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SAPOR Officers
Mandee Lancaster

RTI International
5265 Capital Blvd
Raleigh NC 27616

Mandee Lancaster joined RTI International in 2015 and is currently a Research Services Manager in the Division of Research Services. She manages data collection production for one of the largest and most complex federal projects in RTI’s survey research portfolio. Prior to joining RTI, she served as the Director of the Center for Survey Research and the Director of Leadership Initiatives in East Carolina University’s Office of Innovation and Economic Development. She holds a BA in Psychology, an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a Graduate Certificate in Economic Development; all from East Carolina University. Mandee has had the pleasure to serve on numerous committees and boards during her career, many in leadership positions. Most notably, she served as President and Treasurer of the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina for over five years, as Chair-elect and then Chair of the East Carolina University Staff Senate, and two terms as Secretary/Treasurer of the University of North Carolina Staff Assembly. Mandee has participated in SAPOR’s annual conference as an attendee, a presenter, as well as a session chair. She is excited to bring her energy, experience, and enthusiasm to SAPOR’s executive committee to help further the vital mission of this organization.
Dakisha Locklear
Vice President

RTI International
5265 Capital Blvd
Raleigh NC 27616
Dakisha Locklear is a Senior Project Supervisor in RTI International’s Research Operations Center. She has over 10 years of experience as a Data Collection Supervisor with primary focus on production and quality-based project leadership. Dakisha has extensive experience in managing large, complex projects with multiple stages, modes and sampling frames, including Address-based (ABS), Random Digit Dialing (RDD), listed and targeted population types. Over the past five years she has been an active member of SAPOR by consistently volunteering and presenting at the annual conference. Dakisha also presents frequently at the American Association for Public Opinion Research and International Field Directors and Technologies conferences. She is excited about the opportunity to continue expanding her research experience by serving as a member on SAPOR’s executive committee.
Victoria Albright

3118 Appling Way
Durham NC 27703
Victoria (“Vicky”) Albright is a senior research specialist with more than 30 years of experience managing and conducting major social science research and data collection projects. Vicky acquired a MA degree from the University of Virginia in Research Methodology, the first candidate at UVa allowed to substitute COBAL for the foreign language requirement. Her career began preparing survey-based statistical evidence for expert witness testimony in employment discrimination litigation. Her work supported equality initiatives of Ruth Baden Ginsburg. Vicky then served as a Survey Research Specialist for 15 years at Westat and 15 more at RTI International. A principal in her own firm now, CamBright Research, her days are spent managing the contact tracing initiative for the state of Wyoming. Her partner at CamBright, Larry Campbell, is helping North Carolina measure underage purchasing of cigarettes. Ms. Albright is, by training and experience, a specialist in research methodologies and has applied a wide range of sampling and data collection techniques, survey methods, and evaluation designs in diverse subject areas. Colleagues say she has “mentorship potential”
Jason Hill
Associate Secretary-Treasurer

Jason Hill is a Vice President at Ipsos Public Affairs. Before starting at Ipsos in 2021, he worked at RTI International from 2011 to 2021 and American Institutes for Research from 2004 until 2011. Working remotely from Raleigh, NC, Mr. Hill has more than 20 years of experience in survey design, education research, statistical analysis, and report writing. He has directed and led survey research projects with the US Department of Education and with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). As a result of his experience, Mr. Hill has developed strong leadership skills, directed large-scale education studies, chaired expert panel meetings, authored research reports, and maintained final responsibility for budget, schedule, and quality of project deliverables. He has a BA from the University of Georgia and an MA from the George Washington University. When not working, he enjoys hiking and camping with his 3 kids, playing tennis, and reading literature.
Michelle Vrudhula
Conference Chair

Reconnaissance Market Research – ReconMR
135 S. Guadalupe St
San Marcos, TX 78640
Michelle Vrudhula is Chief Administrative Officer for ReconMR. Michelle has over 20 years experience in the survey research industry. In her current role with ReconMR, Michelle is responsible for contract management, budget monitoring and financial operations for all survey projects. Michelle lives in Austin, Texas with her husband of 25 years. Proud mother of four, in her free time she enjoys hanging out with her husband and children, gardening and volunteering.
Rachael Buffkin
Vice Conference Chair

5265 Capital Blvd
Raleigh NC 27616
Rachael Rosenberg joined RTI International in 2015 and is currently a Project Supervisor in the Division for Research Services. She has 5+ years experience in survey research, with a focus on interviewer training and quality control. She holds a BA in psychology from Peace College, a MS in Experimental Psychology from Georgia Southern University, and has previously been involved in the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. She currently serves on the alumni board of Peace College, as a precinct Secretary/Treasurer for the WCDP, and is a member of the Junior League of Raleigh.
Matthew Anderson
Past President

Abt Associates
5001 S. Miami Blvd.
Suite 210
Matthew Anderson has over 10 years of experience in survey research. He started his career at Mathematica Policy Research in 2009 and was awarded the Burns Bud Roper Award at the AAPOR national conference in 2012. He specializes in the management, direction, and quality control of complex surveys involving phone, mail, and web data collection. He currently works at Abt Associates where he is the Principal Investigator of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Systems (BRFSS) portfolio, that includes 8 states. Matthew has extensive experience with Behavioral Health and Environmental research projects including the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services and the National Mental Health Services Survey. He has also led several projects for the EPA and NOAA. In his spare time, Matt enjoys golf, travel and learning about wine.
Alan Zdanowski
Past Conference Chair

Alan Zdanowski has been working with Headway Workforce Solutions for the past 7 years, supporting in-person and telephone data collection efforts. As Director of Business Development, Alan is responsible for building research proposals, new business relationships, contract management, and ensuring that deliverables are met throughout data collection efforts. Alan continually elevates Headway’s presence across the US, as the premier supplier of data collection staff. Alan holds a BS in Business Management from Clemson University. In his pass time Alan enjoys Hiking, Golfing, and watching college football. Over the past 6 years, Alan has been a member of AAPOR for the past 6 years and is looking forward to giving back as a volunteer on the SAPOR executive committee.
Shane Trahan
Website and Communications Committee Chair

RTI International
3040 Cornwallis Rd
RTP, NC 27709
Shane has worked with web based systems for over 15 years and currently designs, maintains and develops data management systems for the National Survey of Drug Use and Health. Mr. Trahan has experience with database managment systems, survey control systems and is experienced with Visual Basic,PHP, Cold Fusion (CFML) Java and various web based scripting languages/technologies such as Javascript and AJAX. He holds a BS in Computer Informations Systems and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Thomas College and a Masters in Economics from North Carolina State University.
Robert Agans
Prothro Student Paper Competition Chair

UNC – Chapel Hill
Robert Agans Ph.D. is the Co-Director of the Survey Research Unit (SRU) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The SRU is housed in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and is dedicated to collecting population-based data through state-of-the-art procedures. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology at Texas A&M University in 1992 and completed a two-year post doctorate in epidemiology at the University of Arizona in 1995. Before coming to Carolina, Robert taught for the University of Maryland’s overseas program in such places as Korea, Japan, Spain, Italy, Iceland, and Bosnia. Robert’s expertise is in questionnaire design and development. His latest research interest has focused on nonresponse measurement issues, respondent driven sampling, and sampling cell-only households.

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