Julie Slay leads Arabella’s evaluation practice, employing a range of methodologies and tools to help clients understand the effectiveness of their grants and other investments—and ultimately determine how they can best use their resources to achieve the outcomes they seek. She directs teams using both qualitative and quantitative evaluation approaches to conduct developmental, formative, and retrospective evaluations, as well as to develop evaluation frameworks, tools, and instruments that enable ongoing learning, effective monitoring, and practical program management. Julie has over 20 years of experience conducting multi-year, multi-site research and evaluation projects in government, for-profit, and nonprofit settings.
Prior to joining Arabella, Julie directed the Evaluation and Quality Improvement Department for Children’s Health Council, a nonprofit children’s behavioral health agency. Her work included leading outcome evaluation and improvement projects, designing and implementing evaluation instruments, and cultivating relationships promoting cross-functional collaboration.
Prior to joining Children’s Health Council, she conducted research and program evaluation in both the public and private sectors as a senior research associate at Lodestar Management Research, Inc., now Harder + Company.
Julie graduated with honors from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in psychology, and holds an MA and PhD in clinical psychology from University of Hawaii at Manoa.