Lisa Anderson came to MAD in 2014, bringing with her skills in policy analysis, evaluation, and problem solving. Lisa’s most notable projects have involved managing complex qualitative analyses, engaging stakeholders to help organizations answer difficult questions, analyzing statewide capacity to provide medical and mental health services, providing strategic direction on multiyear evaluations, training volunteer interviewers, and managing survey projects. Lisa’s work has contributed to the departments of Transportation, Human Services, Health, and Employment and Economic Development.
Prior to joining MAD, she conducted a variety of research and evaluation projects, including analyzing rural community and economic development initiatives, evaluating asset-building and other programs for low income and/or homeless Minnesotans, surveying rural Minnesota organizations, and analyzing non-metro networks. She also has experience assisting nonprofit leaders in strategic planning and solving programmatic challenges.
Lisa has a master’s degree in Public Policy, with a concentration in advanced policy analysis and minor in program evaluation, from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.