Kendal Perry, LMSW, is Executive Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Operations with the Institute. In this role, she provides strategic programmatic and organizational support to the President/CEO and Meadows Institute executive leadership. Additionally, she supports the planning and implementation of key projects and convenings, provides strategic support to Institute staff, acts as the primary liaison to the Institute’s Board of Directors, and oversees the work of the Operations and Grants/Contracts teams. Kendal joined the Institute in August 2015 as an Evaluation Project Manager and became Assistant Director of Evaluation in January 2017, working closely with the Senior Director of Evaluation to support evaluation initiatives across Institute initiatives.
Prior to joining the Meadows Institute, Kendal held a fellowship position as a Program Evaluation Fellow with the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. She completed a graduate-level practicum with the Texas Parents as Teachers program at Mental Health America of Texas and an undergraduate field placement with the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Bea Salazar Alternative School. Kendal received her Master of Science in Social Work with a concentration in community and administrative leadership from The University of Texas at Austin and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Texas with her bachelor’s degree in social work.