Nancy Boyer

Nancy Boyer, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Evaluation and Impact, FIRST®

Nancy Boyer, Ph.D., leads the evaluation, data analytics, business intelligence, and data governance areas for FIRST. As the Senior Director of Evaluation and Impact, Nancy’s work focuses on defining, measuring, and evaluating the impact of FIRST programs to ensure the organization can understand and amplify its impact. With a strong commitment to advancing equity and inclusion, Nancy developed the organization strategy to address equity, diversity and inclusion that resulted in the creation of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion business unit at FIRST. She leads the evaluation work to understand the effectiveness of the organization’s equity and inclusion strategies.

Prior to joining FIRST, Nancy worked in academic and mission-driven non-profit settings. She started her career as a social worker and found her passion for research and evaluation while getting her Ph.D. Nancy has 20 years of experience in the research and evaluation fields, with 15 of those focused on evaluating programs that serve children, from birth through 18 years of age. Nancy’s expertise includes evaluation, strategic learning, grant writing, data analytics and equity, diversity and inclusion.

Nancy has a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in social work and sociology from Boston University.