Jesse Simmons joined St. David’s Foundation in 2007. He manages the growing evaluation team and is responsible for implementing evaluation strategies across the six focus areas of the Foundation. Jesse supports the grantmaking process by working with grant partners and internal staff to develop and monitor meaningful measures of program impact. Additionally, he leads the evaluation of the St. David’s Dental Program, which is the Foundation’s only direct service program.
Prior to his current role, Jesse worked solely with the St. David’s Dental Program providing data analysis, evaluation and reporting services. He has presented at health conferences on how data, specifically workflow analysis, can be instrumental when growing a mobile dental program.
Jesse received his MS in Applied Sociology from Texas State University. Previous evaluation experience includes survey design, needs assessments, and outcome-based evaluations for various organizations including the River System Institute at Texas State University, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and independent work for St. David’s Foundation.