Schatzi H. McCarthy
Schatzi McCarthy, MA, MAPA, is a Technical Assistance Specialist at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG). Working within the Trohanis Technical Assistance Projects at FPG, McCarthy is the Associate Director of Evaluation for the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center. She has more than 20 years of program management, evaluation and systems strengthening experience. In the early childhood arena, she has held program approval authority for NC Smart Start activities statewide, led the North Carolina Division of Public Health’s Early Intervention Branch evaluation team and functioned as program director for a maternal and child health program in Jamaica. Her systems strengthening knowledge has been applied to public health initiatives in North Carolina, Haiti and West Africa. McCarthy has also developed a strong research portfolio through work as associate director for a public health program in the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and as a research director and board member for Family Health Ministries. She is also engaged with the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Workgroup and the Implementation Science Workgroup for improved systems strengthening across state early intervention programs. McCarthy also leads federal reporting on annual performance report indicator analysis across states and jurisdictions.