Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Silvia Salinas Mulder


Bolivian anthropologist, with a specialisation in Andean Studies and a Master’s degree in Decentralization and Public Administration. Senior consultant, researcher and evaluator in the social development sector, linked to international, governmental and civil society organisations. Recognised for her specialised though systemic and creative approaches to key poverty, development and exclusion topics, like gender, violence, rights, sexual and reproductive health, aging and adolescents. Advocator and facilitator of transformative planning, management and evaluation approaches (e.g. Theories of Change). Particularly interested in power issues in gender and intercultural relations. Internationally known as speaker and human rights activist. Author of a vast number of publications. Currently president of the Bolivian Monitoring and Evaluation Network (REDMEBOL), strongly linked to EvalGender+, and promotor of “Evaluation from the South” initiatives. In December 2017 elected president of the Latin American VOPE (RELAC).

Mohammed Qaryouti

Vice President

Mohammed Qaryouti is a founding member of the Jordanian Development Evaluation Association(EvalJordan) and currently the president of EvalJordan. Experienced in project design/planning management and M&E of development projects with hands-on experience working on the design, implementation, and management of development initiatives and programs. Currently working as Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director for USAID- CITIES program leading and directing the M&E requirements of the program to measure progress, and ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into the design and implementation of new interventions for continual improvement to maximize and amplify program impact.

Previously has worked as Senior M&E Manager in Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development (QRF), have developed M&E Policy Guidelines for QRF and its affiliated organizations and working to ensure that M&E functions are established, additionally supporting QRF affiliations in developing results frameworks for their programs and operations, developing key performance indicators, put together data collection plans and carrying out and/or managing evaluations. Worked for the International Labor Organization as M&E officer to coordinate the National Executive Program / Labor and TVET sector and establish criteria of success for the Ministry of Labor in connection with the labor sector objectives and targets, identify and develop appropriate indicators. As part of the MCC’s Local Governance and Development Program (LGDP) have worked in capacity building and institutional development of community based organizations CBOs and local governments. Guided the process of coordination, liaison with different stakeholders, including line ministries; governmental and non – governmental institutions planed and supervised the implementation of national M&E activities for the National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA). Certified in Evaluation Practices from The Evaluators Institute at the George Washington University. Actively involved in many evaluation initiatives, currently chairman of Evalmena network for 2017/2018 and BoD Member of the International Organization for Cooperative Evaluation (IOCE)

Weronika Felcis


Graduate of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Doctorate Programme Studies at the Jagiellonian University. Exchange student at Warwick University in Social Research. Scholarship recipient of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation in the Social Innovation Hub “Shipyard”. She also completed two summer schools on the use of counterfactual methods in evaluation research and has been involved in founding the first Polish edition. She has been working on evaluation research, public policy analysis and public sector expertise since 2006.

She has been a member of the Polish Evaluation Association since 2014 and was its president in 2014-2016. In 2013 she co-hosted a workshop for public administration with a program-based evaluation, and in 2015 with Jim Rugh on the Real World Evaluation approach (at the 11th Evaluation Conference). Author of scientific publications in the field of evaluation (mainly on country evaluation culture and evaluation use), program director of the 1st Polish Evaluation Congress bringing together evaluations from different sectors and fields. For years she is devoted to building networks enabling the evaluation environment in Poland and CEE region. She is a member of the European Evaluation Society, where she and the members of the Working Group have formed and co-piloted the Voluntary Evaluator Peer Review. She is also a member of the TWG’s Sustainable Development and TWG EES Future Role and Focus. She is PES representative in coordinating the Network of Evaluation Societies in Europe (NESE) for 2016-2018.

Sarah Farina


Sarah Farina is Past-President of the Canadian Evaluation Society and incoming Treasurer of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation. She is the founder of Broadleaf Consulting, where she leads planning processes, creates evaluation frameworks and governance models, and conducts evaluations, primarily in health and community development. Her clients include health agencies and authorities, Indigenous organizations, not-for-profit organizations and associations, and foundations. Her work has addressed topics including primary care, team-based care, interprofessional and grassroots collaboration, substance use and mental health, climate risks, vulnerable populations, social innovation and systems change

Sarah is driven by her passion for inclusive and authentic approaches to build better communities and systems. She is an adaptive leader and a skilled facilitator who uses collaborative approaches to help non-profit organizations, government and funders turn their aspirations into reality. Sarah is a regular presenter and trainer on topics related to planning, evaluation and governance, in Canada and internationally.

Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Planning, and she is a Credentialed Evaluator and Registered Professional Planner. Sarah has contributed to her community as Board Director and mentor with non-profit organizations. She is fluent in English and French.

Board of Trustees

Sana Ben Salem

MENA Representative

Sana Ben Salem is a PhD candidate in Management and strategy of companies with a focus on digital Business Models, focal point of the Tunisian Evaluation Network, the former chair of the professional insertion working group with the RF-Ee, member of EvalYouth Task force1, a secretariat member of the EvalMENA P2P projects and Ex-member of EvalSDGs.

She followed various trainings in the evaluation field (IPDET), in diplomacy, renewable energies and SDGs. She is as well an Activist in climate change, involved in the island innovation network as a representative of the Island of Djerba in Tunisia.

Sonal Zaveri

South Asia Representative

Sonal Zaveri is India based, with over 30 years’ experience in strategic planning, program design, capacity building, mentoring and evaluation. She has a PhD in Social Work and was a Fleishman Fellow at Duke University, USA. She has worked in more than 25 countries in Asia, East and West Africa, Asia-Pacific, Central Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe at grassroots, sub-national, national, regional and international levels bringing a broad contextual experience. She has worked with CBOs, NGOs, INGOs, foundations, academic institutions, government, and multilaterals.
Her sectoral experience includes HIV/AIDS, gender, child rights, early childhood development, education, community empowerment, health promotion and prevention, livelihood and disability. Sonal’s interests relate to how rights, participation. transformation and gender are addressed through collaborative, culturally responsive and learning oriented evaluation approaches and methodologies.
She has multiple publications including book chapters, journal articles, monographs and manuals. She is the co-designer and co-facilitator for the first online gender and evaluation course in India and has designed participatory evaluation tools for vulnerable children and youth.

She holds regional and global leadership positions – international advisor to the Child-to-Child Trust, UK; founder and Vice President of Community of Evaluators South Asia; founder and coordinator of GENSA, Gender and Equity Network South Asia; South Asia representative at the global EvalGender+ Management Group; board member, EvalPartners Coordination Committee, and core member of the S2SE – South to South Evaluation which addresses asymmetries in global evaluation.

Bali Andriantseheno

AfrEA Representative

Graduated as Economist Statistician, Bali Andriantseheno has thirty five years of professional experience, twenty of them in the monitoring & evaluation fields. He worked mostly as an international Consultant in the private sector, as a resource person for international organizations and as a Program Manager for Government departments. An IPDET alumni, he has in his account more than 30 M&E assignments and he also lectured in the fields of Sustainable Development and Social Public Policy at the University of Antananarivo. He is a founding member and a former President of MASSE, the Malagasy VOPE. He was appointed in March 2015 as the Coordinator General of the Reform Program for Administration Efficiency at the Presidency of the Republic of Madagascar. He is actually a Board Member of AfrEA.

Donna Podems

American Evaluation

Association (AEA) Representative
Donna is a researcher, facilitator, and monitoring and evaluation specialist with more than 23 years’ experience. She holds a doctorate in interdisciplinary studies focused on Program Evaluation and Organizational Development, and a Masters degree in Public Administration. She is the author of Being An Evaluator, Your Guide to Evaluation. She has worked with governments, civil society, nongovernmental groups, international donors, and foundations. She has experience designing and reviewing evaluation methodologies for a range of international programs, as well as conducting implementation, outcome and impact evaluations in projects in agriculture, early childhood development, education, environment, gender, health systems, HIV/AIDS, human rights, trade and investment, and women’s empowerment. She has worked for USAID, DFID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MasterCard Foundation, multiple UN organizations, African Development Bank, World Bank, and local nonprofits, among others.

Donna is a former National Board Member for the American Evaluation Association (AEA), and a former National Board Member for the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA). She is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University and a Senior Research Associate at University of Johannesburg. She has published multiple papers, books chapters, books and journal articles. She is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Evaluation.

Anna Harutyunyan

Eurasia Representative

Anna HARUTYUNYAN – has master degree in Sociology, she is the 2013 alumni of International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET).

Anna has more than 15 years’ experience in social research and M&E in the sphere of education, public health, youth, etc. in public, private and CSO sectors both locally and internationally, with strong knowledge of quantitative research design. Anna is an expert in research ethics and M&E system development.

From 2017 till June 2019 Anna chaired the coordination board of Eurasian Alliance of National Evaluation Associations and currently are in the advisory board of the Alliance.

She is a co-chair of EvalYouthECA and chair of Armenian Monitoring and Evaluation Association and board member of ethical committee.

Alena Lappo

Eurasia Representative

Alena LAPPO is an evaluation specialist with eight years of analysis and research experience in the public and private sectors. She is a Board Member of the European Evaluation Society and the leader of the European Emerging Evaluators (yEES!) network, which is the European Chapter of EvalYouth. Currently, she is a Value for Money Specialist with the OECD, while, previously, she conducted and managed evaluations in the World Bank and FAO, and also worked on results-based management in IFAD.

Tsigereda Bekele

AfrEA Representative

Tsigereda is the president of the Ethiopian Evaluation Association, EEvA. She has been a member of the association since 2013 and been part of the leadership since 2015.

Tsigereda holds a Master of Public Health in Monitoring and Evaluation and has over 17 years’ experience in leading, supervising and managing evaluations, research and data management for decision-making, analysis and utilization. She has developed M&E systems and supervised M&E activities for government and development programs. She is experienced in developing research protocols, designing and conducting evaluations, creating M&E plans, developing M&E tools.

She is actively involved in national evaluation capacity assessment and evaluation capacity development initiatives. Mrs. Tsigereda is currently working at USAID Ethiopia Transform: Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Adapting (Transform: MELA) project in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian Evaluation Association is an active member of African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) and will be hosting the next AfrEA conference in 2021 in Addis Ababa. Currently, Tsigereda is elected as AfrEA representative to IOCE Board of Trustees.

Humayun Khan

APEA Representative

Humayun Khan serves as General Secretary for the Asia Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA). Mr. Khan is a founding Board member and serving General Secretary of Pakistan Evaluation Association (PEA). He is a project management and Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning specialist. He has over eleven years of first-hand experience working in complex humanitarian and development settings in some of the most volatile regions affected by conflict and fragility in Pakistan. Areas of programmatic focus include education, peacebuilding, positive child and youth development, Livelihood, Shelter, WASH, refugees and displacement, humanitarian assistance and community development. He has expertise in working with non-linear approaches, such as Outcome Harvesting and Sprockler. Mr. Khan holds a master’s degree in development studies with the distinction of a gold medal and an MS degree in Conflict, Peace and Development.

Dr. Mamadou Coulibaly

Réseau Francophone d’Evaluation Representative

Socio-economist of development, specialist and trainer in forecasting, planning and monitoring-evaluation, Mamadou has a Ph.D in social sciences of development and is Teacher-Researcher at the “Ecole Normale Supérieure d’Abidjan” (ENS) / Ivory Coast. Holder of a master’s degree in economics and a diploma of applied studies in social sciences in human capital development (option: expertise in prospective and strategic planning), Mamadou is also an engineer in humanitarian management and development, and is registered in the MASTER humanitarian and international relations.

Mamadou has more than 10 years of experience in strategic education planning, statistical production, community management and project evaluation. He has been a consultant for ECOWAS, UEMOA, UNESCO, UNDP, AfDB, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Côte d’Ivoire.

His skills in Governance, Planning, Evaluation and Project Management have enabled him to participate in the preparation of Strategic Development Documents (Results-oriented PIP, MTEF, DRSP and PND) and in the Evaluation of Government Action.

In addition, given his experience in the strategic management of the education sector, Mamadou participated in numerous works with the Planning Departments of the sector within the framework of inter-ministerial platforms.

He is :

  • Permanent Secretary of the Ivorian Monitoring and Evaluation Network (RISE)
  • Vice-President of the Francophone Network for Evaluation (RFE)
  • Representative of RFE at the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (OICE)

Debbie Goodwin

Australia/New Zealand/Maori VOPEs Representative

Debbie Goodwin is an independent evaluator and researcher, Director of DBZ Consultancy Ltd, and a member of the Tuakana Teina Evaluation Collective in Aotearoa New Zealand. She is Maori (indigenous people of NZ), and has an academic background in the social sciences, social work and community psychology. Debbie is particularly interested in indigenous evaluation, Kaupapa Māori evaluation, and participatory approaches to evaluation.

Debbie has worked for over twenty years in leadership, management, and community development roles. She has worked with youth, social/health and community services, Kaupapa Māori (indigenous), Non-Government and Government agencies. She has undertaken roles with community and youth boards and has served for six years as a Board member of ANZEA, the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association. She is currently an Executive Board Member of Mā te Rae – the Māori Evaluation Association and also a member of AES, and AEA.

Debbie is currently a PhD candidate studying Kaupapa Māori evaluation methodology within co-design contexts at the University of Auckland.

Rodrigo Luna

ReLAC Representative

Young and Emerging Evaluator with interdisciplinary education and training in social and economic sciences. Rodrigo is from Masatepe, Nicaragua and is a Lawyer and Notary Public with multiple master degrees such as Master in Public Policy Evaluation, Master in Constitutional Law specialized in Political Studies and Master in Finance as well as other specialized studies in Formulation and Evaluation of Development Projects, Government Procurement, Occupational Health and Safety, E-government and Labor Law.

He has work experience with national and local governments (General Attorney, Labor Courts, Electoral Institute and City Halls) as a public servant, and the academia as a researcher and university professor at undergraduate and graduate level. Currently he works as an international consultant in M&E for local governments in the fields of sustainable city management, children and youth, capacity building, post-conflict communities, science – technology and innovation.

He also has a broad experience with VOPEs since 2015. Recently, he has been reelected as a board member of ReLAC (regional VOPE) for a Consecutive term and also is a board member of ReNicSE (National VOPE). He is a founder member of RIEPP (international VOPE), also of the regional chapter of EvalYouth LAC and the global initiative EvalYouth where he is a Co-Chair of TF1 (YEE and VOPEs). Currently, he has been elected as a Latin America & Caribbean (ReLAC) representative to IOCE board.

Lynn Burgess

Director of Client Services

Lynn has over 20 years of hands-on experience across a wide range of client services, from managing grants to payroll and medical records management. She was the Human Resources Manager for DINMAR, a healthcare consulting firm in Ottawa for eight years after gaining account servicing experience at Sasktel in Regina. She was the research ethics co-ordinator at the Ottawa Hospital and served as the postgraduate medical education coordinator at the University of Ottawa. Lynn acts as the Director of Client Services for IOCE and is responsible for the day to day management of the affairs for both IOCE and EvalPartners.

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