Jo Anna
Senior Associate

Hunter is director of MDRC’s Survey Unit. She has more than thirty years of diversified survey research experience that includes questionnaire design, data management and analysis, budget management, and writing for reports, requests for proposals, and White House Office of Management and Budget submissions. Hunter has managed 31 national MDRC survey efforts, including the Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior, and the Grameen Small Loan Study; assisted in getting more than 86,000 high-quality interviews completed; and been the survey data manager for the Minnesota Family Investment Program, Connecticut Post-Time Limit Survey, and the Project on Devolution and Urban Change. She is also MDRC’s expert in the design, administration, and analysis of staff surveys. Her primary responsibilities also include monitoring the survey-data-collection performance and contractual obligations of six nationally recognized survey research firms under subcontract to MDRC to assure compliance with all federal and state regulations, and related management activities of the MDRC survey research unit. Before joining MDRC, Hunter was acting director of the Survey Evaluation Research Unit of the Urban Research Institute of the University of Louisville, Kentucky. In this position, Hunter’s responsibilities included questionnaire development, interviewer training, sample maintenance and selection, report writing, computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) programming, and project management. Hunter has an MA in sociology from the University of Louisville.