Jill Lynch

Consultant

Jill Lynch joined ESCH in early 2013. She has been working with educators, nonprofits, and community organizations to facilitate meaningful, measurable change for nearly 25 years as a professor, consultant, and community educator. Jill manages a small consulting firm offering qualitative research, program evaluation, and professional development services. She specializes in program evaluation capacity building, working with staff to implement program evaluation strategies into daily practice to measure, strengthen, and increase impact. Prior to moving to Houston and expanding her consulting practice, she was a professor at Ashland University in Ohio. She has also taught at the University of Miami, St. Thomas University (Miami), and Ohio State University. She earned a doctoral degree in Educational Policy & Leadership at Ohio State University. Some of Jill’s clients and projects include: • Montgomery County Youth Services (MCYS), an organization that provides crisis counseling, shelter programs and prevention services to strengthen families, keep youth in school and prepare them to be productive citizens. Montgomery County Youth Services was one of four nonprofits participating in 2013’s Marathon Service Learning Project (MSLP). Jill was the ESCH liaison consultant. ESCH collaborates with Marathon Oil to engage participants of Marathon’s annual three-day leadership training program for some of the company’s highest performing and most promising employees from around the world. Representative of Marathon’s commitment to its surrounding communities, the second day of the leadership program is dedicated to solving business challenges for non-profit organizations. MSLP participants analyzed MCYS needs and outcome data to formulate next steps in the strategic planning process about the sustainability of its emergency shelter services. • Montgomery County United Way. Jill is currently worked with MCUW to design program evaluation capacity-building workshops for Montgomery County non-profits applying for Strategic Investment Grants.

Jill Lynch