Resource Development Associates

Alison Hamburg, M.P.H., M.P.A.

Senior Program Associate

Alison comes to RDA with a dedication to addressing social inequities through strengthening the capacity of local organizations to create programs and policies that promote health and well-being in marginalized communities. She is committed to a participatory approach to planning and evaluation that involves local residents and builds on community assets. Alison has over 10 years of experience in research and consulting and is skilled in conceptualizing and implementing research designs, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, and writing reports for a range of audiences. Alison enjoys collaborating with clients to gather data to inform strategic decisions, and provides training and technical assistance to social sector organizations in the areas of program evaluation, report writing, survey design, and qualitative research.

Prior to joining RDA Alison carried out a variety of evaluation and planning projects as a consultant with government and nonprofit agencies across the public health, housing, education, and community development sectors. Before entering the consulting field, Alison worked in a direct service organization for persons with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco.


  • B.A. in Anthropology – Wesleyan University
  • M.P.H. and M.P.P. – Columbia University

Select Projects

  • AB 109 Evaluation (Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Santa Cruz County, Sonoma County)
  • Alameda County First 5 Help Me Grow Expansion Needs Assessment
  • Child & Family Policy Institute of California Preventing and Addressing Child Trafficking Evaluation
  • Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara Focus Forward Program Planning
  • Merced Department of Public Health Community Health Improvement Plan
  • Oakland Measure Y Violence Prevention Program Evaluation
  • Sierra Health Foundation Positive Youth Justice Initiative Evaluation