Current Board Members

From left to right: Mike Hendricks, Asela Kalugampitiya, Esteban Tapella, Dorothy Lucks (incoming secretary), Larry Bremner (treasurer), Marie Gervais (vice president) , Ziad Moussa (incoming president), Riitta Oksanen, Jim Rugh.

Front row: Mallika Samaranayake, Jennifer Bisgard, Pablo Rodriguez-Bilella, Nathalia Kosheleva (president), Lynn Burgess (executive director)


Executive Committee

Mr. Ziad Moussa is a Senior Research Associate at the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit of the American University of Beirut and an internationally acknowledged evaluation practitioner.

Over the past 15 years, he has contributed to and/or managed complex multi-country evaluations across the Arab world and the global South in well over 40 countries and with almost every major donor on the circuit.

Ziad is credited for the Arabization process of the reference book “Outcome Mapping: Building Reflection and Learning into Development Programs” in addition to several other publications on R&D in MENA. His recent work includes a meta-evaluation of complementarity in Finnish ODA, assisting EvalNET at OECD-DAC in developing a joint donor-partner approach to evaluation and the independent external evaluation of the UNHCR response to the Syrian Crisis.

As part of his social corporate responsibility vis-à-vis the profession, he volunteers up to 15% of his time to the governance and professionalization evaluation in the MENA region and around the world. As such, he led the core group which established the MENA Evaluators Network (EvalMENA) back in 2008 and which contributed to the emergence and/or formalization of VOPEs in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine. He was also an elected Board Member of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) between 2011 and 2014, member of the Steering Committee of the Peacebuilding Evaluation Network (PEN) since 2013, and member of the Board of Stewards of the Outcome Mapping Learning Community (OMLC) since 2010.

Ziad believes that EvalPartners is the best thing that happened to the profession in recent years.

MARIE GERVAIS, PhD, CE, has served since 1988 as a professor at Laval University, Canada, in charge of training in evaluation in the health sector. She represents her university in consortia of universities in Quebec and Canada. She has been active in evaluation for nearly 25 years. She regularly serves as visiting professor in Africa and Europe. She is involved in several evaluation projects and capacity building projects internationally, mainly in Africa, with national evaluation associations (VOPEs), universities and state institutions. She is a consultant for various organizations such as UNICEF WCARO and CLEAR for Francophone Africa.

Ms. Gervais is Vice-President of the Réseau francophone d’évaluation (RFE) and Vice-President of IOCE, where she also serves as the Representative of RFE. She is strongly committed to the promotion of evaluation in the Francophone world. She is also a member of many VOPEs, including AEA, AES, AfrEA, AME, CaDEA, CES, EES, EvalMENA, IDEAS, MASSE, RISE and SenEval.

Ms. Gervais is a Credentialed Evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES). For her outstanding contribution to the advancement of the theory and practice of evaluation, she was recipient of the 2012 Award for Contribution to Evaluation in Canada granted by CES and of the 2007 Recognition Award granted by SQEP. In 2014, she received an award from the Government of Benin for her contribution to the evaluation of public policies. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the African Evaluation Journal, co-guest editor for the special French issue of this Journal and was guest editor of the special issue in the context of the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation.

Dorothy has a background in science (BSc), business (MBA) and multi-stakeholder decision-making in sustainable development (PhD). She has worked for more than 20 years across Asia in design and management of community development, natural resources sector and economic development programs. Dorothy has been the Executive Director for SDF Global since 2000 and continues to work internationally as an advisor and evaluator for organizations such as the United Nations, Asian Development Bank and the World Bank in many countries globally. She is a member of Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) and is part of the AES Strategic Engagement Taskforce and Professional Learning Committee.

Benoît Gauthier is a CES Credentialed Evaluator and the Past-President of the Canadian Evaluation Society. He has been a Government of Canada internal evaluator and a private consultant. Schooled in political science and public administration, he specialises in program evaluation, in strategic and organizational research and intervention, in market research, in applied social research and in policy analysis. Over the past 33 years, Benoît was involved in more than 500 research and intervention assignments and 100 evaluation projects, with emphasis on health research, copyright, arts and culture, technology, client satisfaction, and management information systems.

Benoît is known for bridging measurement concerns and management concerns. He has taught social research methodology at Carleton University, at the Quebec École nationale d'administration publique, at the University of Ottawa and at the Université du Québec à Hull. He was recently made an Honorary Fellow of the Northern Institute of Charles Darwin University. He is the co-editor of the textbook entitled Recherche sociale: de la problématique à la collecte des données, an introduction to social research, which has gone through six French editions and one Portuguese edition. He received the CES Service Award, the CES-NCC Leadership Recognition Award, the CES Award for Contribution to Evaluation in Canada, and the CESEF Award for Contribution to Research on Evaluation Practice.


Board of Trustees

Cynthia Clapp-Wincek (Cindy) has over 30 years of experience with strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation splitting her time between the US government and independent consulting. While consulting, she worked with clients of all types -- public, non-profit, for profit, foundations; from large to small. As a former Director of the Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research, Cindy led the rebuilding of USAID's evaluation program and strengthened learning, monitoring, and evaluation.  This integrated evaluation program demonstrated evidence of improvement in quality, quantity and use of evaluation throughout USAID in the three years of her tenure.  Since leaving USAID in 2015, Cindy has worked with the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium and is the American Evaluation Association representative to IOCE and EvalPartners.

Based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She is a co-founded the National Monitoring and Evaluation Network of the Kyrgyz Republic  created  in 2008 and since that time she has been working on evaluation capacity building in a country.  Represents national VOPE in the Coordination Council of the Eurasian Alliance. Currently represents the Eurasian Alliance  on the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) board.

An expert in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) Ms Khamzina  leads evaluations in the Education and Social sectors in Central Asia. She has extensive consultancy and long term project management experience, both as senior M&E specialist and as a Senior Project Manager.  Has a  Master’s Degree in Education Policy and Management.

Bastiaan de Laat (PhD) is Evaluation Expert and Team Leader at the European Investment Bank (EIB) where over the past couple of years he has been in charge of major evaluations in important areas such as Climate Action, SME support and Technical Assistance. He has a longstanding experience in evaluation as well as in foresight. Founder-director of the French subsidiary of the Technopolis Group (1998-2006) he led many evaluations for and provided policy advice to a great variety of local, national and international public bodies. He trained several hundreds of European Commission staff and national government officials in evaluation and designed monitoring and evaluation systems for various public organisations. Before joining the EIB he worked as Evaluator at the Council of Europe Development Bank. He has developed tools and performed programme, policy and regulatory evaluations, both ex ante and ex post, in a variety of fields. He has also made several academic contributions, most recently with articles on evaluation use and on the "Tricky Triangle", on the relationships between evaluator, evaluation commissioner and evaluand.

Bastiaan served as EES Secretary General 2011-14, was programme coordinator of the 2010 EES Conference in Prague, and general coordinator of the 2012 (Helsinki) and 2014 (Dublin) EES Conferences.

President of the Network of Monitoring, Systematization and Evaluation in Latin America and Caribbean

Master of Evaluación Programs and Projects, Professor in the University of Costa Rica,  in the Education Faculty and the Evaluation Master degree,  Education Specialist, Guidance and Evaluation work and support to vulnerable populations: young people at risk, the elderly, women heads of households, indigenous populations.

Clemencia Vela is an independent consultant specialized in evaluation of environmental projects and programmes with more than 20 years of work experience.

Ms. Vela has been recruited by a range of UN agencies, the GEF, WB, IDB and other development partners, primarily in Latin America. She has extensive experience on evaluations of environmental and sustainable development projects and country portfolio programs at national and regional level.

Ms. Vela holds a Masters degree in environmental sciences from the University of Aberdeen, UK. She is a national of Ecuador.

MS ADELINE SIBANDA, African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Interim President and Regional Representative: Southern Africa

Adeline Sibanda is the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Interim President and Southern Africa Regional Representative on the AfrEA Board.  She is the founder and Managing Director of Troparg Consultancy Services. She is a national coach for the African Development Bank programme on Managing for Development Results and the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Program.  Adeline serves on the following other boards: Zimbabwe Evaluation Association, PROWEB, Sedgeperk Trust, Surge Africa and also serves on the AFCOP advisory committee.  She has recently been appointed to the following boards: International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC) Advisory Board.  She has worked for the past 24 years in the field of development with specific focus on leadership and entrepreneurship development, as well as monitoring and evaluation of development projects, and has been instrumental in developing training material and has provided training to organisations throughout sub-Saharan Africa in Monitoring and Evaluation, with specific focus on gender responsive evaluations. Adeline is passionate about coaching individuals to reach their full potential and operate at high standards of excellence. Adeline has worked in over 20 Sub-Saharan countries with clients such as the World Bank, African Development Bank, USAID, UNDP, UNFPA, UN WOMEN, WFP, OXFAM, CIDA, Family Health International, among others.

My name is Djelloul Saci, 64 years old, Algerian National and retired from the Islamic Development Bank, a Jeddah-based International Development Bank (IsDB).

Academic Qualifications:

• PhD in Management, University of Paris Dauphine, France 1986

• Master in Audit, University of Paris Dauphine, France 1976

• Degree in Economics (1974) and in Finance (1983) from the Faculty of Economy of the University of Algiers.

• Certified Public Account (CPA) Certificate from Algeria 1992.

• Working Languages: Fluent in English-French and Arabic

Professional Experience in Evaluation:

• I spent most of my professional career in evaluation at the IsDB for 25 years.

• As a matter of fact, I directly post evaluated about 100 projects during the period 1989-2002, either as evaluation officer or Senior Evaluation officer/ Mission Leader in various Countries involving a wide range of sectors and modes of financing.

• I was then appointed as Head of the Operations Evaluation Office (OEO) at IsDB, which is the highest position of the evaluation function in that Institution. During my tenure as Evaluation Director (June 2002-July 2009), I supervised and reviewed 168 other project evaluations in various sectors and member countries, 17 post evaluation of special assistance operations in non-member countries as well as several other higher level evaluations, including sector evaluations (mainly in education, health and transport), country assistance evaluations and thematic evaluations.

• Since my retirement from IsDB in January 2011, I have been providing consulting services in the area of evaluation and project financing.

• Organization of seminars in the areas of finance and management from the Ecole Supérieure Algérienne des Affaires (ESAA) for the benefit of students in post-graduate (Executive MBA), Algiers Algeria, since 2012.

• Since March 2013, I joined the AfrEA Board as Representative of North Africa, a constituency grouping 06 countries.

• Member of EvalMena since April 2014.

• I am very familiar with the internationally accepted Good Practice Standards developed by the International Evaluation Bodies such as the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG). I had also been sharing evaluation methodology and experience with the most famous Multi-lateral Development Institutions such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Inter American Development Bank.

• Since my retirement from IsDB in January 2011, I have been providing consulting services in the area of Development Evaluation as International Consultant.

Tel: +63 915 550 5945

Romeo Santos currently serves as Chair of the Pilipinas Development Evaluation Association [PHILDEV], a national organization of evaluators in the Philippines. He is also Executive Director of WorkLand M&E Institute, a non-profit, government-registered M&E think tank that provides training in research, organizational development, and results-based M&E to various sectors. He teaches at the University of the Philippines and was a Fulbright scholar and visiting professor in the USA in 2009. He completed IPDET’s development evaluation course in 2008. In 2012 and 2015, he was elected Vice President of the Asia Pacific Evaluation Association [APEA], a regional evaluation association headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.