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InSites: A Support Network for Learning and Change
About InSites

Mission/Purpose | Board of Directors | Staff and Consultants | Clients


InSites is a 16-year-old, Colorado-based nonprofit organization. We promote learning, growth, and change through inquiry-based evaluation, planning, and research. We work with organizations and community groups in the fields of education, social services, and health. We help service providers, administrators, and policymakers make decisions based on results, values, and visions of the future.


Board of Directors

InSites is guided by a five-member Board of Directors. The members are:

Marilyn Averill, Doctoral Student
Polly Baca, retired, Denver, CO
Richard Harpel, Consultant, Bainbridge Island, WA
Diane Jones, Deputy City Manager, Fort Collins, CO
Beverly Parsons, Executive Director, InSites
Jane Lister Reis, Founder/Director of A Center for Transformative Learning


Staff and Consultants

InSites’ staff and network of consultants includes experienced professionals with  expertise in conducting inquiry-based evaluation, planning, and research in a wide range of fields.  Following are current members of the InSites staff and network. We welcome applications from others who share our mission (see “Contact Us”).

Beverly Parsons, Executive Director, InSites
Sally Bond
Michelle Boos-Stone
Sally Boyd
Sharon Brumbaugh
Jill Conrad
Lesley Dahlkemper, Schoolhouse Communications
Jessica Germain
Zaretta Hammond
Dawn Hanson Smart
Sarah Hug
Patricia Jessup
Karl Johnson
Jeanne Kuhn
Carol Lingenfelter
Susan Maunders
Elizabeth O’Connell
Rosemary Reinhart
Theresa Rosner-Salazar
Deborah Trujillo-Watson
Kathy Wyckoff

KSA-Plus Communications
National Research Center
Research and Evaluation Associates for Latinos



Through our inquiry, evaluation, coaching, training, research, and planning services, InSites has helped the following foundations, nonprofits, schools, colleges, universities, and other organizations strengthen their programs, policies, and practices to achieve greater results.


Non-Profit Organizations

Govt./Education Organizations


The Danforth Foundation

The Freeman Foundation

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

The Gates Family Foundation

The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

The Milken Family Foundation

The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE)

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF)

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Colorado Council on the Arts

Coalition of Essential Schools (CES)

Colorado Partnership for Educational Renewal (CoPER)

Constitutional Rights Foundation

Education Commission of the States (ECS)

Geological Society of America (GSA)

Japan-U.S. Community Education & Exchange (JUCEE)

National Committee on United States-China Relations (NCUSCR)

National Staff Development Council (NSDC)

Primary Source

Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC)

Social Science Education Consortium (SSEC)

St. Louis Principals’ Academy/Cooperating School Districts

Street Law, Inc.

The American Forum, Inc. (TAF)

The Laurasian Institution


Arizona State University

Bakersfield College

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for the Study of Social Policy

Colorado Staff Development Council

Colorado Staff Development Council’s Center for Strategic Quality Professional Development

Colorado State University Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (CSMATE)

Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center

German Institute for Youth, Human Services, and Family Law

Iowa State Board of Education

Jefferson County School District

National Science Foundation

New Mexico State Department of Education

North Valley Career and Technology Center/Dakota Learning Systems

U.S. Department of Education

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

University of Colorado

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Abt Associates, Inc.


InSites is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization.