About Us

David Devlin-Foltz (he/him)

Chairperson

David Devlin-Foltz is an Independent Nonprofit Strategy & Evaluation Consultant based in Silverspring, MD. He has spent 40 years helping people and organizations find their voice and influence in public policy debates. His nearly 29 years at the Aspen Institute included seeking ways to strengthen collaboration and increase impact across the Institute’s nearly 30 policy programs. David served as Executive Director of the Aspen Planning and Evaluation Program (APEP), where he led the team’s development and application of innovative evaluation tools and approaches. He and his colleagues consulted with foundation and nonprofit clients to help them plan and evaluate complex social change efforts including policy advocacy and other challenging, tough-to-measure interventions. David has a passion for helping clients learn, adapt, and improve and brings a combination of kindness, wit, insight, steady reliability, and occasional wisdom to his professional and volunteer commitments. He received an MPA from Princeton University and a BA in English, Comparative Literature, and Teacher Preparation from Yale University.

 

Phil Chung, Ph.D. (he/him)

Board Member

Phil Chung is the Senior Director for Research and Evaluation at the Colorado Health Foundation, based in Denver, CO. He is driven by a desire to turn lessons learned from research and evaluation into proactive policies and positive, lasting change. Phil joined the Colorado Health Foundation in 2022 to help design, develop, support, and evaluate the work encompassed in the Foundation’s advocacy, community solutions and locally focused priorities. Before that, Phil served as Mile High United Way’s senior director of evaluation and learning. He is backed by 20 years of experience in the evaluation field, occupying a range of roles at the Wallace Foundation, The Colorado Trust, and as a consultant focused on health research and community health. Throughout his career, Phil has looked for opportunities that align with his values and interests in advancing racial justice and community-based approaches. Phil is also on the board of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and has previously served on committees to protect and advance supports for immigrant and refugee communities. Phil received a Ph.D in Health and Behavioral Sciences from University of Colorado-Denver, an MSW from Columbia University, and a BA from Colorado College.

 

Somjen Frazer, Ph.D. (they/them)

Board Member

Somjen is the President and Principal Consultant for Strength in Numbers, based in New York, NY. They have over 20 years of experience conducting research, evaluation, and strategy and founded Strength in Numbers Consulting Group in 2010 to serve activists, service providers, and grantmakers. In their consulting, they provide rigorous research, evaluation, and philanthropic strategy that is driven by the priorities of affected communities. They lead the quantitative and methodological work at Strength in Numbers as well as serving as the chief executive. Somjen’s passion for participatory research is substantively influenced by marginalized communities and in service of social justice, which led them to start Strength in Numbers and continues to sustain their work to this day. They received a Ph.D. from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health in Sociomedical Sciences (with Sociology), an MLitt from Oxford University’s Nuffield College in Sociology, where they were a Rhodes Scholar, and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University.