Office of Performance Evaluations

Staff Information

The Office of Performance Evaluations has eight full-time staff, including a director who serves at the pleasure of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee, an administrative coordinator, and six evaluators. The office also employs part-time and contract staff as needed to supplement project resources.

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Rakesh Mohan

Rakesh Mohan

Director
(208) 332-1470
rmohan@ope.idaho.gov

Rakesh is the director of the Office of Performance Evaluations, a nonpartisan office of the Idaho Legislature. He came to Idaho in 2002 by way of legislative work in Washington, Kansas, and Louisiana. His goal as director is to promote confidence and accountability in state government.

Under Rakesh’s direction, the office has become a leader in independent evaluation and has received prestigious awards from the American Society for Public Administration, the American Evaluation Association, and the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Rakesh contributes to the field of evaluation through service on committees, boards, and task forces. He serves on the evaluation advisory committee for VOICES for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association. And lastly, he is a member of the American Evaluation Association’s policy task force and the editorial advisory board of the American Journal of Evaluation.

In the past, he has served on the US Comptroller General’s Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards, the American Evaluation Association’s board of directors, the executive committee of the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society, and the editorial advisory board of New Directions for Evaluation. He also coedited two volumes of New Directions for Evaluation in 2002 and 2006 (“Promoting the Use of Government Evaluations in Policymaking” and “Responding to Sponsors and Stakeholders in Complex Evaluation Environments”).

Rakesh is passionate about improving the lives of people in his community through nonprofit work. He serves on the board of directors of Jannus, an Idaho health and human services organization, which offers programs that help individuals through difficult transitions. He also volunteers as a member of the board of directors of Learning Lab, a Boise organization dedicated to strengthening the community through literacy. He has a master of public administration from the University of Kansas and is a recipient of the Council of State Governments’ Henry Toll Fellowship.

Margaret Campbell

Margaret Campbell

Administrative Coordinator
(208) 332-1478
mcampbell@ope.idaho.gov

Margaret helped establish OPE in 1994 as assistant to the director. She serves as secretary to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee and as copy editor, desktop publisher, webmaster, and human resources and fiscal manager for the office.

She attended training at the Legislative Staff Management Institute in Sacramento and has a certificate in copyediting from UC San Diego.

Margaret is a member of the American Copy Editors Society and the National Association of Government Web Professionals.

Amanda Bartlett

Amanda Bartlett

Principal Evaluator
(208) 332-1473
abartlett@ope.idaho.gov

Amanda joined OPE with 11 years of experience as a researcher and program evaluator for Ada County. While with the county, she conducted evaluations for departments, including Solid Waste Management, Juvenile Court Services, and Misdemeanor Probation, led multiple strategic planning efforts, and designed employee and citizen feedback surveys.

Amanda has an undergraduate degree in clinical psychology from Liberty University and a master’s degree in public administration from Boise State University. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association.

Lance McCleve

Lance McCleve

Principal Evaluator
(208) 332-1469
lmccleve@ope.idaho.gov

Lance joined OPE to pursue his interest in evaluation design and methodology. He has an undergraduate degree in political science with an emphasis in public policy and a master's degree in public administration.

While at OPE, Lance has worked on projects covering a variety of policy areas including K-12 education, higher education funding, environment, health and welfare, liquor distribution, transportation, and tax policy. He is a member of the American Evaluation Association, the Oregon Program Evaluators Network, and National Conference of State Legislatures.

Lance grew up in the Treasure Valley and currently lives in Boise with his wife and daughter.

Bryon Welch

Bryon D. Welch

Principal Evaluator
(208) 332-1468
bwelch@ope.idaho.gov

Bryon joined OPE while completing a master's degree in public administration. He has an undergraduate degree in political science and is currently pursuing a PhD in public policy and administration from Boise State University. He also received graduate certificates in geographic information analysis and community and regional planning.

While at OPE, Bryon has worked on projects covering a variety of policy areas including education, environment, health and welfare, and human resources. He is a member of the American Evaluation Association, the Oregon Program Evaluators Network, and the American Society for Public Administration.

He serves as the technology and social media resource for the office. Bryon grew up in Kent, Washington.

Hannah Crumrine

Hannah Crumrine

Senior Evaluator
(208) 332-1474
hcrumrine@ope.idaho.gov

Hannah came to OPE with experience in grant writing and fundraising. She has been with OPE for 8 years and most enjoys her work in research and survey development. She has worked on projects ranging from health services to public education.

She has a master of health science from Boise State University and an undergraduate degree in liberal studies from the University of Montana.  

Hannah has taught program evaluation for Boise State University. She is a member of the Oregon Program Evaluators Network. She grew up in Twin Falls and lives in Boise with her husband and sons.

Tony Grange

Tony Grange, PhD

Senior Evaluator
(208) 332-1476
tgrange@ope.idaho.gov

Tony came to OPE after serving as a research analyst for nearly 10 years for both the Idaho Department of Correction and Ada County Juvenile Court Services. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Idaho State University as well as a master's and PhD in experimental psychology from Loyola University of Chicago.

While at OPE, Tony has worked on projects involving Health and Welfare finances, business tax policy, juvenile justice, and costs of the death penalty, among others. He is a member of the American Evaluation Association.

Tony was raised in Pocatello, and is enjoying all Idaho has to offer after living in three other states prior to returning in 2004.

Tony Grange

Ryan Langrill, PhD

Senior Evaluator
(208) 332-1475
rlangrill@ope.idaho.gov

Ryan came to OPE from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he taught courses on International Economic Policy, the Political Economy of the City, and History of Political Economy.

He completed a BA in economics and history at Gonzaga University in 2008, and a PhD in economics at George Mason University in 2013. Ryan’s studies included interdisciplinary aspects of economics and the other social sciences, with a focus on political economy, economic sociology, and the theory of the market process.

Ryan was an invited participant in 2011 at an Economic History conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has presented at professional conferences and has written publications in economics and interdisciplinary journals. He is a member of the American Evaluation Association.

Ryan was born in Boise and has spent most of his life in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. He is a long-suffering fan of the Chicago Cubs.

Professional Memberships

In addition to individual memberships to several professional organizations, all OPE staff are members of the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES)—a staff section of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).