Director of Evaluation and Capacity Building

Gilly Cantor serves as Director of Evaluation and Capacity Building, where she leads the IVMF’s portfolio of evaluation, analytics, and capacity building services for external clients and partners. Cantor brings over 15 years of experience collaborating across organizations and teams to manage complex processes, analyze data, and communicate insights to improve data-driven decision-making.

She previously held the role of Program Evaluation Manager where she oversaw measurement and evaluation of the IVMF’s community-based initiatives, including AmericaServes. Before joining the IVMF in 2016, Cantor was a municipal planner at the Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency where she coordinated the research and review of land use proposals across state and local agencies, in order to make recommendations on potential inter-municipal and countywide impacts of projects. Additionally, she worked as an analyst for over six years at Berklee College of Music in the Office of Human Resources, where she managed the integrity of HR information system records of faculty and staff members.

Cantor holds a bachelor’s degree with a dual major 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.