Kendal Perry, LMSW, is Executive Chief of Staff with the Institute, providing strategic programmatic and organizational support to the President/CEO and Institute executive leadership. In this role, she supports the planning and implementation of key projects and convenings and acts as the primary liaison to the Institute’s Board of Directors. Kendal joined the Institute in August 2015 as an Evaluation Project Manager and was promoted to Assistant Director of Evaluation in January 2017, working closely with the Senior Director of Evaluation to support Institute evaluation projects.
Prior to joining the Institute, Kendal held a fellowship position as a Program Evaluation Fellow with the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. During the fellowship, Kendal assisted with grant program development, acted as a liaison to external evaluators, and worked with the evaluation unit to communicate the impact of foundation grant programs through reports and briefs based upon key evaluation findings. She completed a graduate-level practicum with the Texas Parents as Teachers program within 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 of Social Work.