Tracy Bennett, Ph.D.

Special Projects Director

Tracy recently transitioned to the role of Special Projects Director from the role of Director of Analytics and Evaluation. As Special Projects Director Tracy is responsible for overseeing organizational initiatives including managing organizational growth, mentoring staff, and day-to-day operations. As Director of Analytics and Evaluation she facilitated all data-informed planning and evaluation at Focus Strategies. She was responsible for the development of analytic tools and instrumental in guiding the evolution of the SWAP suite of tools. Since 2014, Tracy participated in and system analyses, strategic plans, and performance reports in many communities including Seattle/King County, WA; San Mateo County, CA; and Palm Beach County and Jacksonville, FL. Tracy also designed and led evaluations of specific components of homeless systems including Coordinated Entry for Pierce County, WA; Youth Coordinated Entry in Hollywood, CA (working with Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles), and a Rapid Rehousing Pilot Program for Single Adults in Phoenix, AZ (working with Valley of the Sun United Way). Tracy has more than 25 years of experience in performance measurement and outcomes, as well as using data to inform policy development. Her work has touched multiple areas of social study and policy, which include domestic violence and abuse, and mental illness and substance abuse amongst housed and homeless individuals. Tracy received a Ph.D. at UCLA in Social Psychology, with two minors, one in Health Psychology and the other in Measurement and Statistics.