DONNA-MARIE WINN

Donna-Marie Winn has two and a half decades of experience leading complex evaluation projects using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Her work has focused on implementing programs, practices, and policies that promote resilience and minimize vulnerability and systematically leveraging resources, both human and financial, to improve the lives of children and families. She has worked in community for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Institute of Drug Abuse; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; National Institute of Mental Health; Administration for Children, Youth and Families; North Carolina Partnership for Children — Smart Start; The Duke Endowment; Triangle Community Foundation; Ford Foundation; Open Society Foundation; The California Endowment; and W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Dr. Winn earned her B.A. in psychology and program administration from Notre Dame, M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a minor in organizational business from UNC-CH and post-doctorate in clinical research from Duke University. Currently, she holds a position as a Senior Research Associate at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She has held positions as a Research Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (UNC-CH) and Visiting Fellow at the Social Sciences Research Institute (Duke University). In 2011, she created Kaleidoscope Pathways, LLC. as a means of expanding upon her decades of clinical and evaluation consulting, and she became KPLLCs founding President and CEO. Her life-long passion for issues of racial equity, cultural competence, and human relationships are borne of her experiences as a native New Orleanian and long-time resident of North Carolina.