Gilly Cantor is the Program Evaluation Manager at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, where she focuses on strengthening the evaluation and continuous improvement of IVMF initiatives and programs, particularly AmericaServes. Her experience managing research and data-oriented processes, as well as communicating data to diverse stakeholders, help support the IVMF’s emphasis on providing evidence-based research and programs.
Before joining the IVMF in 2016, Gilly was a municipal planner at the Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency. She served as primary staff to the Onondaga County Planning Board, where she coordinated the research and review of over 500 projects referred by 35 municipalities annually, in order to make recommendations on inter-municipal and countywide impacts of local land use decisions. Before returning to Syracuse, Cantor worked for more than six years at Berklee College of Music in the Office of Human Resources, where she managed the integrity of HR information system records for faculty and staff members.
Gilly holds a bachelor’s degrees in the history of art & architecture and architectural studies from Brown University, as well as a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.