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Co-Principals

Kate Woodman and Gene Krupa are co-principals of Catalyst. We belong to the Canadian Evaluation Society and the American Evaluation Association.  Our bases are in Edmonton AB, Kelowna BC and Lusaka Zambia, but we also work from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal & Ottawa. We engage any of many associates, depending on the location, type of project and methodologies required. 
Kate Woodman, PhD, CE - Kate has over 30 years experience in program evaluation, research, management, facilitation and training in Canada and Europe. 

She is experienced in a wide range of evaluation methodologies, including developmental and utilization-focused evaluation. She has expertise in the human services, mental health, family violence, health, and education sectors and is adept with community-based interventions and working with sensitive issues and vulnerable populations

Dr. Woodman has managed research and evaluation projects for governments (federal, provincial & territorial), institutes, NGOs and institutes (International Centre for Policy Studies). She has often worked with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, and is an popular presenter and trainer.

Kate holds professional designation as Credentialed Evaluator (CE) with the Canadian Evaluation Society. She is Chair of Professional Learning and represents Alberta/NWT on the CES national board.
Gene Krupa, PhD, CE - Gene brings over 30 years experience in evaluation and consulting, primarily in health and human services.  His expertise is in public health and prevention, community development, global health, and online learning.  Gene has extensive experience in building and evaluating provincial and community system capacities to create and sustain positive change. 

Much of his work has been in addressing specific health issues (Early Childhood Development, teen health issues, and chronic illness prevention) and their social determinants of health.  He has led inter-sectoral coalitions and movements in many communities (urban, rural, indigenous) and for governments in BC, Alberta, Canada, and internationally.

Dr. Krupa has trained/ prepared community leaders, teachers, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, politicians, farmers, and graduate students, and evaluated the impacts of their efforts.  

Internationally, Gene works primarily in Zambia (2006-present), collaborating with, and building capacity of, governments, communities, NGOs, universities, social enterprises and global organizations (Clinton Foundation, CARE, Grand Challenges, UNICEF, iSchool, etc.). 

Gene holds professional designation as Credentialed Evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society, and has received awards for excellence from BC Medical Association, BC Public Health Association and University of Alberta. 
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