As co-founder of EnCompass, Tessie Tzavaras Catsambas has led the development of responsible stewardship and strong management along with a transparent and inclusive corporate culture at EnCompass. Ms. Catsambas is an evaluation and organizational change expert with more than 25 years experience in evaluation, quality improvement, and innovation. Her work has included organizational excellence in response to health reform, management of global evaluation projects, program design, corporate strategy development, and e-learning program development.
Ms. Catsambas has created and implemented an appreciative model for evaluating organizational and program performance, and is co-author of the first text on this topic (Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry, Sage Publications, June 2006). In 2015, she received the International EvalPartners Award in recognition of her leadership, creativity and exceptional contributions to the global evaluation community. Ms. Catsambas is the American Evaluation Association’s President Elect 2019. She holds an MPP from Harvard University.