Our Team

Our team brings together hands-on experience, cutting-edge approaches, and a collaborative mindset. 

Karen Myers

President and CEO

As Blueprint’s founder and leader, Karen leads a diverse team of researchers to develop innovative solutions that enable evidence-informed design and delivery. Over the past 20 years she has a developed a strong reputation for delivering real-world solutions to even the most complex challenges and has helped establish Blueprint as a leader in the use of innovation and evidence to address pressing public policy issues.

Max Palamar

Director of Evidence Generation

As a co-founder of Blueprint, Max brings a passion for using data to build practical solutions for Blueprint’s clients and partners. He uses his deep expertise in analytics and evaluation to help decision-makers leverage data and evidence to strengthen policies and programs.

Kelly Pasolli

Senior Advisor, Innovation and Insights

Kelly is passionate about finding new ways to generate and use evidence to solve complex challenges. She works with clients and partners to find ways to make more evidence-informed decisions, and shares ideas, lessons and insights from Blueprint’s work with the broader sector.

 

Steve Cumming

Director of Programs and Partnerships

Steve combines his passion for collaborating with diverse groups and expertise in designing and leading initiatives in skills development and economic inclusion to co-create solutions and address complex workforce and labour market challenges.

Molly Doan

Associate Director of People, Culture and Inclusive Practice

Molly combines her passion for community engagement with her evaluation and research expertise to help clients across numerous policy domains–including youth success, workforce development, and community safety and well-being–generate, use, and share evidence about what works.

Caitlin Myles

Principal Associate

Caitlin combines her broad background in quantitative and qualitative research with her passion for leading cross-disciplinary teams to execute complex research, evaluation and analytics projects in workforce development, education, and justice.

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Marshal Rodrigues

Principal Associate

Marshal pairs her background in education and applied psychological science with a passion for collaborating with organizations to improve their capacity and enhancing their program delivery through customized evaluations in a myriad of areas including training  and development, housing, work force development and youth services.

Ebony Bertorelli

Principal Associate

Ebony speaks equal parts Research, Policy, and Human-Centred Design to develop processes that bring people to the centre of evidence generation and program improvement with a focus on public service provision, poverty and inequality ,and policy innovation.

Thomas McManus

Principal Associate

Thomas combines his passion for solving complex puzzles and his expertise in data analysis and visualization to communicate policy-relevant insights in workforce development, service delivery, and income security.

Tanya Sethi

Manager

Tanya combines her education in public policy with a passion for mixed-methods evaluation and expertise in communicating research to decision-makers to help design and implement better policies in areas such as health, education and international development.

Natalie Conte

Manager

Natalie combines her education in public policy and experience in policy analysis, evaluation, and project management to lead complex projects that test solutions in policy domains including workforce development, youth services, and education.

Vibha Mehta

Manager

Vibha combines her passion for evidence-based programming and her experience in conducting research and evaluation projects to help find solutions for complex social and economic development issues.

Emily Colpitts

Senior Associate

Emily draws on her expertise in community engagement, qualitative research, and policy analysis to develop evidence-based approaches to complex social justice issues, including gender equity, health, and violence prevention.

Jess McKeown

Senior Associate

Jess applies her background in education with her passion for fostering accessible and inclusive learning environments to the design, implementation and evaluation of programs across the skills development ecosystem.

Jessica Schmidt

Senior Associate

Jessica combines her passion for social justice with her expertise in research, policy analysis, and project coordination to guide program and policy solutions for social challenges in youth development, workforce development, and income security.

Kelly O'Connor

Senior Associate

Kelly brings to her work a commitment to evidence-informed policy and expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods, implementation science, and strategic evidence generation. She supports the design and evaluation of innovative programs and initiatives with a particular focus on skills and workforce development.

Mark McKerrow

Senior Associate

Mark uses his training in quantitative social research and expertise in research design and causal inference to analyze data to answer important policy questions related to skills development, labour market outcomes, and income security.

Minnar Xie

Senior Associate

Minnar combines her passion for cultivating belonging with her expertise inhuman-centered design to help reimagine social services and programs that make both the people who use them and deliver them feel hopeful, dignified, and capable.

Mustafa Sayedi

Senior Associate

Mustafa combines his love of global affairs with innovative approaches to the design, development, and evaluation of solutions in numerous public policy domains, including health, economic development, global governance, and future skills.

Sandra Nkusi

Senior Associate

Sandra brings together experience in data analytics, research and evaluation to offer solutions that support strategic policy and evidence-informed decision-making and contribute to social and economic development.

Simon Harding

Senior Associate

Simon combines his inter-disciplinary background with expertise in evaluation, innovation, and evidence generation to address complex issues in skills development policy.

Alberta Johnson

Associate

Alberta brings her love of technology together with her desire to support non-profits to design, develop and implement digital solutions to support evaluations in numerous public policy domains, including workforce development and program development.

Andrea Gonzalez

Associate

Andrea’s passion for performance measurement and expertise in research operations and coordination equip her to support the effective design and implementation of evaluation activities in multiple policy domains, including employment and skills training.

Aryeh Ansel

Associate

Aryeh combines his experience in business consulting with his expertise in policy design and analysis to drive the implementation of innovative solutions that address the challenges affecting vulnerable Canadians across a range of policy domains.

Barbara Asenso

Associate

Barbara combines her passion for sustainable social impacts and her expertise in community planning, project management, research and policy analysis to rethink policy development and evaluation processes through multiple disciplinary, bottom-up and active participatory approaches.

Bissy Waariyo

Associate

Bissy draws on her extensive community-based research experience and her program and service delivery expertise to execute complex research and evaluation projects across public policy domains, including workforce and skills training development, education, and culturally responsive, trauma informed mental health services.

Conor Beer

Associate

Conor uses his passion for social policy and his expertise in data analysis and communication to provide meaningful evidence to practitioners at each stage of policy and program development. He works across a range of policy domains including employment, education and training, and community justice.

Danielle Pineda

Associate

Danielle applies her passion for problem solving and training in public policy to create, test and assess practical solutions to challenges in the areas of skills and workforce development, health, immigration, and government transformation.

Jing Chong

Associate

Jing’s love for social program evaluation and expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods equip her to design and implement evidence generation activities in a wide range of areas including employment and skills training.

Miki Itano-Boase

Associate

Miki combines her education in social work and her expertise in immigration and youth well-being to develop evidence-based policy and evaluate programs in the area of workforce development, with a diversity lens.

Tanvi Shetty

Associate

Tanvi is passionate about supporting people and ideas that lead to inclusive growth. Drawing on her background in finance and international development, she approaches complexity through a micro and macro lens, and is keen on exploring new ways of catalyzing local solutions to global problems.

Anthony D'Ambrosio

Analyst

Anthony combines his interdisciplinary education with his passion for community engagement to help partners design, deliver, and evaluate programs across a variety of policy domains including economic development, youth services, recreation, housing, and skills training.

Alex Rand

Analyst

Alex combines his background in economics and public policy with expertise in quantitative research methods to design evidence-based policy solutions across a range of policy areas, including mental health, criminal justice, and governance of emerging technologies.

Eman Ahmed

Analyst

Eman combines her engineering and global health education to conduct research and evaluate programs in international development, health innovation, and STEM education with a focus on social determinants of health and vulnerable communities.

Helen Ketema

Analyst

Helen draws on her passion for community engagement, experience in qualitative research design, and stakeholder management to develop collaborative approaches to evaluating programs addressing health, employment access and urban inequality.

Ichelle Goulet

Analyst

Ichelle combines her passion for data-driven research with her expertise in policy analysis to develop solutions to complex problems across various public policy domains including immigration and immigrant integration, economic development, and skills training.

Michelle Zhong

Analyst

Michelle combines her education in geography and planning with a passion for social justice to design and evaluate innovative solutions in various policy areas, including community economic development, migration, and housing.

Oleg Gladkov

Analyst

Oleg combines his passion for effective and meaningful collaboration with his expertise in data analysis and stakeholder engagement to develop and implement digital solutions, as well as facilitating a streamlined data collection process across evaluations in a variety of public policy domains.

Per Lindahl

Analyst

Per leverages his interest in employment and labour market policy and expertise in research and data analytics to provide clients with actionable evidence of best practices, especially focusing on inclusive and equitable workforce development.

Roua Aljied

Analyst

Roua is passionate about finding data-driven solutions that contribute to sustainable change. She combines her education in engineering and love for storytelling to analytically and creatively approach the challenges in policy domains - including health, immigration, and community justice.

Sihwa Kim

Analyst

Sihwa combines her passion for inclusive programming and expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods to improve social and economic well-being of marginalized populations in Canada.

Karina Winston

Project Manager

Karina is a collaborative project management professional with experience in public service and stakeholder relations. She combines her passion for social policy with years of experience in data-driven service environments and a commitment to providing strategic direction to a diverse portfolio of projects.

Samridhi Kundra

Project Manager

Samridhi – Samridhi’s extensive experience in community building and the not-for-profit sector, along with her expertise in project management and research, help her facilitate collaboration and manage projects within budgets and timelines.

Niveen Saleh

Communications Manager

Niveen combines her passion for equity issues with her expertise in marketing and communications to mobilize research, stimulate audiences with engaging content and foster strategic partnerships in housing, food security and sustainability.

Lauren Mina

Finance Manager

Lauren combines her past experience in Finance and Human Resources to bring structure and accuracy to Blueprint’s operations.

Diana Edelman

Office Manager

Diana is an experienced office administrator who combines collaborative relationship building and rigorous problem solving to make an impact and ensures operational success.

Rusty Patriquin

People and Culture Associate

Rusty is an experienced administrator who is focused on ensuring operational excellence by bringing structure to unstructured problems through executive support, team coordination and IT & facilities management.

Careers

We’re looking for people interested in developing solutions to complex social problems.

Blueprint is strongly committed to equal opportunities in employment and reflecting the diverse communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from all minority group members, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and other who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.