Ashley McInnes is a community-engaged researcher, who is focused on understanding social determinants of health to reduce health inequities. As the Strategic Partnerships and Impact Evaluation Officer, Ashley aims to build collaborative relationships and identify community priorities for program development. Her evaluation strategy prioritizes how communities define impact and program success, recognizing the distinct needs within each local context. Ashley holds a PhD from the University of Guelph, for which she was recognized as a Vanier Scholar. In her spare time, she loves to travel internationally and explore natural spaces locally.
What is your most memorable moment with Operation Eyesight?
I love working on an international team, especially those early morning time zone crossing meetings when my son pops in to say hello. My most memorable moments are centered around the conversations this can spark about children. Learning different cultural perspectives on parenting has been important to me throughout motherhood and is a beautiful reminder of the value of diverse perspectives in our work.
What three words come to mind when you think about OE?
Community, impact, integrity