Rory Neuner joined Barr in 2020 to bolster the Foundation’s learning and evaluation efforts. As learning officer, Rory supports efforts to gauge the Foundation’s impact and support ongoing learning. In addition, Rory supports Barr’s Sector Effectiveness work, focusing on efforts that aim to strengthen the region’s nonprofit and philanthropic infrastructure.
Prior to joining Barr, Rory served as the Evaluation Officer at the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, where she developed capacity building programming to strengthen evaluation and learning practice and advance equitable evaluation across the Fund’s ecosystem of grantees and consultants. Prior to her work in philanthropy, Rory spent 6 years as a public policy consultant, working across sectors on transportation, mobility justice, environmental, and health policy issues.
In addition to her work at Barr, Rory is engaged in national conversations about evaluation and learning, and currently co-chairs the American Evaluation Association (AEA) LGBTQ working group.
Rory holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Yale University. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her wife and daughter.