Carlie Rhoads, Ph.D. serves as AFB's Program Metrics and Evaluation Specialist, after initially joining the organization as a research specialist. She is responsible for providing specialized knowledge and expertise in the development, selection, and implementation of metrics and methodologies to measure the impact of AFB and client programs, policies, and initiatives.

Prior to AFB, Dr. Rhoads was director of the Oregon Deafblind Project, where she served children with deafblindness and their families for two years.

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