John Vetter, M.A. — Senior Research Associate (Technical Services)
John Vetter has served as the lead evaluator for Oklahoma Systems of Care since 2003 and was the primary designer of the Youth Information System (YIS), a dynamic user interface with data transformation capabilities. The YIS is a secure, web-based application which provides real-time access to evaluation and program monitoring data to state management and local site leadership. The YIS has become invaluable as a management tool in the ability of OKSOC site management and staff to identify, better serve, and document positive outcomes for individuals with critical needs. John worked with a committee of mental health professionals, youth and family members to develop the evaluation plan and data instruments used by Oklahoma System of Care’s statewide wraparound project. He has presented multiple times at national meetings and workshops on E-TEAM’s work with the OKSOC evaluation. John worked for several years in Albuquerque, New Mexico designing data collection and monitoring systems for substance abuse programs. John worked at the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addiction, affiliated with the University of New Mexico, where he created the Center’s information system in support of a Target Cities grant from the Center on Substance Abuse Treatment. He planned and coordinated data collection for Albuquerque’s network of substance abuse providers and handled all aspects of data reporting, to both CSAT and local governmental and university sponsors.