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ABOUT / Staff

APPRISE Staff

President
Jacqueline Berger, Ph.D.

Managing Director
David Carroll, M.P.A.

Business Manager
Jim Devlin

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 a study on non-energy impacts from energy efficiency programs for the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board, PECO’s Low-Income Usage Reduction Program Evaluation, and an evaluation of Energy Outreach Colorado’s Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Program.  She recently directed a study of Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs for the Environmental Defense Fund, the NJ SHARES Annual Impact Evaluation, the Columbia Gas of PA LIURP Health and Safety Research, and South Jersey Gas’ Energy Efficiency Programs 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, overseeing data collection for NYSERDA program studies, and overseeing the NASCSP Performance Management Data Warehouse project. He recently completed an evaluation of the National Weatherization Assistance Program, a Low-to-Moderate Income Market Characterization Study for NYSERDA, and studies of energy efficiency programs in Massachusetts.

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 technical assistance to the Federal LIHEAP Program Office.  He recently provided research support for the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Programs’ Commercial & Industrial Evaluation Code Compliance Project and for the Supply-Side Market Actors Scoping Study, and 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 an evaluation of Avangrid’s marketing campaign for its New York State energy efficiency programs, overseeing technical assistance to grantees for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and conducting an impact evaluation of the for the First State Delaware Repair Replace Heaters and Conserving Energy (RRHACE) program.  He recently analyzed program data for the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) Low-to-Moderate Income Market Characterization Study, conducted the impact analysis for Philadelphia Gas Works’ Enhanced Low-Income Retrofit Program, and managed data collection and analysis for the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Programs’ Commercial & Industrial Evaluation.

Matt 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 coordinating tasks for the National Association of State Community Service Programs (NASCSP) to implement new federal reporting requirements and develop a national performance management website for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).  He is also managing a low-income market characterization study combining publicly-available survey and program-level data for the Maryland Office of People’s Counsel.  Mr. Lyons recently led the development of a “One-Click” web portal to streamline access to information across the three federally sponsored LIHEAP websites, and conducted research on LIHEAP performance measures for tribal and territory grantees.

Kevin McGrath

Project Director
(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 currently is conducting research on the non-energy impacts of energy efficiency programs for the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board, overseeing development of performance management tools and resources for grantees of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and developing data collection specifications for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program.  He recently conducted a regulatory and policy analysis for the Minnesota Low-Income Conservation Improvement Program, researched property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing programs, and oversaw development of population statistics and assessed market penetration of low- and moderate-income energy efficiency programs for the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Sarah Hoover

Policy Analyst
(609) 252-9053
sarah-hoover@appriseinc.org

Sarah Hoover has experience in public policy research, survey research, and data analysis.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Hamilton College in 2018

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

Recent Project Experience
Ms. Hoover is currently contributing to the LIHEAP Performance Management project. She is also conducting Process and Impact Evaluation Research for the PGW Universal Services Impact Evaluation.

Shira Kotz

Policy Analyst
(609) 252-0035
shira-kotz@appriseinc.org

Shira Kotz has experience in public policy research and data analysis.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2018

Areas of Expertise
Public policy research and data analysis.

Recent Project Experience
Ms. Kotz is currently managing the NEADA LIHEAP Survey which will document the need for LIHEAP and the choices that low-income households make when faced with unaffordable energy bills. She is also conducting Process and Impact Evaluation Research for the PGW Universal Service Program Evaluation.

Jorge 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 conducting analysis for the Maryland Low-Income Market Characterization Study, providing technical assistance to LIHEAP state grantees, and developing training materials as part of the LIHEAP 2018 PMTS project.  Mr. Mancilla recently analyzed program data for the Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania LIURP Health and Safety Research and analyzed program and utility data as part of the New Jersey Comfort Partners usage impact evaluation.

Rhea Ninan

Policy Analyst
(609) 252-0005
rhea-ninan@appriseinc.org

Rhea Ninan has experience in public policy research and data analysis.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Michigan in 2018

Areas of Expertise
Public policy research and data analysis.

Recent Project Experience
Ms. Ninan is currently conducting analysis of NJ SHARES grant data and utility billing and payment data for the 2018 NJ SHARES Evaluation. She is also conducting Process and Impact Evaluation Research for the PECO Universal Service Program Evaluation.

Grace Rehaut

Policy Analyst
(609) 252-9052
grace-rehaut@appriseinc.org

Grace Rehaut has experience in public policy research, survey design and management, and data analysis.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Princeton University in 2018

Areas of Expertise
Public policy research and data analysis.

Recent Project Experience
Ms. Rehaut is currently conducting in-depth interviews with contractors and trade allies for Con Edison’s Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Program Process Evaluation. She is also conducting Process and Impact Evaluation Research for the PGW Universal Service Program Evaluation.

Julia Stadlinger

Policy Analyst
(609) 252-9057
julia-stadlinger@appriseinc.org

Julia Stadlinger has experience in public policy research and data analysis.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Policy with a concentration in Poverty & Inequality from Rutgers University in 2018

Areas of Expertise
Public policy research and data analysis.

Recent Project Experience
Ms. Stadlinger is conducting interviews with Trade Allies as part of the Con-Edison Process Evaluation. She is also conducting research for the NYSERDA Local Coordination project and working on the LIHEAP Performance Management Project.

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 develops database applications and online customer surveys.  She recently developed applications in support of the NYSERDA 2016 R&D Demonstration Survey, Peoples Natural Gas Evaluation, the FirstEnergy Universal Service Program Evaluation, and 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 technical assistance to the Federal LIHEAP Program Office.  He recently provided research support for the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Programs’ Commercial & Industrial Evaluation Code Compliance Project and for the Supply-Side Market Actors Scoping Study, and 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 conducts telephone surveys with participants in low-income energy efficiency programs, low-income bill payment assistance programs, residential energy efficiency programs, and commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs.  She recently assisted with the PECO LIURP customer survey, the FirstEnergy Customer Assistance Program Participant Survey, the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Programs’ Commercial & Industrial Evaluation, and the Connecticut Commercial and Industrial Market Study.

Rebecca 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 assisting with the LIHEAP Performance Management Project.  She recently conducted surveys for NYSERDA on the Continuous Energy Improvement practices of industrial and manufacturing facilities in New York State. She has also conducted surveys with participants in South Jersey Gas’ Energy Efficiency Programs, PECO’s Low Income Usage Reduction Program, and Peoples Customer Assistance Program.