REACH Welcomes VP of Programs, Policy and Evaluation

June 1, 2011  |  Foundation News

The REACH Foundation announced the hiring of William Moore, Ph.D., as Vice President of Programs, Policy and Evaluation. Moore is responsible for implementation and evaluation of the Foundation’s grant making strategies, initiatives and public policy agenda.

Moore brings 20 years of experience developing, implementing and disseminating research and evaluation studies focused on education, health care and youth development. Prior to joining REACH, he was Director of Research and Measurement for the Institute for Research and Reform in Education (IRRE), an education think tank based in Toms River, N.J.  He served as Project Director of IRRE’s “Measuring What Works,” a four-year initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop technology, tools and processes to enable educators to monitor the quality of educational delivery. He served as Project Director of “Doing What Matters,” an  initiative funded by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation that helped school districts in Texas build their capacity to use data more effectively. He also served as project evaluator for a national outcomes initiative of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America that developed measures of youth health and behavior risk.

Earlier in his career, Moore directed the research and evaluation departments for the Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas school districts, was a Senior Research Associate at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and Director of Research, Assistant Professor and Professional Development Coordinator in the School of Allied Health and the Department of Occupational Therapy Education at the University of Kansas Medical Center.