Meet Community Science

It takes a diverse team of people to understand the challenges faced by funders, grantees, and those they serve. We’re proud of who we are and work hard to reflect the communities we serve.

Our people help our clients meet their challenges  by applying their expertise, multi-disciplined approaches, multicultural understanding, and personal experiences. We are here to make a difference in the world in which we all live. Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths because we appreciate the value that lived experience brings to our work. The right people with the right attitude make us who we are. We come from a variety of backgrounds with advanced degrees in psychology, public health, urban and regional planning, sociomedical sciences, public policy, social work, education, business administration and economics. Joining community Science means that you are joining a lifelong learning and professional development process. Community Science invests heavily in the professional development of its team members to further advance their expertise, research skills, and other competencies. We are active in presenting at national and international professional and practitioner forums.

Cross-cultural competence is a core capacity for our company and our people. In addition to their lived experience, Community Science staff are fluent in several languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Malay, Italian, and French. Language proficiency, however, is not the most important element of our capacity to work across cultures. We spend a great deal of time learning about the social organization, customs, norms, and history of the groups with whom we work, enabling us to build upon the strengths of different culture. Because of our cultural competence, Community Science staff members have been able to work effectively with communities and organizations throughout Latin America, Africa, Canada, Europe, Russia, and Southeast Asia, in addition to different ethnic communities throughout the United States.

Meet The People Making a Difference Everyday

  • Bruce Johnson
    Bruce JohnsonSenior Associate
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  • Amber Trout
    Amber TroutSenior Associate
    Amber Trout, Ph.D., Senior Associate, has extensive organizational and leadership development, change management, and capacity building experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Most recently, she worked with the Institute for Nonprofit Practice to manage the implementation of their new learning agenda, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to manage the evaluation of the Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative, and the Knight Foundation to map pathways of change and more for an equitable revitalization project.
  • Mariah Laird
    Mariah LairdAssociate
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  • Nia Davis
    Nia DavisAssociate
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  • DaVonti’ Haynes
    DaVonti’ HaynesManaging Associate
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  • Carlos Anguiano
    Carlos AnguianoManaging Associate
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  • Jasmine Johnson
    Jasmine JohnsonSenior Analyst
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  • antwuan wallace
    antwuan wallacePrincipal Associate
    antwuan Wallace, M.A. and M.Phil., Principal Associate, has extensive research, evaluation, and public policy analysis experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Most recently, he worked with The Funding Exchange, Miami Dade County, the National Academies, The Center for Urban Families, Global Emergency Assistance Programs, and The Center for Equitable Economic Development to implement DEI policy and close the racial wealth gap.
  • Michael Shields
    Michael ShieldsManaging Associate
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  • Annapurna Ghosh
    Annapurna GhoshManaging Associate
    Annapurna Ghosh, M.P.H., Managing Associate, is a public health researcher, evaluator, and strategic planner for a range of programs, while developing a focus on substance use disorder, HIV, and chronic diseases. She has conducted evaluations with state-level systems and individual organizations; developed evaluation plans and tools; analyzed and interpreted data (quantitative, qualitative, and social network data); conducted cost-effectiveness analyses; provided technical assistance to increase coordinated care for behavioral health; and facilitated strategic planning with community coalitions.
  • Michelle Haynes-Baratz
    Michelle Haynes-BaratzManaging Associate
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  • Faith Garnett
    Faith GarnettAnalyst
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  • Kerlin Morales
    Kerlin MoralesAnalyst
    Kerlin Morales, M.B.A., Analyst, has experience in survey development, literature review, and data collection, analysis, and synthesis, specifically pertaining to social impact. Most recently, she worked with the Sitti Social Enterprise’s Refugee Self Reliance Initiative to develop content material about their processes and impact.
  • David Chavis
    David ChavisSenior Fellow
    David M. Chavis, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, is internationally recognized for his work in implementing, supporting, and evaluating community and systems change initiatives. His work focuses on equitable community development as a central strategy to advance economic and social mobility, health equity, community resilience, and democracy. He also specializes in the design and implementation of community capacity-building systems to bring about sustainable and scaled systems changes by building power at a larger scale among historically disenfranchised communities. He is currently working with several foundations and local organizations on strategies that strengthen the infrastructure (aka ecosystem) of intermediary organizations that advance community-driven systems change at the state and national levels.
  • Leonardo Flores
    Leonardo FloresAssociate
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  • Vanessa Hatton
    Vanessa HattonAnalyst
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  • Dontarious Cowans
    Dontarious CowansAnalyst
    Dontarious Cowans, M.A., Analyst, has experience in mixed-method analysis and data collection on community development and urban sociology topics. His focus includes urban planning, affordable housing, connectivity and accessibility, resource allocation, and public-policy data analysis.
  • Brandi Gilbert
    Brandi GilbertSenior Associate
    Brandi Gilbert, Ph.D., Senior Associate, specializes in community resilience, particularly around helping children and families prepare for and respond to chronic and acute stressors. She is currently leading a 5-year evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Opportunity Youth Initiative in New Orleans, aimed at improving outcomes for youth who are disconnected from career and education pathways. This included a commissioned paper to examine post-disaster social services for children and families funded by the National Academies of Sciences.
  • Jasmine Williams-Washington
    Jasmine Williams-WashingtonAssociate
    Jasmine Williams-Washington, Ph.D., Associate, specializes is in the implementation and evaluation of community organizing and organizational capacity building initiatives. Current projects include evaluations for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, SPRACC, and CFLeads.
  • Maysoun Freij
    Maysoun FreijSenior Associate
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  • Mychal Cohen
    Mychal CohenAssociate
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  • Yen Lim
    Yen LimSr. Contracts Manager
    Yen Lim, B.A., Senior Contract Manager, has several decades’ experience in contract compliance, cost proposal development and submission, and contract negotiations, in both domestic and international contexts. Most recently, she has worked on agreements with clients including W.K. Kellogg, Walton Family, Conrad Hilton and other foundations.
  • Marissa Salazar
    Marissa SalazarAssociate
    Marissa M. Salazar, Ph.D., Associate, has expertise in critical theories and critical consciousness development, with a specialization in developing civic engagement and anti-racist efficacy. She currently works on evaluations for Schenectady Foundation, the Colorado Trust Foundation, and the Bush Foundation.
  • Danielle Gilmore
    Danielle GilmoreSenior Analyst
    Danielle Gilmore, Ph.D., Senior Analyst, has extensive research and evaluation experience in educational and social policy in both academic and non-academic contexts. Most recently, she worked with the Schenectady Foundation to identify opportunities for system change and CareQuest Institute to assess grantee diversity.
  • Tobias Bray
    Tobias BrayDirector of Marketing
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  • Kien Lee
    Kien LeeVice President of Consulting
    Kien S. Lee, Ph.D., Vice President of Consulting, has expertise in promoting equity, inclusion, and cultural competency for health, food security, civic engagement, and leadership development. Current evaluations include those with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Colorado Trust, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
  • Noah Russo
    Noah RussoAnalyst
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  • Suprotik Stotz-Ghosh
    Suprotik Stotz-GhoshPrincipal Associate
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  • Andrea Epstien
    Andrea EpstienAnalyst
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