Kathryn Mathes, PhD, MS, PNP, BSN – Vice President for Research & Evaluation

Kathryn Mathes is the Vice President of Research & Evaluation. She has been with the Research Institute since 2007 and has functioned in the roles of Senior Program Evaluator, Director of Evaluation and since 2012, VP of Research & Evaluation. In this role, she provides leadership, management, supervision, and oversight for all program evaluations and clinical research protocols and is part of the Centerstone Research Institute Leadership Team. Mathes leads all activities associated with Centerstone Clinical Model evaluation with a particular interest in designing evaluation systems and protocols that help to evolve clinical models, inform clinical decision making, provide insight into progress made toward desired client outcomes and improves the implementation process. She has expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods evaluation designs that are gender-responsive, participatory and utilization focused.

Mathes earned a PhD from Cornell University’s Department of Human Service Studies, majoring in Program Evaluation and Health Care Administration, she holds a MS in Community Health and Nursing Education, a BS in Nursing and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification. Over her 36-year work history she has served active duty in the US Army Nurse Corp; worked as a floor nurse; a pediatric nurse practitioner; a community health nurse; a nursing faculty member, and she owned/operated an evaluation consulting firm, BECS, Inc.

She is a member of the American Evaluation Association where she is active in the Feminist Issues in Evaluation, Program Theory, Mental Health Services and Diversity Topical Interest Groups. She won the 2014 Centerstone Research Institute CEO Appreciation Award for Outstanding Performance & Commitment and the 2015 Howard T. McClung Award for Excellence in Leadership. In 2018, Mathes completed her Executive Leadership Certification from Cornell University.