Executive 2018-2019

President
Andrealisa Belzer
Andrealisa Belzer is a Credentialed Evaluator employed with the Atlantic Region of Indigenous Services Canada. She serves as Past Chair of the CES Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, Chair of the CES Sustainability Working Group and President of CES Nova Scotia Chapter. She also participates in the American Evaluation Association and European Evaluation Society.  Andrealisa has practiced health and social services evaluation since 1995, in Canada and internationally.  She is committed to evaluative processes and products that enhance collective consciousness, facilitate decolonization, and enable adaptive management for mutual benefit across human and natural systems.

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Vice-PresidentDorian Watts Dorian Watts became a Credentialed Evaluator and successfully completed the REAL Evaluation Fellowship with the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation in 2018. Dorian has nearly ten years experience working in various roles related to evaluation and research with a primary focus in health. She is keen to support evaluation work, policy, and strategy. Dorian holds a Masters of Science in Community Health Sciences.

Originally from Manitoba, Dorian is happy to now call Nova Scotia home. She has been engaged in the local CES chapter since 2015.

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Treasurer

Katherine Connell Blunden

Katherine Connell Blunden is an Evaluation Consultant with the Nova Scotia Government. In this role, she works as an internal evaluator supporting a variety of programs and initiatives, and fostering a culture of evaluation. Katherine has 7 years of experience spanning evaluation, research and program management in the public and not-for-profit sectors. She has an MA in Sociology and a BA(H) in Sociology and Political Science, and has served on the CES-NS board in a variety of roles since 2013.

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SecretaryStacy Singh Stancy Singh is a Clinical Pharmacist working as a Manager with the Pharmacy Department of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. In this role, Stancy is responsible for pharmacy staff members who provide direct patient care as well as other supporting services such as IT, Drug Use Evaluation, and Ambulatory Care services. She has over 23 years of work experience spanning hospital and community patient care, including a number of years working within the Pharmaceutical Industry. Stancy holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry (Acadia University), a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (Memorial University of Newfoundland), and a Hospital Pharmacy Residency Certificate (Kingston, Ontario). Additionally, she has earned an MBA (St. Mary’s University) and a Master of Health Informatics degree (Dalhousie University). Stancy grew up in Newfoundland and currently resides in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

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Past President and National Representative

nancy - head shotNancy Carter

Nancy Carter is the Director, REAL Evaluation Services at the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation. Nancy’s work provides guidance and advice to support evaluation across all sectors. She has been awarded the professional designation of Credentialed Evaluator by the Canadian Evaluation Society and is actively involved in evaluation both nationally and provincially through her role as past-president of the Nova Scotia chapter of CES, National Representative for NS on the National Board, and as one of three co-chairs for the 2019 CES National conference. She is particularly interested in evaluation of innovative and complex interventions including research networks, collaborations and collective impact initiatives.

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Acting Program Chair and Member at Large
Eunice Abaga
Eunice Abaga is an evaluation specialist providing consulting services in program evaluation, program development and management, Project management and policy research and analysis. She has over ten years of combined experience in the nonprofit, NGO and public sectors working both in Canada and internationally.  Eunice’s areas of expertise include: program evaluation, planning, project management, evaluation training and capacity-building, mixed-methods, qualitative analysis, and survey design.  Holds Master of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University, Master of Public Administration from Dalhousie and Bachelor of Education from Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. Eunice grew up in Kenya, Africa and currently lives in Fall River, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Membership Chair

Jenn Dixon

Jenn has been working in the field of evaluation for the past 10 years and received her Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation in 2017. She currently working within the provincial government as a Senior Evaluation Advisor where she works to increase evaluation culture and capacity and provides internal evaluation support to programs, policy and strategy. Jenn also works as an independent external evaluator with Strive Health, providing evaluation support on a variety of health-related projects. She holds a MSc in Population and Public Heath, a Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis, a BSc in Health Promotion and BSc in Psychology.

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Member at LargeJoanna Nemis-White Joanna has worked collaboratively in the healthcare industry across Canada since 1990. For the past 20 years, she has developed and supported continuous quality improvement partnership projects aimed at enhancing patient care and outcomes, with numerous and diverse healthcare stakeholders in both the public, non-profit and private sectors. As a leader in project and quality improvement, Joanna holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.  Joanna is also certified in change management in accordance with Prosci® methodologies and tools, having extensive practical experience supporting stakeholders during the change processes. Joanna has been a CES-NS member for the past 2 years and Principal/Founder of Strive Health Management since 2010.