Program Evaluation Specialist
P: (503) 284-8000
Jeffrey Showell, MPH, is BPI’s Program and Evaluation Specialist. He leads BPI’s data collection efforts and gathers and organizes much of the quantitative inputs needed to meet BPI’s reporting requirements. He also supports BPI’s report and grant writing efforts. Jeff has experience using qualitative tools to help clients and programs tell their story. Jeff likes that he can be creative in his work while supporting BPI’s mission to elevate Black parents.
Jeff worked as data analyst at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research for many years before returning to school to earn a Master of Public Health degree at Portland State University. Shortly after completing his MPH, Jeff was invited to help evaluate the first local health fair focused on the health of Black men. This led to his becoming a core member of the Men’s Health Project, an all-volunteer effort to support the health of underserved men in the Portland region. More recently, Jeff worked supporting evaluation efforts at Multnomah County’s Black-focused child and maternal health program, Healthy Birth Initiatives (HBI).
Jeff is interested in current events, history and politics and enjoys reading. Being in two book groups has him reading fiction and non-fiction books he might not have known about or chosen on his own. He also likes cats and particularly enjoys reading with his cat on his lap.
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both.” – Frederick Douglass
"Through my life experiences, I try to exemplify what it means to be not only physically healthy, but also financially healthy. Economic stability is a motivator to many families and I want direct my passion to helping others achieve it!"