When Rochelle discovered evaluation in 1994, she was immediately intrigued. Since then, she has been involved in over 150 applied research and evaluation projects … and isn’t bored yet!
Rochelle gained international recognition as a result of her lead role with the Canadian Evaluation Society’s (CES) efforts to develop a Core Body of Knowledge for evaluation. She also encourages research into the value of evaluation, and co-led an exciting international project (funded by EvalPartners) that published a collection of stories from around the world about evaluations that have made a difference.
As a regular presenter at CES conferences, she has delivered workshops about the value of evaluation, evaluating complex initiatives, doing evaluations that involve vulnerable populations, and utilization-focused writing.
When she’s not working, Rochelle is usually in her garden, on her bike, lost in a good book, or building Lego creations with her boys.
As an experienced project manager, Rochelle is recognized for her ability to balance rigour with practicality, and her dedication to making a difference for her clients. She is also a skilled analyst, whether working with qualitative or quantitative data, and has a knack for synthesizing findings from multiple sources of evidence.
Areas of focus
- Telling stories with data
- Systems change
- Knowledge translation (KT) and mobilization (KMb)