Leadership, Expertise & Published Works
The Ersoylu team is focused on leadership and sharing expertise through key presentations and published reports.
Commissioner, Costa Mesa Park & Recreation Commission, Feb 2017 – Present
Advisory Group Member - Gianneschi Nonprofit Summer School, CSUF Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, Jul 2016 – Present
Advisory Board Member, Community Health Initiative of Orange County, Mar 2016 – Present
Appointed Member, Costa Mesa Bike & Walkability Committee, Mar 2015 – Mar 2017
Appointed Member, Costa Mesa Housing & Public Service Grant Committee, Mar 2014 – Mar 2017
Board Member, Saint Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund, Jan 2009 – Dec 2015
Member, OC Food Access Coalition, 2013-2015
Board Member, Saint Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund, 2011-2015.
Member, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Advisory Committee for Evaluation of Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Initiative, 2011-2015.
Board Chair, The Grain Project, 2012-2014.
Member, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Policy & Practice Advisory Committee for Review of Environmental & Policy Interventions for Childhood Obesity Prevention, 2010-2014.
Reviewer, American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 2010-present.
Reviewer, First 5 LA, 2011-present.
- Member, Urban Hardship Task Force. (Convened by Oakview Renewal Partnership, 2008)
CHOICES State Learning Community Meeting, December 2015: Presentation on cost-effectiveness and costing methods to state partners alongside Dr. Michael Long in Cambridge, MA.
Obesity Week, November 2015: Poster presentation on “Finding smart investments in early childhood obesity prevention policy: the cost effectiveness of a policy promoting the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care (NAPSACC)” in Los Angeles, CA.
“Making the Leap: Moving your Nonprofit from Service to Advocacy.” Invited presentation at CSUF Summer School for Nonprofits, July 10, 2008
“Community-Based Policy Research.” Panel presentation at Connecting Communities: The University and Multi-Ethnic Civic Engagement. A Southern California Regional Symposium, Irvine, CA, February 7, 2008
"Changing the Physical Activity Environment in Santa Ana, CA." Panel presentation at American Public Health Association Conference, Washington, DC, November 7, 2007.
“Assessing Policy Development Opportunities.” Invited presentation to UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Obesity Prevention in Public Health Course, Chapel Hill, NC, September 27, 2007.
“Health Policy through Collaboration: Merging Public Health & Public Safety.” Invited presentation at NALEO Healthy Communities Policy Institute, Seattle, WA, April 28, 2007.
“Nonprofit Lobbying vs. Advocacy.” Panel presentation at Annual Healthy Eating, Active Communities (HEAC) grantee meeting, Monterey, CA, April 26, 2007.
- "Active Living by Design: Lessons Learned." Panel presentation at 6th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy & Livable Communities, Los Angeles, CA, February 8-10, 2007.
- Mack, K. & McGee, E. “Scaling social innovation: Fostering strategic learning through evaluation to support strategies that scale.” Paper presented an annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Washington, D.C., November 2017 (pending).
McGee, E.S. Monitoring and reporting in systems change initiatives: “Framework for tracking and reporting progress in an adaptive environment.” Paper presented at annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Washington, D.C., November 2017 (pending).
Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Kenney EL, Giles CM, Ward ZJ, Long MW, Resch SC, Pipito AA, Wei ER, Gortmaker SL. Using cost-effectiveness analysis to prioritize policy and programmatic physical activity promotion and obesity prevention in childhood obesity. Preventive Medicine, 2017 February, 95 Suppl:S17-S27. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.10.017. Epub 2016 Oct 20.
McGee, E.S. A decision-making tool for Collective Impact initiatives: “How to leverage system dynamics and strategies to achieve greater impact.” Paper presented at annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA, October 2016.
McGee, E.S. Utilization of a collective impact design: “Practical steps for application. Paper presented at annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA, October 2016.
Mouttapa, M., Tanjasiri, S. P., Weiss, J. W., Santos, L., Lacsamana, J. D., Quitugua, L., Flores, P., Flores, P., Paige, C., May, V. T., Tupua, M., Vaivao, D., Taito, P., Vaikona, E., & Vunileva, I. (2016). Associations between women’s perception of their husbands’/partners’ social support and pap screening in Pacific Islander communities. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health.
Leah Ersoylu and Vikki Lassiter. 2015. “Paso a Paso: Commentary on Civic Engagement in the Multi-Method Evaluation of Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities” in Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP). (April 2015). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25828219
Leah Ersoylu and Deena Margolis. 2015. “How to Implement a Funder-Supported Advocacy Effort & the Integral Role of Policy Consultants” in The Foundation Review. (March 2015). http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1234&context=tfr
Paige, C., Peters, R., Parkhurst, M., Beck, L. L., Hui, B., May, V. T. & Tanjasiri, S. P. (2015). Enhancing community-based participatory research partnerships through appreciative inquiry. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 9(3), 457-463. Download Repor
Tanjasiri, S. P., Weiss, J. W., Santos, L., Flores, P., Flores, P., Lacsamana, J. D., Paige, C., Mouttapa, M., Quitugua, L., Taito, P., May, V. T., Tupua, M., Vaikona, E., Vaivao, D., & Vunileva, I. (2015). CBPR-Informed recruitment and retention adaptations in a randomized study of pap testing among pacific islanders in Southern California. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 9(3), 389-396.
McGee, E.S. “Promoting Systems Thinking in Strategic Decision-Making Processes.” Paper presented at annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO, October 2014.
McGee, E.S. “Resolving the tension: Developmental evaluation and accountability.” Paper presented at annual conference of the Canadian Evaluation Association, Ottawa, Ontario, June 2014.
McGee, E.S. Developmental evaluation and accountability: “Striking the right balance for reporting in not-for-profit organizations.” Paper presented at annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Washington, D.C., October 2013.
McGee, E.S., Danseco, E., Ferguson, K. “Evaluating the impact of a system-level intervention using a developmental evaluation approach.” Paper presented at annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 2012.
Manal Aboelata, Leah Ersoylu and Larry Cohen. 2011. "Building Healthy Places with People and for People: Community Engagement for Healthy and Sustainable Communities" in Making Healthy Places: A Built Environment for Health, Well-being and Sustainability. Island Press. Download PDF Here
Leah Ersoylu and Tuba Kobas. 2010. "The New Locomotive for Economic Development: NGO's" in Itovizyon (April 2010). Download PDF Here
Helen Ingram and Leah Fraser. 2006. “Path Dependency and Adroit Innovation: The Case of California Water.” in Robert Repetto, ed, By Fits and Starts: Punctuated Equilibrium and the Dynamics of U.S. Environmental Policy. Yale University Press.
Helen Ingram and Leah Fraser. 2006. “Changing the Policy Paradigm.” in Max Oelschlaeger and Peter Friederici (eds.) Moving Waters: The Colorado River and the West. (Forthcoming, University of Arizona Press).
Leah Fraser. 2004. “Evaluating the Impacts of the Ottawa Treaty” in Landmines and Human Security: International Politics and War’s Hidden Legacy. Matthew, McDonald and Rutherford (eds.) SUNY Press.
Leah Fraser. 2004. Review of “Contested Nature: Promoting International Biodiversity with Social Justice in the Twenty-first Century” by S. Brechin et al.(2003), Environment (June 2004).
Richard Matthew and Leah Fraser. 2002. Global Environmental Change and Human Security: Conceptual and Theoretical Issues. GECHS Program Office, UCI. www.gechs.uci.edu.
Leah Fraser. 2002. Review of “Faces of Environmental Racism” by Westra and Lawson (2001), Environment (November 2002).