Board and Secretariat

CES President [2016-2018]

Harry Cummings  BA, MA, PhD
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Location: Gueph, 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 Vice President [2017-2019]

Natalie Kishchuk, BA, MA, PhD, CE, FCES
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Chair, CES Professional Designations Program
Chair, CES Credentialing Board [member since 2010]
Location: Montréal, Québec

Natalie Kishchuk has worked in program evaluation and applied social research for close to 30 years, on mandates in community development, public and population health, health and social services delivery, research funding programs, and organizational and technological change. An independent consultant well-versed in qualitative, quantitative, participatory and developmental methodologies, she is a Credentialed Evaluator and a Fellow of CES. She received the Award for Service to the Canadian Evaluation Society in 2001 and the Award for Service to the Société québécoise d’évaluation de programmes in 2003.

CES Treasurer [2017-2019]

Robert Chatwin   BA, MSW, CE
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Location: Nova Scotia

Robert Chatwin works for the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation leading performance accountability and evaluation activities.  He is a credentialed evaluation from the Canadian Evaluation Society. Over the last few years his evaluation work has focused on health research impacts.

CES Secretary [2017]


CES Past-President [2016-2018]

Benoît Gauthier BA, MA, MPA, CE, CMC
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Transitional Vice-President for the Professional Designations Program [2013-2014]
President [2014-2016]
Location: Gatineau, Quebec

After a brief seven-year career in the Canadian public service, Benoît joined the private sector as a professional evaluator and social science researcher. He took part in more than 500 studies and over 100 evaluations. He is responsible for the publication of the book "Recherche Sociale" from 1984 to 2016 (now in collaboration with Isabelle Bourgeois). Since 2005, he has been a member of a group of volunteer volunteers, including Shelley Borys, Natalie Kishchuk and Simon Roy, focusing on evaluation in Canada. He received the CES Service Award (2002), the CES Award for his contribution to evaluation in Canada (2006), and the title of Credentialed Evaluator (2010). He holds the positions of lecturer or honorary member of the École nationale d'administration publique du Québec, Carleton University and Charles Darwin University.

CES Chair, Communications & Marketing Committee [2016-2017]

Johann Jacob  LL.B, MPA
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Board Representative for the Société québécoise d'évaluation de programme (SQEP) [2015-2017]
Location: Quebec, Quebec

Johann Lucas Jacob has over 10 years of experience in program evaluation. He works at Université Laval for the Observatoire québécois de l'adaptation aux changements climatiques (OQACC), a research center dedicated to the M&E of climate change adaptation. He is also a lecturer in program evaluation at École nationale d'administration publique (ENAP). Johann has to his credit two books, as well as some fifty scientific articles and evaluative research reports.

CES Chair, Professional Learning Committee [2017-2018]

Doaa Saddek, BA, MA, MPhil (Cantab), PhD
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Board Representative for CES-National Capital and Nunavut Chapter [2016-present]
Member of the Professional Learning Committee [2016-2017]
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Doaa Saddek has over 18 years of professional experience in program evaluation, policy research, and socioeconomic analysis through a broad involvement with the non-profit sector, international and governmental organizations in Canada and internationally. She evaluated programs and projects under several economic sectors, such as health, education, youth employment programs, among others. Doaa is currently a team lead of evaluation in the Federal Government.  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 young Canadian evaluators.

CES Chair, Governance & Process Committee [2015-2017]

Brenda Wedge BA, CPA, CGA
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National Representative for PEI [2012-2017]
President of the PEI Chapter [2016-2017]
Location: Prince Edward Island

Brenda has a Masters Certificate in Project Management and a Certificate in Leadership Development.  Additionally, she has completed substantial training in Program Evaluation.  Brenda is a Senior Consultant and Principal with MRSB Consulting Services. She has over 25 years' experience providing business advisory services and strategies to clients including evaluation services, diagnostic assessments, business plans, economic impact analyses, research and consultations, and funding proposals. She has worked with public and private sector entities including businesses, organizations, and associations in a variety of sectors including health, community services, bioscience, fisheries, tourism, manufacturing, agriculture, renewable energy, and education. Brenda has worked on projects in Canada, Belize and Barbados.

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.  


Patricia King, BA, MA, CE
Board Representative for CES-Ontario [2017-2019]

Tracy Groenewegen, BA, MA
Board Representative for CES-Manitoba [2017-2019]

Krista Brower M.Ed, CE
Board Representative for CES-Alberta and Northwest Territories [2017-2019]

Nancy Carter BA, MASP, PhD, CE
Board Representative and Chapter President for CES Nova Scotia [2017-2020]

Kristin Gushuliak, BS (Hons), Cert LENP, Cert AE&T, DipBA
Board Representative and Chapter President for CES-Saskatchewan [2017-2019]

Susan Hollett, CE, CMC, CPF, ICD.D
Board Representative for CES-Newfoundland and Labrador [2017-2020]

Katerina Lysenko, MA
Board Representative for CES-New Brunswick [to December 2020]

Diana Tindall, BA, MPA, CE
Board Representative for CES-British Columbia and Yukon [2017-2019]

CES Executive Director [2015-2017]

Rebecca Mellett BA, MA, MSc
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Location: Victoria, Brisith Columbia

Rebecca is CES' Executive Director with over 20 years of experience leading federal public policy and manageing strategic planning, program operations, evaluation and research for a number of central agencies and line departments. A specialist in sustainable international development (LSE, Harvard) and results-based management, gender and governance, Rebecca has field experience as Canada's representative in Peru, Honduras and Nicaragua and was a regional manager of CIDA outreach and communications for western Canada. Her community work serves the not-for- profit section in capacity-building, fundraising and membership engagement. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish, presently pursuing her CE and Certificate in Applied Evaluation Methods.


Lynn Burgess
CES Secretariat, Director of Client Services at Megram Consulting Services Ltd (Renfrew, Ontario)
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Vicky Van Massenhoven
CES Secretariat, Administrative Assistant, Megram Consulting Services Ltd.
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Devon Lesk
CES Webmaster, Megram Consulting Services Ltd.
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