Using COUNTIFS to find a partial text match in 1 cell + other conditions

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Hi Smartsheet Community,

I'm having trouble with a COUNTIFS formula and hoping you can help. I'm trying to count all rows that are assigned to a specific person. Because it's possible to have multiple assignees for a task on my sheet, I need to do a partial match for the assignee name.

Here is the formula I've created:

=COUNTIFS({Range}, CONTAINS("Doug", @cell))

For some reason this formula is returning 0 instead of the correct value. Can someone please let me know what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks,

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