Murray Beachtel, MS, brings over five years of program evaluation and data analysis to the OPEN MINDS team. Mr. Beachtel currently serves as a Consultant and Research Analyst in the OPEN MINDS consulting practice where he supports Senior Advisors on a variety of strategy, technology, and program development projects. His areas of expertise include quality assurance management, data analytics, human service program evaluation, and psychological studies.
Before joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Beachtel served as a Data Analyst of Quality for the Summit Container Corporation, a start-up design and manufacturing company that specializes in protective packaging for circuit boards, in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. As the key operator for the organization’s production system, Mr. Beachtel oversaw the operations of special projects that utilized lean strategies and financial analyses that helped increase overall production. In addition, he created and maintained the data flow between all departments of additional location sites and lead company compliance efforts with respect to data security and transfer. Throughout his tenure with Summit, Mr. Beachtel improved process completion time over 10% in 3 months, reduced downtime of temporary labor, and developed several quality improvement programs.
Previously, Mr. Beachtel served as the Program Evaluation Consultant with the Dauphin County Department of Human Services, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In this role, he was responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of over 80 different county programs, developing information databases, and implementing data quality improvement strategies. He also modified and implemented a funding algorithm that is now responsible for the distribution of over $22 million in funding to county nonprofits.
Mr. Beachtel previously served as a Front Desk Auditor for Country Inn & Suites, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He was responsible for the overseeing day-to-day activities, provided accurate financial reports, and was a liaison for customers and hotel staff.
In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Beachtel has been involved in a number of research projects throughout his academic and professional careers. His most notable research project, titled Resilience and Locus of Control on Mentorship, evaluated the impact of mentorship intervention on two children/youth programs. As a result, he developed a data collection and reporting systems to track interventions and the effects on quality over time.
Mr. Beachtel earned his master’s degree in Psychological Science from the University of Shippensburg, in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania and his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Messiah College, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.