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CES President [2022-2024]

Andrealisa Belzer MA, CE
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Board Representative for CES Nova Scotia

Andrealisa Belzer is a Credentialed Evaluator employed with the Atlantic Region of Indigenous Services Canada. She serves as Past President of CES Nova Scotia Chapter, and on the National Board’s Standing Committee for DEI and Sustainability. She also participates in the EvalPartners EvalIndigenous Network and the Global Advisory Council for Blue Marble Evaluation. Andrealisa has practised health and social services evaluation since 1995, in Canada and internationally. She is committed to evaluative and decolonizing practice that facilitates systems transformation toward equitable and resilient well-being of all life. 


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Beth Snow

CES Vice President [2021-2023]

Beth Snow PhD, MBA, CE
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.


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CES Treasurer, Chair of Audit Committee [2022-2024]

Stephen Kester MA
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Stephen Kester is an Independent Evaluation and Management Consultant with expertise in the conduct of evaluations, and the development of results-based management frameworks and theories of change for international and Canadian organizations.  
Recent assignments include evaluations conducted for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank, and the United Nations Capital Development Fund as well as ongoing support to the Asian Development Bank in developing results frameworks and theories of change for the priorities outlined in their Strategy 2030.  
Stephen retired from the Canadian Public Service in 2018 where he had served as the Director of Evaluation at Global Affairs Canada for 11 years. Prior to joining the Public Service in 2002, Stephen worked extensively in the field of international development using his knowledge of program evaluation, results-based management and performance measurement for program improvements.  He worked in Sri Lanka for five years as the Program Advisor to the Sri Lanka Canada Development Fund and for seven years with an Ottawa based international development NGO.

Stephen holds a Master of Business Administration degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.


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CES Secretary [2022-2024]

Susan Hollett, BA, MA, CE
Location: Clarenville, NL
Board Representative for CES-Newfoundland and Labrador

Susan Hollett, MSc., CE is President of Hollett and Sons Inc., a consulting firm based in Clarenville, NL specializing in strategic planning, group facilitation and program evaluation since 1996.
Susan earned her Masters degree in Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, has been professionally credentialed in Canada as a facilitator, program evaluator, management consultant and board director and currently serves on the boards of Newfoundland Power and the Canadian Evaluation Society.
She loves nothing more than working with clients on their Theory of Change, Logic Model, Data Source Maps, Research Protocols and then gathering, analyzing and reporting on the data in a way that gives them real value and insight. Susan has been credentialed (CE) by the Canadian Evaluation Society since 2012, reflecting her professional competencies and adherence to the CES Code of Ethics for Evaluators. She has been a board member of CES NL since 2008 and the NL national representative on CES since 2017.

CES Chair, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Environmental Sustainability Committee [TBD]

 


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CES Chair, Communications & Marketing Committee [2022-2024]

Diane Billingsley MSW, DPPE, CE
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon

Diane Billingsley is a credentialed evaluator with over 20 years of experience in research, strategic planning and results-based performance measurement and evaluation. Diane has extensive experience in the areas of health and social policy development and implementation at the provincial and territorial government level as well within the non-profit sector. Additionally, she has substantial northern program management experience, including socio-economic and environmental assessment.  Diane is currently a Senior Evaluation Manager with Crown- Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.  She strives for her evaluation practice to be a mechanism to advance social justice and drive transformative policy.

Diane has been a board member of CES Yukon and the Yukon national council representative since 2020.

Diane holds a Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation from Carleton University in Ottawa, ON; a Master Social Work from the University of Toronto in Toronto, ON and a Joint Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Women’s Studies and Sociology) from Trent University in Peterborough, ON.


CES Co-Chair, Professional Learning Committee [2022-2024]

Krista Brower M.Ed, CE
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Board Representative for CES-Alberta and Northwest Territories

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 Co-Chair, Professional Learning Committee [2022-2024]

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.


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CES Chair, Governance & Process Committee  [2022-2024]

Nick Petten MA
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Board Representative for CES-Ontario

Nick Petten (he/they) is a researcher, consultant and evaluator with over 10 years’ experience working with culturally diverse populations in multiple roles and positions. He is primarily concerned with how to meaningfully and ethically involve children and youth in research and program design. Nick has extensive knowledge and demonstrated research ability developed through a masters-level education in early childhood studies. He is also dedicated to building the capacity of the organizations he works with through several volunteer and board engagements, including board membership for the National and Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society. Nick has in-depth and front-line experience working with children and adolescents with multiple needs and capabilities through parent education programs, early childhood education centres, youth programs, adolescent treatment centres and many other community programs.

 

Director, e-Institute [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.


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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.


e-Institute Manager

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Lauren Weiss
Location: Stamford, CT

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].


DIRECTORS

Krista Brower M.Ed, CE
Board Representative for CES-Alberta and Northwest Territories [2017-2021]

Sarah Boorman, MPH, CE
Beth Garner, MAE, CE
Board Co-Representatives for CES-British Columbia [2022]  

Helene LeBreton, BA (Phil/Anth),MPhil
Board Representative for CES-New Brunswick [2022-2024]

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]

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Board Representative for CES-Saskatchewan []
 

Brian Case, MA
Board Representative for CES-NCC [2022-2024]

Diane Billingsley, BA, MA, CE
Board Representative for CES -Yukon [2020-2023]
 
Maria Reyes, BA, MA
Board Representative for CES -Manitoba [2020-2022]

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