NY OPWDD Direct Support Workforce Investments Evaluation


ICI is conducting formative and summative evaluations of several DSP Workforce development program initiatives funded by OPWDD. Formative evaluation will track and report on program implementation progress, whereas summative evaluation will track and report on previously-determined program outcomes. ICI team is developing an evaluation plan and data collection system to monitor the progress and outcomes of each program initiative. Metrics compiled as the result of evaluation activities will be shared with OPWDD at regular intervals. Results will be compiled into user-friendly reports that will be available for statewide distribution.

Julie Bershadsky, Amy S Hewitt
Julie Bershadsky, Amy S Hewitt
New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities
Human Services Research Institute


Julie Bershadsky :: Director, Community Living and Employment

Kelly E Chirhart :: Education Program Spec 3

Amy S Hewitt :: Director, Institute on Community Integration

Sarah Hall :: Research Associate


Sherry L Healey :: Education Program Specialist

Julie E Kramme :: Research Fellow

Sandra L Pettingell :: Research Associate


  • Direct support workforce
    • Human resources and management
    • Workforce development strategies