Elizabeth Funsch is the Director of ArundelStat, the performance and analytics team for the county. ArundelStat will use a performance framework to strategically monitor, assess, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of County services. ArundelStat will also serve as an internal consultant to assist in specific and longer term strategic projects.
Elizabeth most recently worked as a senior analyst for the CountyStat team in Prince George’s County where she oversaw the process for monitoring and shaping the government to be more efficient and productive. Working closely with the health and human services departments, she coordinated efforts to develop, revise, and review performance measures and conducted trends analyses.
Elizabeth has over a decade of experience in evaluating programs at the State of Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene and the Pima Prevention Partnership in Arizona. Her focus in these roles was implementing processes that demonstrated performance and assessed outcomes. She also understands the challenges and rewards of working on the front line as a public benefit coordinator in the Washington DC region as well as serving as a health volunteer in rural Ecuador in the US Peace Corps. Elizabeth holds a Master of Public Health and Master of Arts from the University of Arizona.
Chris Kuehn is an analyst for ArundelStat. He will work with ArundelStat to gather and interpret data generated across several departments within Anne Arundel County. This data will be used to support decision making and give easy access for county leaders to manage their short term and long term goals.
Chris comes from the healthcare industry where he worked for over 8 years doing data and budget analytics. Much of Chris's work was with Mt Washington Pediatric Hospital system. He helped lead a major upgrade to the electronic medical billing and record keeping systems. He worked with teams from both the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins to guarantee the integrity of the sensitive data being migrated to the new Meditech system.
Chris's primary function was both gathering and manipulating data that came from various nursing and specialty rehabilitation clinics. He has learned of the pitfalls caused by disparate data (data from separate sources that are distinct and do not easily combine) and the setbacks it can cause organizations, yet recognizes the value of this information for decision support. Chris attended University of Tampa for two years before transferring to Towson University and graduating with a bachelors in Finance. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Information Systems. Chris also interned at the Better Business Bureau where he learned to present data trends to audiences that may not be entirely knowledgeable of the subject matter.
Tracy Duvall has resided and conducted research in the U.S. Southwest, Mexico, Indonesia, and East Africa on topics as diverse as identity, pollution from transportation, and HIV prevention. Along the way, he has directed several projects, including a binational effort between Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. He also has written a short manual on planning and evaluation.
Tracy holds a BA from UT-Austin and an MA from the University of Florida – both in history – and an MA and PhD in anthropology from the University of Arizona, where he later served as faculty. He has completed most of an MS in data science at Georgia Tech.