Our Team

Our team include credentials ranging from Graduate Degrees in Gerontology, Public Health, Health Administration and Sociology. Members of our team have completed the San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training through the Provincial Health Services Authority in British Columbia and are involved in regular professional development. During the past several years a focus of our development has been on the incorporation of methodologies such as Social Network Analysis and Case Study story telling as well as data visualization including video documenting. We also maintain relationships with a number of researchers who bring specific skills and areas of expertise to the projects that we work on.

StephenStephen Reichert – PrincipalView Stephen Reichert's profile on LinkedIn

With an academic and community agency background, Stephen Reichert has more than 20 years of experience in conducting program evaluations and providing research services to non-profits and government organizations. Stephen has worked as the principal investigator on nearly 200 evaluations and research projects, in a variety of areas ranging from primary health care, harm reduction, education and training, seniors and dementia, health promotion, wellness, poverty, community impact studies and Indigenous healing. Utilizing both a developmental and participatory approach, Stephen has worked in diverse settings across the country, conducting both formative and summative evaluations and research as well as the design and implementation of complex measuring tools. Some of Stephen’s current work includes the evaluation of the Provincial Emergency Overdose Response, Nurse in Practice initiatives as well as new primary care initiatives such as Urgent and Primary Care Centres and Primary Care Networks.

In the past, Stephen has been a sessional lecturer in the Office of the First Year at the University of Regina and has guest lectured in a variety of university departments and conferences on topics including racism and social policy. Stephen is a current member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and has previously served on the Society’s local chapter executive. Stephen is an adoptive parent and currently volunteers as the Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Adoptive Families Association of BC and current Director with Sea to Sky Community Services.  Contact Stephen

KatherineKatherine Coatta – Director Research and Evaluation

Katherine is a graduate of Simon Fraser University with a Masters degree in Gerontology, and has a Bachelor’s of Physical Health and Education degree from the University of Toronto. Katherine has worked with non-profit and government organizations across the province, providing evaluation support to a variety of health-based projects. Examples include large-scale health evaluations with the Divisions of Family Practice (A GP for Me and Shared Care initiatives), as well as community-based initiatives aimed to improve health and wellness across the lifespan. Katherine enjoys developing and implementing logical evaluation plans that enable meaningful data to be collected and applied to support the operation of complex projects.

Currently living in Port Moody, Katherine is happiest near the ocean and in the mountains, especially on skis or her bike. She also spends her free time traveling, knitting and volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.

Narelle OngNarelle Ong – Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst

Narelle has a Masters in Psychological Research Methods and a Degree in Psychology from the University of Essex. She is an experienced research, evaluation and data professional who is passionate about using data to inform public services. Narelle has worked in research and evaluation for more than 12 years, specialising in health and social policy. She has managed over 20 research projects across the private, public and non-profit sectors, and supported many more, including those related to preventive health, cancer care, mental health, disability and healthcare management.

Outside of work, Narelle enjoys hiking and taking part in high energy exercises classes.

AngelaAngela Randall – Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst

Angela holds a Master of Public Health from the University of British Columbia as well as a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), majoring in biomedical sciences, from the University of Calgary. In 2017, Angela won the Canadian Evaluation Society’s annual case competition  with her UBC team.

Angela’s previous public health research has focused on early child development, nutrition, allergies, and maternal and immigrant health. Also, having worked in the non-profit sector for several years, she is passionate about working with vulnerable populations and addressing health and social inequalities. Angela is currently working on several evaluations that include Patient Medical Home initiatives and Primary Care Networks across the province. Angela also supports the evaluation of mental health initiatives such as work relating to Cognitive Behavioural Skills Therapy and mental health promotion among francophone youth in BC.  Prior to joining our team, Angela worked as student Research Assistant at the Human Early Learning Partnership (UBC) where she gained experience conducting community research, and developing survey and evaluation tools.

Outside of her research interests, Angela enjoys playing soccer, doing yoga, and exploring the beautiful city of Vancouver.

Allison Cano – Research and Evaluation Analyst

Alli has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria, and holds an Honours B.A. in international studies from Simon Fraser University and a Diploma in photojournalism from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Her research has focused on Indigenous health and education, immigration, and gender-based violence. Some of the work that Alli is currently supporting includes Long Term Care Initiatives in the interior of BC as well as the Provincial Emergency Overdose Response and the Community Counselling Initiative.  Generally, Alli supports our team by using her data visualization skills to turn data into visual stories. Alli has previously worked in immigration and refugee settlement and as a journalist and has extensive international experience including work in Turkey, Cameroon, and Cambodia.

Outside of work, Alli spends her free time with her new dog Siggi, mountain biking on her home trails on the North Shore or exploring the backcountry on her skis.

KevLu-01Kevin Lu – Research and Evaluation Analyst

Kevin has a Masters of Public Health degree specializing in population health from Simon Fraser University as well as an Honours B.A. in political science and history from McGill University. He has an extensive background in research having worked in a number of capacities for academia and government, including as a research coordinator for the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health, and as an epidemiologist for the Public Health Agency of Canada. Kevin is currently supporting evaluations of primary care initiatives across the province, including in rural and remote communities. Kevin also supports our team by creating data visualizations and communication tools. He is passionate about reducing health inequities locally, nationally, and globally and is interested in Indigenous health, health systems, food security, and the social determinants of health.

Kevin is originally from Ottawa. Outside of his career, he dedicates the majority of his time training for his two passions: ultimate frisbee and rock-climbing.

Nicole Dawydiuk – Research Assistant

Nicole has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University. Her main research interest is in the social determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ health. Nicole has previously worked as a Health Canada Project Officer in Ottawa and as a research assistant for two research projects at SFU, one of which focused on applying the Truth and Reconciliation recommendations to decolonize the curriculum for a health science course at SFU.

Outside of her research interests, Nicole enjoys spending time with animals, specifically her cat Nala.

MollyMolly – Executive Dog / Principal Advisor on Wellness

Molly holds a dual role as the Executive Dog and Principal Advisor on Wellness (ED/PAW). As part of her ED role, Molly leads interspecies relations, specializing in the application of the W.A.L.K. framework to human-pup engagement initiatives. Molly brings to the team years of experience doing on-the-ground volunteer work in the city parks department. Related to this experience, Molly’s primary research interest is in the health impacts of the built environment; she is a lively advocate for more green spaces in the city.

Outside of work, Molly enjoys long walks on the beach, digging, hiking, naps, and yoga. She is an expert at the downward dog.

Denver McNeney – Data Analyst

Denver McNeney is a Ph.D. candidate at McGill University (Political Science), with an MA from Queen’s University (Political Science) and a BA (History, Political Science) from UBC. His research focuses on quantitative research methodology as it applies to social science, including survey research and automated text analysis. Denver provides statistical analysis support across a range of Reichert and Associates’ projects.

Dr. Marni Westerman – Contract Associate

With an extensive background in research, teaching and policy development, coupled with an understanding of community organizations, Marni brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Reichert and Associates. She has conducted research studies that focus on gender and social inequality and has been actively involved as a board member with a number of organizations.

Marni is the Chair of Anthropology and Sociology at Douglas College and is a member of the Canadian Sociology Association.

Jane Whynot – Contract AssociateView Jane Whynot's profile on LinkedIn

Jane specializes in performance and evaluation. With over a decade of independent management for both the public and private sectors, Jane is known for being a skilled negotiator who forges consensus around clearly communicated, achievable operational plans and compelling visions of success.  She offers leadership and has a history of developing highly motivated teams with proven track records of success who is able to meet and surpass set goals and objectives on a consistent basis.  Jane  has demonstrated strong leadership capabilities on all levels, via the exploration, promotion and facilitation of objectives in established and emerging foci.

Highly motivated and with exceptional interpersonal communication, project management and analytical skills, Jane has demonstrated an ability to excel under pressure in highly stressful environments and interacts supportively within a team setting.  Throughout her career, she has consistently applied highly developed analytical skills to the designated activity.  She is able to identify issues, extract data and convert that data into usable information for other resources. Jane’s strength is her analytic ability in identifying complex subject matter, enabling individuals to easily comprehend difficult issues. Jane is an active member of the Canadian Evaluation Society.