Our NameLimelight is a type of stage lighting used in theater productions in the 1800’s, before the age of electricity. An intense light was created by directing a flame at a cylinder of quicklime (also known as calcium oxide). Limelight was used to highlight solo performers in the same way that spotlights are used today.
Because limelight illuminated the important aspects of a stage production, our work is intended to illuminate those important aspects of your program, organization, or business that help inform decisions. Often, this information can be brought to light through the collection of data, qualitative or quantitative, that helps you better reflect on your productivity and/or effectiveness.
At Limelight Analytics, we are most useful when we “shed light” on information that helps move programs, people, and visions forward.
Mindy Hightower King, Ph.D
Founder and President
Mindy has worked as a program evaluator since 2000, with expertise evaluating afterschool programs, early childhood environments, and healthy community initiatives.
She regularly provides technical assistance and training workshops at state and national conferences in evaluation, public health, and education.
Prior to opening her own evaluation and assessment company, Dr. Hightower King served as a Research Scientist for the Center of Education and Lifelong Learning at Indiana University and the Director of Research and Policy Analysis at the Indiana Youth Institute. She currently holds an adjunct appointment in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University where she teaches courses on evaluation and performance.
Dr. Hightower King has directed more than 50 statewide and local evaluation projects for government agencies, schools, and foundations. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and Indiana’s affiliate organization, the Indiana Evaluation Association (IEA). Dr. Hightower King earned her Ph.D. in Health Psychology from the University of California, Irvine and her BA in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Danielle Sovinski, MPH
Evaluation Specialist & Project Manager
Danielle has worked in public health and evaluation since 2010, with expertise in school wellness, health education, and maternal and child health.
She provides project management support to many of our projects and coordinates much of the data collection, analysis, and reporting elements of our work.
Ms. Sovinski has served as a Health and Wellness Coordinator at the American Dairy Association Indiana, Inc. and a Research Associate at the Indiana University Center on Education and Lifelong Learning. She earned both her BS and MPH from Indiana University.
Mallory Rickbeil, MPH
Mallory has worked in health and education program development for ten years, with expertise in outreach, social marketing, and data visualization.
Ms. Rickbeil provides project management support, and oversees the presentation and reporting elements of our work. She serves as a Community Wellness Coordinator for the Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program and has served as a Research Associate at the Indiana University Center on Education and Lifelong Learning.
Ms. Rickbeil holds a bachelor’s degree from her home state of Minnesota, and a MPH degree from Indiana University.