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The Recession and Beyond: Taking Stock of Evolving Government-Nonprofit Relationships - Annual Public Policy and the Third Sector Initiative, November 16, 2011

Public Policy and the Third Sector


(in alphabetical order)

Tim Brodhead is President and Chief Executive Officer of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, a private foundation based in Montreal.

Prior to joining the Foundation he was Executive Director of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), a national organization representing over 120 non-profit Canadian international development agencies. 

Mr. Brodhead attended McGill University and subsequently spent five years in Africa with the Canadian organization CUSO. He went on to do international development work in Africa and South Asia and co-founded Inter Pares, an Ottawa-based non-government organization. 

In a voluntary capacity he has served on a number of Boards, including currently Vartana, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the ETC Group (formerly Rural Advancement Foundation International) and the Calmeadow Foundation. He is past Chair of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, the national association of Canadian independent foundations. 

In 2001 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada and in June, 2002 received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Carleton University in Ottawa. 

John E. Brothers, a recognized leader in the nonprofit and philanthropic arena, with over twenty years of sector experience, is a national expert in the field of executive leadership, nonprofit effectiveness, sustainability and assisting organizations in both organizational growth and decline. He is an adjunct professor in social welfare policy at Rutgers University, in nonprofit management at New York University, and recently served as Visiting Scholar at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University. Dr. Brothers has also served in multiple fellowships, including engagements with the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs and the Children's Defense Fund.

In his role as a Senior Fellow with the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, Dr. Brothers is editor of the Journal for Nonprofit Management. He is a popular blogger with the Stanford Social Innovation Review, recently collaborated on a book on nonprofit leadership with SAGE Publishing, and has an upcoming book Building Nonprofit Capacity: Strategic Tools for Managing Change, ( which will be released by Jossey-Bass in October 2011. Dr. Brothers has been interviewed, referenced or quoted in dozens of local, regional, national and international media outlets including the Chronicle of Philanthropy, CRAINS, Washington Post, Newsweek-Japan, ABC News, the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), he is also the Principal of Cuidiu Consulting, a consulting firm servicing nonprofit, philanthropic and government efforts throughout the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Brothers has a Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University, and M.P.A. in Nonprofit Management from New York University and an MBA in Public Policy from American University.

John Butcher is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. His research involves a comparative case study of policy frameworks for cooperation between governments and the not-for-profit sector. His aim is to assess the potential lessons for Australia's National Compact of policy frameworks for inter-sectoral cooperation operating in other Australian and overseas jurisdictions. 

Mr. Butcher has broad experience as a policy practitioner working for line departments and central agencies of the New South Wales

Peter   R. Elson ,  Ph.D.has been Senior Research Associate in the Institute for Nonprofit Studies at Mount Royal University since the fall of 2008.Peter completed his Voluntary Sector Organization at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2002 and previously spent fifteen years as a nonprofit executive director.He completed his Adult Education andCommunityDevelopment at theUniversity ofTorontoinSeptember 2008.


A book basedon his Ph.D.thesis entitled "High Ideals and NobleIntentions:Voluntary Sector-Government relations inCanada" was published in 2011 by the University ofToronto Press.His research focuses on the long-term analysis of voluntary sector­ provincial government relations and mapping the nature and capacity of social enterprises across Canada.An initialsurvey of social enterprises inBritishColumbia and Alberta in 2010 with Peter Hall,Ph.D.from Simon Fraser University has leadto similar surveys being conducted in Manitoba,Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario. A refereed journal article on provincial government -voluntarysector relations was publishedthis year by a journal basedin the UK.


Peter is alsoEnglish Language editor for ANSERJ,the journalfor the Association for Nonprofit andSocialEconomyResearchand is activeonnumerous provincialandnationalcommittees related to thevoluntary sector inCanada.


Andrew   Grahamteaches at Queen's University School of Policy Studies and various international and Canadian venues and undertakes research onpublicsector management,financialmanagement,integrated riskmanagementandgovernance.Heis the author of Canada's leading textbook on managing public money,entitled Canadian Public Sector Financial Management.Heis Series Editor of the CaseStudy Program of theInstitute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC),Canada's leading source of public sector case studies and a regular columnist on management issues,for uBriefly Noted," which appears in IPAC's periodical,PublicManagement.


An Assistant Deputy Minister for 14 years in the federal government with over 30 years of service,he has experience in line operations (Warden,Kingston Penitentiary),leading a complex regional operations,and numerous other nationalleadership roles,including Senior Deputy Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada.He has extensive corporate management experience,including having served as the ADM,Corporate Services of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.He took part in an executive interchange to the Conference Board of Canada for two years and served as President of APEX,the professional association of public executives. He is a voting member ofthe Institute on Governance and a member ofthe EditorialBoard of IPAC's CanadianPublic AdministrationJournal.


John A.Healyis Director of Impact Assessment and Global Learning at the Atlantic Philanthropies,where he has led their evaluation and learning efforts internationally since 2003.He works with programme and evaluation colleagues to help the leaders of causesand movements which Atlantic supports to learn about and evaluate their socialchange strategies across the United States,the Republic of Ireland,NorthernIreland,South Africa,Bermuda andVietNam. Since joining Atlantic in 1998,Mr. Healy has helda rangeof positions includingDirector ofStrategic LearningandEvaluation,Research and EvaluationOfficer and ProgrammeExecutive


Prior to joining Atlantic,Mr.Healy served as Researcher and EvaIuator on a range of socialand economic projects in Ireland.He was anEvaIuationOfficer inacommunitydevelopment organisation inLimerickand lecturedpart-timeon research methods in a programme for community workers at the University of Limerick. He has published articles in the areas of evaluation, philanthropy and public policy.He earneda Economics and Politics fromTrinity College,Dublinand a M.A.ineconomics from University College Cork.In 2008,he graduated from an Executive Master's programme on organisationalchange at the HEC in Paris and Oxford University and is currently completing a Ph.D. at Nonprofit Management Centre at Trinity College Dublin.


RachelLaforestis Associate Professor and Head of the Public Policy and ThirdSector Initiative in the School of Policy Studies. She was a Visiting Professor at the School of Business,Trinity College Dublin and Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Criminology,Politics and SocialPolicy,University of Ulster.Her areas of expertise are the study of governance and welfare state restructuring.Her current research interests focus on the study of the voluntary sector and public interest groups,with special emphasis on representation,advocacy and new forms of politicalactivism.Her research has included examining policy-related issues involved in building partnerships between various levels of governments and the voluntary sector,as well as managing funding relationships.She isalso interestedin intergovernmentalrelationsand Canadianpolitics.She is the authorofVoluntary Sector Organizations and the State,UBC Press,2011.In addition,she is the editor of The New Federal Policy Agenda and the VoluntarySector:On theCuttingEdge,MeGill-Queen'sUniversityPress,2009.



Barbara   Levine ,an adjunct professor at the School of Public Policy and Administration since 2007,was Carleton's Manager of the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (2006-10),and Director of Programs,World University Service of Canada,responsible for overseas and Canadian programming (2001-06). She spent over twenty-five years working in the field of internationalandsocial development,including15 years with the Canadian InternationalDevelopment Agency (CIDA). Among other positions she served as Director,Strategic Planning,in CIDA's Policy Branch,as well as senior program manager and senior advisor in severalbilateralprograms.She has worked in CentralAmerica and the Caribbean,Southern Africa,South and Southeast Asia,on issues ranging from social policy, human rights and peace-building to environment and human resources development.Sustainable economic development and civil society-government relations are key themes of interest for her.

Convinced that work at an internationallevelmust be grounded in one's local realities and local experience,Prof.Levine has worked in support of development, social justice and education issues in Canada. She was the first coordinator of the Community Economic Development technical assistance program,a nationalprogram based at Carleton that supported local development and the socialeconomy in poor,marginalized andremotecommunities inCanada.Shealso served as Director of the Multiculturalism Program at Canadian Heritage (1999-2001) and continues to take a keen interest in issues related to migration andrefugees,settlement and identity.



CarmenParra ,Professor of International Lawand Community Law Institutions,is also Director of the Department of Economic Solidarity,University Abat Oliba,Central European University (CEU).A member of theGraduate School of International Studies (CIS),Professor Parra is a member ofthe Expert Group oftheMinistry ofJustice for the negotiation of international conventions, the AdvisoryCommittee oftheMinistryofJustice ofthe Generalitat de Catalunya,andthe FoundationTrinijove.She is president of the Centre for Solidarity Economy. She is the author of many several books,including Empresas   con conciencia(Viceversa editorial,Barcelona,2010) and Dones lnmigrants I   Treba/1(Dona Itreball.Una visi6 multidisciplinaria.- Arola editors,Tarragona,

2009) and many published articles,most recently,"La   sostenibilidad   del   mercado   en   epoca de   crisis,"  Catalunya Empresarial,226,

2011. She holds a Law Degree from the University of Granada and a Doctor in Law from the University of Barcelona as well as a

Diploma inEuropeanLaw from the University of Brussels.


Susan   Phillips  is Professor and Director of the School of Public Policy and Administration,Carleton University,where she has been a faculty member since 1988 and Director for the past four years.Her areas of expertise are public sector management, regulatory governance,and public policy relating to the voluntary and non-profit sector. From 2003-08, she was a Senior Academic Fellow with the Canada Schoolof Public Service and is currently a Research Associate of the Wellesley Institute.She has beenan Associate Editor ofCanadian Public Policy,aneditor of How Ottawa Spends,and is a member of theeditorialboard of thePhilanthropist.

Dr.Phillips has also beenaPolicyAdvisortovarious federaldepartments,nationalvoluntaryorganizations,urbangovernments, and UN agencies. From 1997-99, she was the Research Director for the Panel on Accountability and Governance in the Voluntary Sector,an independent blue ribbon panel chaired by Hon.Ed Broadbent which reviewed issues of accountability for this sector.Currently,shesits on thepolicy committees oftwo nationalvoluntaryorganizations,Imagine Canada andVolunteer Canada.She holds a BA (Hons) inGeography from the University ofVictoria,MAin Geography from the University ofWaterloo, MAandPhDin PoliticalScience from CarletonUniversity.



Chisanga Puta-Chekwebecame Deputy Minister of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Deputy Minister Responsible for Women's Issues in 2009. Mr.Puta-Chekwe was previously Chair of the Social Benefits Tribunal. He spent a year in Zambia on a leave of absence from the OPS,working as Country Manager for First Quantum  Minerals,with responsibilities for government liaison,negotiationsand policy development.

In 1998,he became the founding Chair and CEO of the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal. His experience also includes several senior positions with Canadian and international organizations,including the Ontario CriminalInjuries Compensation Board, Meridien International Bank,England,and the law firm of Lloyd Jones & Collins,Zambia. Mr.Puta-Chekwe studied law at the University of Birmingham in England. A Rhodes Scholar,he received a Master of Laws degree from the University of London, and B.A.andM.A.degreesinphilosophy,politics and economics from the University ofOxford.



Steven RathgebSmith  is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs and the Nancy BellEvans Professor of Public Affairs at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University ofWashington. For the last two years,he was the Waldemar A.NielsenChair in Philanthropy at Georgetown University. Dr.Smith was the editor of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly  (NVSQJ,the journal of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) (1998-2004) and ARNOVA president (2006-08). His book,Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector: International Perspectives, co-edited withSusan Phillips,was recently published (Routledge). Current research projects includeacomparativeanalysis of nonprofit social services in Europeand theUnitedStates,andtheregionalvariation infoundations in theU.S. PoliticalScience.


Colin Rochester  is a Partner in PracticalWisdom R2Z,Honorary Research Fellow at BirkbeckCollege,University of london,and AcademicAdvisertothe lnstituteforVolunteering Research.Hehas workedinandwithvoluntary sector organizations intheUK for more than forty years.Mr.Rochester is the lead author of Volunteering and Society in the 21" Century(Palgrave Macmillan,

2010) and has co-edited three books: An Introduction to the Voluntary Sector(Routledge, 1995);Voluntary Organisations and Social Policy: Perspectives on change and choice(Palgrave, 2001);and Understanding the Roots of Voluntary Action(Sussex Academic Press,2011). He is co-editor of the Handbook on Volunteering and Nonprofit Membership Associations(Palgrave, forthcoming).He serves as Vice-Chair  of the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (UK) and edits the Practice Papers section of VoluntarySector Review.


Julia   Sanchez ,  who was appointed in May 2011 as the new President-CEO of CCIC,brings 18 years of experience in top-level international development management,including 13 years working in developing countries. Until recently,she served as Regionaland NationalCampaigns Director for the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA! and previous to that worked for 14 years at the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI), one of Canada's oldest and largest international development agencies.She has also worked as a consultant with Oxfam Great Britain, with USAID,and in partnership with the Canadian InternationalDevelopment Agency (CIDA) and a variety of other donor agencies such as IDB, ADB,UNHCR,etc. Throughout her career she has provided leadership to a wide variety of projects in 16 countries- including Bolivia,Guatemala,Nepal,India,Mali,and other countries in Asia and Latin America- in areas such as humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, governance, democratic development, community-based economic development and international volunteering.


Bjorn Schmitzis Research Director for the Centre for SocialInvestment (CSI). Following completion of his studies in Business Administration in Mannheim in 2001,Mr.Schmitz worked for three years as a software consultant at SAP in Walldorf. He subsequently resumed formal studies in Sociology, Philosophy and Psychology in Heidelberg (2004-09). Since 2007, Mr. Schmitz has working for theCSI.His research topics are,among others,SocialEntrepreneurs,Civic Engagement and Education, SocialChange and SocialImpact Measurement.Currently,he is involved in "Entrepreneurship in the Social Sphere,"a project which analyses the organisation,communication,financing and markets of socialenterprises.Its aimis to find out more about howapplicable socialenterprises are,whatimpact they have,and where their limits lie.The project also wants tofind an answer to thequestionifandhowsocialenterprisesfittogether with the welfare state.


Marilyn   Taylor  isVisiting ResearchFellow at theInstitute forVoluntary Action Research in London,UK. The former Head of the Cities Research Centre at the University of the West of England,where she is an Emeritus Professor,she has been researching community development and voluntary-statutory sector relations for many years and has written widely for academic,policy and practice audiences. Her most recent publication is a second edition of Public   Policy   in theCommunity(Palgrave Macmillan,




EvrenTok  obtainedhis Ph.D.from the Schoolof Public Policy and Administration andInstitute of PoliticalEconomy at Carleton University,Ottawa/Canada.He obtained his M.A. degree from the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University. He is currently affiliated with North South Institute as a research assistant and have been working as a sessional instructor in the Department of Political Science and Department of Social Work at Carleton University,teaching  courses on International Development,PoliticalEconomy,Public OpinionandPolitics of Developing Countries


Susan Toltonis the Director of the Knowledge and Policy Development Division in the Community Development and Partnerships Directorate,Income Security and SocialDevelopment Branch. After 20 years working in community health and social service organizations,Susan joined the federal government in 2001.At Health Canada/Public Health Agency of Canada she led policy and program initiatives under the FederalHIV/AIDS Strategy. Upon moving to HRSDC in 2006 Susan has been playing a key role in promoting social partnerships by developing and implementing multi-sectoral approaches to solving complex socialproblems in communities.Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen's University and a Master of SocialWork fromtheUniversityofToronto.


Meta Zimmeckis a partner in PracticalWisdom R2Z.She has worked in social policy research for over twenty years in a wide variety of settings,including independent consultancy,local government,centralgovernment (as head of the Voluntary and Community Research Section in the Home Office), the voluntary and community sector (as public affairs strategist for Volunteering England) and the private sector (as research manager for Carol Goldstone  Associates).She is the author of a number of studies on voluntary and communitysector issues,most recently (withColinRochester and BillRushbrooke) ofUse   itor lose   it: A summative evaluationofthe Compact(Commission for the Compact,2011);editor (with George Campbell Gosling, Alison Penn and Colin Rochester) of Understanding   the Roots of Voluntary Action: Historical Perspectives on Current Social Policy(Sussex Academic Press,2011);author of'Government and volunteering:Towards a history of policy and practice' (chapter) in Volunteering   and Society in the 21st Century(Colin Rochester,Angela Ellis Paine and Steven Howlett;Palgrave Macmillan,201O) and 'The Compact 1Oyears on:government's approach to partnership with the voluntary and community sector in England',in thefirst issue of theVoluntary Sector   Review(201  0).

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