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Anastasia (Tessie) Tzavaras Catsambas is founder and CEO/CFO of EnCompass LLC, a 17-year-old organization that provides services in evaluation, learning, leadership and organizational development. Ms. Catsambas brings 30 years’ experience in planning, evaluation and organizational development. She has managed large-scale, international evaluations, delivered training in different aspects of evaluation, and advocated for evaluation at global level. She has taught courses such as using Appreciative Inquiry in evaluation, Outcome Mapping in logic models, systems thinking in evaluation, participatory approaches for evaluation, developing dashboards for program monitoring, and evaluation use in advocacy and leading change. Ms. Catsambas is an innovator and practitioner in appreciative evaluation, a methodology that incorporates the systematic study of successful experiences in evaluation, and has co-authored a book entitled, Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry (Sage Publications 2006).

Ms. Catsambas is President Elect of the American Evaluation Association for 2018, and currently chairs the AEA’s International Working Group. She was a founding member of the EvalPartners Coalition, a global initiative to promote the use of evaluation to inform policy and program decisions. Ms. Catsambas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from the College of Wooster in Ohio and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. She has trained with the late Dr. W. Edwards Deming in Quality Management. She is fluent in French and Greek, and speaks Spanish.

For further information, please visit the EnCompass LLC website.