Covian Consulting Selected to Participate in the Annie E. Casey Foundation Database of Research and Evaluation Professionals

ORLANDO, Fla.,  (June 5, 2015) Covian Consulting, which assists agencies, community based organizations and small businesses develop effective research, evaluation, communication, policy and staff development programs, has been selected to join the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) database of research and evaluation professionals.

Maritza Concha, Ph.D., a principal and founder of Covian Consulting, said the AECF database is a major resource for agencies, community based organizations and small businesses seeking research and evaluation services Covian provides.

“The selection by AECF is a great honor, a significant recognition within our industry and an opportunity to market our services to primary clients,” Concha said.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is one of the leading U.S. providers of grants and grants assistance to social service organizations nationwide, Concha explained.

Concha said Covian’s affiliation with AECF will provide significant resources, including networking events with staff of AECF centers and affiliated programs, topical webinars and introductions to emerging and expert evaluators from underrepresented groups in the field.

Covian Consulting has extensive experience in conducting applied research, program evaluation, facilitation of training, curriculum development, strategic planning, policy analysis, social marketing, and coordination of systems of care in multicultural and bilingual settings throughout Florida, nationally, and internationally.

Covian Consulting is a client company of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program and located at Central Florida Research Park in east Orange County.

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For more information contact:

Maritza Concha Ph.D, Principal, Covian Consulting, 305-586-9588

Carol Ann Dykes, Sire Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-207-7426

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-644-4142
About the UCF Business Incubation Program:
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises.   Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output.  During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program.  For more information, visit