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Margaret (Peggy) O'Brien-Strain

Dr. O'Brien-Strain is the President and Senior Associate at Mission Analytics Group.  Her current work focuses on health care services delivery, child and family policy, and developmental disabilities.  Across a wide range of projects, she provides expertise in statistical modeling, program evaluation and technical assistance, as well as writing for non-technical audiences.  

Nick Theobald

Dr. Theobald is a Director and an Associate who has more than 10 years of experience producing academic and applied policy research.  He serves as the quantitative and task lead on several projects, including work with the California Department of Developmental Services; San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families Violence Prevention and Intervention project; the Family Resource Center (FRC) Initiative in San Francisco; and the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration.

Vicky Wheeler  

Ms. Wheeler is an owner, Corporate Secretary, and Senior Analyst.  She contributes to project coordination, quantitative and qualitative research, training and technical assistance, and communication activities for work related to developmental disabilities, child welfare and HIV/AIDS.  She currently serves as the Deputy Director with the California Department of Developmental Disabilities and provides technical assistance to Ryan White grantees on the Health Services and Resources Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau projects.

AJ Jones

Mr. Jones is a Senior Analyst. He contributes primarily to projects related to HIV/AIDS including training and technical assistance, project coordination, and quantitative and qualitative research.   

 

 

Edward (Ed) Kako

Dr. Kako is a Director and Senior Associate.  His current work focuses on approaches to rebalancing long-term care, so that individuals with disabilities can spend their lives in their communities, among family and friends, rather than in institutions. Dr. Kako serves a Project Director for Mission Analytics Group's work with the Balancing Incentive Program (BIP); with Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR); and with Home and Community Based (HCBS) Technical Assistance States.

Elizabeth (Ellie) Coombs

Ms. Coombs is an Associate. She contributes to project management, quantitative and qualitative research, training and technical assistance, and communication activities.  She is the Project Manager for numerous complex projects with the Health Services and Resources Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Smita Patil

Ms. Patil is an Analyst and contributes to site visits, report production, technical assistance, and other analytical support for projects related to HIV/AIDS and long-term care.   

Trixy Joy Manansala

Ms. Manansala is a Research Assistant/Communications Specialist. She contributes to project coordination, logistics, and technical assistance work related to developmental disabilities, long-term care, HIV/AIDS, health access and health equity.

Berhan Bayeh

Mr. Bayeh is an Analyst. He provides statistical data analysis and technical assistance for various projects including developmental disabilities, family services, and youth violence prevention.

Jonathan Wilwerding

Dr. Wilwerding is a Director and Senior Associate.  He serves as the Project Director for Mission Analytics Group's work with individuals with developmental disabilities and child welfare.  

West Addison

Mr. Addison is a Director and serves as the Chief of Statistical Programming. In this role, he directs and executes complex programming tasks for numerous projects.  He has extensive experience using complex administrative datasets, including child welfare services data, developmental disabilities data, HIV/AIDS data, and Medicare and Medicaid claims data.

Eric Verhulst

Mr. Verhulst is a Senior Analyst and provides statistical analysis and technical assistance on various projects for Medicaid and California Child Welfare Services.  

Aloka Narayanan

Ms. Narayanan is an Analyst. She provides statistical data analysis and contributes to report production for various projects related to youth violence prevention, developmental disabilities, and family services.

Minda Borja

Ms. Borja is the Office Administrator/Administrative Assistant.  She provides corporate support including managing accounts payable, account receivable, and clerical support.