Psychometric Solutions, LLC - Healthcare, Education
Dr. Tameka L. Payton, a native of Miami, Florida, is the founder and chief executive officer of Psychometric Solutions, LLC – a human services research and data analytic firm that aims to advance social and educational equity by providing culturally sensitive assessments, program development, program evaluation, and data analysis services. Psychometric Solutions strive to create customized solutions that meet our clients’ unique needs, allowing them to make informed decisions that improve outcomes for diverse communities. While we work with big data, we govern our work in one simple principle—every data point connects to a real person.
Under Dr. Payton’s leadership, the organization creates, manages, and evaluates assessments, programs, and policies that advance special populations, including persons with disabilities, returning citizens, and youth in the criminal justice system. Since 2017, Psychometric Solutions has secured multi-million-dollar contracts with the Maryland State Department of Education, the Maryland Department of Human Services, the Delaware Department of Education, and the Virginia Department of Corrections. The company has also assisted several not-for-profit organizations and small businesses in telling compelling stories with their data.
Dr. Payton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Management, a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling, and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development, with a graduate certificate in Educational Leadership. In 2016, Dr. Payton earned her doctorate in Psychometrics from Morgan State University.
Dr. Payton’s career experiences include teaching special education, being a program manager for state government, and counseling positions within the private sector. Dr. Payton is a Business Development Consultant and the Program Manager for the Reaching Independence through Self-employment (RISE) Program, sponsored by the Division of Rehabilitation Services.