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I have a deep understanding of health promotion practice and program evaluation. I began my career as a community health nurse with a particular focus on mental health and crisis intervention, and school health promotion.
In 2001, I established SWM Consulting Services, a program evaluation and applied research firm. I earned the Credentialed Evaluator designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society in 2013.
In my consulting practice, I work with diverse stakeholders in many sectors, such as health, human services, children's services, justice/crime prevention and recreation. I have extensive experience coordinating complex processes across multiple levels of government and community.
In all of my work, I am committed to collaborative, participatory processes. I blend respectful engagement with evidence-informed approaches to create meaningful, context-specific evaluations.
In 2011, I joined the School of Public Health. Over the years, I have worked with students from different master of public health specializations. Currently I teach a graduate course in Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation.
In my leisure time, I enjoy an active lifestyle. I love to spend time outdoors with my husband, our two children and the family dog!
MSc (Health Promotion), University of Alberta, 2002
BScN, University of Alberta, 1992
Credentialed Evaluator, Canadian Evaluation Society, 2014