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Nicole (Nicki) Trentacoste is the Innovation Network Board Chair and a member of the strategy department at the Pew Charitable Trusts and leads the evaluation and program learning team. The evaluation and program learning team aims to provide objective, timely, and essential information to inform decision making, improve program performance, and promote learning. Nicki has spent over ten years at Pew serving in various capacities to meet the organization’s strategic planning, evaluation, and learning needs.

Nicki previously worked at the John Templeton Foundation, where she helped to expand an emerging planning and evaluation function in a time of rapid organizational growth. Nicki began her career in public health, focusing on research and evaluation in the areas of adolescent health, health communication, and HIV prevention. She earned her Master of Public Health Degree from Emory University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and English from the State University of New York at Geneseo.