With an academic and community agency background, Stephen 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.