Our Team

The LeCroy & Milligan Associates’ team includes evaluators, research assistants, computer specialists, quality assurance and training specialists, and data entry specialists. The team members have professional backgrounds in psychology, social work, public health, juvenile justice, education, public administration, family studies, and management information systems. Using experienced staff who specialize in various functions and possess a wide range of knowledge in human services allows us to design and implement research studies, evaluations, and training with a high degree of quality.

Various team members have knowledge and experience that includes program development, program implementation, strategic planning, and program research and evaluation. This enables us to understand the theoretical and practical issues involved in human services and to conduct objective research based on sound methodology grounded in the real world of practice. Moreover, our work is not dependent on one person, but rather involves an entire team, which provides clients with additional assurance that our work will be completed in a timely and efficient manner.

Select a Team Member on the left to view their bio.

Debra Urken, MSW

Evaluation Associate
debby@lecroymilligan.com

Debby Urken, MSW, has conducted research and evaluation in a number of areas including: children’s behavioral health, adult behavioral health, developmental disabilities, sex education/pregnancy prevention, and higher education. Ms. Urken currently serves as lead evaluator for a substance abuse treatment program through the Arizona Department of Child Safety. She also serves as the lead evaluator for Guy Talk, a sex education/pregnancy prevention program for male adolescents in high school.  

Prior to joining LeCroy & Milligan Associates, Ms. Urken worked as a case manager for United Healthcare’s Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) program, serving low-income children and adults with physical disabilities and mental illness and older adults. For six years Ms. Urken helped her clients meet their basic needs for medical care, behavioral health care, housing and food assistance. She also helped her clients form personal goals and identify resources that could help them achieve their goals. While at UnitedHealthcare, Ms. Urken mentored new case managers and gave presentations about client empowerment and other topics to case management staff. In addition to her work as a case manager, Ms. Urken facilitated writing, movement, and art groups and workshops for over seven years for different populations, including children, adults with mental illness, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, nursing home residents with dementia, and assisted living residents.

As a graduate student, Ms. Urken designed and administered an international randomized controlled trial of a self-compassion writing intervention for adults with mental illness.  She also helped design and pilot test an expressive arts grief support group curriculum for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Prior to her work as a social worker, Ms. Urken conducted chart audits and developed databases for Pima Health System (an ALTCS health plan), worked as a research assistant for the Associated Press Managing Editors in New York, and assisted with neuroscience research on the primate visual cortex at Cornell University and the Salk Institute. 

Our Team

The LeCroy & Milligan Associates’ team includes evaluators, research assistants, computer specialists, quality assurance and training specialists, and data entry specialists. The team members have professional backgrounds in psychology, social work, public health, juvenile justice, education, public administration, family studies, and management information systems. Using experienced staff who specialize in various functions and possess a wide range of knowledge in human services allows us to design and implement research studies, evaluations, and training with a high degree of quality.

Various team members have knowledge and experience that includes program development, program implementation, strategic planning, and program research and evaluation. This enables us to understand the theoretical and practical issues involved in human services and to conduct objective research based on sound methodology grounded in the real world of practice. Moreover, our work is not dependent on one person, but rather involves an entire team, which provides clients with additional assurance that our work will be completed in a timely and efficient manner.

Select a Team Member on the left to view their bio.

Debra Urken, MSW

Evaluation Associate
debby@lecroymilligan.com

Debby Urken, MSW, has conducted research and evaluation in a number of areas including: children’s behavioral health, adult behavioral health, developmental disabilities, sex education/pregnancy prevention, and higher education. Ms. Urken currently serves as lead evaluator for a substance abuse treatment program through the Arizona Department of Child Safety. She also serves as the lead evaluator for Guy Talk, a sex education/pregnancy prevention program for male adolescents in high school.  

Prior to joining LeCroy & Milligan Associates, Ms. Urken worked as a case manager for United Healthcare’s Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) program, serving low-income children and adults with physical disabilities and mental illness and older adults. For six years Ms. Urken helped her clients meet their basic needs for medical care, behavioral health care, housing and food assistance. She also helped her clients form personal goals and identify resources that could help them achieve their goals. While at UnitedHealthcare, Ms. Urken mentored new case managers and gave presentations about client empowerment and other topics to case management staff. In addition to her work as a case manager, Ms. Urken facilitated writing, movement, and art groups and workshops for over seven years for different populations, including children, adults with mental illness, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, nursing home residents with dementia, and assisted living residents.

As a graduate student, Ms. Urken designed and administered an international randomized controlled trial of a self-compassion writing intervention for adults with mental illness.  She also helped design and pilot test an expressive arts grief support group curriculum for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Prior to her work as a social worker, Ms. Urken conducted chart audits and developed databases for Pima Health System (an ALTCS health plan), worked as a research assistant for the Associated Press Managing Editors in New York, and assisted with neuroscience research on the primate visual cortex at Cornell University and the Salk Institute.