Victoria Dougherty has 17 years experience strengthening evaluation capacity and strategy design for nonprofit organizations, foundations and government agencies. She served as the Deputy Director of the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning, a national nonprofit consulting firm; was a director at the Connecticut Policy and Economic Council, a state-based nonprofit public policy group; and was a team leader for the Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services. She has directed multiple evaluation, strategy development and evaluation training projects in a variety of content areas including college access and success, public health, human services, and youth development.
Recent projects include designing an evaluation system for an urban after school program operating in 26 centers, providing evaluation training to over 50 community health grantees of the Local Funding Partnerships program, and directing a collaborative effort led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop measures to evaluate the impact of social media on philanthropic outcomes. Victoria has an M.A. in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.
Michael Meotti has 16 years experience as the CEO or senior manager in both nonprofit organizations and government agencies. He served as President of the United Way of Connecticut, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education and Executive Vice President and chief operating officer of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education. He has led strategic planning and results measurement initiatives for both internal and external clients including large national, community and family foundations.
His work includes facilitating the development of a statewide strategy for early childhood education, launching regional initiatives to improve college readiness of at risk high school students and leading the development of a longitudinal data system spanning secondary and post-secondary educational institutions. He has many years of experience managing professional staff engaged in planning and evaluation work in a wide range of subject matters.
Michael has served as a Board member for a variety of regional, state and national organizations including the State Higher Education Officers, a regional Chamber of Commerce, a substance abuse prevention group, and a local education foundation — and as an elected member of a local Board of Education and Town Council. He also served four terms in the Connecticut State Senate and chaired the Transportation and Environment committees. He earned his J.D. and B.S. degrees from Georgetown University.