Lisa Stanley

Ms. Stanley is currently the Project Director for the national initiative, Data Informed Futures, which is focused on promoting the health and well-being of young children at a local level. The initiative provides coaching and tools to over 90 communities in 18 states aimed at building local capacity to improve the alignment of service systems across the health, social service and education sectors. In this role, Ms. Stanley has overseen the development of the National Support Center for communities wishing to collect population level child outcome data using a suite of tools including the Early Development Instrument (EDI) and the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI). The data results are mapped geographically and used by communities to engage cross-sector coalitions around a participatory process to engage partners, inform planning and monitor population trends and collective impact overtime. Lisa Stanley has worked in the maternal and child health arena for the past 20 years and has a doctoral degree in Public Health from UCLA. Prior to her work on Data Informed Futures, Ms. Stanley has worked in the areas of longitudinal research, community-level evaluation, strategic planning, policy analysis, program management and coalition development with a focus on maternal and child health, home visiting, childhood immunizations, and children with special health care needs, and school readiness.