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Dr. Madeleine Francis Wallace

Founder, Windrose Vision

Windrose Vision is a Latina-owned strategy consulting and research service company. We use a multidisciplinary, system-thinking approach to problem solving that combines quantitative measurement with qualitative insights. Our clients include government agencies, academia, foundations, businesses, and non-profits. 

Our key services include: (1) Strategy development and execution aligned with key performance indicators for businesses; (2) Evaluation studies for federal government agencies and foundations to assess the impact of programs and initiatives in biomedical research, biomedical workforce training, STEM education, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for STEM faculty; (3) Evaluation studies for universities focused on career exploration and planning for first-generation undergraduates and biomedical graduate students; (4) Curriculum development, program design, monitoring, and evaluation for social service non-profits; and (5) Cultural transformation studies and training on proven DEI strategies. All our services are supported by our research tools and latest techniques for data collection, statistical analysis, and reporting results. 

Dr. Madeleine F. Wallace, PhD., founder of Windrose Vision, is a recognized expert in the areas of government accountability, program evaluation, and organizational development. She helps clients turn concepts into strategic actions resulting in efficiencies and cost savings. Dr. Wallace works with clients to measure the impact of their programs and initiatives, improve those programs, and disseminate the lessons learned. She has developed and applied innovative approaches and cutting-edge methodologies to assess the effectiveness of biomedical, DEI, STEM, behavioral, and social services programs for several government entities including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), academia, foundations, and non-profit organizations. 

Dr. Wallace is a seasoned trainer on organizational development and strategy for government officials, academic administrators, entrepreneurs, science and biomedical program directors, and non-profit executive directors. Also, she is a frequent presenter and trainer on cost benefit/cost effectiveness 

As a former Director of Evaluation and Performance for the Office of the Director at the NIH, Dr. Wallace led evaluations to determine the effectiveness of high-profile biomedical programs and advised the NIH Director and leadership on program improvements. Under her leadership, her office strengthened the capacity of 24 institutes and centers to measure the impact of their programs and initiatives. Dr. Wallace received multiple NIH Director’s Awards for her successes and contributions. 

Dr. Wallace obtained her sociology Ph.D. with concentration in demography from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is an alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN)’s Scaling program, a program in collaboration with the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

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