Work History

Work History
Oct 2014 - Present

Coordinator (Office of Planning and Performance)

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Supporting the implementation of a performance measurement infrastructure within the hospital; including: developing performance measurement indicators, data collection systems and feedback loop mechanisms for data analysis/action planning
  • Facilitating the execution and strategic deployment of hospital strategic initiatives.
Jan 2009 - 2015


S. E. McGee Consulting
  • Provides consultation in operations and strategic planning, program evaluation and evaluation capacity building 
  • Works collaboratively with government and non-profit sector clients in both Canada and the US
Jan 2012 - Oct 2014

Operations and Performance Measurement Specialist

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health
  • Ensured alignment between strategic, operations and performance measurement systems
  • Facilitated strategic planning processes with senior management and operations planning with staff
  • Oversaw data collection processes and conducted data analysis of all organizational data; informing performance measurement, operations and annual reports
  • Provided consultation and training in specialized evaluation topic areas, both internally and externally 
  • Reported to the Director of Strategic Planning and Operations
2010 - 2012

Research Associate

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health
  • Provided change management and evaluation consultation to agencies across Ontario
  • Led provincial needs assessment to determine sector readiness in implementing evidence-informed practices
  • Designed and delivered webinars and conference workshops to provincial audiences on various topics in evaluation 
  • Promoted to Operations and Performance Measurement Specialist (see above)
2008 - 2009

Centre Researcher

Centre for Community Based Research
  • Conducted a variety of community-based research projects from diverse sectors
  • Co-facilitated evaluation capacity building workshops to United Way funded agencies 
  • Coordinated a network of community service projects to improve service delivery
2008 - 2008

LEAP Instructor

Laurier Enriched Academic Program (LEAP), University of Wilfrid Laurier
  • Employed innovation and creative approaches to teaching gifted students.
  • Used a variety of learning activities to appeal to a wide-variety of learning types.
  • Worked with students ranging from grades 1-9 in areas of math and science.
  • Certified in LEAP teaching methods specific to LEAP programming.
2007 - 2008

Community Service Learning Liaison

Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Facilitated learning and logistics for undergraduate students in community service placements
  • Conducted small group sessions to promote student's critical reflection of placement experiences
2007 - 2008

Teaching Assistant

Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Completed assignment and paper marking; addressed students questions/concerns
  • Facilitated small group sessions within lectures
  • Completed lecture planning and delivery
2007 - 2007

Program Ambassador

Recycling Council of Alberta
  • Directed the promotion of environmental programming and policy throughout Alberta
  • Collected and summarized data from a wide-variety of service providers; completed monthly reports
  • Delivered presentations to diverse audiences (e.g. teachers/students, environmentalists, politicians)
2006 - 2007

Community Researcher

Ready, Set, Go! Birth to Six Parental Support Coalition
  • Conducted a needs assessment based on an appraisal of provincial trends
  • Performed an evaluation that provided program and community recommendations
2005 - 2006

Educational Consultant

Greater Essex County District School Board
  • Provided support to students experiencing educational setbacks
  • Worked with students in one-on-one and small group settings
  • Assessed student understanding of curriculum content and developed supplemental learning resources to target learning gaps
2005 - 2005

Homeless-Housing Program Researcher

City of Brantford
  • Updated statistics for the Supply and Demand Analysis Report and Affordable Housing Strategy
  • Collected data from community stakeholders (e.g. homeless, subsidized housing providers)
  • Coordinated energy efficient programming to subsidized housing providers
2004 - 2004

Youth Coordinator

Youth Centre
  • Counseled adolescents with severe social, emotional and delinquent challenges.
  • Designed and supervised youth programming and planned and led off-site trips.
  • Led group educational and counseling sessions designed to target the continuously evolving needs of youth.

Volunteer Experience

Priority Goal Assessor (2013)

United Way/Centraide Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

  • Reviewed, evaluated and scored Requests for Investment to ensure applicant alignment with United Way strategic priority goals.
  • Provided funding recommendations.

Director, Board of Directors (2012-14)

Artswell, Ottawa, ON                                 

  • Supported operations and strategic decision-making processes; including ensuring the availability of financial resources, approval of annual budgets and reporting of annual organization performance. 

Project Lead (2006-07)

CAW Local 200: Computers for Kids, Windsor, ON

  • Implemented a community service project aiming to improve computer literacy for children living in poverty; involved curriculum development and the design of lesson plans. 

Curriculum Developer (2006)

University of Windsor, Windsor, ON

  • Worked with university faculty to develop, implement and teach the new, first-year course 'Mentorship and Learning'. 

Community Development Agent (2005-06)

University of Windsor, Windsor, ON

  • Executed environmentally-based community development projects as part of the Green Corridor initiative (e.g. green roof initiative, community garden, environmental coalition); involved in project creation, development and management.

Peer Support Worker (2005-06)

University of Windsor, Windsor, ON

  • Provided counselling to students experiencing academic, social or emotional setbacks. Led small group mediation sessions; including tenant disputes and small legal disputes; received training in counselling, small group facilitation and mediation. 

Mentor (2004-06)

In-School Mentoring Program,St. Francis Elementary School, Windsor, ON           

  • Involved weekly one-on-one meetings with a child; focus on child’s behavioural and social challenges.

Mentor (2003-06) 

Big Brothers and Sisters In School Mentoring Program, Windsor, ON 

  • Mentored students with behavioural difficulties.
  • Implemented behavioural strategies in conjunction with school administration, teachers and parents. 

Tutor and Mentor (04-2005)

Benson Elementary School: External Outreach Program, Windsor, ON

  • Tutored and mentored a student experiencing academic and behavioural challenges.

Track & Field Coach (2001-03)

Special Olympics, Woodstock, ON

  • Coached children/youth with physical and/or mental challenges; focused on teamwork skills, goal setting, and gross motor skills.



Certificate in Adult Learning, specialization in Adult and Community Education

University of Calgary

Certificate exploring the history, theory and numerous practical and technological applications of adult learning.

2007 - 2009

Masters of Arts

Wilfrid Laurier University

Thesis research investigated best practices for the development and implementation of a municipal community engagement policy. Findings identified two types of best practices: (1) theoretical mechanisms of change, including a formalized policy framework with explicit attention paid to the values of diversity and empowerment; and (2) implementation processes and resources (i.e. community partnerships and champions) that translate theory to practice. A model for effective community engagement was proposed and informed the development of community engagement and diversity-inclusion policies for the City of Kitchener and Region of Waterloo.

2003 - 2007

Honours Bachelor of Arts

University of Windsor

Honours B.A. Summative Research Report: Environmental service scan for geriatric suicide prevention services

Honours B.A. Practicum Thesis: Program needs assessment for Birth-Six Parental Support Coalition

Professional Development Activities

Coaching for Lean Problem-Solving

Issued by: Lean Enterprise Institute, OTTAWA, ON

Scaling Up for Social Impact, 2014                                                                            

Issued by: NonProfit Management Institute, Stanford University, STANFORD, CA

Change Management, 2014                                                                                          

Issued By: Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, OTTAWA, ON

Strategic Planning, 2013                                                                                      

Issued By: University of Texas at Austin, AUSTIN, TX  

System Thinking for Evaluators, 2013                                                                  

Issued By: American Evaluation Association, WASHINGTON, D.C  

Developmental Evaluation, 2013                                                                        

Issued By: Micheal Quinn Patton for Ontario Centre of Excellence, OTTAWA, ON  

LogicModels (Advanced), 2012                                                                          

Issued By: American Evaluation Association, MINNEAPOLIS, MN  

Operations Planning, 2013                                                                                  

Issued By: Intersol, OTTAWA, ON

Theory of Change, 2012

Issued By: ACTKnowledge, NEW YORK CITY, NY  

Management Development, 2012                                                                      

Issued By: Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, OTTAWA, ON  

Collaborative Leadership, 2012

Issued By: Intersol, OTTAWA, ON  

NVivo, 2011

Issued By: NVivo for Ontario Centre of Excellence, OTTAWA, ON  

Performance Measurement, 2010                                                                      

Issued By: Evaluator’s Institute at George Washington University, OTTAWA, ON  

Project Management, 2010                                                                                  

Issued By: Performance Management Consultants, OTTAWA, ON  

Professional Development for Evaluators, 2010                                              

Issued By: Claremont University, ONLINE, USA  

Facilitation Skills for Evaluators, 2010                                                                    

Issued By: Performance Management Network, OTTAWA, ON  

Project Management, 2010                                                                                      

Issued By: Mathematics of Information Technology, OTTAWA, ON  

Work Samples


Gold Ribbon Award Nomination for Innovation, Creativity and/or Quality Improvement Initiative (category: evaluation), Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON, (2012)  

Certificate of Outstanding Achievement, Internship Program, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo ON, (2007)

Academic Scholarship, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo ON, (2007)

Community Scholars Award, University of Windsor, Windsor ON, (2003)

Academic Entrance Scholarship, University of Windsor, Windsor ON, (2003)