Lena Malofeeva


Lena Malofeeva
 
Lena Malofeeva

AzAEYC Vice President of Membership and Communication
lwell999@gmail.com


Lena is Vice President and Senior Director of Research at Evaluation Strategiesa company that provides evaluation, grant writing, and technical assistance services (e.g. design, facilitation, and implementation of multi-stakeholder change initiatives, grant writing, program evaluation, evaluation of partnerships and collaborations, survey construction, administration, and analyses, focus groups, qualitative methodologies, statistical analyses, data collection and management, benchmarking, strategic planning, and other services).  She is also a licensed psychologist working at Tucson Counseling, Tucson, AZ.

Lena earned a dual PhD from the University of Notre Dame in Developmental and Counseling Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology.  Lena is interested in understanding program and strategy impacts on children and adults and identifying best practices, developing policies that are based on best practices, and ways to promote community collaboration and sustainability using sound qualitative and quantitative methodologies. She has a strong passion for the mission, vision, and values of AzAEYC and NAEYC.  With a background in ECE, systems building, evaluation/research, and counseling, she brings a well-rounded presence to the AzAEYC Board.  Lena has worked at the national and state levels and presented to multiple audiences and stakeholders.   She has an extensive background in program evaluation, design and statistics, evaluation of systems, partnerships, alliances, management of complex data systems, and estimating complex models.

Lena values being on the AzAEYC board because she is excited about making the state of Arizona a better place for children and families.  Her professional and personal goal is to continue advocating for quality care and education for all young children and their families.  "Young children are our future, and we need to invest in them intentionally and wisely."