Staff & Consultants

Optimal's research and consulting practice employs highly qualified and experienced economists, statisticians, policy analysts, and communications professionals.  And, find out how you can contact our staff.

Corporate and Senior Management


Mark Turner, Ph.D.
President and
Chief Executive Officer
Tracye Turner
Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer
Helga Gross
Business Manager
Frank Willbright
IT Systems Manager


Senior Staff

Lane Koenig, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
Monica Leal-Priddy, M.P.P.
Senior Research Associate
Christabel Dadzie, M.I.A.
Research Associate
Heidi Peck, R.N.
Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist
Grace Hong, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Jennifer Livingston, J.D., M.P.P.
Research Associate
Bridget Brennan, Ph.D.
Evadne Hodge, M.P.S.