Lynda Bell (M.Ed., Nazareth College of Rochester, NY) has extensive experience in qualitative research and technical support to grantees of national initiatives focused on youth development, early childhood education, housing, and issues impacting children, youth, and families. As a former Senior Research Associate and current independent contractor with Branch Associates, Ms. Bell has conducted qualitative data collection, including in-depth interviews and focus groups for a variety of youth development, education, and parenting evaluations.
Ms. Bell has also provided technical assistance in a variety of capacities for Branch Associates, including the development of learning tools, management of an e-learning platform, and development and facilitation of workshops, seminars, and cross-site trainings for U.S. Department of Labor-funded initiatives. Ms. Bell handled logistics planning for a number of national and regional conferences, seminars, and meetings for projects with the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services.