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 Group Health Research Institute (GHRI), CCHE collaborates with GHRI investigators, biostatisticians, and programmers. In addition, we maintain affiliations with nationally recognized experts who serve as evaluation advisors. 


CCHE leadership

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Allen Cheadle, PhD
CCHE Director and GHRI Senior Investigator

cheadle.a@ghc.org
206-287-4391

Allen’s interests include policy and environmental approaches to obesity prevention. For the past several years he has overseen the evaluation of Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Initiatives in 50 communities nationwide. 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.


Jones_Maggie_92x115.jpgMaggie Jones, MPH
Associate Director

jones.margaret@ghc.org
206-287-4604

As associate director, Maggie oversees CCHE’s portfolio of evaluation projects.  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.


Bourcier_Emily__92x115.jpgEmily Bourcier, MPH, MHA
Operations and Development Manager

bourcier.e@ghc.org
206-287-2035

Emily has been with CCHE since 2002, and has managed CCHE’s operational and development systems since 2011. She coordinates CCHE’s strategic planning, quality improvement, and staff development. As a principal investigator, Emily oversees several of CCHE's evaluation projects, including large-scale, multi-year evaluations. She brings over 10 years of evaluation consulting experience in a broad range of public health areas using mixed-methods designs, including community health initiatives focused on policy and systems change and strategic planning for philanthropic organizations. Emily holds a BA in biological sciences from Smith College, and an MPH and MHA from the University of Washington.


CCHE team

Baba_Lauren__92x115.jpgLauren Baba, MPH
Research Associate/Program Manager

baba.l@ghc.org
206-442-5249

Lauren brings a health systems and policy perspective to her work at CCHE. She has a particular interest in reducing health disparities in diverse populations and researched cultural competency standards for indigenous health services as a Fulbright Scholar in 2011. Lauren earned her MPH at the University of Washington and her BA in health sciences and policy studies at Rice University. 


Cahill_Carol__92x115.jpgCarol Cahill, MLS
Communication and Analytics Consultant

cahill.c@ghc.org
206-287-4602

Carol has a background in information science and secondary data analysis, as well as expertise in geographic information systems (GIS) and visualization of data. Her work at CCHE has focused on clinical-community linkages as well as community health needs assessments. She received her masters in library and information science from the University of Washington and earned certificates in GIS and web design, also from UW.


Chapdelaine_Michelle_92x115.jpgMichelle Chapdelaine, MPH
Research Associate/Program Manager

chapdelaine.m@ghc.org

Michelle joined the CCHE team in 2012 with experience in communications, administration, and grant management at nonprofits and local government. She earned a BA in journalism from St. Michael’s College in Vermont and an MPH in community-oriented public health practice from the University of Washington.


Charbonneau_Diana__92x115.jpgDiana Charbonneau, MA
Senior Research Associate/Program Manager

charbonneau.d@ghc.org
206-287-2932

Diana, who joined CCHE in 2011, has a background in education, project management, research, and nonprofit development. She has a long-standing interest in serving children and families and is particularly interested in community based participatory research and developmental evaluation. Diana earned a masters in teaching degree at the University of Washington.


Cromp_DeAnn__95x115.jpgDeAnn Cromp, MPH
Research Associate/Program Manager

cromp.d@ghc.org
206-287-2732

DeAnn brings CCHE’s expertise in qualitative methods and collaborative evaluation to a variety of projects at GHRI focused on primary care transformation and clinical quality improvement. She earned her MPH from the University of Washington and her BA in psychology and anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.


Evers_Sarah__92x115.jpgSarah Evers, MPH
Research Associate/Program Manager

evers.s@ghc.org
206-287-2633

Sarah’s work at CCHE focuses on public health leadership and enhancing the evaluation capacity of home visiting programs in Washington state. Prior to joining CCHE, she coordinated research focused on the promotion healthy eating and active living for children in Georgia. Sarah earned an MPH from Georgia State University.


Gray_Marlaine__92x115.jpgMarlaine Figueroa Gray, PhD
GHRI Research Associate

gray.m@ghc.org
206-287-2620

Marlaine is a medical anthropologist and has conducted research on alternative palliative care and chronic pain management, children’s health, and conceptions of care. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique and has a deep interest in the connection between health and education initiatives. Marlaine holds a PhD in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Washington department of anthropology and a masters in international education policy from the University of Maryland. Learn more about Marlaine's research interests and experience.


Hertel_Erin__92x115.jpgErin Hertel, MPA
Senior Research Associate/Program Manager

hertel.e@ghc.org
206-287-4272

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 masters in public affairs from the University of Washington.


Hsu_Clarissa__92x115.jpgClarissa Hsu, PhD
GHRI Assistant Investigator

hsu.c@ghc.org
206-287-4276

Clarissa specializes in qualitative methods, research design, and participatory evaluation. Her research contributes to improving health by investigating clinical quality improvement measures, the effectiveness of community-based health improvement programs and health promotion policy, patient-centered care and healing, and complementary and alternative medicine. Clarissa's research and evaluation work is focused on a better understanding of how clinical, behavioral, and environmental interventions improve the health of individuals and their communities. She holds a PhD in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Washington. Learn more about Clarissa’s research interests and experience.


Kuo_Elana__92x115.jpgElena Kuo, PhD, MPH
Senior Research Associate/Program Manager

kuo.e@ghc.org
206-287-2951

Elena’s primary focus at CCHE is strategy-level coordination for the multi-site Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiatives for Healthy Eating Active Living. She has a long-standing interest in health education and improving health outcomes for minority and marginalized populations. Elena earned her MPH and PhD from the University of Washington’s public health epidemiology program.


Levitz_Carly__92x115.jpgCarly Levitz, MPH
Research Associate/Program Manager

levitz.c@ghc.org
206-287-2488

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.


Maki_Ian__92x115.jpgIan Maki, MPH
Research Associate/Program Manager

maki.i@ghc.org
206-287-4678

Much of Ian’s work at CCHE is centered on clinical-community linkages and health care access in underserved areas. He brings the richness of two decades’ public health experience in health education, health promotion, and rural health initiatives. Ian earned his MPH from the University of Washington’s social behavioral science program.


Matthys_Juno__92x115.jpgJuno Matthys, BS
Research Specialist

matthys.j@ghc.org
206-287-4389

Juno supports a number of CCHE projects, including coordinating logistics for Photovoice at over 20 Kaiser Permanente sites in California and Colorado. Her interests include social media and public health, health policy, exercise physiology, and nutrition science. She earned a BS in health ecology from the University of Nevada, Reno.


Merrifield_Heidi_92x115.jpgHeidi Merrifield
Financial Analyst

merrifield.h@ghc.org
206-287-4691

Heidi has responsibility and oversight for financial management, including administration of active projects, budget management and financial reporting through closeout of projects. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in health care and educational settings. Her interests include using information technology applications to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the financial and project-related systems. 


Miller_Creagh__92x115.jpgCreagh Miller, MPH
Research Associate/Program Manager

miller.cx@ghc.org
206-287-4390

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.


Palazzo_Lorella__92x115.jpgLorella Palazzo, PhD
GHRI Research Associate

palazzo.l@ghc.org
206-287-2173

Lorella is a sociologist who focuses on health care. She has used both quantitative and qualitative methods to research health disparities, health workforce trends, and how alternative modes of healing are being integrated into delivery systems. As part of the CCHE team, she assesses innovative programs at Group Health to help ensure that patients, doctors, and staff all have the best possible care experience. Lorella holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Washington. Learn more about Lorella’s research interests and experience.


Schafer_Lisa__92x115.jpgLisa Schafer, MPH
Senior Research Associate/Program Manager

schafer.l@ghc.org
206-287-4378

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.


Schoeppe_Jennie__92x115.jpgJennie Schoeppe, MPH, MS
Research Associate/Program Manager

schoeppe.j@ghc.org
206-287-2200

Jennie’s focus at CCHE has included evaluation of programs targeting young children and their parents, such as immunization and early education programs. Prior to joining CCHE, she participated in a number of public health evaluations. Jennie earned her MPH in community-oriented public health practice from the University of Washington and an MS in physical therapy from Washington University. 


Sewald_Craig__92x115.jpgCraig Sewald, MPA
Research Associate/Program Manager

sewald.c@ghc.org
206-287-2535

Craig’s work at CCHE involves evaluation of leadership development programs, clinical-community linkages, and community health worker networks in underserved areas. He has particular interest in food policy and intersectoral community collaborations. Craig received his masters of public administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.


Zehra_Robert_92x115.jpgRobby Zehra, BA
Research Support Specialist

zehra.r@ghc.org
206-287-2038

Robby provides administrative support to the CCHE team and its projects. His interests include public health policy, health administration, and patient-centered care. He earned a dual BA in public affairs and biology from Seattle University.


Evaluation consultants

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

CALIFORNIA

Ama Atiedu, MS, MSOD
atiedu.a@ghc.org
Ama is CCHE’s local evaluator for Kaiser Permanente initiatives in Southern California.

Laura Keene, MPH
keene.l@ghc.org
Laura is working with CCHE to evaluate Kaiser Permanente's HEAL Zones initiative in Southern California.

Suzanne Rauzon, MPH
srauzon@ucanr.edu
Suzanne is affiliated with the Nutrition Policy Institute at the University of California.  She is an evaluator for Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiatives in Northern California and nationally.

 

The CCHE team

CCHE team members gather for our annual team-building retreat in summer 2016


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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. 

CCHE provides a distinctive level of collaboration.

Kaiser Permanente

Contact CCHE

cche@ghc.org  206-287-2035