Christina McHugh

2023 Leadership Fellows 6

Christina McHugh (Class of 2023) is the Housing and Adult Services Evaluation Manager at King County’s Department of Community and Human Services. As a social science researcher, she is dedicated to undoing inequities and helping communities thrive by improving social programs. In her current role, Christina leads performance measurement and evaluation teams supporting King County’s Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development Division and start-up of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority, King County’s Adult Services Division including implementation of the Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy, as well as federally funded COVID-19 response programs including the Eviction Prevention & Rental Assistance Program. She has more than a decade of experience conducting mixed methods evaluations of social programs. Prior to joining King County, she studied cash, food, and child care assistance programs at the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. As a consultant with ICF, she led evaluations of workforce development programs funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and various non-profit organizations and foundations. Christina holds a Master of Public Policy and Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.