Team

Our objective is to assemble a team that helps organizations make sense of information and the world around them to build better programs and achieve better outcomes.

Jeanne Legare, DN, BA, MPA

Principal Consultant

Jeanne combines an academic background in nursing, sociology and public administration with over 30 years of experience in the public and non-profit sectors. She is recognized for her thorough understanding of health, political and social systems and demonstrated skills in planning, evaluation and project management. Jeanne’s strong interpersonal and analytical skills bring strengths to projects operating in sensitive, complex and challenging environments, and she has built a reputation for facilitating timely solutions that support managers and organizations to define measure and manage success.

Prior to establishing Jeanne Legare and Associates, her positions included Executive Director of the Ontario Hospital Training and Adjustment Panel, Corporate Planner with Addiction Research Foundation, and Project Manager for the Canadian Cancer Society and the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute. Jeanne is a graduate of George Brown College (Diploma Nursing), the University of Toronto (BA Sociology) and the University of Victoria (Masters in Public Administration), and a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society.

ASSOCIATES

Irving Rootman, PhD

Health Promotion, Evaluation and Health Communication Consultant

Irving Rootman is an internationally recognized expert in health promotion, has been a researcher, research manager and consultant in health promotion, evaluation and health communication for more than thirty years. He is a recipient of the R.F. Defries Award, the highest award of the Canadian Public Health Association for his contribution to public health, and has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals, more than 30 chapters in books and been an author and editor of several books.

Dr. Rootman has a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University and has held senior positions at Health and Welfare Canada, the World Health Organization, and has been a full Professor at the University of Toronto and University of Victoria. He has been a consultant for the World Health Organization, the Canadian International Development Agency, Health Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the B.C. Ministry of Health KPMG, and the Canadian Mental Health Association. He has also been a technical advisor for the U.S. Institute of Medicine, the Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario, the Self-Help Resource Centre of Greater Toronto, the Public Health Association of British Columbia and the BC Centre for Addiction Research.

Cameron D. Norman, PhD

Evaluation Consultant

Cameron Norman spends his time thinking about the big picture and working on strategies to enhance the way we live, work and play through research and design. His work combines systems thinking, design and behavioural science with the tools of critical education, communications and evaluation. Cameron seeks to inspire people to think in systems, harness their creativity, and design social innovations for public wellbeing. Cameron is the Principal of CENSE Research + Design, a social innovation consultancy studio focused on strengthening clients’ skills in designing innovations and understanding their impact on the world. Dr Norman is on the faculty of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, where he has taught graduate courses in health behaviour change, systems science, and program evaluation. Cameron holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and a doctorate in public health. In addition to post-doctoral training in systems thinking and knowledge translation, Dr. Norman is currently completing a Masters of Design degree in Strategic Foresight and Innovation. You can learn more about Cameron at www.cense.ca and read his blog at: http://www.censemaking.com