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 Analytics and Evaluation

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

Director of Policy and Program Design

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.

 

Mark Abraham

Director of Finance and Administration

Mark combines extensive experience in not-for-profit management with deep financial expertise to provide leadership across a portfolio of services including finance, human resources, risk management, IT and general administration.

Michael Everard

Director of Strategy and Operations

Michael brings extensive private industry leadership experience to support the development and implementation of strategic and growth plans. The project management and communications teams collaborate with the entire organization so everyone can succeed in our goals to improve lives, build better systems and policies, and drive social change.

Colin Harvey-Lewis

Associate Director

Colin draws on his doctoral training in mental health research and his consulting experience to design evaluation approaches that balance scientific rigor with practicality. His work spans public policy domains including mental health, workforce development, skills training and immigration.

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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.

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.

Molly Doan

Evaluation Manager

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aliaa Elsheihk

Associate

Aliaa applies her qualitative and quantitative skill set to monitoring and evaluation projects across a range of policy domains such as workforce development and public health.

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.

Brenna Keatinge

Associate

Brenna combines her doctoral studies in criminology and socio-legal studies with expertise in data analysis, policy analysis, survey design and stakeholder engagement to solve complex challenges in various policy areas including affordable housing and criminal justice.

Chris Liu

Associate

Chris combines his passion for evidence-based policy and expertise in social science research to create evaluation designs across numerous policy domains, including skills development and community justice.

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.

Jess McKeown

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.

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.

Kelly O'Connor

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.

Mustafa Sayedi

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.

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.

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.

Aya Al Kabarity

Project Manager

Aya combines her project management skills with her experience in research and consulting to effectively manage a diverse portfolio of projects in non-profit, academic, and governmental sectors.

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.

Sarah Brooks

Project Manager

Sarah is a dynamic project professional who uses her expert ability to assess project objectives, balance multiple priorities and build strong relationships to ensure the successful forward momentum of projects.

Lauren Mina

Finance & HR Administrator

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

Rusty Patriquin

Office Manager

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. 

We are always interested in speaking with qualified individuals.

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