Meet the team

Kurt Wilson, Ph.D.

President

Kurt leads the EffectX team with a broad scope of non-profit evaluation and consulting experience. As a consultant, he’s provided evaluation to organizations ranging from local community initiatives to the World Food Program. His background in professional philanthropy sheds light on interests of donors, and significant experience in fundraising and marketing gives him insider knowledge of non-profit organizational needs.

Kurt’s education includes a BS in Economics from The Colorado College, a Diploma in International Development from the University of London, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Evaluation from Western Michigan University.

Kurt’s international professional experience includes conducting evaluations in Uganda, El Salvador, Kenya and London, site visits of World Vision programs in thirteen countries, and oversight of a vision film project in Tanzania. He has lived in London and Ecuador, with short-term stays in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.

Download Kurt’s CV here.

Lori Wilson

Director of Getting Things Done

Lori brings a wide range of experience in the non-profit sector, including program design, group facilitation, and grant writing and management. An accredited facilitator, Lori’s work combines community-building and strategic program design to maximize effectiveness and promote social change.

Lori guides non-profits through a planning process that results in a ready-made template for grant proposals, specializing in collaborative projects with multiple stakeholders. In her most recent role, she served as program manager for a three-year grant facilitating web-based curriculum development. Earlier experience with a start-up nonprofit ranged broadly from program design to office build-out, hiring procedures to organizational communications.

Lori holds a BA in Spanish Literature from the Colorado College, and an MA in theology from King’s College London. Fluent in Spanish, she was raised in Argentina and continues to travel extensively.

Download Lori’s resume here.

Our Consultants

Katherine George      

Katherine brings significant professional experience in development and humanitarian assistance, specializing in food security and monitoring and evaluation.

As a consultant, she has designed and undertaken large scale, global evaluations for United Nations Agencies (WFP, UNICEF) focused on humanitarian and development programmes, as well as data analysis and community regional planning in Northwest Colorado. Katherine’s significant field experience includes serving as the M&E Programme Officer, World Food Programme, Ethiopia.

She holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado and an MA in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex.

Anne Modler 

Through strategic consulting, Anne engages with organizations to provide project management and community engagement process consulting.  She has led community mapping initiatives and offers development and fundraising consulting.  Anne has also completed several training sessions related to organizational paradigm shifts, enlightened leadership and group facilitation.

Anne holds a BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Carleton University and specialization in Early Childhood Education from St. Lawrence College.

Eric Epstein

Eric has worked as a teacher, counselor and social-entrepreneur for over 20 years. Eric is the founder, director, and lead consultant for The e Agency and has a passion for tackling challenging human development obstacles for individuals, families and organizations. His methods often utilize unique integrations from across business, health and educational fields incorporating recent brain research, learning methodologies, Collaborative Problem Solving, and successful organizational dynamics.