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Thana-Ashley Charles

Thana-Ashley Charles Consultant

Education: B.A. Science in Societies Program, Wesleyan University; MPH and Certificate in Public Health Research Methods, Columbia University

Thana brings to TCC prior experience in the nonprofit field having worked in youth development for the New York Foundling as well as in fostering cross-sector collaborations for social good while at the Intersector Project. She also has specific experience in health sector evaluations having contributed to research on the success of an intervention to address the nutritional outcome disparities of immigrant cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Through the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, she worked on several teams conducting mixed methods evaluations of health interventions on a range of topics such as worksite wellness, the role of lay health advisors in minority communities, and international adolescent health. This work included evaluation programs for organizations such as The Monday Campaigns, The National Witness Project, and The International Rescue Committee. Thana is also a former scholar of the American Evaluation’s Association’s Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) program. As a member of a year-long cohort she participated in several trainings and service projects around the utilization and practice of Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE).

While at TCC, thus far she has worked on creating theory of change frameworks, identifying relevant evaluation metrics, and creating and analyzing survey data for clients that include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Washtenaw Coordinated Funders.

Thana joins TCC from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. During her MPH program, Thana took advantage of opportunities to combine her curiosity for research and evaluation with public health. Her particular area of passion and focus lies within urban health and she conducted her thesis as an evaluation proposal for addressing and identifying the impacts of living in New York City public housing on physical, social, and mental health.

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