Sheila Matano, M.P.H., has more than five years of experience using both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to support the research needs of public and non-profit organizations in Baltimore. As part of the CRC team, she has served as the evaluator for several programs, including a workforce development program, a residential program for women with substance abuse issues, and a program designed to reduce hospital readmission under the Affordable Care Act. In addition to working on these projects, she also provides evaluation support for a redevelopment project in East Baltimore. In these roles, she has created logic models, data matrices, and data collection and reporting systems that were used to create successful programs. Before joining CRC, she worked for the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation researching possible intervention models for unaccompanied homeless youth. Ms. Matano has also worked as a research assistant for the FLBC, looking at the behavioral and environmental factors that affect obesity in Baltimore City. This research was done as part of the B’More for Healthy Babies Initiative, the main objective of which is to reduce infant mortality rates and improve the lives of women and children in Baltimore. As part of the B’More for Healthy Babies collaborative effort, Ms. Matano also spent time working on a needs assessment of domestic violence intervention services in Baltimore City. This research was completed in 2011, and the policy recommendations are currently being used to inform and improve domestic violence intervention services by the Baltimore City Women’s Commission. While Sheila loves her current city of Baltimore, she also likes exploring the art and movie scene at every city she visits. One of her favorite paintings is Ruby Green Singing by James Chapin. She is also a chocolate addict who can detail the cacao offerings at Ma Petit Shoe at the drop of a hat and can offer ranked suggestions on the best gluten free desserts in Hampden.