Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative


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Valerie Chang

Managing director, MacArthur Foundation

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Sara Dube

Director, Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative

Sara Lepore Dube is the state policy director for the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts and helps state and local governments cultivate a climate for evidence-based decision-making in order to invest in programs that generate the best outcomes and make the most of limited taxpayer resources. Before joining Pew in November 2009, Dube managed evaluation and planning projects for nonprofit and philanthropic clients that included the Advancement Project, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She began her career coordinating a hospital-based volunteer program and serving as an AmeriCorps member with Jumpstart, an early education nonprofit organization in Boston. Dube holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Tufts University and a master’s degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Ashleigh Holand


Ashleigh Holand is the manager of state policy for the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative and oversees the day-to-day operations of the state policy team, which provides technical assistance to states and local governments. Before joining Pew in 2012, Holand conducted criminal justice research and evaluation at Urban Institute and served in the Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Samford University and a master’s degree in criminology from the Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Karen Lyons


Karen Lyons is a manager for tool development for the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, overseeing resources that make evidence accessible and useful to policymakers. Before joining Pew in 2013, Lyons worked as an associate regional economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, a senior economist with the Virginia Department of Taxation, and a policy analyst for the D.C. government. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Torey Silloway


Torey Silloway is the research manager for the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative and leads the development of various research products, including policy briefs, case studies, and 50-state analyses aimed at advancing the field of evidence-based policymaking. Previously, he was program manager at the Finance Project, helping state and local governments and nonprofit agencies develop strategies for financing and sustaining programs serving children and families. He also worked for the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s strategic consulting division and as a policy and budget analyst with the Maryland Department of Budget and Management. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University.

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