Thought Partners for
Social Innovators

The ORS Impact team has earned a global reputation for leadership, insight and innovation. We work collaboratively with our clients, bringing our distinctive expertise in planning, measurement and evaluation to their most vexing challenges.

Tracy Hilliard , PhD, MPH


Tracy is driven by her passion for supporting individuals, communities and organizations in using data for strategic decision-making. She is a leader in the field of culturally responsive evaluation. She was selected as a member of the inaugural cohort for Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) program launched in 2016. LEEAD aims to develop leaders with doctoral degrees who will contribute to better science and social innovation for evaluation, in order to advance the field and improve the life outcomes of children, families and communities through a commitment to equity and social justice.

Tracy brings over sixteen years of leadership experience in community-based research and evaluation, systems improvement, program and policy development, and strategic planning for equity in public health and social services. Tracy is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Washington (UW), Department of Psychosocial & Community Health. She earned her PhD in health services research, a MPH in maternal and child health, and a BA with Distinction in sociology, all from UW.

She has an extensive history of commitment to leadership and service in several national and local professional and community service organizations. Tracy is extremely passionate about activities encouraging students of color to pursue higher education, particularly science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. In addition to her volunteerism, Tracy enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming, event planning, travel, and live music.

Sample Projects:

  • Evaluation Partner for W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Strong and Effective Sector/Catalyzing Community Giving
  • Evaluation Partner for Kresge Foundation – Health Strategy Refresh
  • Evaluation Partner for Seattle Foundation Community Programs– Measurement, Learning and Evaluation Planning
  • Evaluation Partner for University of Washington School of Public Health - Race, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Planning
  • Evaluation Partner for City of Lynnwood - Equity and Social Justice Strategic Planning