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Rita Gunn, MA, Senior Consultant

Rita Gunn, Senior Consultant, has many years of experience in the design and management of program evaluations for non-governmental organizations and the federal and provincial governments, including over two decades of experience managing legal and criminal justice policy research for PRA. Through this research, she has gained extensive knowledge of police services, legal services, the courts, crime prevention initiatives, and family violence matters.

Rita also has extensive experience in the health sector and has, for many years, conducted needs assessments, consultations, and evaluations of health services, including community-based health services, mental health reform, and primary health, among others. Her experience working with Aboriginal people also spans more than two decades and she has tackled numerous, complex issues related to health, justice, and social services programs.

Rita has a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Manitoba, where she taught for several years. Prior to establishing PRA in 1988, she worked with University of Manitoba Research Ltd. While there, she co-authored a monograph on violence toward women, which was published by the University of Manitoba Press. Rita has been an active member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and has published and frequently presented technical papers on program evaluation to national and regional audiences. Rita is also a member of the American Evaluation Association.

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