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Public Policy Associates Adds Talented Researchers

Wednesday, July 23, 2014   (0 Comments)
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For Immediate Release                                                            Contact:  Chris Andrews

July 21, 2014                                                                                             (517) 485-4477


Public Policy Associates Adds Talented Researchers


Public Policy Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of four new staff members, company President Jeffrey D. Padden announced.

The new staff members and their positions are:

  • Dr. Zaje A.T. Harrell, Project Manager.  She is the lead evaluator for PPA’s analysis of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants in Battle Creek, Michigan. She was an Assistant Professor in the Ecological/Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at Michigan State University.
  • Jasmina Camo-Biogradlija, Research Associate II.  She is a member of the PPA team evaluating Kellogg Foundation grants in Michigan. She was the program coordinator for the VISION Volunteer Center and the Department of Diversity and Community Involvement at Eastern Michigan University.
  • Lori Anne Corteville, Senior Research Associate. She is a skilled statistician who has worked for PPA as an independent researcher and previously was employed by the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Public Health Institute.
  • Beka Gumula, Project Assistant.  He is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan and was an assistant at the National Center for Institutional Diversity, where he conducted research to understand diversity challenges in social institutions.

"Our new staff members bring us a wealth of skills, experiences, and perspectives that will benefit our clients and make PPA a more vibrant place to work," Mr. Padden said. “They add analytical strengths, leadership skills,  and other capabilities that strengthen our team.”

Public Policy Associates Inc. is an independent research, evaluation, and strategic consultation firm providing high-value insights to public and private clients across the country. For more information about PPA, visit


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