Mary Reinders has more than twenty years of experience as a Senior Research and Evaluation Consultant. Mary serves mission-driven organizations in the fields of healthcare, higher education, human services, and arts/creativity. Her work advances the impact of organizations using a variety of qualitative, quantitative, and secondary research tools. Findings are used in marketing/communications, resource development, strategic planning, enterprise development, and program development/advancement.
Over the last several years, Mary has provided program evaluation services to a variety of associations, foundations, and social service organizations. Relevant projects include a common focus on youth development, wellness, and education. Examples include First5LA funded projects in partnership with Providence Health Center in Wilmington, CA, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Northwestern Mutual Foundation, First Stage Children’s Theater, in Milwaukee, WI and the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools.
In her spare time, Mary enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and painting. She also delights in exploring the majestic beauty of the Driftless area of Dane County with her husband and daughter.
Mary holds a Bachelor and a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin. Her study included an emphasis on social research methods. In 2008, she also received emotional intelligence evaluation certification from Six Seconds, in San Francisco, CA.