Clare is a skilled project manager, evaluator and researcher, with 15 years of experience in planning and implementing a wide variety of projects. Clare believes strongly in the importance of participatory approaches to projects and excel in building collaborative relationships and facilitating engagement with partners and stakeholders. She is a highly organized, detail-oriented achiever who has successfully managed many projects that include highly sensitive topics and tight deadlines. Clare has managed both Canadian and international projects including planning, budgeting, communications, and relationship-building. Clare has managed projects within health care addressing subjects such as building capacity for evidence-informed practice in a cancer care organization, evaluating changes to scopes of practice in community pharmacy settings, managing the merger of multiple individual Early Intervention Programs to a single organization, developing a workplace safety action plan, implementing collaborative models of care in a number of different health care settings, identifying chronic disease targets and strategies for meeting the targets, and more. Clare has planned and conducted many formative, process and outcome evaluations addressing areas such as implementation of new scopes of practice in community pharmacy settings (minor ailments, collaborative care, anti-coagulation monitoring, practice change), Nova Scotia’s Strengthening Treatment Systems Initiative, and collaborative teams in a variety of care settings (primary care, specialist care).
As an experienced facilitator, Clare brings a wealth of skill and knowledge to her facilitation work. Clare has planned and facilitated sessions with a range of different purposes, from large conferences to training workshops, to strategic and action planning sessions. Clare is skilled at building relationships and has worked with diverse groups of stakeholders, including the private, public and non-profit sectors, working effectively to build cross-sectoral collaboration and consensus on issues. Clare is also experienced in working with and managing diverse stakeholders and opinions as well as topics of a sensitive nature and excels in creating safe environments where all stakeholders feel comfortable providing their perspectives and feedback. She is very familiar with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) facilitation levels (inform, consult, involve, collaborate, empower) and methods and applies these techniques where appropriate. Clare is also a strong communicator, and has extensive experience writing in a variety of formats, including academic research, public communications materials, evaluation reports, and policy and briefing documents. Clare has worked in bilingual environments and can support provision of services in both English and French.
Prior to working with RPI, Clare held both research and management positions in the private, non-profit and public sectors. Clare has a Bachelor of Arts (Double Honours) in Economics and History and a Master of Arts in International Affairs with a focus on health and development. Clare is a certified Prosci Change Management Professional and is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and in the process of obtaining her credentialed evaluator designation.