Team Members Magnolia Consulting

Our Leadership Team

Stephanie B. Wilkerson

Stephanie B. Wilkerson, Ph.D.

Lisa Shannon

Lisa Shannon, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Evaluation

Our Team

Holland Banse, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher and Evaluator

Beverly Bunch

Beverly Bunch
Executive Assistant

Emily Evans

Emily Evans, Ph.D.
Researcher and Evaluator

Jen Gruber

Jen Gruber
Researcher and Evaluator

Catherine Pearson

Catherine Pearson, B.S.
Budget and Contracts Manager

Elizabeth Peery

Holly Stokely, M.S.
Research Assistant

Our Interns

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Jackie Yourell is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on the psychosocial factors that contribute to the health and health behaviors of adolescents: parent-child relationship, weight-conversations, and weight-related bullying. Her ultimate goal is to empower youth and families to enhance their overall health and well-being through prevention science and evidence-based research. Through her internship at Magnolia Consulting, LLC she is acquiring skills in evaluation research and hopes to gain experience in data visualization with creating infographics. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going on walks with her dog, and shopping at Trader Joes.

Our Network of Consultants

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Lily has more than two decades of experience leading technology, education, media, and professional services organizations through transformative change while preserving a strong culture and a sense of mission. Lily is licensed to practice law in Colorado, DC, and Virginia, and she is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. She is a resident of Nelson County, Virginia, where she shares a cottage in the woods with her husband, two boys, three rescue cats, and a Morkie-Poo. Lily consults with Magnolia as a human resource advisor.
Valerie Haff is an editor and project manager with two decades of editorial experience in educational content development and research. She specializes in educational publishing—curriculum, assessment, research, academic journals, and educational technology. She has extensive experience in content development management and editorial project management. In addition to serving as an editor and proof handler for various academic journals, she currently serves as managing editor for The American Biology Teacher. She supports a broad range of clients, including independent authors, educational publishers, and nonprofit organizations and has provided editing services to Magnolia on a wide variety of studies.
Ms. Josette Haddad is a freelance copyeditor who has collaborated with Magnolia Consulting since 2017. Her editorial services help ensure that reports are clear, consistent, and error-free. She holds a B.A. in English literature from Cornell University and has 30 years of experience as a copyeditor for businesses, nonprofit organizations, publishers, and independent authors. When not editing, Josette enjoys taking walks with her family and tending the plants inside and outside her home in New Mexico. Josette serves as an editor for Magnolia Consulting products and deliverables.