Program Evaluation Manager

Daniel Piston

Dan is a Program Evaluation Manager with the Measurement and Evaluation team at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families supporting the Onward to Opportunity program and AmericaServes community services program. His main responsibility is to offer insights and recommendations to the various program teams and provide external stakeholders with program outcomes. Prior to joining the Measurement and Evaluation team, Dan served as Program Coordinator for the Boots to Business and Onward to Opportunity programs. During his time as the O2O Program Coordinator, Dan assisted in the program expansion from 12 installations to 18 installations, and was responsible for employee onboarding, training, and administrative support.

Prior to joining the IVMF, Dan served six years in the United States Navy, from 2007 to 2013, as a Helicopter Crewchief. During his military career he filled a variety of roles including program manager, aircrew flight instructor, and quality assurance representative. After leaving the military, Dan attended Syracuse University for Health and Exercise Science, graduating with honors. Most recently, he completed a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and is enrolled as a Ph.D. student in the Social Science program. In his free time, he enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife, Katie, and dog, Finn.