Mandy Chapman Semple joined Houston Endowment on August 7, 2017, as director of learning and evaluation.

Mandy brings to Houston Endowment expertise and experience in building measurement systems to maximize results, promoting cross-sector collaboration and driving large-scale social system transformation.

As director of learning and evaluation, she will help Houston Endowment strengthen its capacity to be an effective learning organization that is committed to continuously adapting and improving in order to increase the Endowment’s impact in Houston and beyond.

She comes to Houston Endowment from CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) where, as director of local systems transformation, she advanced the field of social system transformation with a focus on shared measurement and continuous quality improvement.

Previously, Mandy served as the City of Houston’s first special assistant to the mayor for homeless initiatives under Mayor Annise Parker. In that capacity, she helped lead the effort to transform the homeless response system in greater Houston.

Mandy received a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from Kansas State University and a Master of Science in public health from Tulane University.