Manager, Learning, Evaluation & Policy
Remote Office: Richmond, BC
Alison is thrilled to be joining the Tamarack team as Manager, Learning, Evaluation and Policy. She has been involved with Vibrant Communities as a member since 2012, through her previous role as Director of Vibrant Abbotsford. Here, she coordinated an affordable fruit and vegetable box program, a financial literacy program for youth, and the Living Wage Fraser Valley campaign.
Alison holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, a Master's degree in International Community Health from the University of Oslo, and a Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute.
Alison conducted her Master’s Thesis field work in Nepal, identifying predictors of HIV/AIDS risk behaviours amongst street youth in Kathmandu. She has worked in Papua New Guinea to build capacities of Provincial AIDS Committees, improve data quality, support development of a data management system, and execute a final project evaluation. She has supported individuals experiencing poverty, homelessness, addiction, and mental illness through Homelessness Outreach work in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side and Abbotsford, people with disabilities in the UK, and people living with HIV/AIDS in Nepal, Uganda and Papua New Guinea.
In her free time, Alison enjoys exploring BC’s beautiful mountains and rivers through camping, rock climbing and whitewater kayaking.