Dr. Margo Greenwood consults with our firm on evaluations and studies related to First Nations and Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Margo is an Associate Professor in both the Education and First Nations Studies departments at the University of Northern British Columbia and directs a number of research institutes including the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health, the Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs, UNBC Task Force on Substance Abuse and BC Initiatives, a Ministry of Health activity that is comprised of Aboriginal ACTNOW BC and Preschool Visual Screening. Margo is an Indigenous scholar of Cree ancestry with more than 20 years experience related to Indigenous peoples’ health and wellbeing, Indigenous knowledge, child health and wellbeing, population health and the determinants of health, and the science of knowledge translation and implementation. Margo has served with over 20 national and provincial federations, committees and assemblies, and has undertaken work with Unicef, the United Nations, and the Canadian Reference Group to the World Health Organization Commission on Health Determinants. Margo holds a PhD in Education from UBC, a Masters of Arts from UVIC, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta.
Neale MacMillan has 19 years of evaluation experience, specializing in program evaluation and performance measurement for the federal government and international non-profit organizations and development agencies. He has led, or acted as a key team member, on more than 20 evaluation or performance measurement projects for clients including Natural Resources Canada, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), IDRC and UNESCO. Neale has carried out field missions for evaluations of CIDA-funded programs in Africa and Latin America, and for USAID in India. Neale is currently a Senior Evaluator with Stiles Associates in Ottawa. Neale has a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Carleton University. He is fluent in English and has a professional working capacity in Spanish and French.
Megan Rutherford has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia and a MFA Education degree from Simon Fraser University. Retiring from twenty-eight years teaching within the Performance Arts spectrum and English, Megan has joined the Ference team as a Research Analyst, assisting with the evaluation of a wide range of projects including: The Advanced Manufacturing Labour Market Strategy, The BC Organics Industry, Northern Safety Network Yukon, BC Co-operative Labour Market, Canadian Grain Commission, and Work BC.
Robert Vandenberg is a Senior Associate with Ference & Company. Robert is a Credentialed Evaluator with over 30 years of experience in the design, management, and implementation of program evaluations both in Canada and internationally. Robert has led multiple program evaluations as a performance manager consultant across 25 countries in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Robert also has extensive experience in governance assessment and capacity building for public sector and non-government institutions and organizations, including several years of front-line work as an Organizational Development Delegate for the Canadian Red Cross in Sri Lanka. Robert has a Master of Arts in International Development as well as a Diploma in Policy and Program Evaluation from Carleton University.
Andreina Romero is a Senior Research Analyst at Ference & Company. Andreina specializes in translation services and primary data collection and analysis including key informant interviews, surveys, focus groups, and case studies. Since joining Ference & Company in 2011, Andreina has contributed to more than 30 program evaluations related to health, justice, employment and skills training, investment and commercialization for clients in the federal and provincial governments. Prior to 2011, Andreina was employed with Simon Fraser University, the BC Ministry of Education and the Canada Revenue Agency. Andreina has a Master of Arts in French Literature from Simon Fraser University and is fully fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Marcia Turner is Gitxsan from the Lax Gibuu (wolf) clan and Wilp Haisimsque (house of Chief Haisimsque), her ancestral name is ‘Naa-mehl which means “to tell” as in “messenger”. Marcia is a progressive leader working with a diverse range of public agencies, non-profit organizations, governments, and post-secondary institutions in BC, Canada, and Internationally. Drawing from over twenty years of experience working with Indigenous communities as well as with non-Indigenous organizations, Marcia works to advance Indigenous policy, amplify Indigenous voices, address equity for Indigenous people, and privilege Indigenous knowledge systems.
She has the political and cultural acumen to navigate and respect the diversity of Indigenous people, histories, cultures, and communities. Marcia has extensive experience in Indigenous engagement, bridging Indigenous and non-Indigenous relationships.
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