The Home for Little Wanderers Welcomes Elizabeth McDonald

New Vice President of Performance and Outcomes brings wealth of experience

Elizabeth  McDonald
Elizabeth McDonald
BOSTON, MA —The Home for Little Wanderers, the oldest child welfare agency in the nation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth "Liz" McDonald, Ph.D., MSW, as Vice President of Performance and Outcomes. McDonald brings a wealth of experience in providing strategic leadership on outcomes measurement, evaluation, and program development. In this new role, she will be responsible for overseeing the Performance and Outcomes staff, measuring the effectiveness of The Home’s programs and services, and coordinating all university research and outcomes support partnerships.

McDonald most recently served as Chief Research Officer for the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an international non-profit focused on providing entrepreneurship education to youths living in low-income communities.

"Liz joins The Home’s staff at a very important time. In her new role, she will be responsible for determining ‘Are we helping and how do we know?’," said Joan Wallace-Benjamin, President and CEO of The Home for Little Wanderers. "The Home will benefit from Liz’s experience in managing outcomes, especially as we move forward in tough economic times."

"It is an exciting opportunity to be able to lead The Home’s Performance and Outcomes Team," McDonald explained. "The Home is one of the largest agencies of its kind in New England. With its 200-year history, The Home has a strong reputation for being committed to helping children and families in need by providing them with the best possible outcomes. The Home is an organization that is committed to making a difference in the futures of those they serve."

A former Public Health Service Fellow with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs, McDonald holds a Ph.D. from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, an MSW from Rutgers University and an A.B. from Mount Holyoke College. 



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