Tara Adam

Program Associate

Tara is thrilled to return to her AnLarian roots as a member of the Research & Evaluation and Technical Assistance teams. A self-proclaimed “jack of all trades,” she enjoys conducting quantitative/ qualitative research and program evaluations, and connecting with clients to provide insights and solutions to their unique needs. She currently supports the evaluation of the EIR grant, Rural LIFE (Literacy Initiative Focused on Effectiveness), by collecting and analyzing data and writing annual reports, and the development of Rhode Island’s Strategic Plan as part of its Preschool Development Grant.

In her previous role at Abt Associates, Tara supported numerous education and workforce-related projects, such as the Evaluation of Round 4 of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program and WWC Postsecondary Education, Postsecondary Preparation Evidence Reporting (PEPPER). She devoted her brainpower to conducting analysis on institutional- and individual-level datasets, synthesizing reports to identify meaningful patterns in the postsecondary education field, and writing project management deliverables on three federal projects.

In her downtime, you can find Tara listening to one of her many true crime podcasts, consuming excessive amounts of coffee, or being coerced into performing an Irish jig throughout the month of March.

Our Team

Aaron Petrillo
Director of Federal Initiatives
Amanda Davis
Project Manager
Amy Nicholas
Senior Project Director & Technical Assistance Specialist
Angelique Williams
Technical Assistance & Data Management Analyst
Anthony Garofano
Chief Creative Officer
Ashley Garrison
Accounting Specialist
Audrey Ward
Audrey Ward
Project Manager
Becki Stenger
Communications Designer
Casey Archer
Research Analyst
Cat Warner-Griffin
Senior Research Scientist
Corin Collier
Program Analyst
Dina Shehata
Technical Assistance Team Coordinator and Project Manager
Emily Bytheway
Quality Analyst
Emily Kelly
Director of Operations and Culture Czar
Erica Johnson
Help Desk Support Specialist
Gary Harmon
Senior Project Director, Special Education Content & Data Expert
Jessica Carroll
Help Desk Support Specialist
John Babb
Senior Developer
Juliet Namazzi
Helpdesk Support Specialist
Kate Grannemann
Project Manager & Technical Assistance Specialist
Kathi Gillaspy
Director of Technical Assistance
Kimberly Mitman
Senior Technical Lead & Senior Database Architect
Laura Holian
Director of Research
Mia Leland
Senior Program Analyst
Michelle Bloom
Program Analyst
Monica Yudron
Senior Technical Assistance Specialist & Research Scientist
Pearson Barlow
Senior Technical Lead
Rosemary Collins
Senior Program Analyst
Sarah Geldart
Senior Technical Assistance Specialist
Sarah Criscuolo
Project Manager
Tara Adam
Tara Adam
Research Associate
Tate Gould
C.E.O.
Tiffanie Owens
Director of Data Systems and Support
Tikesha Cephas
Finance and Operations Specialist
Zartashia Javid
Program Support Associate