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The Council

Evaluation Officer Council

The Evaluation Officer Council is comprised of the Evaluation Officers designated by the 24 CFO Act agencies (those identified in the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990). It serves as a forum to:

  • exchange information;
  • consult with and advise OMB on issues that affect evaluation functions including evaluator competencies, program evaluation practices, and evaluation capacity building;
  • coordinate and collaborate on areas of common interest (including development of deliverables required under Title I of the Evidence Act); and
  • serve in a leadership role for the broader Federal evaluation community.

Evaluation Officers

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John Rapp
Department of Agriculture
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Christine Heflin
Department of Commerce
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Joseph Nogueira
Department of Defense
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Matthew Soldner
Department of Education
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James Owendoff
Department of Energy
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Susan Jenkins
Department of Health & Human Services
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Michael Stough
Department of Homeland Security
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Todd Richardson
Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Patty Currier
Department of Interior
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Jolene Lauria
Department of Justice
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Christina Yancey
Department of Labor
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Tanya Kabel-Ballard
Department of State
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Taryn Lovelace
Department of State
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Department of Transportation
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Lenora Stiles
Department of Treasury
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Justin Abold-Labreche
Department of Veterans Affairs
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Katherine Dawes
Environmental Protection Agency
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Kelly Bidwell
General Services Administration
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J.Craig McArthur
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Erika Rissi
National Science Foundation
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Raymond Furstenau
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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Meg Kays
Office of Personnel Management
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Jason Bossie
Small Business Administration
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Susan Wilschke
Social Security Administration
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Winston J Allen, PhD
U.S. Agency for International Development

Interagency Council on Evaluation Policy

The mission of ICEP is to enhance the value and contributions of Federal evaluations to improve government operations and delivery of government services, by identifying and exploring opportunities, including but not limited to:

  • responding to calls from the Federal evaluation community, including OMB and the Evaluation Officers Council, including consultation requests for technical assistance and/or resources to support agencies in meeting their mandates under the Evidence Act;
  • papers and tools addressing methodological issues that affect Federal program evaluation; and
  • professional development opportunities for the Federal evaluation community.

ICEP membership is limited to Federal staff who are technical experts in one or more aspects of evaluation, and serve time-limited terms. ICEP is led by a steering committee.

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