M. LEE & COMPANY provides research and evaluation services to small organizations. We take a collaborative approach by working with leaders to answer their questions related to institutional or program effectiveness, impact, success, and areas for improvement. We specialize in planning research stuides, assessments, or evaluations, developing surveys, analyzing data, and reporting.  We work in these domains:

  • Institutional Research (reaching goals, customer service, HR, diversity)
  • Education
  • Social Justice (discrimination, sentencing, poverty)
  • Public health (cancer screening, psycho-social metrics)
  • Animal Welfare

OUR CORE VALUES are integrity, transparency, teamwork, and individual responsibility. Clients can expect advice, analysis, and answers within the context of these core values.

Monica Johnston, M.S., Founder and Principal Applied Statistician.  Ms. Johnston has more than 10 years of experience working as an independent consultant, specializing in fields of Institutional Research, and Math and Statistics Education.   Prior to her work as a consultant, she worked in public health research, specifically in chronic diseases, breast cancer, and cervical cancer.  She worked for large research institutions, such as UCSF and DHS Cancer Surveillance Section, and has co-authored over 20 publications while working with nationally recognized researchers.  She has more than 20 years of experience teaching math, statistics, and writing. She has broad experience sharing her professional skills as a volunteer in advocacy, governance, and community building.  In 2009, she was named Distinguished Woman of the Year for AAUW-Concord and, in 2012 she was honored as its Named Gift Recipient.  Ms. Johnston earned her M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University.

Susannah Needham, Marketing Consultant.  Ms. Needham began working with M Lee & Co in October 2020. She graduated from University of San Francisco in 2019 with a B.A. in English (Writing). In addition to creative work, Susannah is a soon-to-be licensed esthetician who loves enjoying the spirit of the Bay Area.