A State Perspective on Implementing Results First - Participant Bios


Sara Dube
Program Manager
Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative

Sara Lepore Dube is the manager of the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts where she helps advance the use of cost-benefit analysis and cultivate a climate for evidence-based decision-making that can enable states to eliminate ineffective programs and shift resources to those that generate the best outcomes. Before joining Pew in November 2009, Ms. Dube managed evaluation and planning projects for a range of nonprofit and philanthropic clients including the Advancement Project, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She began her career in direct service, coordinating a hospital-based volunteer program and serving as an AmeriCorps member with Jumpstart in Boston. She currently serves as vice chair of the DC Public Education Fundís Young Professionals Committee. Ms. Dube holds a masterís degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelorís degree in history and child development from Tufts University.

Marc Schabses
Cost Benefit Project Coordinator
NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Justice Research and Performance

Marc Schabses is the Cost-benefit Coordinator for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). DCJS is a multifunctional support agency with a wide range of responsibilities that includes the collection and analysis of statewide crime data, the administration of federal and state funds, and the support of public safety-related agencies across the state through research and best practice recommendations. Additionally, the Division serves as the state's Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) and the State Administering Agency (SAA) for funding from the federal Office of Justice Programs.

Lisa Sampson
Director, Research and Policy Analysis Division
MA Statistical Analysis Center, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research

Lisa Lorant Sampson is the Director of the Research and Policy Analysis Division (RPAD) for the Office of Grants and Research, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, and Director of the Massachusetts Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). She has more than 25 years of experience conducting research and policy analysis in the Massachusetts criminal justice system, mostly with the Department of Correction. Ms. Sampson has a Master of Social Work degree from Boston University and has authored numerous publications on the Massachusetts correctional population. RPAD and the MA SAC strive to increase the utilization of criminal justice data from across the Commonwealth to inform and guide policy, enhance data sharing and networking, develop and strengthen research partnerships, and promote the use of evidence-based programs and practices in state government. Ms. Sampson has been involved with the Results First project since joining RPAD in December 2011, and leads the data team in this effort.


Mark Myrent
Research Director
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

Mark Myrent is Associate Director for the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority's Research and Analysis Unit. With more than 30 years as a research coordinator and policy analyst, he has served as SAC Director since 2007. Mark has directed multiple criminal justice research, evaluation, technical assistance, and policy analysis studies during that time, and authored publications on criminal justice strategic planning, juvenile justice trends, drug enforcement, disproportionate minority contact, criminal history records, criminal justice data quality and information sharing, victim assistance programs, and jail crowding. He has also produced a comprehensive, long-range planning document for the Chicago region containing recommendations for action in the area of crime and justice, and has overseen a major renovation of the agency's web-based information and data services. Mark previously served as Research Director for the Cook County Juvenile Court, conducting studies of juvenile detention alternatives and mental health screening of court-involved youth, and has been an adjunct faculty member at the Chicago campuses of Loyola University and the University of Illinois.