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Tim Hore is the President of Capital Park Consulting. Over the last 20 years he has managed more than 100 consulting assignments on behalf of post-secondary institutions, ministries of education, government departments, private sector firms and NGOs. His Education sector work has been focused on helping post-secondary institutions and government ministries to conceptualize and build high quality programs that produce graduates who have the skills and attitudes they need to innovate and succeed in the world of work. He founded Tim Hore Consulting in 2000 and rebranded the firm as Capital Park Consulting in 2013 to better reflect its expanding scope. Tim is accredited as a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute.
Tim's international consulting work has included managing education sector projects in Swaziland, Oman, Zimbabwe, the United Arab Emirates, Cyprus, Qatar and Egypt. He has also completed human resources consulting projects in Lesotho, Zambia, Thailand and Indonesia. His domestic project work has included numerous projects for the federal government, work for 10 of Ontario’s colleges of applied arts and technology, and for 4 different universities. Tim's wide-ranging body of experience includes managing the following projects:
Martin Doyle is a senior executive with extensive experience in all aspects of financial management and significant budgeting expertise developed working with a variety of complex organizations. He has worked with clients in the private sector, government and also the not-for-profit sector, both in Canada and internationally. He is a strong team leader who has led multiple teams in a variety of different projects and operational contexts. He has extensive experience developing business plans, conducting feasibility studies, and developing business case assumptions and parameters.
Marty also has considerable experience in developing accounting / data tracking systems for organizations and projects, procurement management, business unit compliance. He has also developed and implemented numerous effective financial management systems including accounting, budgeting and control, and cash flow management.
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson is a teacher and teacher educator with more than 20 years of experience in public and private education across Pre K-20 learning environments. She is a former assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, director of curriculum and instruction, director of research in education, consultant, supervisor of secondary science, science department chairperson and science teacher (elementary, middle and high school). She has also served as faculty at Barnard College, Bank Street College of Education (adjunct), and Manhattan College.
Dr. Wilson completed her doctoral degree from Columbia University with a key focus on using data to inform curriculum, instruction and professional learning in science education. Her academic work includes the role of evaluation in teaching and learning; the interface between school and non-school science learning environments and partnerships; effective professional learning for teacher and school leaders; and research and documentation of teaching and learning in diverse learning contexts. She has authored position papers and presentations on these topics and others. Her recent project experience includes the following:
Frank Welsh has over 30 years of experience as a senior manager in Canadian public health. He is currently Director of Policy at the Canadian Public Health Alliance (CPHA), and previously he served for 30 years in a variety of health-related portfolios for the Government of Canada. The most recent of these was the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Zoonoses Division, Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonoses Infectious Diseases. Prior to that he Directed the Federal Science and Technology Functional Community Secretariat, a coalition of 13 science-based departmentsand agencies that collaborate on issues of common interest, such as science–policy integration and financial barriers to collaboration. Preceding those postings, he served in a number of positions in the area of public health, including: senior advisor to the Chief Science Officer, PHAC; Director, Health Portfolio Operations Centre; and Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness. Frank began his career as a research scientist at the National Research Council of Canada. Dr. Welsh holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, master’s and doctoral degrees in food science, and a diploma in administration.
Steve Lichty is a consultant with extensive experience providing management consulting services to clients in the post-secondary education sector. He has a law degree and the Certified Human Resources Practitioner (CHRP) designation. Steve worked at Georgian College from 2002 until 2009, serving as their Director of Organizational Development from 2005 until 2009. In this capacity he drafted Georgian’s 2006-2010 Strategic Plan and developed the “Georgian Scorecard” to benchmark and measure the College’s progress against 18 key performance indicators for Student Satisfaction, Employee Engagement, Organizational Growth and Financial Sustainability. He also designed and implemented a new performance management system for Georgian that aligned each manager’s performance objectives with the College’s strategic and operational priorities.
Steve’s experience in international post-secondary education is also extensive. He developed master plans for new polytechnic systems in the Palestinian Territories and in the Republic of Yemen including evaluating elementary and secondary educational systems and liaising with government, employers and community stakeholders to select programs and delivery models. Most recently, he has been working with Algonquin College to prepare its business plans and regulatory submissions for Wave 2 of the Colleges of Excellence initiative in Saudi Arabia.
Dave Hemphill is a senior Human Resources professional with over 18 years of experience working in a variety of different industries including government (crown, federal, and municipal), not-for-profit and private sector. As a Consultant, Dave has had proven success in partnering with senior leaders to align human resources strategy with business objectives.
Dave’s specialties include: Change Management, Performance Management, Talent Management, HR Operations, Workforce Restructuring/Adjustment, Employee Learning, Compensation and Policy Development. Dave’s recent project work includes the following:
Gerry Dobra is an HR generalist with over 20 years’ experience as a manager in the federal public sector as well as more than 10 years as an independent HR consultant. Relevant dossiers in these work settings cover a variety of assignments in corporate pay, benefits and pensions including policy work (development, implementation and communication), functional group leadership and administration. In addition, he has experience in corporate employee relations and staffing and creating documents for HR and other administrative initiatives (analytical papers, Requests for Proposals, briefing and meeting notes). Gerry has a strong commitment to innovation and creativity, practices sound work planning and time management habits, is attentive to project and deliverable deadlines, and builds productive work relationships with clients at all levels. He is particularly skilled in doing job analyses and preparing job descriptions.
Gerry recently completed a project for Algonquin College to adapt their existing college policies and directives to meet the needs of the new Algonquin campuses in Saudi Arabia.
Annie Désilets has extensive experience designing, running and monitoring primary healthcare and HIV/AIDS programs in developing countries for Médecins Sans Frontières. She has worked in Burundi, Chad, and the Democratic Republic of Congo and has more than 10 years experience managing large, diverse, cross-cultural teams in complex environments. As a consultant, she has completed a number of evaluations in Burundi, Lesotho, Niger and Kenya where she evaluated the methodologies used in project handovers in planned withdrawal of support. Annie is exceptionally well-versed in international development issues related to sustainability, program impacts, and the efficacy and relevance of health sector programs in that context. She has designed and set up monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for a variety of different international medical projects and is trained in the use of participatory methodologies for qualitative research. Annie is very comfortable working with the senior management of international development organizations to analyze organizational structures, jobs and work profiles to ensure sound governance.
Siri is a Master’s of Public Health graduate with demonstrated success collaborating with diverse teams to synthesize data and identify solutions. She has over 3 years of experience in managing projects, conducting research, and creating reports for a variety of clients. She has also accumulated diverse experience facilitating the implementation of large-scale knowledge transfer and exchange projects, synthesizing critical information to support internal decision makers, and conducting holistic environmental scans for various organizations.
Her project experience while working at Capital Park has included the following projects: