At Mpowrd Analytics we know that the success of delivering a comprehensive, data-driven solution starts with a human-centric approach. We understand that passion and determination are the essence of what fuels the hard work behind every social enterprise organization, and we are equally as passionate about digging in and delivering transformational solutions.
Lindsey Vance, Ph.D.
Lindsey Vance, Ph.D. has more than a decade's worth of experience working with nonprofit organizations on issue advocacy, social justice, community change, and economic development. She has experience in marketing, fundraising, strategic planning and applied research. Lindsey began her career at The World Affairs Council, where she was responsible for promoting the Global Policy Forum and annual conference at Asilomar. In 2007 she initiated a decade of work in Latin America as the Director of Marketing and Communications for Amigas del Sol, a Guatemalan women’s organization. In 2016 Dr. Vance received her Ph.D. in political science. Her research employs qualitative and quantitative methods to explain the effects of the nonprofit sector on political participation and equitable policy outcomes in the United States and internationally.
Before moving to South Carolina, Lindsey was an instructor at the University of Colorado where she taught graduate and undergraduate classes on research methods, public policy, and gender politics. While in Colorado, she began her work as an independent consultant working with international aid organizations to evaluate program outcomes and recommend organizational strategies to maximize impact. Lindsey served as the Director of Data and Strategy at Teach For America from 2016 - 2019. In 2019 she left Teach For America to be a full time evaluation consultant.
As an independent evaluator Lindsey draws on her research background and nonprofit experience to facilitate data-driven decision making to improve organizational performance. She has presented at national and international conferences, including the American Political Science Association's Annual Conference, the Latin American Studies Annual Conference, and the Ashoka U Exchange Conference. She has written numerous white papers on issues such as women’s empowerment, poverty, economic and racial inequity, and social change, and her research has been published in Gender and Society. Dr. Vance received her Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Colorado, and she holds a B.A. in government and environmental studies from the College of William and Mary.
PRINCIPAL AND LEAD CONSULTANT
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT AND RESEARCH
At Mpowrd Analytics, Devon Bergen is applying her broad experience in human development programs, serving as the Director, Community Engagement and Research. Traveling, studying and working across six continents during the past six years, Devon has a unique understanding of the complex needs and dynamics of nonprofits and other mission-driven social organizations.
From Trenton, NJ and the Charleston tri-county to Kenya, Morocco and Tanzania, she has experience, both domestically and internationally, as a communications analyst, stimulating awareness and engagement for community development initiatives across the nonprofit sector. While pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Administration at the College of Charleston, Devon applies theoretically-grounded research and solutions on behalf of Mpowrd Analytics and its clients. Devon is committed to promoting human-centered organizational performance by leveraging education and communication as a means for community growth.
DIRECTOR OF CONTRACTS AND
Megan Dean is an accomplished professional with over 15 years of experience in government and commercial contract management. She has earned the most prestigious honor of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) by becoming a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM).
Megan brings to the team a robust knowledge of government systems and compliance. She applies her knowledge and skills to our work with data sharing agreements, contracts administration, and procurement. She focuses heavily on the systematic process and protocols required when partnering with all levels of government. Her focus is on compliance and mentoring nonprofits and small businesses to effectively market and compete primarily in the Federal Marketplace.
Megan has a unique skill set to offer when responding to formal proposals, engaging in strategic business development planning, and guiding businesses when selling to the government. She has a proven track record in successful contract management and compliance reviews. When not supporting the work of Mpowrd Analytics and our clients, Megan owns and operates her own consulting business, Asset 2 Assist.