Who We Are

Proven Quality Practices is run by a team that has significant experience in both health and human services non-profit management and accreditation processes. We have developed and demonstrated significant subject matter expertise on quality-focused research in health care, child welfare, implementation science and accreditation. We also maintain extensive client and professional networks which we leverage for practice insight.

Peggy McElgunn, Esq.
President & CEO

Peggy McElgunn is an attorney with over 30 years of experience supporting non-profit organizations in health care and human services in executive roles, including current client Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence. McElgunn has provided support and guidance to hundreds of human services and healthcare organizations in their efforts to implement evidence-based programs and practices.

Kurt Jensen
VP, Communications

Kurt Jensen has five years of professional experience in communications with nonprofit clients and professional associations in the field of health & human services. Jensen is an avid reader of books at the intersection of economics, behavior and organizational management (and currently recommends The Game Changer by Dr. Jason Fox).

Zach McElgunn
VP, Development & Education

Zach McElgunn has over four years of experience managing nonprofit foundations in addition to public and consumer relations for a variety of nonprofit clients. McElgunn also has experience as a research assistant at the University of Virginia Center for Behavioral Medicine.

Navigation Guide & Practice Matching

PQP offers a tool to help organizations understand and select evidence-based practices that fit their circumstances, culture and goals to better facilitate EBP adoption. This includes:   Detailed needs assessment survey   Customized EBP navigation guide   Customized practice matching report   Easy-to-digest practice evidence, recognition and implementation details

Better information, individualized.

PQP's navigation resource aims to improve the quality of information about evidence-based practices in the health & human services "marketplace" and better facilitate EBP adoption through individualized reports that help organizations make well-informed decisions about EBP implementation. GET STARTED, NOW »