Our Team

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

Alberta Johnson


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.

Alex Rand


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.

Anne Matthews

Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization

Anne is all about storytelling. With 20 years of experience as a journalist, public sector innovation leader and change expert, she’s using her experience in public policy making, social marketing and coaching to help Blueprint thrive.

Alexis Fefer

Project Manager

Alexis is a Project Manager who 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 combines 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, including immigrant integration, workforce development, and skills training.

Aryeh Ansel


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

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Barbara Asenso

Project Manager

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.

Arden Cheadle


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

Christiana Oladeselu

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

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.

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.

Galen Voysey


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

Heather MacArthur


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 Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies positions her to attend to issues of social justice and evidence-based practice in all her work.

Heather McKinnon

Operations Coordinator

Heather combines her experience in administration, operations and project coordination to ensure smooth daily operations and to support organizational efficiency within a multidisciplinary team.

Ichelle Goulet


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.

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.

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 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.

Jing Chong

Senior 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.

Joshua Loo


Joshua is a research-oriented professional whose interests lie at the intersection of economics and policy. He combines 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 combines her past experience in Finance and Human Resources to bring structure and accuracy to Blueprint’s operations.

Lexie Maister


Lexie (she/her) combines her policy, programming, and knowledge translation experience with her 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.

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 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.

Marshal Rodrigues CE

Associate Director, Evidence Generation

Marshal is a Certified Evaluator who 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.

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 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.

Molly Doan

Director of 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.

Natalie Conte

Associate Director, Policy & Partnerships

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.

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 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.

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 – 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.

Sandra Nkusi


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.

Sihwa Kim


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.

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.

Tanvi Shetty


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.

Tanya Sethi

Associate Director, Evidence Generation

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.

Thomas McManus


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.

Vibha Mehta

Associate Director, Evidence Generation

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.

Zainab Yusuf


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.