Amy Arbreton, an expert with extensive experience in nonprofit evaluation, has joined The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as evaluation officer in its Effective Philanthropy Group. As evaluation officer, Arbreton will help the Foundation improve the ways in which it conducts evaluations and will work closely with members of the Foundation’s grantmaking programs to help design and implement evaluations.
Arbreton comes to the Hewlett Foundation from Public/Private Ventures, a national social policy research organization, where she was a senior research fellow and director of the organization’s California office. In her almost two decades at that organization, Arbreton worked closely with foundations and their grantees in leading a wide variety of evaluations of programs designed to improve the health and well-being of young people across the country.
She holds a Ph.D. in education and psychology, a master’s degree in developmental psychology, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author or co-author of dozens of reports, journal articles, and scholarly papers.