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 vareity of settings.


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

Stella SiWan Zimmerman

President and Founder

Jolene Roehlkepartain

Communications Manager

Lisa Perkins Smith

Administrative Associate

Brad Krueger

Research Associate

Stella has completed many culturally tailored evaluation projects during her 21-year career as president of ACET. She has a master's degree in Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation.

Jolene has more than 30 years of expertise in strategic communication, developing dissemination plans and creating social-media campaigns. She has a bachelor's degree in Communications and English.

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.

Brad’s expertise centers on populations at risk and giving voice to those typically not involved in planning, design, and implementation. He has a master’s degree in Public Health.

Ashley Kitchen

Research Associate

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

Meghan Adams

Junior Research Associate

Meghan uses mixed methods and tailored instruments to improve health outcomes for underserved communities and refugees. She has a master's degree in Public Health.

Trisha Netsch López

Junior Research Associate

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.

Gabrielle Horsford

Research Assistant

Gabbi has experience compiling and disseminating qualitative research and leading focus groups in health equity. She is completing a master's of Public Health in Community Health Promotion.

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