Dr. Gillian Kerr is a Canadian psychologist who consults with organizations, mostly nonprofits and the public sector, to improve their effectiveness. Most of her projects relate to policy analysis, evaluation, process improvement, performance measurement and the use of knowledge and information.
Gillian has assisted dozens of organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors to develop evaluation frameworks, logic models and/or performance monitoring systems. She was Vice President of United Way of Greater Toronto, and a member of the United Way of America Outcome Measurement Task Force that created the influential evaluation measurement toolkit used worldwide since 1999. She uses methodologies based on human service evaluation and policy analysis, integrating them with process improvement and systems perspectives.
Previous positions have included front-line roles in health and social services, including rehabilitation counsellor and clinical psychologist, and vice president of an information technology firm specializing in the non-profit sector. She developed several programs serving people with disabilities, including an AIDS prevention service, a pre-vocational program for Deaf adults with minimal language skills, and a community mental health clinic, and consulted to the Kellogg Foundation on the incorporation of culturally-relevant outcome measures for diverse ethno-cultural groups.
Among her clients are Citizenship & Immigration Canada, Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care, Human Resources Development Canada, Industry Canada, Yahoo Canada, Bell Canada, Microsoft Canada, the Canadian Hearing Society, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Gillian managed several projects in Qatar, an Arab nation in the Middle East, including the development of a National Vision initiative that continues to guide Qatar’s long-term development strategy, and a performance measurement framework for the national statistical authority.
Areas of expertise: program evaluation, performance measurement, policy analysis, work flow creation, process analysis, program design, stakeholder consultation
Martha McGuire, M.S.W., CE, President | LinkedIn
Martha McGuire has worked across a number of sectors and is known for her ability with multi-disciplinary and complex projects. She combines this with experience with organizational and program development, including strategic and operational planning. She has worked with a variety of populations including the homeless, First Nations and other Aboriginal communities, children, older adults and people with disabilities. As well, she has worked in a number of disciplines including health, social services, employment, economic development and green energy. This combination has supported the successes she has achieved in facilitating positive change in programs, organizations and systems. She has worked with private sector, government and voluntary sector organizations.
Martha has a keen interest in the development of the field of evaluation. Through her work on the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) Core Body of Knowledge project with Rochelle Zorzi and Burt Perrin, she has contributed to a better understanding of the value of evaluation and what is needed to conduct credible and useful evaluations. She has also been involved with the development of the CES Professional Designation Program. She is a past board member and past-chair of the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society and is also the past-president of the CES National Council. She represents CES on the board of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation and is on the Management Group Executive for EvalPartners. She received the CES 2009 Award for Contribution to Theory and Practice of Evaluation in Canada.
Martha teaches Effectiveness and Accountability through Evaluation at Ryerson University.
Sara Gaudon, Executive Director | LinkedIn
Sara brings over 10 years of project management experience to her consulting work with LogicalOutcomes, including 1.5 years immersed in District Health Information System (DHIS2). Sara coordinates teams from around the globe to assess organizational requirements, provide online training and coaching, support configuration and hosting, test data collection, and create reports and dashboards. In less than a year under Sara’s leadership, LogicalOutcomes has implemented five ‘Quick Starts’ for international NGOs, reaching field teams in Canada, Africa and Asia.
Sara is listed as a DHIS2 expert for North America on the new ‘DHIS2 Knowledge Repository.’ She has a background in project management and a degree in International Development. As Executive Director of LogicalOutcomes, Sara oversees business administration, supports the recruitment and on-boarding of new consultants, leads online marketing, and process improvement.
Areas of expertise: project management, research and analysis, training and facilitation, DHIS2 configuration and coaching, online media
Serge Eric, Yakeu Djiam, IR, M.SC., CE, Director | LinkedIn
As a Credentialed Evaluator (CE) with International Team Leader Profile, Serge Eric has 18+ years of experience worldwide. Fully Bilingual (French & English) with basic knowledge of Spanish, he led the design and implementation of over 70 country research worldwide either as individual or in team setting. He wrote two books, and developed 300+ reports, blogs, articles and papers. He works with stakeholders at multiple levels including Universities where he works/ed as Visiting Professor with the United Arab Emirates University in UAE, the Institute of Environmental Sciences in Cameroun, the University of Constantine II in Algeria, the University of Montreal in Canada; with government agencies, community-based organisations, program staffs, donors/funders, senior officers, partners’ agencies and UN agencies such UNESCO, IFAD, FAO, ILO, UNIDO, UNWomen, and WFP. He worked in Africa (23 countries), Europe (7), North-America, Middle-East (2), and Asia (3), in various environments including cities, villagers, forests, savanna, and Sahel.
He is very active in M&E and development evaluation worldwide mostly as adviser for youth empowerment for their inclusion into the society especially within professional networks such as with the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) where he served as President, the Cameroon Development Evaluation Association (CaDEA), The Canadian Evaluation Society (CES), the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP), and the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS). Serge Eric is serving as Mentor for number of online training program such as with the Development for Peace Program of Search for Common Ground in USA.
His academic background covers a Double International Master of Science in Rural Development, an Agronomist Diploma, Major in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, and a BS in Biochemistry, Major in Human Nutrition. Serge Eric has a dozen of international certificate in international cooperation (North/South cooperation), Social science research methodologies, Planning and evaluation, and Equity-focused evaluation.
Areas of expertise: Agricultural and Rural development, Value-chain analysis, Financial inclusion and Small-grant assistance, Capacity needs assessment, Education & Vocational training initiatives, Poverty reduction policies, Food security and nutrition, Gender & Equity-focused evaluation, Planning and project/program management, Humanitarian assistance, Vulnerability assessment and resilience, Peacebuilding and transition initiatives, Community development, Environmental economics and natural resource management.
Sudip Minhas, Ph.D., Director | LinkedIn
Dr. Sudip Minhas is currently the Executive Director at The Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women, also known as W5. She has worked with W5 now for the past 9+ years, having started out as a volunteer. Since arriving in Canada 11 years ago, she has made tremendous strides in her career and activism within her region, provincially and nationally. With the wealth of knowledge that she brings to the table, she has sat on numerous boards and advisory committees including; South Asian Centre of Windsor, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), many policy committees, etc.
Prior to coming to Canada, she taught Feminist Theory, Cultural Studies and Identity Politics for 19 years at one of India’s premier Universities. Her academic research propelled her into seeking redress for social injustice and human rights. Having experienced militant insurgency in Punjab, India at very close proximity, she compiled a two-volume book on police disappearances. Her work in academia as well as research into the causes of high proclivity of youth becoming susceptible to the allure of violence led her to unearth the discontent of young people and lack of programming towards productive channelling of young energy. This has led her to establishing one of the most unique arts based programming for young newcomers at W5. The program has tackled issues of violence, alienation and isolation amongst newcomer and refugee youth. Recognising the issue of radicalisation and the susceptibility of alienated youth valorising and romanticising violence, she introduced programming around interfaith dialogue and understanding faith in its true spirit. This led to collaboration with student activists from the University of Windsor called Muslim women, the Windsor Ahmaddiya faction, and the Windsor Islamic Society.
She has actively participated in public policy dialogue around issues of social inclusion and newcomer settlement encompassing violence against women, employment, mental health, recreation, preventive health, housing, poverty and civic participation. Her work has provided her with the opportunity to acquire great understanding and sound knowledge of the realities, issues, challenges and concerns of our communities especially immigrants and refugees and the human services sector in general. She has shared and exchanged this knowledge as a presenter/facilitator at various forums including National Settlement Conference, Metropolis Conference, LINC administrator conference and OCASI conferences, just to name a few.
Karen A. Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director | LinkedIn
Dr. Monsen is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing where she co-directs the Center for Nursing Informatics. Her expertise is in public health nursing and nursing informatics, and her intervention effectiveness research employs diverse methods including text mining, theory-based analysis, data mining, visualization and longitudinal analysis. Dr Monsen leads Omaha System Community of Practice the Director of the Omaha System Partnership for Knowledge Discovery and Health Care Quality. She has worked extensively with health care agencies and systems regarding documentation issues and data management.
Michael Potvin, M.S.W., B.S.W., Director | LinkedIn
Michael Potvin has worked primarily in the Housing and Homelessness sector for more than five years. His has experience with program development, organisational planning, strategic planning, policy development, program implementation and implementation of Evidence Based Practice in agencies. Further, he has experience with conducting research and evaluations with programs and organizations. Michael has worked with several populations including chronically and episodically homeless people, people with chronic mental and physiological health concerns and seniors. He has worked with municipal governments and the non-profit sectors.
Michael has an interest in the adoption of Evidence Based Practice in the non-profit sector through systematically searching empirical literature to identify interventions, implement interventions in broader programming, identifying outcomes associated with interventions and using evaluations to improve programming and better account for agency context. To accomplish these tasks Michael has merged his experience with research, evaluation and clinical knowledge together to ensure the efficacy of programming in meeting populations needs.
Steven Uggowitzer, Director | LinkedIn
Steven has over twenty years experience in engineering internet technology, information and management systems; and over 15 years of international experience in public health and global health related information systems, deploying mission critical tools in large enterprise environments; and ICT support to health technical programmes at global, regional and country level. Steven is currently focused on interoperability and systems architectures based around DHIS2.
Wanying Zhao, Ph.D., Director | LinkedIn
Wanying is a research scientist, with a Ph.D. in Psychology. She is currently working for the Ontario Trillium Fund as an ‘Impact Measurement and Evaluation Analyst.’