Director of Evaluation and Capacity Building

Gilly Cantor leads the IVMF’s portfolio of evaluation, analytics, and capacity building services for external clients and partners. She also oversees the research and analytics team’s support of the IVMF’s community-based initiatives, including its efforts to assist coordinated networks of services and resources for veterans, service members, and their families across the country. In her role, she works with communities, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and other stakeholders to evaluate and improve the delivery of programs and services to the military-connected population.

Before joining the IVMF in 2016, Gilly 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 employee information system records and supported enterprise technology efforts.

Gilly 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.

Specialty Areas:

  • Program measurement and evaluation
  • Maximizing data for continuous improvement and impact storytelling
  • Organizational and cross-sector networks/collaboration
  • Referral technologies, systems, and data