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

President and Founder

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.

Elizabeth Pafford

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.

Alyssa Pettey Rockwood

Director of Research and Analytics

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.

Eliza Gardiner, PhD

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.

Harley Vossler, MS

Research Analyst

New to the MRC team, 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.

Erica Duncan, MSW

Research Assistant

Erica joined MRC in 2021, and is a licensed social worker. She has experience working with social sector organizations focused on a broad range of social impact areas, including community development, housing, small business development, supportive services, active transportation, and community engagement. Throughout all of her roles, Erica has applied a social work lens to this important work. She is also trained in several micro-level approaches to working with clients.

Erica completed the Master of Social Work program at The Ohio State University, with a special focus on communities and social justice. She also studied sociology, Spanish and environmental studies for her bachelor’s degree from Mercer University.

Matt Jones

COO

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.