The Dawn Chorus Group is a team of evaluators, designers, and innovators who are passionate about helping people improve their work. We provide feedback on what’s working well and how to build on it, as well as reflection on the less successful aspects of projects. Our goal is to help community-based organizations grow stronger by being better at what they do.

Our Team


Jonathan P. Scaccia, Principal. Dr. Scaccia has extensive experience helping organizations select, adapt, implement, and evaluate community-based improvement interventions. Jonathan was one of the initial developers of the widely used R=MC2 readiness model. His current research focuses on developing comprehensive methods to evaluate quantitative and qualitative differences in organizational readiness and enhancing strategies that can help to build readiness.

With over 15 years of experience developing practical implementation science techniques that are usable by front-line practitioners through facilitating the use of evidence-based implementation support strategies. Dr. Scaccia also founded the research synthesis website PubTrawlr, which improves the accessibility of scientific journal articles.

He received his Ph.D. in clinical-community psychology from the University of South Carolina and completed a research fellowship in the US. Dept of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s Public Health Systems, Finance, and Quality Program.


Victoria Scott, PhD. Evaluation Advisor. Dr. Scott is an Assistant Professor of Community Psychology at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She is a nationally recognized expert in the science of technical assistance and how to design support systems to help make changes happen.

Allison Herb, Research Assistant. Ms. Herb is currently an applied psychology master’s student at Shippensburg Univerisity. Previously, she was a Reading Area Community College and Alvernia University Honor Student.

And more!

We count ourselves lucky to have a diverse set of collaborators that we draw upon to help make data and evaluation results actionable. This includes Mind Design and Development, WE in the World, the New Jersey Health Initiatives, the American Institutes for Research, and the O’Pake Center at Alvernia University.