Patricia Moore Shaffer joined the board of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS), the oldest professional society for program evaluators in the United States. Founded in 1978, EERS remains a vibrant contributor to program evaluation practice and theory. As a local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), the purpose of EERS is to promote key goals of the profession in our region:
Growth of the evaluation profession through information sharing and educational activities
Use of innovative and appropriate evaluation methodologies
High quality evaluation through fostering research, developing and improving professional competencies, and disseminating and utilizing results.
EERS convenes an annual conference for evaluation professionals, and operates a website to provide information about that conference and other activities of interest to evaluators.