Chera Reid

Co-Executive Director, Center for Evaluation Innovation

Dr. Chera Reid (she/hers) is co-Executive Director of the Center for Evaluation Innovation. She is the chief designer, organizer, and champion of CEI’s Evaluation Roundtable, a philanthropic learning and evaluation platform that moves in service of racial equity and justice. Chera came to CEI after serving as Director of Strategic Learning, Research, and Evaluation at the Kresge Foundation, where she guided one of the nation’s largest private foundations to become an intentional learning organization rooted in values of equity and opportunity. She also co-led foundation-wide efforts to raise consciousness about race and the impact of structural racism as the foundation made a comprehensive commitment to advancing equity. Before joining Kresge, Chera worked at MDRC, where she focused on ensuring that all students have access to quality public education and can pursue a college education that matches their needs regardless of their family income. She has held leadership positions at New York Needs You and the Phillips Academy Andover Institute for Recruitment of Teachers, programs that expand educational and career opportunities for first-generation, low-income, and students of color. Chera earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Virginia, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from New York University.

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