Ms. Kaminski is currently a consultant and e-learning specialist for Training Development Associates, Inc., where she provides training and technical assistance to federal affordable housing and community development grantees.
Ms. Kaminski's experience in program design and evaluation began while working as a program coordinator at Seattle Neighborhood Group, a community-based nonprofit. Managing two federally funded programs focused on community safety, she coordinated the design and evaluation of both initiatives. Both programs were community-driven and she facilitated the involvement of various neighborhood stakeholders in the process. Working with a coalition of community members, Ms. Kaminski learned first-hand that program design and evaluation is not a one-time event, but rather an ongoing process. As evaluation of programs showed successes (and challenges) in achieving outcomes, new priorities in the communities emerged. During her experience with these initiatives, she utilized program evaluation as a powerful tool to continuously help shape an organization's priorities and program implementation efforts.
Ms. Kaminski holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. While earning her graduate degree she held an assistantship with the UIC Great Cities Institute, where she served on the staff of the Certificate in Nonprofit Management online program. She contributed significantly to the development of the Program Design and Evaluation course.