Our Team

Our Principal and Associates have more than 30 years of research experience. 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 sing 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.

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 Chair of the Board of Directors of the Adoptive Families Association of BC.  Contact Stephen

KatherineKatherine Coatta – Manager of Research

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.

Dr. Sarah Fielden – Senior Associate

Sarah is a strategic leader, evaluator and scholar. Her work experience includes being the Evaluation Lead at Doctors of BC for almost 4 years and working as an independent consultant on provincial, national, and international health programs. She holds a PhD in Population Health Promotion from UBC through CIHR.  Sarah is a registered dietitian (RD) with the College of Dietitians of BC and has worked both clinically and within community health settings. She also worked for many years as a research and program manager at UBC and within BC’s health authorities. Her areas of expertise include HIV, Food Security, and Child Health.  She uses community-based evaluation and research approaches and is passionate about achieving person-centered care and meeting the needs of society’s most marginalized groups.

When not at work, Sarah enjoys walking everywhere and spending time with her family, her twins, Hana and Samir, and her dog, Herbie. She has travelled extensively over the past 20 years, speaks French fluently, and has a special appreciation for Spanish wine and food.

LauraLaura Dale – Research and Evaluation Analyst

Laura is a graduate from the Master of Public Health program at the University of British Columbia and also holds a B.Sc. Honours degree from McGill University. With her UBC team, Laura won the Canadian Evaluation Society’s annual Case Competition in 2017.

Laura’s research experience covers a range of topics, including life sciences, environmental health, communicable diseases, harm reduction, and sexual health. She is passionate about reducing health inequalities, and her primary academic interest is in the social determinants of health. Laura maintains an additional interest in effective health communication and knowledge mobilization. She often spends her spare time reading about these topics and attending related events and talks. The rest of her time off is spent running, playing soccer, learning Spanish, and enjoying Vancouver in its natural and urban form.

KevinKevin 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 passionate about reducing health inequities locally, nationally, and globally. To these ends, his core research interests focus upon Indigenous health, health systems , food security, and the social determinants of health.

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

Essya M. Nabbali – Research and Evaluation Analyst

Essya is currently working on completing her PhD in Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University and holds a Master’s degree in Critical Disability Studies from the School of Health Policy and Management at York University. Her research has focused on social inequities, international relations, care and organizational governance, with notable experience in qualitative and community-based methodologies, including long-term fieldwork in Accra, Ghana.

Committed to knowledge translation, Essya has partnered extensively over the years with non-profit and government agencies to advance health, wellness, education, and other infrastructure initiatives. She is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Vancouver Women’s Health Collective and is an associate member of the Women’s Health Research Institute, embedded within BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre.

In her free time, Essya endeavours to cycle the world.

AngelaAngela Randall – Research and Evaluation Analyst

Angela holds a Masters 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. This past May, Angela won the Canadian Evaluation Society’s annual case competition (2017) 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. Prior to her role at Reichert and Associates, 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.

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.