Wendy Fine joined Youth Guidance in 1999 as Quality Improvement Manager and became the Director of Research, Evaluation and Technology in 2002. Inspired to give Chicago’s youth something to say “Yes” to, Wendy developed the Volunteer Program for Chicago Youth Centers, bringing a wide range of resources to that agency’s after school programs across Chicago. At Youth Guidance, Wendy currently leads program evaluation activities with the BAM Team including Theory of Change/logic modeling, implementation fidelity systems, stakeholder surveys, outcome measurement, database development, performance metrics and strategic program development and replication. She been the Youth Guidance liaison to the U. of C. Urban Labs/Crime Lab on both BAM randomized control trial studies, ensuring the quality implementation of the study across all sites. She is seen as a leader in using technology to leverage the power of data in support of evidence-based practices.
Wendy received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in the Biological Basis of Behavior, and a Master’s degree in Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, with a concentration in Program Management and Evaluation.