Director, Research and Program Evaluation
Alicia Gill is director of research and program evaluation at YWCA USA, providing leadership to research initiatives, data collection, analysis, and organizational metrics related to women and girls, intimate partner violence, and racial justice. She has 10 years of experience in various gender-based violence, HIV prevention, LGBTQ, and women’s empowerment programs. Alicia has been responsible for crisis intervention with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and has managed initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels. She has utilized evidence-based practice to inform curriculum, develop interventions, and conduct impact evaluations. She recently worked with HUD’s Office on HIV Housing to utilize empirical data and best practices to improve services to people living with HIV/AIDS with a focus on domestic violence survivors and LGBTQ housing needs.
Alicia holds a masters of social work and has conducted research and policy writing on reproductive justice, the intersections of HIV and intimate partner violence, trauma-informed care, street-based economies, and harm-reduction models. She believes data can help tell our stories and can be both accessible and impactful. She is deeply committed to dismantling oppression, uplifting solidarity across identities, and helping to collectively shape a more just world.