Evaluation Program Manager
Jay is an evaluation project manager with the Michigan Fitness Foundation. In his role, he supports evaluation specialists in designing and implementing evaluation plans and conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis, with a focus in policy, systems, and environmental change and community food systems initiatives. He believes in using evaluation as an integral part of community health improvement and social change, and he enjoys working on a team to identify and implement best practices for improving nutrition, physical activity, and quality of life throughout Michigan.
Jay is passionate about centering community needs, voices, and data in order to advance equity and social justice. From his experiences in public health research and practice, he is skilled in both qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and visualization. His interest areas include healthy food access, community engagement, and health equity, particularly in advancement of racial and LGBTQ+ justice.
He was born and raised in Michigan and enjoys working on projects across the state. He received his bachelor’s degree in public health, with a minor in community action and social change, from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Jay currently resides in Ferndale, Michigan, and in his free time, you can often find him cooking, drinking coffee, shopping around Eastern Market, and spending time with friends, family, and his parents’ two dogs.