CES President [2020-2022]
Doaa Saddek BA, MA, MPhil (Cantab), PhD
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Doaa Saddek has 20 years of professional experience in program evaluation and policy and socioeconomic research through a broad involvement with the non-profit sector, international and governmental organizations in Canada and abroad. As an economist, she evaluated programs under several economic sectors, such as health, education, youth employment programs, among others. Doaa is currently a team lead of evaluation at the Federal Government. She served as the National representative of the CES-National Capital and Nunavut Chapter (NCC) from 2016 to 2019 and as the NCC Treasurer from 2018-2019. She has been on the CES National Board since 2016 and has served in various capacities, as a Chair of the Professional Learning Committee and a member of the Strategic Planning Working Group, among other roles. As a passionate evaluator, Doaa’s long term objective is to actively promote and support the establishment of a rigorous evaluation function within government and service delivery organizations in Canada and to foster the training of emerging Canadian evaluators.
CES Vice President [2021-2023]
Beth Snow PhD, MBA, CA
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Beth is a Scientist and the Head of the Evaluation Program at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) and a Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Population & Public Health, University of British Columbia. She gratefully acknowledges that she lives and works on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of the qiqéyt (Qayqayt) and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Beth has been a professional evaluator in the healthcare system in British Columbia for more than a decade. Her work focuses on bridging the gap between research and evaluation evidence and health services delivery, with a strong interest in equity. She has conducted evaluations in a range of healthcare settings, including public health, acute care, and long-term care. She co-authored the textbook Nutrition Basics: An Active Approach, and led the creation of a model of engaging populations who are not traditionally heard in health services planning. In addition to her work as an evaluator, she is passionate about supporting the next generation of evaluators. Beth teaches program planning and evaluation courses at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia and statistics at the Justice Institute of British Columbia.
Dr. Beth Snow earned a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biochemistry (with a minor in Drama) from McMaster University in 1999, a M.Sc. in Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph in 2000, a PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2006, and her MBA from the UBC Sauder School of Business in 2014. She also holds a Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation. She has volunteered with CESBC in various roles on council, including chapter president, and is a proud CES/CESEF Case Competition coach.
CES Treasurer [2020-2022]
Harry Cummings BA, MA, PhD, CE
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Harry is the Director of HCA. He has supervised over 120 graduate students and teaches graduate courses in Regional Economics, Program Evaluation, Community Economic Development and Research Methods, He is an active community member and has served on the boards of many community organizations. Harry is fluent in French and Indonesian.
CES Secretary [TBD]
CES Past-President [2020-2022]
Sarah Farina MA, CE
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Sarah Farina is the founder of Broadleaf Consulting, where she leads planning processes, creates evaluation frameworks, and conducts evaluations, primarily in health and community development. Sarah brings over 18 years of experience in planning, evaluation and governance with organizations across Canada and around the world. Sarah is driven by her passion for inclusive and authentic approaches to build better communities and systems. She is an adaptive leader and a skilled facilitator who uses collaborative approaches to help non-profit organizations, government and funders turn their aspirations into reality. Sarah’s breadth of experience - which includes community development in over 30 countries, as well as assessing and monitoring sustainable livelihoods projects for the Government of Canada – positions her well to develop creative and responsive solutions. Sarah is a regular presenter and trainer on topics related to planning, evaluation and governance, in Canada and internationally. She has contributed to her community as Board Director and mentor with non-profit organizations. She is fluent in English and French. Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Planning, and she is a Credentialed Evaluator and Registered Professional Planner. Sarah serves as President of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES), Past President of the BC & Yukon chapter of CES and served as Co-Chair of the 2017 CES conference.
CES Chair, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Environmental Sustainability Committee [2021-2022]
Krista Brower M.Ed, CE
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Krista Brower is a credentialed evaluator with over twelve years’ experience in a variety of research and evaluation settings. She is currently the Director of Evaluation and Quality Improvement for the Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network and consults on independent contracts related to her areas of expertise. She holds a Master of Education in Educational Psychology (Measurement, Evaluation and Cognition); as well as a Graduate Certificate in Community-Based Research and Evaluation and is actively pursuing her PhD in Research, Evaluation and Enhancement. Krista has extensive experience related to evaluation in the non-profit, health and social services sectors. In particular, she utilizes innovative approaches to evaluation to facilitate change and guide evidence-based decision making in complex environments. She is a certified ARECCI (A pRoject Ethics Community Consensus Initiative) Second Opinion Reviewer and facilitator, and is certified in both project and change management paradigms. Krista served as the Chair of the Communications and Marketing Committee for CES National and sits as the the Chair of the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Environmental Sustainability Committee, and a member of the ABNWT chapter board.
CES Chair, Communications & Marketing Committee [INTERIM]
Diane Billingsley BA, PPPE Dipl., MA
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
CES Chair, Professional Learning Committee [2021-2022]
Micheal Heimlick BA, MA, CE
Board Representative for CES Saskatchewan
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Micheal Heimlick, MA, is a fourth-generation settler born in Treaty 6 Territory (North Battleford, Saskatchewan). Micheal has a Masters degree in Applied Social Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan and is the founder of Two Bridges Consulting, a program evaluation firm based out of Saskatoon. Starting in 2016, Micheal has helped lead over 50 short and multi-year program evaluations and has helped design evaluation frameworks in both academic and community settings. Notably, he works closely with First Nations and Métis organizations in Saskatchewan with the majority of his work completed in community-based settings with non-profits. Micheal is recognized by the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) as a Credentialed Evaluator, is currently the sitting president of the CES Saskatchewan chapter, and the Co-chair of the CESEF Student Case Competition.
CES Chair, Governance & Process Committee [2021-2022]
Susan Hollett, BA, MA, CE
Board Representative for CES-Newfoundland and Labrador
Director, eInstitute [2017-]
Marla Steinberg PhD, CE
Location: British Columbia
Marla Steinberg is a professional evaluator living and working in Vancouver British Columbia. For over twenty-five years she has been helping funders, foundations, governments, organizations and practitioners measure their impact and find ways to improve their programming. She works primarily in the health and social service sectors and is an adjunct professor at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She has developed and taught numerous university level and professional development courses on evaluation and currently teaches evaluation online through the Population Health Data Analysis Certificate Program at the University of Victoria.
Student and Emerging Evaluator Representative (SEER)
Cassandra Parsons, BA, MA
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia
Cassandra Parsons is an emerging evaluator working as a Junior Evaluation Consultant with Ference & Company in Vancouver, BC. New to the field, Cassandra learned about Evaluation while completing a Master in Public Health from Simon Fraser University. She has a large diversity of experience in areas such as global health, health equity, HIV/AIDS, and harm reduction. Cassandra is a two-time national champion of the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Student Case Competition where she focused on logic model development and participatory data collection methodology. Recently, her team placed 3rd in the World Evaluation Case Competition while representing Canada. In the SEER position Cassandra hopes to engage students and emerging evaluators across Canada who are interested in the field of evaluation.
Manager of National Operations and Member Services
Scott Kettles, DBAC
Location: Grimsby, Ontario
Scott Kettles joins CES with 17 years of experience as an Association Management Professional. He has worked with diverse organizations such as the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. Scott brings extensive experience supporting Professional Associations in overall management, member relations, donor relations, events and professional development.
Scott’s contracted role as a Manager is to support CES in carrying out its organizational mission and vision by managing operations and member services, supporting the implementation of the strategic plan, managing contracts, coordinating IT resources, and supporting Chapters in collaborating to build and serve the evaluation community.
In this role, Lauren will oversee the day-to-day management of the e-Institute, including organizing cohorts for facilitated courses, helping to roll out four new courses in 2022, and reinvigorating our marketing efforts.
A bilingual (English/French) independent consultant, Lauren has over five years of experience in the global evaluation community. She has led and supported several evaluations for international and non-government organizations. She also possesses significant experience in media and marketing. In addition to managing the communications of the European Evaluation Society, she worked as a reporter on the critically-acclaimed, United States nationally-syndicated TV program Teen Kids News. She received a New York Emmy Award for this work in 2012.
If you’re interested in learning more about the e-Institute’s training opportunities, including group rates, facilitated cohorts, and tailored trainings, get in touch with her here. For general inquiries you can also contact [email protected].
Krista Brower M.Ed, CE
Board Representative for CES-Alberta and Northwest Territories [2017-2021]
Board Representative for CES-British Columbia 
Brenda Stead, BA, B.Ed., M.Ed.(Ed. Psyc), CC, LCT, CE
Board Representative for CES-New Brunswick [2019-2021]
Susan Hollett, BA, MA, CE
Board Representative for CES-Newfoundland and Labrador [2020-2023]
Andrealisa Belzer MA, CE
Board Representative for CES Nova Scotia [2021-2023]
Nick Petten MA
Board Representative for CES-Ontario [2020-2023]
Brenda Wedge, BA, CPA, CGA
Board Representative for CES-Prince Edward Island [2021-2023]
Brice Dikoume, BA, MA
Board Representative for La société québécoise d'évaluation de programme (SQEP) [2020-2022]
Stephen Kester, MA
Board Representative for CES-NCC [2021-2024]
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