Associate Policy Analyst
Janese Evans is an Associate Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Evans supports various project activities that contribute to Chapin Hall’s growing work focused on preparing child welfare jurisdictions to implement the Family First Prevention and Services Act. Evans’s contributions include developing tools and templates, managing and analyzing data, and conducting policy analyses. Evans is interested in exploring racial equity in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) strategies and culturally responsive Evidence-Based Programs (EBPs).
Prior to Chapin Hall, Evans worked for Thresholds as a Quality Compliance Manager, where she was responsible for compliance monitoring, program development, and continuous quality improvement. Additionally, Evans previously worked at Accelerated Rehabilitation Center as the Director of Sports Medicine. She developed health and wellness programs, designed and maintained a database to track student-athlete health and wellness metrics, and established an interdisciplinary team to promote interagency collaboration.
Evans holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Master of Athletic Training from Saint Louis University. Evans received her second Master of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in Sport and Health Psychology from Adler University and is a licensed professional counselor.