Directors and staff

Farm & Food Care Canada is administered by a Board of Directors comprised of individuals from across the agriculture and food industry. They come from many different areas of the country, and represent many sectors of Canadian agriculture and the food industry. 

2015-2016 Board of Directors and staff:

  • Bruce Christie, Nutreco Canada (Chair)
  • Ian McKillop, Farmer (Vice Chair)
  • John Geurtjens, Farm Credit Canada (Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Adele Buettner, Agribiz, Saskatchewan
  • Leanne Cooley, L.H. Gray/Grayridge Eggs
  • Carolynne Griffith, Farmer
  • John Jamieson, Deputy Minister, Prince Edward Island Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • John Maaskant, Farmer and Farm & Food Care Ontario
  • Kim McConnell, Strategic advisor & former CEO of AdFarm
  • Gwen Paddock, RBC Royal Bank
  • Rick Martin, Wallenstein Feeds Ltd. 
  • Barry Senft, Grain Farmers of Ontario
  • Derek Schoonbaert, Cargill Value Added Meats
  • Diane Squires, Smith Valeriote Law Firm LLP
  • Jean Szkotnicki, Canadian Animal Health Institute
  • Paul Wettlaufer, Farmer and Ontario Federation of Agriculture
  • Todd Klink, Farm Credit Canada & Ag More Than Ever
  • Crystal Mackay, Chief Executive Officer
  • Sue McLarty, Special Events Manager
  • Marthe Robertson, Fundraising Manager

All directors and staff can be reached through the Farm & Food Care Canada office –