GGI’s multi-disciplinary teams have knowledge of, and experience in, a wide range of subject areas including program evaluation design and implementation, performance management frameworks and reviews, complex survey design, statistical consulting, qualitative research (interviews, focus groups), market research, information management and technology.

As part of its commitment to excellence, GGI sets up consulting teams with complementary expertise and cost-effectiveness, best able to meet the particular needs of each assignment.

These teams are picked from GGI’s roster of 9 Partners and over 20 professional staff, as well as from the extensive network of strategic partnerships and associates across Canada and internationally.

Click on the names to review the qualifications of GGI’s Senior Team.

Partners

Louise Mailloux

Louise Mailloux

Partner

Ms Mailloux (MA) is a Partner at GGI with over 20 years of experience as a consultant and a manager. She has developed expertise in Gender-Based Analysis (GBA), Results-Based Management (RBM) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), which she has used in the area of social development, health, gender, governance, justice and international development in Canada and in over 20 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. She has used her gender-based analysis skills in a variety of capacities, including project management, research, policy, resources development and communication, as well as monitoring and evaluation. She has worked with a variety of organizations to increase their effectiveness to deliver and evaluate programs.

She is an experienced facilitator with a background in participatory methodologies. She conducts culturally sensitive research and has designed inclusive processes to insure the views of diverse stakeholders are represented in research and evaluation projects. She is experienced in a host of data collection methods including document review, interviews, case studies, workshops and focus groups with a wide range of stakeholders from senior government officials to community-level participants.

Ms. Mailloux is fully bilingual. She holds an MA and a BA in Anthropology and a Graduate Certificate in International Development. She has secret level security clearance.

Contact: lmailloux@ggi.ca; 613-230-5577 x232

Sandy Moir

Sandy Moir

Partner

Sandy Moir has been a Partner with GGI since 2008 and is currently the Managing Partner of the Ottawa office. She has been practicing applied social research and evaluation for over 20 years. Sandy has conducted hundreds of projects for public and not-for-profit sector clients at the federal/national level as well as the provincial level. Her experience ranges from small focused assignments to very large complex engagements.

Sandy is an experienced evaluator and researcher, with particular expertise in qualitative methods. Over her career, Sandy has developed highly responsive research and instrument designs, completed hundreds of interviews and facilitated dozens of workshops and focus groups. Sandy’s main focus in all her assignments is to meet the needs of her clients. Providing relevant, timely and useful reports and strategic recommendations is her main goal in all her work.

Sandy is a Certified Management Consultant and a Credentialed Evaluator.

Contact: smoir@ggi.ca; 613-230-5577 x288

Ken Organ

Ken Organ

Partner

Ken Organ has been a Partner with GGI since 2004 and is currently Managing Partner of the St. John’s office and Chair of the Board of Directors. He has been practicing in the areas of evaluation, applied social research, policy review and analysis, economic analysis, and web-based application development and implementation for over 20 years.

Ken has managed large national multi-year projects as well as smaller local projects. He works extensively with Indigenous groups, community agencies and federal and provincial governments. Most recently, Ken has focused on supporting the delivery of labour market programs and services by Indigenous groups and community agencies, the evaluation of labour market programs and services and services provided to at-risk groups, and economic impact analysis.

Ken’s strength lies in his ability to bridge the gap between qualitative and quantitative research and clearly articulate findings and their implications for the client. Ken holds a BA in Economics from Memorial University and has a security clearance at the secret level.

Hubert Paulmer

Hubert Paulmer

Partner

Hubert Paulmer (M.Sc (Agri), MBA, GDIP,) is a Partner at GGI with 25 years of experience in planning and managing complex program evaluations and multi-sectoral international projects in private, public and non-profit sectors across Africa, Asia, Europe and North Americas. He has completed assignments in more than 40 countries; this includes assignments with bi-laterals and UN Agencies.

Hubert has expertise in monitoring and evaluation, Result-Based Management, baseline studies, performance measurement, key indicator development, mixed-method approaches, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, designing and using various data collection tools, capacity development, change management, risk analysis and mitigation, organizational assessment and  strategic planning.  In addition to his extensive stakeholder relationship management and consensus building expertise, he has excellent facilitation and interviewing skills in cross-cultural contexts. He has extensive experience in financial analysis and results-based budgeting.  He also has expertise in conducting market and industry studies. Hubert’s extensive international experience in Asia and Africa includes managing private sector businesses engaged in international trade and logistics, supply-chain development and management, commodity buying, small and micro-enterprise development, and inclusive financing, specifically in the agri-food and agri-commodity sectors. He has expertise and demonstrated experience in private-public sector partnerships, corporate social responsibility, community economic development and developing market linkages between global markets and rural markets in developing countries.

He is a Credentialed Evaluator, a Certified Micro-finance Trainer and a Trainer in Total Quality Management. He is a regular presenter in evaluation conferences in North America. Hubert is actively involved in various leadership roles in the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) and the American Evaluation Association (AEA).

Contact: hpaulmer@ggi.ca; 613-230-5577 x236

Janice Remai

Janice Remai

Partner

Janice Remai (MA, CE) is a Partner in the GGI Ottawa office. She has almost 20 years of experience in the program evaluation field for federal, provincial and non-governmental clients. Janice’s project experience includes the development of performance measurement strategies and evaluation plans, and the conduct of both implementation and summative evaluations. She has worked in a variety of content areas and her current research interests include health, the environment, science and technology, employment and training, and immigration. As a result of her academic training and research experience, Janice has expertise in the design and conduct of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has conducted document and literature reviews, focus groups, case studies, key informant interviews, and managed large-scale telephone and online surveys. Janice is a seasoned and ‘hands-on’ project manager, with over a decade of experience in leading evaluation studies. In this role, Janice has been responsible for project scoping, client liaison, leading and coordinating multi-disciplinary research teams, ensuring quality control, and submission of deliverables, including final reports and presentations, that are timely, evidence-based and meet client expectations. Ms. Remai holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology. She is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) and has received her Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation. Ms.Remai is security cleared to the Secret level.

Contact: jremai@ggi.ca; 613-230-5577 x257

Simon Roy

Simon Roy

Partner

Simon Roy (PhD) is a Partner at GGI and specializes in social-economic and evaluation research. He is a credentialed evaluator from the Canadian Evaluation Society. Over the last few years, Dr. Roy conducted evaluations in a wide variety of areas including human resources and training, economic development, languages and culture, industrial research, and Aboriginal affairs. He also managed many research projects and management consulting assignments for public, not-for-profit and private sector organizations. Dr. Roy has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. He is a highly experienced focus group moderator and has designed questionnaires for telephone, fax, mail and Web surveys. He also conducted many projects involving efficiency and cost-benefit analyses. He speaks French and English fluently and has published a number of research and methodological papers. Dr. Roy’s security clearance is at the secret level.

Contact: sroy@ggi.ca; 613-230-5577 x231

Marie Ryan

Marie Ryan

Partner

Marie Ryan is a GGI Partner based in our St. John’s Office. She has extensive experience in conducting evaluation and research for local, provincial and national non-profit and voluntary organizations, and the public sector. Marie has worked with diverse populations including persons with disabilities, Aboriginal people, women, at-risk families and youth, seniors, and those experiencing/at-risk of homelessness and their advocates.  She specializes in qualitative research methodologies, including interviews, focus groups and case studies. Marie has extensive experience facilitating workshops, conferences, and planning sessions for community organizations as well as government, and in-depth experience in organizational development with community based organizations/service providers. Marie is the former Deputy Mayor of the City of St. John’s. She has a degree in Education (Elementary methods). Marie’s security clearance is at the secret level.

Contact: mryan@ggi.nf.ca; 709-754-2065 x240

Pina Pejovic

Pina Pejovic

Partner

Pina Pejovic (PhD) is a partner at GGI located in Toronto. She has over 25 years of experience in research and program evaluation and specializes in health, workplace wellness, and education. Her clients include federal, provincial and municipal public-sector organizations in health and community care, education, skills training, and professional regulatory practices sectors.

As an evaluation specialist, Pina has extensive experience with the development of innovative data and evaluation approaches for public sector organizations, including designing evaluation and performance measurement and monitoring frameworks, and designing and implementing both process and outcome evaluations. Dr. Pejovic is a specialist in both quantitative and qualitative research design and analysis; including multi-methods research and evaluation programs that include literature and jurisdictional reviews, interviews, focus groups, public and stakeholder engagements, and survey research.  She has managed a wide portfolio of projects ranging from large multi-year studies involving online and telephone surveys to smaller scale qualitative research studies. Pina provides strategic insights, evidence and knowledge that is transformative and actionable. Dr. Pejovic has a Doctorate degree in Sociology. She is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) and has received her Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation. Pina has security clearance at the secret level.

Contact: ppejovic@ggi.ca

Karen Croteau

Karen Croteau

Partner

Karen Croteau is a Partner at GGI with over 17 years of experience specializing in socio-economic and evaluation research in the Science and Technology Sector.  Karen has extensive experience in a variety of areas including: performance measurement, organizational/resource review, benefit/cost analysis, organizational benchmarking, business case development, business process improvement, risk management, change management and project/ program management. Ms. Croteau has focused primarily on the provision of evaluation and evaluation-related services since 2002.She is highly experienced in qualitative and quantitative research methods and she has served a wide range of clients in the federal, provincial and non-governmental areas.  She frequently acts as subject matter expert in evaluation and performance measurement and has co-authored a global evaluation methodology, developed new and innovative evaluation methods and has taught impact evaluation at the post-secondary level. She is a seasoned project manager responsible for project reporting to senior level executives as well as monitoring the lifecycle of financial and operational objectives. Karen is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and the American Evaluation Association and has received her Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation.

Contact: kcroteau@ggi.ca; 613-230-5577 x233

Senior Staff

Tasha Truant

Tasha Truant

Principal

Tasha Truant, a Principal at GGI, is passionate about improving the lives of beneficiaries through enhancing the performance of the organizations that serve them. She is experienced in designing and conducting organizational assessments, evaluations, and other applied research studies which use qualitative and quantitative data collection methods to produce evidence-based conclusions and recommendations. She also enjoys the front-end work of performance measurement, in the development of plans and frameworks to manage for results.

In addition, Tasha is a facilitator and trainer, having designed and delivered learning experiences in her areas of expertise that range from one-day workshops to multi-week capacity development initiatives. In these various capacities, Tasha has served diverse clientele from the UN system, development banks, foreign governments, NGOs, and the Government of Canada. Her professional experience spans Ghana, China, Vanuatu, Philippines, Bangladesh, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Switzerland, and the USA.

Tasha holds a Master of Arts from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Guelph, where she received an Honours Bachelor of Arts in International Development.

Contact: ttruant@ggi.ca; 613-230-5577 x228

Nicole LaBossiere

Nicole LaBossiere

Consultant Manager

Nicole LaBossiere, a Consultant Manager at GGI, specializes in a variety of areas including labour market analysis, community economic development, gender equality issues, program evaluation, and policy development. In addition to having a strong history of qualitative work, research, and writing, Nicole has advanced skills in quantitative data analysis. She also has an enthusiasm for learning about and applying modern principles of data visualisation to make reports and their data more readable, understandable, and accessible.

Prior to joining GGI, Nicole has worked as a Senior Economist and then as a Manager for the Atlantic Region Labour Market Information Unit of Service Canada. There, she managed a team of economists responsible for analyses of economic trends in the four Atlantic provinces. Prior to this, she spent a decade working for the Canadian government as a project manager and policy analyst with the Canadian International Development Agency (now part of Global Affairs Canada). She has also worked as a Senior Evaluation Analyst for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), an agency of the federal government.

Nicole is fluently bilingual in English and French. She has an Honours B.A. (University of Manitoba) and an M.A. in Economics (McGill). She earned a second Master’s degree in International Affairs with a focus on international development studies (Carleton University). She has also undertaken work towards a Ph.D. in Political Science, specializing in International Political Economy (McGill).

Contact: nlabossiere@ggi.nf.ca; 709-754-2065 ext. 222 

Réanne Kinsella

Réanne Kinsella

Consultant Manager

Réanne Kinsella (CE), a Consultant Manager in the St. John’s office, has 12 years of experience as a program evaluator. Her expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies has allowed her to specialize in evaluation, performance measurement, research and instrument design, strategic planning, data assessment and monitoring, and policy analysis.

Known for being a strategic thinker, Réanne’s strength lies in synthesizing findings and developing practical recommendations that meet the needs of clients. Réanne also has a reputation for producing well-written reports.

Her evaluation experience covers a range of areas, including programs supporting at-risk populations, the labour market, higher education, health and mental health, and immigration.

Réanne is a Credentialed Evaluator. She holds a Master of Applied Social Psychology from Memorial University and an Honours BA from Mount Allison University in Psychology and Sociology. She has secret level security clearance.

Contact: rkinsella@ggi.nf.ca; 709-754-2065 ext. 224

Senior Associates

Tim Dugas

Tim Dugas

Senior associate

Tim Dugas (MA) is a Senior Associate with GGI and former Partner who specializes in quantitative evaluation methodologies, labour market analysis and client satisfaction research. Tim’s work often involves developing complex sampling designs based on the analysis of multiple administrative databases and then implementing large-scale surveys to collect the information most relevant to the client’s needs. With over 25 years of research experience, Tim has worked on a wide variety of projects including program evaluation, market research, and policy/public opinion research and he has managed projects ranging from simple secondary analysis/literature reviews to full scale projects involving multiple lines of evidence such as focus groups, case studies, key informant interviews and surveys of up to 12,000 respondents. Tim has gained a strong reputation for developing unique research designs and analysis by recognizing that research is more of an art than a science, requiring creativity to answer the research questions with the available resources. Tim’s security clearance is at the secret level.

Jim Gilroy

Jim Gilroy

Senior associate

Jim Gilroy (B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc.) a Senior Associate with GGI and former Partner, has more than thirty years of experience in industry and in providing consulting services to both private and public sectors.  He has extensive experience in the application of economics, finance, and statistics to problem solving. Application areas include program evaluation (first evaluation undertaken in 1979), economic analyses, management and technology reviews and, the environment.  In each of these areas Mr. Gilroy has been responsible for all aspects of the design and implementation of methodologies required to complete the assignments he has been commissioned to carry out.  Jim’s security clearance is at the secret level.

Donald Hall

Donald Hall

Senior associate

Donald Hall (PhD) is a Senior Associate with GGI with an interest in Program Evaluation, Applied Research, and Organization Development. He has completed projects, ranging from half-day seminars to multi-year, multinational evaluations. His clients include the Canadian Government (social, cultural, economic, international affairs, and justice sectors), provincial governments, municipal governments, NGOs, professional associations, and international development agencies. He brings a strategic perspective to his assignments, employing such methodological approaches as organization and program needs assessment, non-experimental research design, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, group facilitation, and coaching. Before joining GGI, Don was Vice President of Gallup Canada and Managing Partner of the Tweedsmuir Group. Don has taught for over 15 years in the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, and is active in the Canadian Evaluation Society and the Organization Development Network of Ottawa-Outaouais (former President). Don’s security clearance is at the secret level.

Sarah Mills

Sarah Mills

Senior Associate

Sarah Mills (MBA, LLB, BEd) is a Consultant Manager based in our St. John’s office. She has over five years’ experience in conducting evaluations. Adept at managing research projects and carrying out document, literature and jurisdictional reviews, Sarah has also conducted numerous key-informant interviews, focus groups and case studies. Much of Sarah’s project work lies in the law/justice sector, including undertaking workplace/harassment investigations, , drafting respectful workplace and anti-harassment policies & procedures and conducting associated training, designing and conducting gender-based analyses and employment equity systems reviews, and examining the structure of human rights and equity offices across North American universities. Holding a Certificate of Achievement in Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) awarded by the University of Windsor, Sarah also offers mediation services. Prior to joining GGI, she led UNICEF human rights training and law reform projects in the South Pacific and SouthEast Asia. Sarah’s security clearance is at the “Secret” level.

Hendrik Siré

Hendrik Siré

Senior associate

Hendrik Siré (MA, MBA, CMA, CMC) is a fully bilingual Senior Associate and former GGI Partner who practices in the diverse areas of resource management, capital asset management, accrual accounting, business case preparation and evaluation, and related training. Recently, his work in resource management and capital assets has focussed on assisting Canadian federal government departments: build asset-related strategic and management frameworks and related policies; prepare Long-Term Capital Plans, a requirement of the Treasury Board; and analyze the demand for resource inputs – funding, human resources, capital assets – in support of programs and business lines. Hendrik has developed and delivered training programs in French and English in the areas of real property, accrual accounting, and business case preparation. Hendrik has expertise in time-value-of-money analysis, budget analysis, business, and strategic planning, and in developing and delivering quality training programs. As a professional accountant and a Dean’s Honours List MBA from the University of Western Ontario, Hendrik works to provide clients with sharp cutting edge customized solutions, capable of withstanding close scrutiny. Hendrik’s security clearance is at the secret level.

Robert Vandenberg

Robert Vandenberg

Senior associate

Robert Vandenberg (MA) is a Senior Associate with GGI with 30 years of experience in international development and emergency relief. With front-line humanitarian response experience in Africa and Asia, Bob has managed refugee camps in Kenya, and recovery programs in Sri Lanka. As a Performance Management Consultant, Bob has advised clients in over 20 countries on a full range of program and management issues including needs analysis and strategic planning, organisational culture and change, program planning, project design, theories of change, monitoring and evaluation, and performance measurement, and reporting.  He is an experienced evaluator, credentialed with the Canadian Evaluation Society, and an accredited adult educator. His practical field experience, technical knowledge of results-based management (RBM), and experience as a facilitator and trainer give him the skills to directly support change agents. Bob has lead several multi-year capacity building initiatives to set up results-based management in institutions and country programs. His sector and subject matter expertise includes: food security program design and management in vulnerable, rural settings; RBM and performance measurement systems training and capacity building; participatory techniques of data collection and analysis; and utilization-based developmental evaluation design and implementation.