Local Affiliate of the American Evaluation Association
Join us for our annual Seattle Evaluation Association Business Meeting.
We are very excited to welcome Kim van der Woerd and Billie Joe Rogers from Reciprocal Consulting as our keynote speakers. Kim and Billie Joe will be speaking on: Evaluation's role contributing to and challenging the status quo: How do we do better? Perspectives from Indigenous Evaluation.
Kim van der Woerd is a member of the ‘Namgis First Nation from Alert Bay, BC. Kim is the founder of Reciprocal Consulting, an Indigenous consulting firm specializing in program evaluation and research. She has over 25 years of experience conducting local, provincial and national program evaluations managing 295 projects. Kim completed her PhD in Psychology at Simon Fraser University. Her dissertation was the recipient of the Michael Scriven Dissertation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Evaluation Theory, Methodology or Practice, 2007. Kim also received the Canadian Evaluation Society Contributions to Evaluation in Canada 2014 Award for her mentorship of Indigenous students. More recently, Kim was awarded the 2018 BC Community Achievement Award, and the 2018 Mitchell Award through the BC Achievement Foundation; as well as the Indigenous Business Award 2018 for businesses with 3-10 people. Kim and her team at Reciprocal Consulting are passionate about social justice, and culturally responsive research and evaluation. Kim has also been active in her community serving on many boards locally and nationally.
Billie Joe Rogers is an Anishinaabe member of Aamjiwnaang First Nation (formerly the Chippewas of Sarnia) in Southwestern Ontario and holds a PhD in Law and Forensic Psychology from Simon Fraser University. Billie Joe has contributed to over 200 program evaluations, research projects, and facilitation contracts. Billie Joe’s dissertation research focused on the role of integrating cultural activities and holistic supports for Indigenous young offenders undergoing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) assessments. Billie Joe’s Master of Arts thesis focused on the relationship of cultural connectedness as a resilience and protective factor for youth living with FASD and involved with the justice system. During her PhD studies at Simon Fraser University, Billie Joe completed several research projects in the area of Indigenous youth justice – specifically on the intersection between cultural identity, resilience, justice involvement and FASD. Billie Joe has 10 years of experience conducting evaluations and research at the local, provincial and national levels, with a focus on programs and content germane to Indigenous communities.
Following the keynote address, the Seattle Evaluation Association will review the last year at the association and discuss plans for the year to come.
This session is open to both members and non-members. If you are a member, please join the meeting and tell us what you like about being a member and what we can do better. If you are considering becoming a member, please join this conversation and let us know what the Association can offer.
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