Our Team

Our Team

Measurement Resources’ team brings together strategic public sector planning experts, social determinants of health researchers, facilitators, and industrial and organizational psychologists. We are experts in gathering and analyzing the most relevant data and information, and coupling that analysis with strategic community engagement initiatives, change management and implementation science. Our work requires design thinking, the collection and analysis of secondary data, design and implementation of primary data collection strategies and analysis, and scientific writing.

Sheri Chaney Jones, MA

Founder and President
Sheri Chaney Jones is a social entrepreneur, who has helped government, non-profit organizations and social enterprises gather and use data to change actions, outcomes and lives for more than 16 years. Sheri is the founder of Measurement Resources Company, and co-founder and CEO of SureImpact, a cloud-based solution that helps social sector organizations and collective impact initiatives measure and communicate their unique social impact. An author and internationally recognized expert, she regularly keynotes conferences and events, where she speaks about high-performance measurement cultures, data-driven strategy and decision-making, and using data to attract more funding. Sheri is also the author of the award-winning book, Impact & Excellence: Data-driven Strategies for Aligning Mission, Culture, and Performance in Nonprofit and Government Organizations, published by Jossey-Bass in 2014.

Charly Bauer

Executive Director
Charly Bauer, executive director for Measurement Resources, leads the team of data analysts and subject matter experts to help purpose-driven organizations use measurement to move their missions forward. Prior to joining Measurement Resources in early 2022, Charly served as C-suite executive and co-founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, where he supported the growth of the company from one to 58 scoop shops in 16 cities. He also managed the company's philanthropy efforts and led the organization through the process of becoming a Certified B Corporation in 2013. He currently serves on nonprofit boards, including BuddyUp for Life and Besa, and has previously served on the boards of Leadership Columbus, the Short North Business Association and Short North Alliance, and the North Market Development Authority, where Jeni’s had its first retail location. Prior to Jeni’s, Charly served as a product manager at OCLC, Inc., the global library technology and research organization.

Elizabeth Pafford, MPA

Director of Consulting
Elizabeth provides assessment and consultation services to an array of health and human service agencies, local governments, state departments, universities and coalitions. Her areas of expertise include mental health treatment, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, substance abuse treatment, offender reentry, youth development, arts and homelessness. Elizabeth is passionate about helping social sector leaders define and measure success, and helps agencies develop meaningful, actionable strategic plans, benchmark performance against key organizational goals, and demonstrate impact. Elizabeth has a Master of Arts in Public Affairs from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociocultural Studies from Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Eliza Gardiner, PhD

Project Manager & Senior Research Associate
Eliza (Ee-lee-za) brings her skills in ethnographic and qualitative data collection and analysis to MRC’s initiatives. She frequently facilitates discussions with clients, leads focus groups, conducts interviews and collects community stakeholder feedback. Eliza also authors in-depth narratives to highlight the significant findings and recommendations resulting from MRC’s research. As a master’s student at the School for International Training, Eliza studied organizational behavior and intercultural communication. She obtained her PhD from The Ohio State University in cultural anthropology and has served as lecturer for the Introduction to Cultural Anthropology at The Ohio State University since 2014. Ms. Gardiner’s doctoral studies included a concentration in public food security and land security policy, specifically the implementation processes of new policies to better mitigate unexpected or counterproductive outcomes and social determinants of health.

Christian Hall, MA

Senior Research Analyst
Christian is responsible for managing and conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis for various programs and organization evaluation and research projects. Prior to joining Measurement Resources, Christian served as a research assistant at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI), as well as at Appalachian State University (Boone, NC). Christian also served as a research and data analysis consultant for Appalachian State University. He holds a Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology from Appalachian State University, and received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Biology from Virginia Tech.

Harley Vossler, MS

Senior Research Analyst
Harley brings a strong background in epidemiology, including experience with statistical modeling of infectious disease, such as Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and data visualization. Prior to joining MRC, he spent time as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Ohio Department of Health, where he provided analysis and surveillance of COVID-19. He holds a Master of Science in Biostatistics from The Ohio State University, and a B.A. in Biology from Miami University. Additionally, Harley holds two biomedical certifications in Human Research – Human Subjects Protection (HSP), and Human Research – Human Subjects Protection (RCR). During his undergraduate years, he invested in community service activities, leading the Oxford (Ohio) Free Clinic Committee for two years, and serving as the Vice President of Service for MEDLIFE Miami University.

Emily Wolfe-Sherrie, PhD

Research Associate
Emily is a biological anthropologist, who specializes in biocultural research. She has conducted extensive research globally on a variety of topics, including food security and maternal health, presented her work at national conferences, and has been published in professional journals. She brings to Measurement Resources Company the ability to integrate qualitative and quantitative methodology to further our understanding of the social and procedural forces that impede and promote public health. Emily earned her PhD from The Ohio State University, her Master's from Washington State University, and her Bachelor's from the University of New Mexico. Continuing to teach anthropology, she lectures at The Ohio State University and is an adjunct faculty member at Wright State University.

Alyssa Pettey Rockwood

Research and Analytics Consultant
Alyssa is a social science researcher dedicated to improving social systems to strengthen individuals and communities. Based in Riverside, California, she helps clients by providing research and process improvement throughout the social and public sectors to ensure individuals have equal opportunities to succeed in life. Alyssa excels at using data analysis to understand complex organizational processes to inform decision-making and identify areas in need of improvement. Alyssa received a Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. Before joining Measurement Resources, she served the State of Ohio’s Department of Education as a Social Science Researcher, where she conducted research and informed policy regarding the state’s education accountability system. Alyssa also served the Department of Public Safety as an Organizational Assessment Research Analyst, where she designed and implemented personnel selection measurement tools.

Liesel Seryak, PhD

Research Associate
Liesel specializes in public and environmental health and has conducted extensive research on a wide range of subject areas. Most recently, her research has focused on the impact of Bisphenol A exposure on women of reproductive age. Liesel has been published in multiple peer-reviewed publications, including the American Journal of Public Health. Liesel earned her PhD and Master’s in Public Health from The Ohio State University, and her Bachelor's from the University of Dayton. In addition to multiple research roles within The Ohio State University, she has also served two years as a high school science teacher.

Cailynn Fox

Research Assistant
Cailynn contributes to the research team’s qualitative data collection and analysis on behalf of a wide range of nonprofit and government clients. Prior to joining Measurement Resources, Cailynn was selected as a Summer Fellow through The Columbus Foundation, where she worked with Ohio Humanities to advance donor relations efforts. She has also worked on marketing communications initiatives with Community Refugee Immigration Services and has served as an ethnographic researcher for the PAST Foundation. Cailynn received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology with a focus in cultural anthropology and a minor in Spanish from The Ohio State University, and an associate degree from Columbus State Community College.

Matt Jones

Matt is the glue that helps Measurement Resources run efficiently and effectively. He is responsible for the back-office operations: accounting, human resources, marketing, technology, etc. He brings with him a ten-year career in operations at Manheim Ohio, and five years of experience in the technical side of broadcast journalism. Matt graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications in 1998.

Sara Parker

Communications Director
From local to global markets and working for and with cooperatives, Certified B Corporations, non-profit and social enterprise organizations, Sara has more than two decades of experience in marketing communications for mission-driven organizations. She has also lived in Germany, and spent a year teaching English in Japan. Sara obtained her bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College.

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