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Rochelle Zorzi, M.Sc., Principal Research Consultant

Picture of Rochelle Zorzi, Principal Research ConsultantRochelle is the founder and principal research consultant of Zorzi & Associates. Her background is in research design (M.Sc.) and K-12 education (B.Ed.). She has been designing and conducting research and evaluation studies since 1995, and has substantial experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. She is a presenter in the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Essential Skills Series, where she teaches professionals about evaluation, performance measurement, and data collection methods such as questionnaires, interviews, and focus groups.

Rochelle has a talent for representing respondent viewpoints fairly and accurately, even in sensitive situations. For example, in an evaluation of a controversial secondary school news program, parties on both sides of the controversy believed that their concerns were given fair coverage in the report. She is also known for her commitment to quality and her client focus.

Rochelle is an active member of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) and has served on the Board of Directors of the CES-Ontario Chapter. She is also a member of the American Evaluation Association, the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, and the Association of Educational Researchers of Ontario.

View Rochelle’s résumé.

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Martha McGuire, M.S.W., Research Associate

Martha McGuire is the principal of Cathexis Consulting Inc. She has worked across a number of sectors and is known for her ability with multi-disciplinary projects. She combines this with experience in organizational and program development, including strategic and operational planning and currently specializes in program evaluation. She has worked with a variety of populations including homeless people, First Nations, children and people with disabilities. 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 non-government organizations. She is currently chair of the Canadian Evaluation Society - Ontario Chapter. She teaches a course in evaluation at Ryerson University

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Burt Perrin, M.A., Research Associate

Burt Perrin is an independent consultant with a rare combination of top quality skills in research and evaluation, familiarity with the realities of the government context, and experience in working with a wide variety of government, non-profit and private organisations, trusts and international agencies. He has nearly 30 years’ practical experience in policy development, evaluation and strategic planning. Burt is recognised internationally as a leader in the evaluation field. He is a founding Director of the Canadian Evaluation Society, and a founding member of the European Evaluation Society, the Société Française d’Evaluation, and the American Eval­­uation Association. Burt’s expertise includes performance measurement, the evaluation of innovation, and evaluation synthesis. He has an established reputation in the fields of social policy, disability, training and development, employment, equity and human rights, human resources, social services, adult literacy and education, community development, health and health pro­motion, inter-governmental policy co-ordination, international development, research and development, and natural resources.

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Keiko Kuji-Shikatani, Ed.D., Research Associate

Keiko Kuji-Shikatani brings expertise in learning materials development, qualitative research and program evaluation. She is a Learning and Program Evaluation Specialist, and is currently the chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Canadian Evaluation Society - Ontario Chapter. Keiko has extensive international experience through her work with organizations such as UNICEF and World Literacy of Canada.

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Harmony Johnson, B.Sc., Research Assistant

Harmony Johnson brings a strong research background and experience with a number of evaluations in not-for-profit organizations, provincial government, and public sector organizations and agencies. Her work and volunteer experience have enabled her to develop excellent interpersonal, communication, and project management skills. Harmony's expertise includes literature reviews, interviews, focus groups, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Harmony is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society.

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