DPRA Canada | Team
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DPRA Canada’s team includes experienced individuals with the skills and substantive knowledge needed to support our clients. Our staff are experienced participating on large multi-disciplinary teams or taking a lead role, in order to meet the specific needs of an assignment.

Timm Rochon, President/CEO

Timm Rochon is the President/Chief Executive Officer of DPRA Canada, responsible for the company’s overall direction and management. As the manager of individual projects, Timm provides direction and expertise for projects with budgets ranging from $20,000 to $ 2.5 million. He has a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University.

 

Timm has 25 years of experience at the regional, national and international level working with resource companies, Indigenous people, government and the public. His consulting activities focus on Indigenous and community development; socio-economic impact assessment; resource development; regulatory reform; policy research and program evaluation. Active in the Indigenous and Public Consultation and Engagement service area, Timm has strong skills in public and stakeholder consultation/communications, facilitation and strategic planning. He has had considerable success in integrating local and Indigenous knowledge into resource management models and decision-making processes.

 

Timm understands the challenges facing diverse parties including resource developers, Indigenous communities, and governments/regulators. He has provided leadership with informed strategic advice based on research, analysis and his own extensive experience. This, combined with decades of working directly with the private sector, Indigenous organizations and all levels of governments, has given him an in-depth understanding of the context for projects in the North and the rest of Canada. As a result, Timm is uniquely capable of leading multi-disciplinary teams with a proven integrated approach to challenging projects.

Vicki McCulloch, Principal, RPP

Vicki McCulloch is a Principal with DPRA Canada, and has been with the firm since 1987. She has provided strong leadership and consulting services across Canada’s North, including the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon and northern parts of Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.  She has a Master’s in Environmental Studies from York University with a specialty in environmental planning, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology and Environmental Science from Trent University.  Vicki is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP).  

 

Vicki is active in the Socio-Economic Research and Assessment practice; she has worked on environmental assessments of projects in the mining, energy (oil and gas, electricity), transportation, and waste management sectors, and Canada’s siting process for the management of used nuclear fuel.  Her extensive experience, includes development of fair and practical impact management programs for resource development and environmental management initiatives. Vicki has performed peer reviews of social impact assessments, and provided expert evidence and hearing support for various administrative tribunals.   

 

Vicki is also involved in DPRA Canada’s Environment and Resource Management service area, which includes assignments related to regional land use planning, resource management,  and regional cumulative effects assessment, monitoring and management frameworks.  Her project experience has also included the development of partnerships, plans and programs; preparation of governance frameworks/structures, guidelines and policies; various regulatory review/reform initiatives; and providing advice to senior levels of government.  Her work is often conducted in the context of federal, provincial or territorial environmental assessment processes or land claim implementation frameworks. Many assignments involve working with Indigenous communities and organizations. She has proven skills in designing engagement/ consultation processes, and the facilitation of meetings and workshops with Indigenous communities, various levels of government, industry and non-governmental organizations.   

Ricki Hurst, Senior Associate

Ricki Hurst is a Senior Associate at DPRA Canada. He brings more than 35 years of experience on northern matters, many as a Director at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Ricki holds a Master of Science degree in Bio-Physiology from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Wildlife Management from the University of Guelph. He has a strong understanding of government and co-management boards through his experience in Ottawa and all three territories, including 12 years living and working in Yellowknife, NWT.

 

Ricki has led a number of notable federal resource and environmental programs. He served as manager or coordinator of programs including the Northern Oil and Gas Action Program; the Arctic Environmental Strategy; the Contaminated Sites Clean-up Program; and the federal office for the Mackenzie Gas Project – the Pipeline Readiness Office.

 

Ricki has managed many high-profile and often controversial cross-sectoral projects on that demand a balanced perspective and the integration of environmental, economic and social-cultural factors. He has facilitated over 150 meetings, workshops and conferences with governments, boards, industry, Indigenous groups and other stakeholders. His strengths include in-depth experience developing policies and processes such as strategies for water and land use, oil and gas management, and sustainable economic development.   

Samuel Hanig, Associate

Samuel Hanig is an Associate at DPRA Canada in the Organizational Effectiveness practice area. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the University of Waterloo, and holds an Master’s degree from the same program. He completed his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Toronto. His research has been published in top-tier management journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Organizational Behavior on topics in leadership, job performance, and occupational health psychology. He has completed substantive coursework on organizational behavior, personnel management, and advanced research methods and statistics for the social sciences.

 

Samuel has worked extensively in the areas of organizational effectiveness and social sciences research, with significant exposure to healthcare and higher education organizations. Before joining DPRA he was a Specialist in Organizational Effectiveness at Baycrest Health Sciences, focusing on organizational culture development, employee engagement, and change management. Prior to this, he served as a research lab Project Manager at the Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, and assisted with research in clinical psychology at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He has engaged in stakeholder and organizational effectiveness consultations with both public and private sector clients.

Sophie Maksimowski, Associate

Sophie Maksimowski is an Associate with DPRA Canada. She has a Master of Arts in Public Issues Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Development Studies from the University of Guelph. Sophie also earned a Certificate in Fundamentals of Aboriginal Law from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University).

 

Sophie has considerable experience conducting qualitative research and assessing potential socio-economic and cultural impacts from proposed development projects. She participates on project teams working in DPRA’s various service areas, providing research, writing and logistical support.  Assignments have focused on Indigenous and public engagement / consultation, resource management, environmental assessment, land use planning, policy development and, government planning / strategizing. Her skills include qualitative research methods such as the design and implementation of interview and other data collection / analysis tools (e.g., focus groups), legislation and policy analysis, environmental scans, and cross-jurisdictional reviews.   She has an interest in Indigenous law and the duty to consult.   

Anna Yusa, Associate

Ms. Anna Yusa is an Associate with DPRA Canada. She holds a Masters of Public Policy, Administration and Law from York University and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto in Environment & Science.

 

Anna worked with Health Canada for over 10 years, where she served in policy and scientific roles including Senior Science Advisor and Senior Policy Analyst (Acting). At Health Canada, Anna worked to advance efforts to protect human health from the impacts of air quality and climate change together with partners from all levels of government. Anna has published research on climate change and health in peer-reviewed journals including the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems. She is also a co-author of the Ontario Climate Change and Health Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Guidelines: Technical Document.

Sergey Mazuritsky, Research Analyst

Sergey Mazuritsky is a Research Analyst in the Organizational Effectiveness practice area of DPRA. Sergey holds a Master of Arts degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Guelph, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Psychology from York University. He has extensive experience in designing evidence-based selection tools, designing and implementing training and development programs, conducting performance reviews, facilitating focus groups, and report writing. In addition, Sergey has research expertise in occupational health and well-being, organizational development, employee development, recruitment and selection, and employee performance.

Clayo Laanemets, Research Analyst

Clayo is a Research Analyst, with a Master of Public Health – Health Promotion from the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health.  She has extensive experience in program planning and coordination, research, evaluation and knowledge translation in a variety of health and social areas, including mental health, addictions, eHealth and Indigenous health. She has applied qualitative and quantitative methodologies in a variety of contexts, and has synthesized literature, conducted interviews, facilitated focus groups and developed surveys.  Clayo is skilled in stakeholder engagement, community capacity-building, needs assessment, environmental scans and the development of logic models.  She has translated collected knowledge in written and visual formats through preparation of reports, briefs, manuscripts, presentations, infographics and webinars.

Dr. Kate Mossman, Associate

Dr. Kate Mossman is an Associate at DPRA Canada.  Dr. Mossman holds a doctoral degree in Anthropology from McMaster University, where her research explored international partnerships between non-governmental organizations in Senegal and their complex interactions and aspirations to achieve social change. She recently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, where she pursued research projects on health innovation and performance, health policy, and organizational strategy.

 

During her career, Dr. Mossman has worked in health services research at a number of Toronto hospitals, including North York General Hospital, Women’s College Hospital, and St. Michael’s Hospital. In this capacity, she managed research projects on the organizational performance of innovative health programs in Canada and overseas, and also provided consultation services on the implementation and scale up of new health services, including digital tools, quality improvement initiatives, and telemedicine projects. Past research areas have included exploring innovative approaches to addressing chronic disease, primary care, diabetes, tuberculosis, malaria, and maternal, newborn and child health. Dr. Mossman has presented her research at a number of international conferences and has published in a wide variety of publications, including Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, PLOS One, Next Billion, and Globalization and Health.

Kim Cholette, Vice President

Kim Cholette is the Vice President of Operations at DPRA Canada. She has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cape Breton and a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School (concentration in administrative & constitutional law).

 

Kim is active in the Policy/Legislative Development and Review service area.  She has been involved in northern consulting projects focused on territorial legislation; policies and procedures; organizational review of public sector departments and agencies; and human resource supply needs. She has also led the development of regulatory and program evaluation frameworks, performance management systems and options for structuring social housing under Indigenous self-government.

 

Kim has unique expertise gained from her training combined with extensive experience in strategic planning, policy and program development, and legislative research and analysis.  She has led Indigenous engagement and public consultation projects. Kim has twenty years of public sector experience in British Columbia and Yukon, as well as senior leadership work for self-governing First Nations. She has managed annual budgets of $30 million and been responsible for the implementation of large-scale province- and territory-wide initiatives.

Bradley Archambault, Senior Associate

Bradley Archambault is a Senior Associate at DPRA Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a diploma in Social Sciences. Bradley brings with him several years of experience in policy development and advisory services. Previously the Director of Policy and Planning with the Department of Education (Government of Nunavut), he was responsible for the review and development of policy documents (statutes, regulations and directives) within the department. Bradley was also integral in the development of the department’s business plan, business cases and other strategic planning activities.

 

Having also served as Legislation Analyst for many years, he was the project lead on numerous legislative projects, entailing the review and drafting of statutes and regulations. This role required Bradley to be a very effective facilitator and to be involved in a broad range of consultative activities with partners and stakeholders, allowing him to hone his skills and expertise in this area. He also was an Adult Educator with Nunavut Arctic College in Pangnirtung. Having lived and worked in Nunavut for many years, Bradley is acutely aware of the circumstances associated with life in the North, and has extensive firsthand experience working with Inuit organizations and people.


Bradley has been the policy advisor and writer for a series of DPRA assignments for various departments with the Government of Nunavut, including the review/amendment of statutes/regulations, funding formulae, policy and procedures.   He has also prepared discussion and options papers on a range of topics.

Ron Mucklestone, Senior Associate

Ron Mucklestone is a Senior Associate with DPRA Canada. After graduating with a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University, Ron worked for businesses, government and NGOs in Canada and abroad prior to joining DPRA.

 

Ron has strong expertise in socio-economic impact assessment, program evaluation, Indigenous and stakeholder consultation, and project management. His focus is Canada’s North and the unique socio-economic, regulatory and environmental challenges faced with resource development and social services initiatives. Most of his recent work has been associated with mining, natural gas, and the management of used nuclear fuel projects.

 

Ron has particularly strong expertise in regulatory reviews and process mapping. For example, he led the DPRA team that mapped over 70 regulatory processes for 17 agencies) for the Mackenzie Gas Project, and producing 30 regulatory process maps for a newly established renewable energy office. Recently he managed the production of a Petroleum Regulatory Guide and a Minerals Regulatory Guide for a territorial department.

Vishi Kumaran, Associate

Vishi Kumaran recently joined DPRA as an Associate in the Organizational Effectiveness practice area. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, holds a Master of Arts degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Guelph, and a Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University.  His education includes training in the areas of organizational development, employee performance, employee development, leadership development, work attitudes and behaviour, recruitment and selection, research design, measurement and statistics.

 

Vishi has extensive experience working with public sector organizations.  He has conducted training needs assessments, developed competency models, performed psychometric analysis of employee survey and benchmarking data, conducted interviews and focus groups, designed and delivered training workshops, and coached managers and employees through performance reviews.

 

Vishi’s projects at DPRA have included developing a professional development framework for teachers, conducting an organizational review and restructuring, creating a standards and procedures manual for social workers, and developing hiring processes for permanent and contract nurses.​

Erica McDiarmid, Associate

Erica McDiarmid is an Associate at DPRA in the Program Evaluation practice area. Erica has an Master of Public Health with a specialization in Health Promotion from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Sciences Honours in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. She also holds the Credentialed Evaluator designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society. Erica’s expertise is in the areas of health and social services, monitoring and evaluation, stakeholder engagement, facilitation, as well as capacity building.

 

Prior to joining the DPRA team, Erica was the Manager of Evaluation at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in the Education department. In this role, her portfolio covered education evaluations, evaluative research, strategic planning and monitoring, and capacity building. Erica has worked in the area of public health in Guyana, Ghana, and northern Canada with governments, non-profit organizations, health professionals, and directly with marginalized populations. Within various contexts, Erica has consulted with many key stakeholders including government officials, senior management, clinical and corporate staff, academics, patients, families and general public.

Kayla Perry, Research Analyst

Kayla Perry is a Research Analyst with DPRA Canada. Kayla is a Master of Public Policy in Administration and Law (MPP) candidate at York University and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a specialization in Communication Studies from Laurentian University. Kayla has extensive experience in the areas of policy development and implementation, program development, program evaluation, community engagement and stakeholder consultation. She has a background in drafting and presenting on public policy recommendations, and is skilled in areas of research, writing and facilitation. She has a strong background working in stakeholder consultation and community engagement. Kayla provides data collection, statistical analysis and data extraction support at DPRA.

Nadia Nassar, Research Analyst

Nadia Nassar is a Research Analyst with DPRA Canada. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from York University as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Mount Allison University. Nadia has been a part of a number of research and policy teams within the municipal and provincial levels of government as well as several academic research teams. She has extensive experience in policy development and program evaluation within the public service. Nadia has applied both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in a variety of contexts and is skilled in conducting interviews and focus groups. She is also experienced in stakeholder engagements, needs assessments, environmental scans, and survey development.

Jackie Chan, Administrative Assistant

Jackie Chan has been with DPRA Canada for more than 20 years, and provides support to our team on project work and office administration.