learning, and Evaluation at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Stephanie L. Ferguson and Associates, LLC, is pleased to congratulate our former senior executive, Yvonne Owens Ferguson, PhD, MPH, on her appointment as Chief of Research, Learning, and Evaluation at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Ferguson is an accomplished researcher and evaluator, with more than 15 years of experience leading large-scale program evaluations and data-informed strategic planning. From 2013 to 2016, she served as Senior Global Health Research Associate at Stephanie L. Ferguson and Associates, managing our worldwide research and evaluation portfolio.

During this time, she led the Pan-American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)-funded effort to evaluate the Regional Health Framework for Implementation of the Caribbean Cooperation in Health Phase III, a five-year public health strategy for 20 Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM) countries. Dr. Ferguson collaborated with PAHO/WHO, the Caribbean Public Health Agency, the University of the West Indies, and CARICOM to formulate goals, strategies and priorities for the evaluation. Other work included health systems strengthening in Belize and environmental health policy in St. Lucia.

Most recently, Dr. Ferguson worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she led the NIH Common Fund Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society program, a $300-million, 10-year, first-of-its-kind initiative to subsidize community organizations focused on health equity research.

At the Kauffman Foundation, she will support the mission to increase opportunities for people to achieve financial stability, upward mobility, and economic prosperity by leading transformational research, learning, and measurement to advance equitable data systems and build evidence to inform decision-making.

Fittingly, Dr. Ferguson joins the Kauffman Foundation during Women’s History Month – a time when we pause and celebrate women who have worked to build a fairer, more just society. This year’s theme – Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – supports women’s efforts to eliminate bias and discrimination from our lives and institutions.

Read more about Dr. Ferguson’s appointment, here.

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