CES - SCÉ 2019
Thomas Archibald
Virginia Tech
We have written on the topic in the American Journal of Evaluation, New Directions for Evaluation, Evaluation and Program Planning, and Education Permenante (in French). Archibald has co-edited a volume of New Directions for Evaluation on the topic.
 
Sharon Bala
Author
Sharon Bala’s bestselling debut novel, The Boat People, was a finalist for Canada Reads 2018 and the 2018 Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Last November she won the 2017 Writers’ Trust/ McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize for her short story “Butter Tea at Starbucks” and had a second story on the long-list. Sharon is a member of The Port Authority, a St. John’s writing group. Her short fiction has won three Arts & Letters Awards and been widely published in literary magazines across the country.
 
Gail Barrington
Barrington Research Group, Inc.
Gail Vallance Barrington, CE, former Vice President of the Canadian Evaluation Society, managed an evaluation of the CE designation and chaired a review of the CE competencies. The revised competencies were published in late 2018. Since 2013 she has presented several sessions on reflective practice at CES conferences and offered a webinar on the topic in 2017. She recently gave an expert lecture on reflective practice at the 2018 European Evaluation Society.
 
Martha Brown
RJAE Consulting
I have conducted this workshop (and presentations on these topics) at c2017,c2018, EVAL2017 and EVAL2018. I have a manuscript in process on this topic. I teach Restorative Justice at Simon Fraser University - Vancouver - which focuses on the Canadian Truth & Reconciliation Commission's action items which have direct implications for evaluation in Canada. I am the author of "Creating Restorative Schools" published through Living Justice Press.
 
Jane Buckley
JCB Consulting
We have written on the topic in the American Journal of Evaluation, New Directions for Evaluation, Evaluation and Program Planning, and Education Permenante (in French). Archibald has co-edited a volume of New Directions for Evaluation on the topic.
 
Susanna Fuller
Senior Project Manager
Oceans North
Susanna Fuller is a marine biologist based in Halifax and is currently a Senior Project Manager with Oceans North. She previously worked at the the Ecology Action Centre, a community based environmental organization. She works in the science policy interface, at the local, national and international level with a focus on achieving healthy oceans that can sustain healthy and vibrant communities. Susanna was one of five Commissioners on a study of the Nova Scotia Economy in 2013. She is also involved in her community, working to create a creative and community space in an old school building through the work of Imagine Bloomfield and provincially as co-president of Bicycle Nova Scotia. Susanna completed a PhD at Dalhousie University, and a BSc at McGill University and grew up in rural Cape Bret
 
Jamie Gamble
Imprint Consulting Inc.
Kate and Nan are co-editors of New Zealand's only evaluation text, Evaluating Policy and Practice, a New Zealand Reader (2003). Kate and Nan are co-editors (along with Michael Quinn Patton) of the book Developmental Evaluation Exemplars. Jamie is the author of The Developmental Evaluation Primer (2008) and a contributor to the Exemplars book. Collectively, they have designed and delivered over 100 developmental evaluation mandates.
 
Benoit Gauthier
Circum Inc., Carleton University, Ecole nationale d'administration publique
Simon and Benoît cumulate more than 50 years of evaluation experience and have extensive qualitative research experience. They teach program evaluation in three Canadian universities. They have presented multiple workshops for the CES. Benoît and Simon have contributed to a textbook on social research methods that includes qualitative research methods. Benoît and Simon have published articles in refereed journals.
 
Carolyn Hoessler
Ryerson University
I have facilitated national and international workshops on statistics from a practitioner lens, mentored faculty on qualitative and quantitative analysis in the evaluation of course and program design for over 6 years, and taught graduate courses in statistics, qualitative research methods and mixed methods. I routinely conduct surveys and focus groups with responses from up to 200 students and analyze them in excel for internal reports for program improvement, and work in large-scale datasets.
 
Marthe Hurteau
Université du Québec à Montréal
Natalie Kishchuk is currently CES Vice-President and responsible for the Professional Designations Program. Marthe Hurteau is a long-time member of the Credentialing Board and was a member of the Competencies Review Working Group.
 
Nataie Kishchuk
CES Vice-President
Canadian Evaluation Society
Natalie Kishchuk is currently CES Vice-President and responsible for the Professional Designations Program. Marthe Hurteau is a long-time member of the Credentialing Board and was a member of the Competencies Review Working Group.
 
Andrew Koleros
Researcher
Mathematica Policy Research
Andrew Koleros is a Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research in Cambridge, MA. He has over fifteen years of experience leading internal and external monitoring, evaluation and learning initiatives for development programmes, including external independent impact evaluations of large-scale development projects. His particular interest is in the use of theory-based approaches which integrate complexity concepts and systems thinking into programme and evaluation design, where he has conducted a number of strategic learning events for a diverse range of clients. Andrew has published on these and other evaluation approaches in the American Journal of Evaluation and the Canadian Journal of Programme Evaluation.
 
Dr. Sebastian Lemire
Associate Editor
American Journal of Evaluation
Sebastian brings 15 years of experience designing and managing evaluation projects for public and private sector organizations. His over 60 evaluation and applied studies cover the fields of education, market development, and social welfare. Before earning his PhD in Social Research Methodology at UCLA, he was a Senior Evaluation Consultant at Ramboll Management Consulting. Sebastian’s areas of interest revolve around evaluation capacity (building), theory-based evaluation, alternative approaches for impact evaluation, and mixed-method research.
 
Dr. John Mayne
Independent Advisor
Dr. Mayne is an independent advisor on public sector performance. Over the last 15 years he has focused on international development evaluation and RBM. He has authored numerous articles and reports, including several on contribution analysis, and co-edited eight books on program evaluation. In 1989 and in 1995, he was awarded the Canadian Evaluation Society Award for Contribution to Evaluation in Canada. In 2006, he was made a Canadian Evaluation Society Fellow. Dr. Mayne’s current interests are on approaches for strengthening impact evaluation and useful theories of change in complex settings.
 
Erica McDiarmid
DPRA Canada Inc.
I have experience writing over 50 evaluation reports both as an internal and external evaluator through my previous work as an evaluator with a hospital setting and in my current role as a consultant. I have been guest lecturing on this topic for the last 2 years at the University of Toronto's Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation for the Masters of Health Informatics program. I've also presented this topic in evaluation working groups to build capacity of other evaluators.
 
Kate McKegg
Director
The Knowledge Institute Ltd
Kate and Nan are co-editors of New Zealand's only evaluation text, Evaluating Policy and Practice, a New Zealand Reader (2003). Kate and Nan are co-editors (along with Michael Quinn Patton) of the book Developmental Evaluation Exemplars. Jamie is the author of The Developmental Evaluation Primer (2008) and a contributor to the Exemplars book. Collectively, they have designed and delivered over 100 developmental evaluation mandates.
 
Alla Mitriashk
Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs
Depuis l'octobre 2017 MERN-MFFP. Conseillère en évaluation de programme. 2 programmes évalués.
Mars 2010 --; octobre 2017. Commission d'évaluation de l'enseignement collégial, Québec.Agente de recherche et de planification.Plusieurs évaluations.
Janvier 2004. Rapport de stage portant sur l'analyse le tableau de bord de la haute direction de la société d'assurance automobile du Québec dans le cadre de la maîtrise à l'ÉNAP en évaluation de programmes.
 
Steve Montague
President
Performance Management Network
Steve Montague is President of Performance Management Network, co-founder and three times president of the Not-For-Profit Performance and Planning Exchange. He is a fellow of the Canadian Evaluation Society and an adjunct professor at Carleton University with over 35 years of experience as a practitioner and evaluation manager in a major Canadian federal government department. He has conducted evaluation projects and put on courses and workshops for international audiences at the United Nations, the European Union, Australian Government, South African Government, World Bank-International Finance Corporation and the G8 – among others. Steve was awarded the Contribution to Evaluation award in 2015.
 
Paula Richardson
Salanga
 
Sheila Robinson
Custom Professional Learning, LLC
I hold a Program Evaluation Certificate from the University of Rochester and have been a practicing evaluator for more than a dozen years. I started publishing blog articles about survey design in 2013 with co-author Kimberly Firth Leonard and our book, Designing Quality Survey Questions was published by SAGE Publications in 2018. I am currently an independent consultant who works with clients to design quality surveys in a variety of contexts and settings.
 
Andy Rowe
ARCeconomics
Andy Rowe has authored several formative papers on sustainability-ready evaluation and evaluation methods for coupled human and natural systems. He is an active participant in efforts to promote sustainability-ready evaluation and provides advice and support to evaluators and evaluation organisations addressing sustainability. His evaluation work in this area has included multilateral and UN organizations, national and state government, philanthropic and community organisations and ngos.
 
Simon Roy
Goss Gilroy Inc.
Simon and Benoît cumulate more than 50 years of evaluation experience and have extensive qualitative research experience. They teach program evaluation in three Canadian universities. They have presented multiple workshops for the CES. Benoît and Simon have contributed to a textbook on social research methods that includes qualitative research methods. Benoît and Simon have published articles in refereed journals.
 
Daniela Schroeter
Western Michigan University
Daniela has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Evaluation and is an assistant professor in Public Administration at Western Michigan University. She recently joined Brinkerhoff Evaluation Institute where she leads success case studies and innovates the method, which Brinkerhoff developed and tested over the past 30 years. She designed and implemented more than 30 grants and contracts for interdisciplinary national and international clients. She currently serves on the editorial board for CJPE.
 
Jacqueline Singh MPP, PhD
Qualitative Advantage, LLC
Provide consultations: program (re)design, strategic planning, front-end planning, evaluation capacity building; conduct professional development sessions.Worked at NCAA and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (2006-2014); focused on evaluation capacity building across disciplines, departments, and institutions.2018 Springer publication (AECT).Leading and Managing e-Learning Singh, J. H., Front-end evaluation planning for e-Learning: A practical approach.
 
Elaine Stavnizky
Harry Cummings & Associates
I have conducted & led over 25 evaluations. This past year alone, I was involved in an maternal, newborn, health & nutrition evaluation that surveyed over 2,400 households in 4 countries. The analysis also involved comparing results between genders. There are several examples I can draw from when project staff or hired consultants drew the wrong conclusions from the data because they did not do further statistical analysis.
 
Paul Tackett
Dr. Wendy Tackett founded the evaluation consulting firm, iEval, in 2002. The iEval team has worked on over 150 evaluations in educational, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations. Dr. Tackett, Dr. Everett, and Dr. Smith have doctorates in evaluation from Western Michigan University, and Mr. Tackett has his Six Sigma Black Belt. Dr. Tackett recently published a book focused on techniques evaluators can use to embed fun to improve evaluation use, called Having FUN with Evaluation!
 
Wendy Tackett Ph.D.
iEval
Dr. Wendy Tackett founded the evaluation consulting firm, iEval, in 2002. The iEval team has worked on over 150 evaluations in educational, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations. Dr. Tackett, Dr. Everett, and Dr. Smith have doctorates in evaluation from Western Michigan University, and Mr. Tackett has his Six Sigma Black Belt. Dr. Tackett recently published a book focused on techniques evaluators can use to embed fun to improve evaluation use, called Having FUN with Evaluation!
 
Nan Wehipeihana
Director
Research Evaluation Consulting Ltd.
Kate and Nan are co-editors of New Zealand's only evaluation text, Evaluating Policy and Practice, a New Zealand Reader (2003). Kate and Nan are co-editors (along with Michael Quinn Patton) of the book Developmental Evaluation Exemplars. Jamie is the author of The Developmental Evaluation Primer (2008) and a contributor to the Exemplars book. Collectively, they have designed and delivered over 100 developmental evaluation mandates.