Elizabeth Eckley Winder began working for the Prevention Research Center two years ago, after transitioning from teaching sociology at Shippensburg University while pursuing a Ph.D. in administration and leadership studies at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
In her current position, Elizabeth serves as a Coalition Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator where she provides assistance to communities throughout Pennsylvania in their implementation of the Communities That Care (CTC) risk-focused prevention model. Her departmental focus includes working with diverse stakeholders to create and implement measurement tools and evaluative practices across Pennsylvania coalitions.
In the early years of Elizabeth’s work, she served the Centre Region as a community prevention practitioner. It was in this role that she discovered her desire to better understand the collective impact of coalitions in preventative research. Additionally, she sought a better understanding of the organizational context that stimulates evaluation utilization. Her applied focus is on enhancing evaluation utilization among local coalition stakeholders.
Elizabeth’s favorite aspect of the Center is the collaborative innovation among researchers. When Elizabeth, an avid sports fan, is not working on enhancing evaluation utilization among local coalition stakeholders, you will find her cheering for one of her favorite Philadelphia athletic teams.
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