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Joy Quill, founder and president, is noted for conducting practical evaluations, for her analytical and writing skills, and as a skilled trainer and facilitator.  She combines a career in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with 20 years of consulting experience.  


From 1989 to 1995, Joy was Regional Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Philadelphia Regional Office.  While in the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), she directed over 50 national evaluations of HHS-funded programs.  She also co-authored the HHS/OIG Quality Standards for Inspections, which were later adopted government-wide as the quality standards for federal evaluations and inspections.


While at HHS, Joy held positions in the Public Health Service, the Social Security Administration, the Office of Education, and the Office of the Secretary.  She gained headquarters and field perspectives by working in Washington DC, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.


As head of her own consulting firm since 1995, Joy provides practical evaluation consulting and training to public and private sector clients.   She developed an effective writing course that covers the principles of the Plain Language Act of 2010, and has taught it for the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity & Efficiency, the HHS Office of Inspector General, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Austin Independent School District. 


Joy's evaluation work focuses mainly on STEM programs. Since 2006, she has been external evaluator for the American Society for Cell Biology, evaluating multi-year NSF and NIH grants intended  to increase the number of under-represented minorities in science education and careers. In 2008, she evaluated two NASA STEM programs administered by the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation. Currently she is working with Bryn Mawr College, Vassar College, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County as external evaluator on STEM grants funded by NSF.


Joy's earlier work also focused on ensuring high quality healthcare delivered in compliance with federal and state requirements.

       o As a Senior Vice President at Strategic Management Systems, Inc., a leading health care regulatory consulting firm, she helped clients establish, build and assess the effectiveness of their corporate compliance programs.She also developed training on compliance auditing, risk assessment, and related compliance topics.

      o As Executive Vice President of the American College of Healthcare Trustees (ACHT), she helped Boards of Directors of healthcare organizations make wise, informed, and economically sound decisions to ensure high quality care for the patients they serve.

Joy has a BA from Bryn Mawr College and has received numerous awards and honors. She was Co-President of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) in 2007-2008 and 2012-2013. From 2000-2003, she served on the Expert Review Panel established by the HHS Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation to select exemplary evaluation projects to report to Congress. From 1998-2006, she was a member of the Board of Overseers of Penn Charter, the “oldest Quaker school in the New World” founded by William Penn in 1689. Until 1995, she was an active member of the Asian American Women's Coalition in Philadelphia.


In addition to EERS, Joy's current memberships include the American Evaluation Association and the Center for Plain Language.