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ABOUT / Staff

APPRISE Staff

President
Jacqueline Berger, Ph.D.

Managing Director
David Carroll, M.P.A.

Business Manager
Jim Devlin

Program Evaluation Staff

Project Directors
Daniel Bausch
Greg Johnson
Matt Lyons

Senior Policy Analyst
Kevin McGrath

Policy Analysts
Michael Butler
Jorge Mancilla Uribe
Michelle Wadolowski
Derek Yeung

Survey Research Staff

Senior Programmer
Anne Worth

Senior Research Associates
Kathy Davis
Jim Devlin

Research Associate
Arlene Shipley

Research Assistant
Rebecca Young

APPRISE Staff

Jackie-new-pictureJacqueline Berger, Ph.D.

President
(609) 252-8009
jackie-berger@appriseinc.org

Jacqueline Berger has 20 years of experience designing and implementing research and evaluation projects. Her clients have included the Department of Energy, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, as well as state offices, utility companies, and nonprofit organizations.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 1996
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989

Areas of Expertise
Study design, data analysis, multivariate statistical techniques, program evaluation, and performance measurement.

Recent Project Experience

Dr. Berger is currently directing Peoples Natural Gas Universal Service Program Evaluation and PECO’s Low-Income Usage Reduction Program Evaluation. She recently directed PGW’s Demand Side Management Program Evaluation, South Jersey Gas’ Energy Efficiency Programs Evaluation, and FirstEnergy’s WARM Program Research and Evaluation.

davidDavid Carroll, M.P.A.

Managing Director
(609) 252-8010
david-carroll@appriseinc.org

David Carroll has 30 years of experience in energy research. Mr. Carroll has served as the project director for a series of energy program evaluation efforts, he has worked with the Federal LIHEAP Program Office on low-income energy issues, and he has managed large-scale multistage area probability sample surveys.

Education

  • Master of Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University in 1984
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Williams College in 1979

Areas of Expertise
Study design, data analysis, performance measurement, and survey design and management.

Recent Project Experience
Mr. Carroll is directing the Web-Based Performance Measurement Project for the Federal LIHEAP Program, evaluating the Minnesota Low-Income Conservation Improvement Program (LI-CIP), overseeing data collection for the NYSERDA Technology and Market Development research studies, supervising the development of a new construction database for the consortium of Massachusetts utilities, and conducting research on the low income energy efficiency and energy assistance program in Connecticut. He recently completed a four-year project evaluating the National Weatherization Assistance Program and a five-year project managing all sample frame development and survey data collection for the NYSERDA Energy $mart Program evaluation studies.

Jim-DevlinJim Devlin

Business Manager / Senior Research Associate
(609) 252-8013
jim-devlin@appriseinc.org

Jim Devlin has over 30 years of experience in sample development, survey management, data collection, data processing, and technical writing. Mr. Devlin’s clients include the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, many large electric and natural gas utilities, and energy-related organizations and associations.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Trenton State College in 1977

Areas of Expertise
Project budgeting and administration, task management, questionnaire and forms design, spreadsheet design and manipulation, technical writing, and staff training.

Recent Project Experience
Mr. Devlin is currently providing research support for the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Programs’ Commercial & Industrial Evaluation Code Compliance Project and for the Supply-Side Market Actors Scoping Study. Mr. Devlin also provides technical assistance to the Federal LIHEAP Program Office. He recently provided research support for the National Weatherization Assistance Program Evaluation.

Program Evaluation Staff

Daniel-BauschDaniel Bausch

Project Director
(609) 252-9050
daniel-bausch@appriseinc.org

Daniel Bausch is trained in economic analysis, social science research methods, and survey research.

Education

  • Master in Public Policy from Rutgers University in 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rowan University in 2009

Areas of Expertise
Economic analysis, public policy research, survey research, and data analysis.

Recent Project Experience
Mr. Bausch is currently managing multiple survey research projects for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), conducting in-depth interviews and on-site observations for the First State Delaware Repair Replace Heaters and Conserving Energy (RRHACE) program, and assisting with the design and development of the web-based performance management data tool for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). He recently conducted the impact analysis for Philadelphia Gas Works’ Enhanced Low-Income Retrofit Program, directed survey research and in-depth interviews for the New Jersey Clean Energy Industry Study, and managed data collection and analysis for the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Programs’ Commercial & Industrial Evaluation.

Greg-JohnsonGreg Johnson

Project Director
(609) 252-8011
greg-johnson@appriseinc.org

Greg Johnson is trained in economic research and data analysis.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics from Southern Methodist University in 2016
  • Bachelor of Art in Economics from New York University in 2001

Areas of Expertise
Economic analysis, multivariate statistical techniques, and program evaluation.

Recent Project Experience
Dr. Johnson is currently conducting the usage impact analysis for the PECO LIURP Evaluation and the NJ Comfort Partners Evaluation.

Matt-LyonsMatt Lyons

Project Director
(609) 252-8014
Matthew-Lyons@appriseinc.org

Matt Lyons has 8 years of experience managing complex federal and utility-funded energy, housing and social services programs at the state and local level. He has served as the Director for a state LIHEAP office and has managed a broad portfolio of programs funded through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Energy, Housing & Urban Development and Agriculture.

Education

  • Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland in 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland in 2009

Areas of Expertise
Project management, program design, policy development, process improvement, business requirements, strategic planning.

Recent Project Experience
Mr. Lyons is currently leading work with LIHEAP territory and tribal grantees to identify performance measures for their programs and is supporting the LIHEAP Performance Management and Technical Support team in development of performance management resources for LIHEAP grantees.

Kevin-McGrathKevin McGrath

Senior Policy Analyst
(609) 252-2081
kevin-mcgrath@appriseinc.org

Kevin McGrath is trained in public policy analysis, with a concentration in energy policy and social science research methods.

Education

  • Master of Public Policy from Rutgers University in 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology from Rutgers University in 2007

Areas of Expertise
Public policy research and analysis, and statistical and data analysis.

Recent Project Experience
Mr. McGrath is currently conducting policy and program data analysis for the Minnesota Low-Income Conservation Improvement Program and program data analysis and development of the web-based performance management tool for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  Recent projects included analyzing energy saving protocols for FirstEnergy’s Low-Income Usage Reduction & Act 129 Low-Income Programs, assessing emissions reductions from the New Jersey Natural Gas SAVEGREEN Project, and conducting in-depth interviews with South Jersey Gas Energy Efficiency program participants.

Michael ButlerMichael Butler

Policy Analyst
(609) 252-0005
michael-butler@appriseinc.org

Michael Butler has experience conducting public policy and economics research.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bowdoin College in 2017

Areas of Expertise
Data analysis and public policy research.

Recent Project Experience
Mr. Butler is currently conducting an analysis of survey research projects conducted by APPRISE. He is analyzing the relationship between survey characteristics and response rates. He is also assessing how response rates increase over the survey period and the relationship between response rates, respondent characteristics, and survey findings.

Jorge Mancialla UribeJorge Mancilla Uribe

Policy Analyst
(609) 252-9009
jorge-mancillauribe@appriseinc.org

Jorge Mancilla has experience in political science research and data analysis.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016

Areas of Expertise
Data analysis and public policy research.

Recent Project Experience
Mr. Mancilla is currently supporting the development of a white paper on the use of Dodge Construction Reports to understand the potential for energy efficiency programs and analyzing data on the NY Weatherization Assistance Program.  Mr. Mancilla recently analyzed on-site observation data for the FirstEnergy Low-Income Usage Reduction Program and Act 129 Low-Income Program Evaluation.

Michelle WadolowskiMichelle Wadolowski

Policy Analyst
(609) 252-9057
michelle-wadolowski@appriseinc.org

Michelle Wadolowski has experience in public policy research and data analysis.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Chinese from the University of Notre Dame in 2016

Areas of Expertise
Public policy research and data analysis.

Recent Project Experience
Ms. Wadolowski is currently supporting the NYSERDA Innovation Capacity and Business Development Survey and the NYSERDA Transportation Program Market Characterization Survey.  She is also providing support on the First State Delaware Repair Replace Heaters and Conserving Energy Program Evaluation.  She recently conducted in-depth interviews with Conservation Service Providers for the PGW Home Rebate Evaluation and analyzed program data to estimate non-energy benefits as part of the South Jersey Gas Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation.

Derek YeungDerek Yeung

Policy Analyst
(609) 252-9055
derek-yeung@appriseinc.org

Derek Yeung has experience in public policy research and data analysis.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Princeton University in 2017

Areas of Expertise
Public policy research and data analysis.

Recent Project Experience
Mr. Yeung is currently conducting a meta-analysis of energy bill payment assistance program research. He is documenting how program designs differ and the relationship between design elements and measures of program success. Program success statistics include energy burden, percent of annual bill paid, and percent of participants who receive service terminations.

Survey Research Staff

anneAnne Worth

Senior Programmer

Anne Worth has developed database applications for over 10 years. These applications include data entry screens that are used for evaluation data entry and data cleaning.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1985

Areas of Expertise
Microsoft Access.

Recent Project Experience
Ms. Worth is developing database applications in support of the NYSERDA 2016 R&D Demonstration Survey and FirstEnergy LIURP & Act 129 Evaluation. Ms. Worth recently developed database applications for the Massachusetts Code Compliance Study.

kathyKathy Davis

Senior Research Associate
(609) 252-8008
kathy-davis@appriseinc.org

Kathy Davis has over nine years experience in small office management and marketing.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Apparel Marketing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2001

Areas of Expertise
Project management, consumer marketing and staff development and training.

Recent Project Experience
Ms. Davis is currently assisting with the LIHEAP Web-Based Data Collection Tool. She previously participated in survey research activities for the Connecticut Commercial and Industrial Market Study, the National Weatherization Assistance Program Evaluation, the New Jersey Comfort Partners Program Evaluation and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Jim-DevlinJim Devlin

Business Manager / Senior Research Associate
(609) 252-8013
jim-devlin@appriseinc.org

Jim Devlin has over 30 years of experience in sample development, survey management, data collection, data processing, and technical writing. Mr. Devlin’s clients include the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, many large electric and natural gas utilities, and energy-related organizations and associations.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Trenton State College in 1977

Areas of Expertise
Project budgeting and administration, task management, questionnaire and forms design, spreadsheet design and manipulation, technical writing, and staff training.

Recent Project Experience
Mr. Devlin is currently providing research support for the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Programs’ Commercial & Industrial Evaluation Code Compliance Project and for the Supply-Side Market Actors Scoping Study. Mr. Devlin also provides technical assistance to the Federal LIHEAP Program Office. He recently provided research support for the National Weatherization Assistance Program Evaluation.

Arlene-ShipleyArlene Shipley

Research Associate
(609) 252-8012
arlene-shipley@appriseinc.org

Arlene Shipley has been conducting energy research for more than 25 years. She has worked on all of the Residential Energy Consumption Surveys (RECS), and participated in many energy program evaluation studies.

Areas of Expertise
Collection of utility and bulk fuel supplier data.

Recent Project Experience
Ms. Shipley is currently assisting with the PECO LIURP customer survey and the FirstEnergy Customer Assistance Program Participant Survey. She recently provided support for the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Programs’ Commercial & Industrial Evaluation and the Connecticut Commercial and Industrial Market Study.

Rebecca YoungRebecca Young

Research Assistant
(609) 252-9008
rebecca-young@appriseinc.org

Rebecca Young has experience working with government assistance and job readiness programs. Previous responsibilities included tracking attendance and employment success, and communicating with program participants.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Government and Sociology from Skidmore College in 1991

Areas of Expertise
Client assistance and low-income programs.

Recent Project Experience
Ms. Young is currently supporting the NYSERDA Innovation Capacity and Business Development Survey and the NYSERDA Transportation Program Market Characterization Survey.  Ms. Young recently conducted surveys as part of the PECO Low Income Usage Reduction Program Evaluation and the FirstEnergy Customer Assistance Program Evaluation.