Anthony Salisbury - Manager, BRFSS Projects
Mike Groves - Project Director / Analyst
Wendy Sears - Project Director
Manager, BRFSS Projects
Since joining Gilmore in 2004, Anthony has been involved in the management and quality control of both individual projects and the company’s wholly owned data collection center. In both types of roles, his responsibilities have included oversight of Gilmore’s highly respected telephone interviewing procedures. His more than 16 years of experience in telephone technologies as they relate to high-quality survey research have been put to good use in his newest role managing projects Gilmore regularly conducts for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Study. Anthony has a BS from Whitman College with a major in Sociology and a minor in Philosophy.
In part due to this philosophic nature, Anthony has reduced his carbon footprint to admirable levels: He not only bicycles to work (in all seasons!) but, vacations for Anthony, his wife and three kids often include volunteer labor for environmentally sensitive farming operations. Truly, this is a man who has applied his beliefs to everyday life.
Project Director / Analyst
As a Project Director / Analyst on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Studies, Mike is primarily responsible for the Washington state data collection. This includes project planning and implementation, monitoring progress, quality control, and coordination of coding, data entry, and data processing; all critical steps given the stringent quality controls and protocols which must be followed. With the extensive data base of information that has been generated by Gilmore's 30 year history of conducting interviews for the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), analysis of the question wording and sequencing is a formidable challenge at which Mike is particularly adept. His Sociology degree from Western Washington University provides a solid foundation for Mike's overall approach to this critical public health research.
In the warmer seasons, Mike can be found dodging float planes in a kayak on Lake Union or hiking in the nearby mountains. And, as a self-proclaimed "cinemaphile," he spends much of the wetter months in the local theaters of the Northwest searching for the perfect 70's movie.
In her role as a Project Director on the BRFSS project, Wendy has primary responsibility for managing the data collection in the Asthma follow-up segment of the study. In addition, she supports Mike in his handling of the Washington state data collection. Another facet of this important project that Wendy has managed is the coordination of the special over-sample recently conducted including interviews in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean and English. Wendy joined the company in 2005 bringing with her, experience in marketing research at two other firms. Her initial introduction into the industry was as a telephone interviewer and focus group recruiter while a student at the University of Washington. She graduated from there with a BA in Business and a focus in Marketing.
Wendy applies the same level of enthusiasm to her favorite spare time activities as she does to her responsibilities on the BRFSS team. She loves new experiences so you’ll find her running marathons, hang gliding or, most often, traveling the world. In fact, Wendy once sold her prized motorcycle in order to fund her next travel adventure.