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The ACET Team

ACET is a woman- and minority-owned small business enterprise based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our staff have extensive experience in conducting high-quality research and evaluation in a variety of settings.

 

See the bios below to learn more about each ACET team member.

Stella SiWan Zimmerman

President, Founder,
Chief Executive Officer

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Stella has completed many culturally tailored evaluation projects during her 23-year career as president of ACET. She has a master's degree in Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation.

Jolene Roehlkepartain

Communications
Manager

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Jolene has more than 35 years of expertise in strategic communication, developing dissemination plans and creating social-media campaigns. She has a bachelor's degree in Communications and English.

Ashley Kitchen

Evaluation Specialist,

Quality Improvement Lead

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Ashley has experience in conducting high-quality qualitative research with Tribal organizations and BIPOC populations. She has a Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations.

Rachel Engh

Evaluation Specialist,

 Cross-sector Lead

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Rachel designs participatory and equitable mixed-methods evaluation approaches to help clients understand and comm-unicate impact. She has a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning.

Lisa Perkins Smith

Operations Specialist,

 Strategy Lead

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Lisa's expertise focuses on implementing internal initiatives, assisting with
data-collection efforts, and graphic design. She has a bachelor's degree in
English and Elementary Education.

Amy Gustafson

Data
Coordinator

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Amy facilitates, coordinates, and delivers data-related tasks. She specializes in working on both quantitative and qualitative data. She has a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Mick Alvarez Flores

Graphic Designer
Coordinator

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Mick’s focus is in graphic design and illustration, creating a variety of
images for use in print
and digital media. She has a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.

Isaac Ezra Jennings

Administrative
Assistant

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Isaac’s background is in operations management, logistics, program development, and community relations. He is working toward a master’s degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration.

Carlos Gallego

Consultant

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Carlos does community, grassroots work, and he builds cultural connections with underserved communities. He has a master’s degree in Elementary Education.

Trisha Netsch López

Junior Research Associate

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Trisha has a 9-year career of conducting qualitative research on culturally and linguistically appropriate policies. She is finishing her Ph.D. in anthropology and a master's degree in Public Health.