Network science expertise and insights

Work closely with our team of experts to design, implement, and manage complex network science research and evaluation projects with our Enterprise Services.

Enterprise Services

Innovative Research and Evaluation, Project Design and Management, and Custom Software Development to Meet Your Needs

We work with foundations, public agencies, non-profits, and community networks on a variety of research and evaluation projects. We craft each partnership and approach on a case-by-case basis during the scoping process to meet your exact needs. Learn more about our types of services and expertise below. Contact our team with more information about your project to get started.

Services We Offer:

Don’t see what you are looking for? Our team also creates custom projects from the ground-up to meet your specific requirements. Contact our team and request a Discovery Call to discuss your ideas in more detail and receive a complimentary quote – no commitments required.

Our Expertise

We collect data to visualize and analyze the connections and interactions among your network or ecosystem of community partners and create additional reports and profiles. 

Our team combines network data with qualitative interviews, surveys, and focus groups to create a deeper understanding of complex community problems and network dynamics.

We work with and include communities in our projects to ensure multiple perspectives are shared, and our methods and project findings are rooted in equity and inclusivity.

We have extensive experience with complex measures, advanced network data analysis, and other statistical applications of network science in research and evaluation.

Our friendly and experienced project managers work closely with each client to manage the implementation of complex research and evaluation projects at every step of the process.

We use a human-centered, design-thinking approach while developing new projects and partnerships emphasizing empathy, experimentation, and collaboration to create innovative soltions.

Meet the Experts

Our Data Science and Implementation Team uses their broad skill sets and backgrounds to create uniquely valuable insights related to network science, community collaboration, systems change, and social connectedness. With a focus on relationships and community expertise, we work with our partners – not for them – to build your capacity while generating new ideas and innovation. Get to know our team of network scientists and data analysts below.

Dr. Danielle

CEO, Founder, & Network Scientist

Sara Sprong

Sara Sprong,

VP of Customer

Lea Xenakis

Lea Xenakis,

Director of Research and Evaluation

Dr. Jennifer Lawlor

Dr. Jennifer Lawlor, PhD

Network Data

Andy Zheng

Andy Zhang,

Senior Data

Kendall Warwick-Diaz

Kendall Warwick-Diaz

Network Data

Marissa Baron

Marissa Baron, M.P.H.

Senior project

Alena Lidey

Alena Lidey (she/her)


Kaley Bachinski

Kaley Bachinski, Msc

Project Manager

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Customer Service Philosophy:

Unequivocally Committed
Effective Communication
Authentic Relationships
High-Quality Innovation
Continuous Learning

Our customer service philosophy serves as the foundation to guide our decisions and interactions with partners and the communities/individuals they serve, helping us to realize our vision and accomplish our mission at VNL. 

From design and implementation to support and capacity training, we offer our partners much more than software. We have decades of experience serving communities with a dedicated team who have a broad range of expertise in research and project design, data science and analysis, capacity training and technical assistance and technology development with the user as our focus. We have worked with partners on many topics, including social connectedness, health and wellbeing, maternal and child health, suicide prevention, education, and many others.

Commitment, communication, authenticity, quality, and continuous learning are at the forefront of everything we do. 

Learn about our ongoing worke

March 2021 – December 2021 // Nationwide Project // PARTNER CPRM Learn About the Project > We are helping Brightbeam map and track its network of community activists to identify and leverage opportunities for new partnerships. Brightbeam is the umbrella organization for three national platforms

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January 2022 – Ongoing // Colorado Project // PARTNERme Learn About the Project We are helping Forward Flag implement a social connectedness screening and referral program for the veterans they serve. Forward Flag is a 501c3 charity, founded in 2013, focused on helping prevent veteran

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October 2021 – Ongoing // Colorado Project // PARTNER CPRM Learn About the Project > We are supporting Denver Public Schools as they map and track their network of community partners to create a network strategy. Denver Public Schools is Colorado’s largest school district, serving

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