The Team

Leadership Team

Pieter de Vos

Pieter de Vos

Facilitator

Pieter de Vos is a facilitator, documentary photographer, and engaged academic. In his role as a community development practitioner, he has facilitated over 350 projects with public sector organizations and nonprofits of varying sizes and complexities in Canada and abroad. His assignments have ranged from leading strategic planning and change management sessions with executive teams in the provincial government; to supporting the Mayor’s Task Force to Eliminate Poverty in Edmonton; to working with community-based organizations to address social inclusion. He was part of the 2016 cohort of the Banff Centre’s ‘Getting to Maybe’ Social Innovation residency program. He has recently started venturing into the world of systemic design, which resonates with his commitment to both systems change and honouring the stories people live by.

Pieter has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Alberta as well as a MSc in Public Health. His research focuses on using narrative and visual methods to explore community understandings of home and belonging in an informal settlement in South Africa. Over the past several years, Pieter has enriched his practice by using documentary photography, digital storytelling, and arts-based methods to enhance dialogue and collaboration. He has facilitated workshops using these methods in Kenya, Sweden, Tanzania, Pakistan, Haiti, and the USA. These community-based projects have animated the dialogue on poverty and homelessness, HIV/AIDS, childhood injury, and gender relations. Outputs from these projects can be found at www.pieterdevos.ca

Gemma Dunn

Gemma Dunn

Facilitator

In the Fall of 2012 Gemma moved to Edmonton from the UK where she worked in the voluntary sector for over 12 years. She has worked for a variety of organizations, supporting a diverse range of voluntary/community sector organisations and charities.

Gemma’s roles have enabled her to work very closely with communities and voluntary sector organisations in developing a range of specialist packages which support organisations to review their policies, income strategy and promote the valuable work of the voluntary sector. Gemma’s main interests lie around funding, service delivery and strengthening the evidence base for voluntary action.

Bethan Kingsley

Bethan Kingsley

Facilitator

Bethan Kingsley is a co-lead with the Evaluation Capacity Network, housed at the Community-University Partnership (CUP) for the Study of Children, Youth and Families at the University of Alberta. In this role, she develops and brokers evaluation capacity building opportunities and partners with organizations to conduct research and evaluation. Through the ECN, Bethan is currently working on a project with Terra Centre and Brentwood Housing Society to develop a model of supportive housing for teen families using an evaluative approach.

Bethan has a PhD in Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation from the University of Alberta. Through this work, she explored issues of marginalization in sport for youth from families with lower incomes. In research and evaluation more generally, Bethan uses a community-based approach to examine a range of social issues using qualitative methods. In addition to her work with the Evaluation Capacity Network, Bethan is a consultant with In Situ Change Strategies.

Cohort

Sheida Azimi

Sheida Azimi

Cultural Connection Institute - The Learning Exchange
Alexandra Frederickson

Alexandra Frederickson

Land Stewardship Centre
Amanda Gibson

Amanda Gibson

KARA Family Resource Centre
Margaret Golberg

Margaret Golberg

Community Options: A Society for Children and Families
Angela Hill

Angela Hill

Early Childhood Development Support Services
Laura Kruse

Laura Kruse

Alberta Public Interest Research Group
Brittney Neunzig

Brittney Neunzig

Tetra Society of North America
Eri Ohara

Eri Ohara

KARA Family Resource Centre
Barb Reid

Barb Reid

GRIT Program
Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson

Action Coalition on Human Trafficking