Ms. Gannon’s focus is on program evaluation for public health, behavioral health and criminal justice sectors. Working alongside clients, she uses evaluation tools, stakeholder input, and performance measurement to determine how well a program is delivering results and identify changes that would improve the program. She has practical experience in developing evaluation plans and logic models, assessing programs using the evaluation framework, using standard assessment tools, and telling a compelling story based on process outcomes and performance measures. Her strong qualitative work typically leverages Market Decision Research’s robust data collection and analytical capabilities.
Ms. Gannon began her career as a drug court case manager and later program administrator for the Maine Judicial Branch. She then led statewide tobacco policy improvements in behavioral health agencies for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Community Transformation Grant. Her current evaluation work spans a diverse set of programs including prenatal oral health, health equity, chronic disease management in underserved populations, community clinical linkages, victim’s needs assessments, and reductions in emergency department utilization.
Ms. Gannon has a special interest in cultural competency and implicit bias. She conducts training on how to mitigate implicit bias and has used her understanding of it to recommend improvements to health care organizations in Maine and to help the Massachusetts court system understand how to address implicit bias in judicial evaluations.
Ms. Gannon is a volunteer member on the Board of Directors for the Center for Wisdom’s Women in Lewiston, Maine and is a prison volunteer at the Maine Correctional Center providing support and re-entry resources to incarcerated women. She is a graduate of Northeastern University, with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, and the University of Maine, with a Master of Public Administration.