Our Team

Meet Our Team

Taneisha Lee Brown, Ph.D. serves as Chief Executive Officer of Transformative Research & Evaluation with over 15 years of experience as a director, educational program developer, grant writer and manager, and program evaluator. Dr. Brown is a Program Evaluator with expertise in qualitative and quantitative methodologies and has evaluated programs funded by the National Science Foundation, US Department of Education, and US Department of Health and Human Services. These programs included professional development for PK-12 teachers and education leaders, computer science education, college and career readiness programs, behavioral and mental health interventions, and summer learning loss.  

Dr. Brown’s professional experience includes work as a Project Coordinator for a multi-site evaluation and longitudinal research study of an early childhood literacy intervention, Director of an academic mentoring program that impacted over 700 students annually, and leader of several domestic and international study abroad and service learning trips.  

Dr. Brown received a Bachelor’s of Science in International Affairs from Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master’s of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies Program with a concentration in Research, Measurement, and Statistics from Georgia State University. Her current research projects focus on trauma-informed interventions for urban youth, utilization-focused evaluation and transformative praxis, identity and persistence amongst STEM undergraduate students at HBCUs, innovative practices in computer science at the secondary and undergraduate levels, and the impact of pre-college and career readiness programs.

Cherell Cottrell-Daniels, Ph.D. has over 5 years of experience in public health in the areas of health disparities, program development, program implementation, and program management. Dr. Cottrell-Daniel’s professional experience includes serving as a Project Coordinator on multiple projects within a NIH-funded Center of Excellence. While in this role, she recruited and enrolled participants, conducted qualitative interviews, and collected quantitative data in a multi-phase NIH-funded diabetes and hypertension management study in Southeast Georgia. Dr. Cottrell-Daniel’s received her Bachelor’s in Science in Environmental Science from the University of California, Riverside, Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from Georgia Southern University and Ph.D in Public Health from Georgia State University. Her professional interests are minority health, adolescent mental health, and health disparities among ethnic minority populations.

Carrie Oliver has over 8 years of experience in youth development, health education, curriculum development, grant writing, and program development. Carrie’s professional experience includes serving as a Health Promotion Specialist overseeing onsite health promotion for employees in over 80 counties in Southern Georgia, Special Projects Coordinator for a nonprofit organization that served the residents of 38 counties of Southwest Georgia, and a Counselor and Researcher for a HIV research project in the Emergency Care Center at Grady Memorial Hospital. 

Carrie received her Bachelor’s in Science in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and Master’s in Public Health from Emory University with a Certificate in Socio-Contextual Determinants of Health. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Her professional interests are corporate wellness, youth development, and serving the educational and community needs of those in marginalized and underrepresented populations.


Breyanna M. Mikel has over 5 years of experience in health promotion and education, program development, program evaluation, health disparities, and child and adolescent health. Breyanna’s professional experience includes working as a Health Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and serving as a Research Coordinator for a community based research program aimed at improving access and coordination of mental health services for Georgia youth and their families. Breyanna has also served as a data analyst with social service-based nonprofits that aim to reduce and raise awareness around homelessness and HIV among communities of color. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and her professional interests are school health, injury and violence prevention, health disparities, and minority child and adolescent health. Breyanna received her Bachelor’s in Science in Integrative Studies with a minor in Health Promotions from Kennesaw State University and a Master’s of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from Georgia State University.



Chidinma Ogojiaku has over four years of experience in children’s behavioral health, workforce development, and program evaluation. Chidinma’s professional experience includes working as a Research Associate for a children’s behavioral health center and a Research Coordinator for a school-based mental health program. Her work involves curriculum development, program implementation, longitudinal analysis, program evaluation, data management and visualization, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Chidinma received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Medicine, Health, and Society with a Health Behavioral Science concentration from Vanderbilt University and her Master’s of Public Health with a concentration in Health Management and Policy from Georgia State University. Her professional interests include children’s behavioral health, data management, and assessing barriers to healthcare access.


Autumn Watson has over 5 years of experience in health education, program development, and qualitative research. Autumn’s professional experience includes serving as a Graduate Researcher for a community based participatory research program to improve abortion education, access, and policy in Southeast Georgia, as well as a Community Outreach and Advocacy Director for a nonprofit that works to improve access to health care for over 200 individuals with disabilities by health literacy, advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Her work has involved health promotion, project management, curriculum development, and community engagement.  Autumn also works as a Qualitative Analyst at Rollins School of Public Health, serving as a research consultant for the Maternal Mortality Review Information Application Project housed at the Center for Disease Control. Autumn’s professional interests lie in the area of maternal and child health, reproductive health rights, and addressing barriers to care in underserved communities. Autumn received her Bachelor’s in Science in Movement Science with a minor in Gender and Health Studies from The University of Michigan and a Master’s in Public Health from Emory University.

Tamiera McNeil serves as TRE’s Director of Growth Marketing and Communications.  Tamiera is an accomplished and dynamic marketing professional specializing in go-to-market strategy and experiential marketing. With a proven track record, she excels in aligning TRE’s brand ethos and executive voice with our commercial priorities, delivering delightful experiences to our clients and prospects while achieving our company’s growth and retention goals.  With her expertise in crafting comprehensive marketing strategies, Tamiera captivates audiences through innovative integrated marketing approaches. Her keen eye for detail and strategic mindset drive client satisfaction and prospect engagement, resulting in increased brand awareness, customer loyalty, and market positioning.

Princess Major provides Transformative Research & Evaluation with accounting and bookkeeping services as Owner and Consultant for Major Empowerment LLC. The business was born out of Princess’ passion for financial literacy and stability and her natural ability for analytical thinking and problem solving. With over 10 years of accounting experience in several industries, Princess has in-depth knowledge of business operations in the retail, travel, and consulting industries.  Major Empowerment provides professional service with a personal touch as they develop processes and oversee the documentation, tracking, and reporting of financial accounts for companies and individuals. Princess received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Finance and an MBA in Accounting.