Board of Directors

François Dumaine 

Chair Ottawa

François is a program evaluator and partner at PRA Inc, a research firm focussing on program evaluation and market research. Prior to joining CESEF, François was involved with the Canadian Evaluation Society, including one term as National President. Being located in Ottawa, François can regularly be spotted along the Rideau canal pursing his passion for running. Otherwise, he hides at home to savour fine jazz.

Colleen Goggin

Vice Chair Halifax

Colleen Goggin is a senior evaluator at the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A federal civil servant since 2001, she previously worked as an evaluator with the Public Health Agency of Canada (Atlantic Region). Colleen holds a Masters of Health Science (Community Nutrition) from the University of Toronto and is a Credentialed Evaluator.

Laura Conroy

Treasurer Ottawa

Laura is a credentialed evaluator with CES. She is a consultant manager at Goss Gilroy Inc. (GGI) - a management consulting firm offering a wide range of services to public, not-for-profit and private sector clients. Laura is located in Ottawa and loves spending time in the great outdoors. She joined the CESEF board in 2017.

Jennifer Young

Secretary Yellowknife

Jennifer is a credentialed, northern evaluator who is currently employed by the Government of the Northwest Territories at a senior management level. When not advocating for evidence-based and accountable practices through her employment and volunteer efforts, Jennifer spends the rest of her time with her young family out on Great Slave Lake or at the cabin.

Linzi Williamson

Director, Chair of Scholarship Committee Saskatoon 

Linzi Williamson is a PhD Candidate in Applied Social Psychology (ASP) at the University of Saskatchewan, specializing in program evaluation, social psychological research, and reproductive psychology. She is passionate about reproductive rights and sexual health education, so pursues a variety of opportunities to address those social issues. She joined the CESEF board in November 2017.

Katy Pollock

Director, Chair of Communications Committee Yellowknife

Katy is a researcher and evaluator who works with the territorial government in Somba K’e (Yellowknife), NWT. She has lived and worked across Canada in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba. Off the clock, you can find her skijoring, cross country skiing, jogging, or relaxing in front of the fire.

Marshal Rodrigues

Director, Chair of SEEK and EAA Committee Toronto

Marshal is an Evaluation Analyst at Dig Insights, a market research and evaluation company in Toronto. When she is not working on evaluations for government and non-profit organizations she loves cooking and hiking.

Kathryn Radford

Director, Chair of the Student Evaluation Case Competition  Ottawa

Kathryn is a Senior Evaluator at Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Ottawa. She has been involved with the Student Evaluation Case Competition since 2010 and recently became the Chair of the competition. Kathryn is also a Credentialed Evaluator. When not evaluating, Kathryn enjoys travelling, watching movies – especially those with subtitles and cycling in Canada and Europe.

Wendy Doughty

Director at large  Edmonton

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