Kris Helé is an independent consultant, based in the Bay Area, with more than 15 years of experience in evaluation and research. She brings a deep understanding of data and measurement to her work, with expertise ranging from the design of measurement processes, frameworks and tools to the collection, analysis and reporting of data. Kris lends her expertise to numerous philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, primarily in the areas of health, leadership, youth development and organizational capacity.
Working closely with other Open Impact colleagues, Kris leads the evaluation of the New Leadership Network in Stanislaus County and Fresno, California. She also provides technical assistance to nonprofits as part of the Fund for Shared Insight Listen for Good initiative, to build feedback loops and data capacity in the social sector.
Kris previously worked for nearly a decade at Informing Change, a strategic consulting firm, where she oversaw multifaceted evaluations and provided consultation to stimulate clients’ learning and improvements. Her clients included prominent foundations and other organizations working to promote health and improve opportunities, primarily among vulnerable populations. Prior to her work at Informing Change, Kris worked on program evaluations, policy initiatives, survey research projects and health education efforts. Kris holds dual Master’s degrees in Public Health and Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego.