Kerry Zaleski

Contracted Evaluator

(608) 266-3411

Opioid Harm Prevention Program
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
1 West Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53703

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Kerry Zaleski is an Evaluation Consultant with UW Population Health Institute, currently supporting the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Opioid Harm Prevention Program. She has close to 20 years of experience developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally responsive, rights-based programs with a focus on stigmatized conditions and silenced epidemics. Before coming to the PHI in May 2016, she provided technical support and leadership to UW Cooperative Extension staff and partners in new program design, ongoing quality improvement, and outcome evaluation techniques. Prior to her work with UW, she led efforts to eradicate poverty and inequality in humanitarian relief and longer term development contexts worldwide. She is skilled and experienced in the use of participatory, empowerment, and collaborative approaches to build non-traditional partnerships and influence change at multiple levels. Her strengths include systems-thinking, community engagement, and capacity building. Kerry is passionate about eliminating systemic inequalities and achieving social justice through collective learning and action across all sectors and disciplines. She has an MPH in International Health and Development from Tulane University and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from UW-Madison.