Angela M. Contreras

Angela M. Contreras

Founder, Director, and Principal Consultant.
Verapax Solutions Inc.

Collaborative evaluations.

Participatory evaluations.

Baselines and Exit-lines.

Cultural safety and trauma-informed evaluations.

Logic Models.

Organizational capacity development.

Intersectional and systems thinking lens.


My contributions

    • Thank you, Anna Maria, for facilitating this conversation on ToC.  I have worked with organizations that have been working for 20+ years and have periodically revised their vision, mission, and strategic goals; some have an unwritten understanding of the philosophical underpinnings with respect to their desired outcomes. Yet many of these mature organizations have never worked with an evaluator before, and many have not given enough consideration to their ToC.  I believe there are many cases where the evaluation of a social impact organization needs to begin by working with the client to define, organize, and visualize their ToC by integrating all their implicit and explicit ways concepts and frames -- the process needs to be collaborative and participatory, and it is a bit like a Foucauldian archaeology/anthropology of knowledge.