Reichert and Associates is a full service research firm with Associates based in Vancouver, Kelowna and Ottawa. We work with non-profit organisations and government agencies.
Reichert and Associates is a full service research firm with associates based in Vancouver, Kelowna and Ottawa. We work with non-profit organizations and government agencies, providing innovative approaches to research and evaluation. Our goal is to provide meaningful research and evaluations for organizations of all sizes. Core areas of specialization include:
- Program Evaluation
- Organizational Reviews
- Strategic Planning
- Performance Measurement
- Training Workshops
- Grant Writing
We use participatory methods that allow for research and evaluation to be more of a process than an outcome. We strive to ensure that there is direct participation in the research by those who are the subject of the study. We also focus on the development of an organization’s capacity to be involved in evaluation. For us, evaluation is not just about discovery, documentation and analysis, it is also about education, action and inclusion.
Stephen Reichert – Principal Associate
With an academic and community agency background, Stephen Reichert has nearly 15 years of experience in conducting program evaluations and providing fundraising and marketing services to non-profits and government organizations. Stephen has worked as the principal investigator on nearly 70 evaluations and research projects, in a variety of areas ranging from harm reduction and crime prevention to community development, adult education, seniors and dementia, health promotion, wellness, community impact studies and First Nations healing. Stephen has extensive experience working in diverse settings, conducting both formative and summative evaluations and research as well as the design and implementation of complex measuring tools.
In the past, Stephen has been a sessional lecturer in the Office of the First Year at the University of Regina and has guest lectured in a variety of university departments and conferences on topics including racism and social policy, .
Stephen is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and is an active member in the evaluation community. He currently volunteers as the Lower Mainland (Vancouver area) Coordinator for the Canadian Evaluation Society BC and Yukon Chapter. Contact Stephen
Ekin Ok – Research Associate
Ekin is a graduate of the Master of Management program at the Sauder School of Business at UBC. She has extensive knowledge in research methods and experience in designing, conducting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research. Despite her acquired knowledge in finance, strategic management and accounting, she considers herself a social scientist and has a passion for doing research on societal issues.
Prior to moving to Vancouver, Ekin completed an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Masters in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Istanbul, Turkey. Throughout her education, Ekin worked as a researcher on a variety of projects ranging from investigating social polarization between Turkish and Kurdish communities to exploring the effects of cultural differences in negotiation styles in online platforms.
Aside from her work with Reichert and Associates, Ekin volunteers as a research assistant in the Marketing faculty at UBC. In her free time, Ekin enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures.
Jane Whynot – Contract Associate
Jane specializes in performance and evalaution. With over a decade of independent management for both the public and private sectors, Jane is known for being a skilled negotiator who forges consensus around clearly communicated, achievable operational plans and compelling visions of success. She offers leadership and has a history of developing highly motivated teams with proven track records of success who is able to meet and surpass set goals and objectives on a consistent basis. Jane has demonstrated strong leadership capabilities on all levels, via the exploration, promotion and facilitation of objectives in established and emerging foci.
Highly motivated and with exceptional interpersonal communication, project management and analytical skills, Jane has demonstrated an ability to excel under pressure in highly stressful environments and interacts supportively within a team setting. Throughout her career, she has consistently applied highly developed analytical skills to the designated activity. She is able to identify issues, extract data and convert that data into usable information for other resources. Jane’s strength is her analytic ability in identifying complex subject matter, enabling individuals to easily comprehend difficult issues. Jane is an active member of the Canadian Evaluation Society.
Dr. Marni Westerman - Contract Associate
With an extensive background in research, teaching and policy development, coupled with an understanding of community organisations, Marni brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Reichert and Associates. She has conducted research studies that focus on gender and social inequality and has been actively involved as a board member with a number of organisations.
Marni is the Chair of Anthropology and Sociology at Douglas College and is a member of the Canadian Sociology Association.