Our Team

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

Alberta Johnson


Alberta uses her passion for data and technology to help non profit clients across numerous sectors successfully collect, understand, manage, and leverage their data to communicate impact and improve their services.

Alex Rand

Senior Associate

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.

Alexis Fefer

Senior Project Manager

Alexis believes that the Future of Work should offer meaningful career opportunities for all Canadians. She draws on her work experience across the tech, economic development and education sectors to support innovative projects in workforce development.

Anoushka Chandarana


Anoushka blends her education in public policy, sociology, and global affairs with her passion for data-driven research to design, develop and evaluate innovative solutions in various policy areas, such as immigrant integration, workforce development and skills training.

Arden Cheadle


Arden utilizes her education in public policy and passion for qualitative research to develop evidence-based solutions to social policy questions in various areas such as skills training, workforce development and gender equity.

Aryeh Ansel

Senior Associate

Aryeh combines his education in business and public policy with his passion for finding new solutions to old problems to support policy-makers and practitioners leverage innovation and evidence across career guidance and skills development projects.

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Barbara Asenso

Project Manager

Barbara uses 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.

Benji Nothwehr


Benji is passionate about the power of research to advance equity. They combine their background in community-based research with their expertise in participatory methods and knowledge translation to develop nuanced approaches to complex social justice issues – including gender-based violence and 2S/LGBTQ+ justice.

Chloe Cayabyab


Chloe is passionate about  measuring equity and impact to help  clients across numerous sectors including but not limited to newcomer integration, homelessness, digital skills development.

Christiana Oladeselu

Manager, People and Culture

Christiana is an experienced Human Resources (HR) professional who constantly identifies and deploys innovative solutions to workplace and business challenges. With hands-on experience and advanced education in HR Management, she successfully manages diverse human resources initiatives, projects and programs.

Crystal Kuarsingh

Manager, PMO

Crystal believes that cultural intelligence inspires effective leadership. She combines her passion for mentoring and team facilitation with over ten years managing complex, multi-disciplined projects, in both traditional and agile atmospheres, to elicit change and growth.

Diana Edelman

Project Coordinator

Diana uses her solutionist mindset, experience in business operations, and project coordination to ensure operational success while making an impact within a community driven workplace.

Emily Colpitts

Senior Associate

Emily blends her passion for using research to advance social justice with her expertise in community engagement and qualitative research to design and evaluate innovative solutions in various policy areas, including gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, community safety and well-being, and gender equity.

Emma Elbourne-Weinstock


Emma is passionate about research that supports the pursuit of social justice. She combines a background in political theory and expertise in qualitative research to design and evaluate innovative solutions in various policy areas such as housing and Indigenous self-determination.

Farah Abdullah


Farah brings her passion for community engagement and social justice with her evaluation and management expertise to help non-profit clients across numerous sectors to successfully leverage their data for business development.

Galen Voysey


Galen combines his background in complex problem-solving with an expertise in research and quantitative methods to design and evaluate policy measures across a range of areas including housing and income security.

Heather MacArthur

Senior Associate

Heather is an experienced social science researcher and data analyst who draws on expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate programs across policy issues. Her background in Social Psychology and Gender Studies positions her to attend to issues of social justice and evidence-based practice in all of her work.

Ian Chan

Chief Operating Officer

Ian is a mission-oriented, seasoned executive with over 20 years’ experience. He plays a critical role in the development and execution of all operational functions at Blueprint. His goal is to enable an environment where Blueprinters can operate at their peak performance, so that we have the greatest probability of realizing our vision.

Ichelle Goulet


Ichelle blends 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.

Jane Hilderman

Vice President Public Affairs & Partnerships

Jane brings her passion for evidence-driven decisions to Blueprint, leveraging its wealth of insights and solutions-oriented tools to drive better outcomes for Canadians. Over the past decade, Jane has held senior roles in the non-profit sector in Ontario and Manitoba—leading teams, facilitating partnerships and shaping public policy and programs.

Jenna Goddard

Senior Associate, Business Intelligence & Systems in Strategy and Operations

Jenna uses her experience in operations and business intelligence and passion for data-driven solutions to bring a strategic approach to strengthening internal tools and processes.

Jess McKeown


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 blends her passion for social justice with her expertise in research and policy analysis to guide collaborative and meaningful program and policy solutions in youth development and community safety.

Jing Chong

Senior Associate

Jing utilizes her passion for evidence-based program evaluation with her expertise in mixed-method research to help clients strengthen the quality of their programs and improve the program outcomes when addressing complex social and economic problems.

Joshua Loo


Joshua is a research-oriented professional whose interests lie at the intersection of economics and policy. He uses his quantitative academic training in economics with his experience conducting mixed-methods research for non-profit organizations to contribute towards Blueprint's development of insights and innovative solutions.

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.

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.

Lauren Kupcho


Lauren combines her experience conducting labor market research with her education in social policy to develop insights into conditions, policies and programs that drive impactful and equitable workforce outcomes.

Lauren Mina

Director of Finance and Administration

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

Lexie Maister


Lexie uses her experience in  policy, programming, knowledge translation and public health education to make evaluation accessible and evidence useable. She engages stakeholders and builds capacity in innovative evaluation strategies, such as participatory and arts-based methods, to generate and share evidence to promote equity.

Lidia Abraha

Communications Coordinator

Lidia is an experienced digital storyteller with a passion for supporting non-profits by amplifying their mission using strategic communication tactics and inclusive narratives. She advances Blueprint's work by leveraging her journalism background and external communication skills, including deep social media knowledge.

Maheen Khan


Maheen combines her education in anthropology and sociology and passion for inclusive programming to design and evaluate innovative solutions in areas such as international development, labor rights and gender equality.

Mark McKerrow

Senior Associate

Mark is a trained quantitative social research professional with an expertise in research design and causal inference. His skills helps clients analyze data to answer important policy questions related to skills development, labour market outcomes and income security.

Max Palamar

Vice President 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.

Max also acts as Blueprint's Data Privacy Officer.

Michelle Zhong


Michelle brings her passion for social justice and human-centred design thinking to help clients across numerous policy domains including career development innovation, newcomer settlement, and community safety.

Miles Kenyon

Senior Communications Associate

Miles applies his background in journalism, academic research, data science and human rights to implement knowledge mobilization tactics that translate complex research into actionable strategies.

Molly Doan

Director of Inclusive Practice

Molly combines her passion for inclusive research and social service design with her strategic consulting expertise to help public sector and non-profit partners across numerous policy domains–including workforce development, youth success, and community safety and well-being–generate, use, and amplify evidence about what works.

Natalie Conte

Associate Director, Policy & Partnerships

Natalie utilizes 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.

Per Lindahl


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


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

Rusty Patriquin

Senior Associate, Strategy and Operations

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.

Samridhi Kundra


Samridhi brings her passion for community building, data and technology to help clients across numerous policy domains including workforce development and program development to implement digital solutions that allows them to better manage and leverage their data.

Sandra Nkusi


Sandra’s experience with data analytics, research, and evaluation helps clients to design and evaluate innovative solutions across many policy areas, including several topics in social and economic development.

Sanya Jha


Sanya merges her education in economics and policy with a passion for data driven research to evaluate innovative solutions in various policy areas, including newcomers, skills training and workforce development.

Sara Suliman

Finance & Administration Associate

Sara is an experienced Finance & Administration Associate with a strong educational background in accounting. Her expertise includes QuickBooks and Excel. Sara is responsible for maintaining financial records, administering payroll for employees, managing accounts payable and receivable, and preparing financial statements. 

Sihwa Kim


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

Tanvi Shetty

Senior Associate

Tanvi is driven by desire to support people and ideas that envision a more inclusive future. She draws on her experience in exploratory, generative, and evaluative research to work together  with people who are impacted by the programs and service we design, and to uncover the "what" and "why" behind creating more meaningful impact.

Tanya Sethi

Associate Director, Evidence Generation

Tanya uses 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.

Thomas McManus


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

Vibha Mehta

Associate Director, Evidence Generation

Vibha uses 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.

Ulises Pallares


Ulises is an expert in program management and evaluation. With over 20 years of experience working with governments, nonprofit organizations and academia across the Americas, he leverages his technical knowledge and hands-on expertise in research and evaluation to solve complex challenges in the areas of social inclusion and innovation.

Zainab Yusuf Khorakiwala


Zainab combines her education in public policy and journalism with a passion for socio-economic rights to research and analyze evidence across various policy domains including employment services, immigration, and community workforce development.


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.