Jim has been with Gary Bess Associates since 2001. He has taught courses in research methods and program evaluation in the School of Social Work at California State University, Chico. At GBA, Jim oversees evaluations and applied research projects. Jim’s expertise is in quantitative and qualitative assessment. As a macro practice social worker, he is experienced in survey question development, data coordination, data organization and analysis, and development of final reports. Jim has been/and is concurrently the local evaluator of SAMHSA-funded programs, including Center for Substance Abuse Treatment grants, Center for Mental Health Services grants, Circles of Care and Native Connections planning grants for Native American tribes and agencies, and evaluation for other Native American programs.