Nina Chanana’s career in research and planning spans diverse settings and areas. After graduating from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a Master’s in Public Administration, she began her career as a Research Assistant at the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy. There she provided high level support for the Head Start Research Unit, examined state-funded preschool programs, and researched the impacts of after school child care arrangements.
From 2005 to 2011, Nina worked as a consultant for duBay Horton Associates, a community-based public health consulting firm located in Bridgeport, CT. Nina worked with a wide range of clients including neighborhood organizations, nonprofits, foundations, and city and state agencies. This work included formative program evaluation, needs assessment and resource inventory, strategic planning, and program design.
In 2011, Nina formed Chanana Consulting, which provides evaluation and assessment services to a diverse group of clients including schools, non-profits, and community and government organizations. Current services include need and resource assessments, process and outcome evaluations, evaluation planning, coalition assessments and data management.
Nina received her BA from Barnard College and was a teaching assistant for quantitative techniques during her second year of graduate school. She is a co-founder of TheConnectedCitizen.org, a comprehensive on-line resource designed to assist people in getting involved and giving back to their local community and a coalition member of Fairfield Cares, Fairfield’s Local Prevention Council. Nina lives in Fairfield, CT with her husband and three children.