our staff: Research and Evaluation


Dr. Bill McKinney, Director of Research and Evaluation
Bill works to evaluate the impacts of The Food Trust programs on healthy food access and obesity. Bill has a master's degree in applied anthropology and a Ph.D. in anthropology. He is an urban gardener and also a music lover; Bill enjoys playing reggae/soul music with his band the West Kensingtons. 

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Candace Young, Associate Director of Research and Evaluation
Candace works to evaluate the impact of The Food Trust programmming and advise on directions of future work and research. Candace holds a Master of Science degree in community nutrition and, in her spare time, tends a small garden and an "accidental orchard" of pear, apple, plum and paw-paw trees.


Yi-Ming Law, Research Coordinator

Ming furthers The Food Trust's mission by evaluating its programs and managing research studies surrounding the effects of healthy food access. Fun fact: Ming was a Division I wrestler and likes to read about the origins of the universe.


Fred Shaykis, Research Coordinator
As part of the Research and Evaluation team, Fred helps evaluate a variety of The Food Trust's programs and contributes to ongoing improvement and development efforts. A native of New York City, Fred is very excited to be working in Philadelphia and looks forward to exploring all that the city has to offer -- especially its food, bike trails and arts scene.

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