Jessica Tufte

Assistant Director of Evaluation

As Assistant Director of Evaluation with CCNY, Jessica is charged with leading evaluation teams working to create reports that result in data-informed decision making for a variety of programs ranging from child welfare to racial equity.  Jessica has interdisciplinary educational and professional experiences in public health, healthcare, refugee resettlement, and music performance and teaching.  Before joining CCNY, she was a project manager at a rural community health center in central North Carolina.  She has experience in program development, planning, implementation, and management as well as highly developed skills in quality improvement, relationship building, and public speaking


CCNY, Inc., Buffalo, NY
Assistant Director of Evaluation, 2018-present

Buffalo String Works; Buffalo, NY
Teaching Artist (part-time), 2017-present

Piedmont Health Services; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical Education Project Manager, 2016-2018

International Institute of Buffalo; Buffalo, NY
Multiple positions in refugee resettlement, 2011-2014


Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL (2020)
American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN (2019)
University of Maryland Training Institutes, Washington D.C. (2018) and Orlando, FL (2020)
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Conference, Anchorage, AK (2016)
American Public Health Association National Conference, Denver, CO (2016)
Safe States Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM (2016)
Presentation Skills: Maintaining an Executive Presence (2015)


Masters of Public Health (Health Behavior), 2014-2016
Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and English, 2006-2010
State University of New York – University at Buffalo

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