Nexus Consortium Biographies

Barbara Bowmar | Reed Early | Garth Homer | Guy Leclerc
Paula Morrison | Kelly Fix  
| Kathy Hofmann

Barbara Bowmar
Master of Education
Western Washington University 

Barbara has twenty years of experience as a Dean and adult educator in the public post secondary system. Her professional experience at a senior management level has given her skills in project management, institutional and program evaluation, workshop planning and facilitation, strategic and operational planning, program and curriculum design, human resource management and financial management. In private practice, she has specialized in long-range planning, evaluation of programs and services and assisting organizations with their preparation for accreditation.  Responding to demands on organizations for assessment and accountability, she facilitates positive processes designed to increase professionalism and to build teams. When a project is complete she leaves the clients with value-added skills and knowledge.

(Spencer) Reed Early see Reed's resume
Master of Arts (Sociology)
University of Victoria 

Reed offers his skills in research methods and program evaluation in social, health, education and labour projects. Reed has been an active member of the Canadian Evaluation Society since 1990. He was President of the BC Chapter of CES. With over fifteen years experience as a private research consultant working in social/educational settings, he bridges the gap between research and applied fields. Reed has held teaching positions in several institutions, including two provincial University Colleges with a focus on qualitative/quantitative research methods. He recently completed a posting as educational program evaluator in Honolulu, Hawaii, serving ten of the English speaking Pacific island nations. He is now located on Vancouver Island.  

Garth Homer
Master of Library & Information Science
University of British Columbia 

Garth brings to the Consortium his information technology expertise of twenty years. He has worked and taught in Canada and the United Kingdom.  He has also held research and teaching positions at the University of Sheffield (visiting fellow), Brighton University and the University of British Columbia. Garth has conducted funded research projects for the British Council, Human Resources Development Canada and B.C. Ministry of Education's Centre for Curriculum Transfer and Technology. Garth's expertise will be used in projects which require information management, demographic and statistical research and background literature analysis.

Guy Leclerc
Bachelor of Commerce
Laval University 

Guy brings extensive experience in public administration as a senior manager, reseacher and consultant at both national and international levels. Guy's expertise includes program evaluation, organizational reviews, management cultures, down sizing and executive career planning. A former Deputy Comptroller of Canada, Guy is the principal author of a recent reference book on accountability, performance reporting, and comprehensive audit. His experience in the health field has included projects dealing with legislation, governance, quality assurance, cost containment, compensation issues, institutional mergers and health care system rationalization

Paula Morrison
Bachelor of Business Administration
Okanagan University College

Paula Morrison offers a high degree of business and technical aptitude with extensive experience in research and information management. Paula thrives on problem solving and delivering practical and comprehensive knowledge to resolve organizational challenges. Her experience includes working in business, government, non-profit, and aboriginal organizations. Paula possesses computer network administration certification and is a member of the Okanagan Science & Technology Council.

Kelly Fix
Bachelor of Business Administration
Okanagan University College

Kelly J. Fix (BBA) is a local businessman who has a keen understanding of marketing concepts and customer service strategies contributing to a business philosophy effective across a wide-range of industries. Kelly has over twenty-five years experience in the transportation industry in both cargo and passenger service. His results oriented management style has driven his companies to the forefront of their prospective industries. His leadership in the academic Business Program at Okanagan University College earned him the title of CEO of the Year in the BC College's Business Competition. Kelly has developed information systems that have streamlined business processes in small and medium sized businesses. He has coordinated and managed a number of large events and has led teams in business, non-profit events and academic landscapes. His skills in business process redesign have saved thousands of dollars for clients.

Kathy Hofmann
Master of Nursing (Community Health Nursing)
Whitworth College, Spokane, WA
Master of Arts (Counselling Psychology)
Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, ILL

Kathy has 25 years teaching experience in diploma and degree nursing programs. Her expertise in the health care field includes pediatrics, maternity, surgical, family, and community nursing. Recently she has expanded her practice in health promotion, population health, and community development. As an educator, she is experienced with adult learners in both individual and group settings. On projects, she likes to use strength-based approaches, and facilitative and empowering techniques to build individuals, teams, and community. She has a strong knowledge base and experience in research design and process, qualitative and quantitative methodologies, data analysis, and report writing. Her particular interests are program evaluation and facilitating research in practice.

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