Marcie Davis, President, founded Davis Innovations in 1999. She has over twenty years of experience working in local, state, federal, and tribal program design, strategic planning, project management, research and evaluation, specializing in public health and other human service issues. Ms. Davis has broad based experience conducting innovative research studies and disseminating reports to a diverse spectrum of clients in both the public and private sector. Throughout her career, Ms. Davis has also held the position as the Director of Victim Services for both the Florida and the New Mexico Attorney General’s Offices. Ms. Davis is the co-author of the award winning Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook. Ms. Davis is a proud member of the American Evaluation Association, International Women’s Forum, and the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission Violence against Women Implementation Team. She has been recognized by numerous entities for her achievements and contributions and was recently selected as a 2008-2009 American Evaluation Association’s Learning Circles Fellow. Ms. Davis earned a master’s degree in library science from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Franz Freibert, Ph.D.
Franz Freibert, Ph.D., Vice-President, joined Davis Innovations in 1999. Franz has over eighteen years of experience in research, data collection and analysis, and evaluation. He has over sixteen years of published works. Franz has received numerous accolades for his research achievements. He is responsible for data analysis, mapping, quality monitoring and program evaluation. Franz earned his doctorate in physics from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
Katie Bridgewater joined Davis Innovations in 2004. Katie has extensive experience in researching and planning public health related topics with both government and non-profit organizations. She served as Executive Director of the Family Strengths Network and as the Graduate Program Coordinator for the University of California at Santa Barbara. Katie earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University.
Melissa Bunnell Mitchell
Melissa Bunnell Mitchell, Senior Research Associate, joined Davis Innovations in 1999. Melissa is a licensed clinical social worker with a strong emphasis in substance abuse and crisis intervention. She has served as the Counseling Director of a non-profit adolescent service agency, a former member of the Crisis Response of Santa Fe and Clinical Director of a non-profit adolescent treatment center. Melissa has provided critical incident debriefing in a variety of traumatic events that resulted in the loss of life and property including: the tragic Cerro Grande/Los Alamos wildfires, fatal bus crash, missing children, suicide, etc. Areas of technical expertise include onsite crisis assessment, evaluation, prevention, intervention, case management, counseling, and grant writing. She holds a Master of Social Work from Ohio State University.