Dr. Benjamin Seet
Former Chief,
Medical Support Section,
Department of Peacekeeping Operations,
United Nations Headquarters

The strongest testimony of Roxana’s contributions to UN peacekeeping is the two- fold drop observed in malaria incidence in the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), within 3 months of the implementation of her project. Such results can only be achieved through the successful integration of science, good management skills, effective communication, and a realistic appreciation of the mission’s requirements.

Dr. Sarah Flicker
Associate Professor,
York University

Roxana's inquiry into youth newcomer access to sexual health services generated new evidence for policy and programming initiatives... In all interactions, I found Roxana to be professional, engaged, thoughtful, caring and ethical. A joy to work with!

Denise Luck
Planning and Corporate Strategy,
United Way Toronto

The discussion you led [on linking planning and evaluation] was excellent. Very clear, very engaging, well done! The penny dropped for many people during this session and I am thrilled! You provided clarity, critical to all good planning, whether it is community impact work, fundraising, or some internal change you want to [create]. Thank you for a great session!

Workshop Participant

Your workshop was fantastic! Here’s what I particularly appreciated:

  • The soup example was a great exercise to help us understand the specific elements of a theory of change
  • You made the theory of change accessible to those of us who haven’t had the opportunity to learn about it – and have only heard it being referenced in a rather complex and opaque way
  • Your approach was clear, friendly and informative. You may it easy for people to ask questions and provided good answers
I can easily see this being adopted by many of us to help frame up what we are trying to achieve. Thank you so much for your excellent preparation and delivery of this workshop. It is the best example I have seen to-date.

Director, Canadian NGO

Our Board approved the [evaluation framework], there were wonderful comments made about it! Thank you for getting this report to us along with all the engagement internally and with our community partners. [You were] simply marvelous in the presentation and how adeptly you answered questions.

The Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR) Workshop

I want to extend a huge thank you, on behalf of all the Cross STIHR Managers and students, to all of you for sharing your time, your wonderful insights, your honesty and wisdom with us. I received many great comments about the [discussion].

Wanda MacNevin
Director of Community Programs,
Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre

What did I like about the workshop? Everything! It was a strong reminder of the importance of this work, the opportunity it gives organizations to better articulate their success.

Stephanie Mazerolle
Project Coordinator at
Promoting Education and Community Health (PEACH)

Amazing facilitation and the accessibility of the transfer of knowledge really helped to unpack the nuances of Theory of Change!

Nathan Stern
Community Projects Coordinator,
York University TD-Community Engagement Centre

The [discussion] was practical and applicable. We worked through examples pertained to our own organization. The [Monitoring & Evaluation] workbook was extremely helpful!