Bernadette Sangalang is a program officer for the Children, Families, and Communities (CFC) program since 2013. She is responsible for grantmaking in early learning, and also oversees evaluation and learning across CFC. Bernadette has worked for nearly 20 years in support of children and families, with a focus on evaluation and applied research. In this regard she has held various positions, including consulting with foundations and nonprofits on evaluation and research, and as evaluation director at a large community-based health services nonprofit. She also previously served for four years as the evaluation officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, working with program staff on monitoring and evaluating grantmaking strategies. Bernadette has worked at University of Hawaii, University of California at Berkeley, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducting applied research and evaluation in the areas of maternal and child heath, child welfare, family well-being, and health and social services for vulnerable children and families. Bernadette received her Ph.D. in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received postdoctoral training in public health at the University of California at Berkeley. She also holds a Master of Social Welfare from University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Berkeley.