Our team Get to know QTurn and our trusted advisory board. Charles Smith MANAGING CONSULTANT + DESIGN LEADER Charles Smith is the Founder and Managing Consultant at QTurn. Charles spent the past decade as Founder and Executive Director of the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality and as a Senior Vice President at the Forum for Youth Investment. Charles has 20 years of experience supporting organizations to design, implement, and validate quality improvement systems (QIS) in the education and human services fields. Stephen Peck TECHNICAL CONSULTANT + ANALYTICS/EVIDENCE LEAD Stephen is QTurn's technical specialist and senior research consultant. From 1995 to 2016, he worked as Research Investigator and Assistant Research Scientist at the U of M's Achievement Research Lab within the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the Institute for Social Research. He worked as a consultant and as a regular employee to the Weikart Center from 2005 to 2019. Steve’s primary interests relate to applying multilevel, pattern-centered person-in-context models of lifespan development to quality improvement systems (QIS) in the education and human services fields. Lucy Nordberg-Smith RESEARCH CONSULTANT + COMMUNICATIONS LEAD Lucy Smith joined the QTurn team in March 2019 after working in the youth development and out-of-school time field for over six years. While obtaining her bachelors degree at the University of Michigan, Lucy co-founded and coached a local high school mock trial team. After graduation, Lucy joined the research team at the Weikart Center and specialized in data collection system design, coordination and technical assistance. Sally Smith ASSISTANT MANAGER + EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Sally joined QTurn in October 2019. Sally's personal and professional experience working in afterschool as a coach, and as an administrative and research assistant drives her passion for supporting organizations in the youth development sector. After two years in a management role in the service industry, Sally is focused on building efficiencies and organization into QTurn's administrative systems. Advisory Board Our Advisory Board will be announced soon – stay tuned!