Ensuring success through evaluation and research.
Post-evaluation presentation at the Umoja XV Conference (2019).
RDP: Advancing equity through culturally responsive research, evaluation and
Services and programs can ultimately only be as strong as the people who work for and the infrastructure of the organization that administers them.
Research and evaluation efforts should focus on those issues and questions of most importance and reflect what matters to the organization that are part of a study and to the people and communities these organizations serve.
Dr. Rogéair D. Purnell is a researcher, evaluator, facilitator, and former grantmaker.
She has designed, led, and consulted on numerous high profile studies and projects focused on advancing equity and opportunity, promoting success, and catalyzing change. She is leveraged for her ability to navigate and support diverse communities, boards, and organizations, including secondary and postsecondary institutions and philanthropic foundations. And her intellectual commitment to unbiased analyses strengthens partnerships and equips organizations with sound insights for establishing and achieving significant and equitable milestones. Prior to founding RDP Consulting, she worked for non- and for-profit organizations where she effectively managed difficult conversations and built consensus.
I have had the pleasure of working with Rogeair throughout my career. Not only is she deeply committed to social justice and equity, she brings the right balance of storytelling and structured inquiry to her work as an evaluator. Always patient and professional even on challenging projects - I know that I can count on Rogeair!
— Sarita Ahuja, Vice President of Operations, Neighborhood Funders Group