2020-2021 Proposed Slate for Board of Directors
The proposed slate includes re-electing board members who have not met their term limits as well as electing new representation. The nominating committee interviewed several candidates and has put forth the following slate.
New Board members for consideration are:
David L. Doerfert, PhD
David Doerfert is an Associate Dean for the Graduate School and Professor of Agricultural Communications at Texas Tech University. Doerfert’s program of research and evaluation is focused on the development of effective information and knowledge sharing systems in agriculture. Originally from Wisconsin,
Doerfert has been a member of AEA since 1989 and has TIG community connections in Advocacy and Policy Change, Disaster and Emergency Management Evaluation, Environmental Program Evaluation, Mixed Methods Evaluation, and Social Network Analysis. He and his wife Jill reside in Wolfforth, Texas and have a son Michael who is in the bioengineering doctoral program at Rice University in Houston.
Thenral Mangadu, MD, MPH, PhD
Thenral Mangadu is an associate professor in public health sciences and directs the Minority AIDS Research Center (MARC) at the University of Texas at El Paso. She has over 20 years of experience in public health program evaluation. Her community-based participatory interdisciplinary and translational research focuses on meaningfully addressing minority health disparities including Substance Use Disorder (SUD), Mental Health, Violence and HIV/AIDS prevention. She directs /evaluates local and international public health projects in the US, Africa, and Panama. She also leads the Rural Health Interdisciplinary Research Core and co-directs the Global Alliance for Healthier Populations (GAHP) at UTEP. Dr. Mangadu directs multiple federally funded projects of regional and national significance and has authored several peer-reviewed publications and presentations while ensuring that research findings are also disseminated in priority communities in a timely manner.
Jennifer Mineo, DrPH, LMSW
Jennifer Mineo currently serves as the Senior Research and Evaluation Officer at the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF). In this role, she provides leadership, thought partnership, and implementation support of research and evaluation at the Foundation. While her work at EHF focuses primarily on enterprise evaluation of strategic philanthropy and outcomes, she has spent the last 20 years working in public health with local, state, and non-profit organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate community health programs. She is interested in serving on the Board of TEN as she sees it as an opportunity to meaningfully contribute to and advance the field of evaluation across the state.
Board members renewing for a 2-year term include: