Program and Evaluation Manager
Ama Atiedu has worked in the field of evaluation for over 15 years, with focuses on public health, nutrition, health care systems, and early childhood education. Ama holds a Master’s in Community Nutrition from Iowa State University and a Master’s in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University. Since 2016, she has been with the Cottage Center for Population Health, where she has helped to develop programs and provide evaluation support internally and externally. Ama helped to establish two social needs programs, one for employees and one for patients, and track key metrics for continuous quality improvement. Prior to Cottage Health, Ama worked as an internal evaluator, both at a state and local level and provided support to many non-profit and public sector organizations as an evaluation and organizational development consultant. Ama’s academic training, coupled with her diverse work experience, has helped her develop skills in evaluation, program management, stakeholder engagement, and facilitating organizational learning. Ama sees an important role of an evaluator as a “facilitator of organizational inquiry,” helping organizations to infuse evaluative thinking into their everyday operations and use data results to inform program improvement.