Industry Committees

Where leaders from the food and beverage industry and the stakeholder community share their expertise.

Industry Committees

The expertise of people in the food and beverage manufacturing industry is at the heart of FPSC’s success in delivering on point programs, resources and information. We appreciate the industry professionals and stakeholders that give generously of their time. Interested in learning more or getting involved? Email us.

National Advisory Committees

Barbara A. Adams
Managing Director
HR Architects
BC

Helen Tiritidis
Human Resources Manager & Special Projects
Expresco Foods
QC

Paulene Zweirs
Vice President of Human Resources
Conestoga Meats
ON

Rob Brooks
Quality Assurance Manager
Healthcare Food Services
ON

Jonathan Morgan
Manager of Professional & Technical Development
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
ON

Amy Proulx
Professor and Academic Program Coordinator,
Culinary Innovation and Food Technology
Niagara College & Canadian Wine Institute
ON

Wayne Morgan
Occupational Health and Safety Manager
The Great Western Brewing Company
SK

Jodie Cloutier
Supply Chain Controller
Hemp Oil Canada
MB

Heather Manuel
Director of the Centre for Aquaculture and
Seafood Development (CASD)
Fisheries and Marine Institute
NL

Kim Lesser
Director of Talent Management
Saputo Inc.
AB

Joëlle Dousedan
Director of Human Resources
Lassonde
QC

Erin Friesen
Associate Dean for Lab and Allied Health
School of Health Sciences, BCIT
BC

Lorne Piercey
Director of Training Development for Food & Beverage
Sani Marc
NS

Kerry Towle
Director of Industry and Government Relations
Sofina Foods Inc.
AB

Osborne Burke
General Manager
Victoria Co-Op Fisheries
NS

Lynn Marie Rayner
Operations Manager
Acadian Supreme Inc.
PE

Jeff Purcell
Senior Vice-President of Operations
Organigram
NB

Katelin Mailer
Director of Talent Management
Parmalat
ON

Tim Byrne
Director of Operations & Quality
Ganong Bros.
NB

Julie Parenteau
Program Officer
FPDI- First Peoples Development Inc.
MB

Louise Jacques-O’Hare
Director of Research and Development
Dare Foods
ON

Yonathan Negussie
Head of Human Resources
JBS Food Canada
AB

Derek Johnstone
Special Assistant to the National President
United Food and Commercial Workers Canada
ON

Stephen Evans
Executive Director
Mission Community Skills Centre
BC

Melissa Briones
Consultant
Organika Health Products Inc.
BC

Fariborz Birjandian
Chief Executive Officer
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
AB

Rhonda Marano
Sr Human Resources Manager – Canada
Little Potato Company
BC

Yonathan Negussie
Head of Human Resources
JBS – Brooks Beef
AB

Cathy Spence
Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation ASETS Program Director
Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Strategy
MB

Jeremy Janzen
Senior Director
HyLife Foods LP
MB

Derek Johnstone
Special Assistant to the National President
United Food & Commercial Workers
ON

Pauline Zwiers
HR Director
Conestoga Meat Packers
ON

Mack Rogers
Executive Director
ABC Life Literacy Canada
ON

Martin Racine
Directeur Adjoint
Collège La Cité
ON

Dale Schefter
Owner
Schefter Poultry Processing
ON

Shanna Adair
HR/Purchasing Manager
Fancy Pokket Bakery
NB

Mohja Ali
Manager, Employment and Bridging
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
NS

Edith Laplante
Directrice des RH
Aliments Asta Inc.
QC

Sean Kelly
Owner
Black Angus Fine Meats and Game
ON

Paul Wannet
HR Manager
Cargill Limited
AB

Pauline Zwiers
VP HR
Conestoga Meat Packers Ltd.
ON

Donna Pomeroy
Director HR
Country Ribbon Inc.
NL

Arthur Batista
General Manager
Écolait Ltée
QC

Nicolas Bilodeau
Directeur des RH
Exceldor Coopérative
QC

Jeremy Janzen
Senior Director, HR
Hylife Foods LP
MB

Yonathan Negussie
Human Resource Director
JBS Food Canada Inc.
AB

Bonnie Windsor
Assistant Plant Manager
Johnston Packers LTD
BC

Maggie Pearce
Coordinator
Newmarket Meat Packers LTD
ON

Isabelle Leblond
Directrice Corporative RH
Olymel Société en Commandite LP
QC

Derek Johnstone
Special Assistant to the National President
United Food and Commercial Workers Canada
ON

Nova Woodbury
Executive Director
BC Association of Abattoirs
BC

Chris White
President and CEO
Canadian Meat Council
HQ QC

Robin Horel
President and CEO
Canadian Poultry & Egg Processors Council
ON

Sylvie Cloutier
Présidente-directrice générale | CEO
Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec
QC

Daphne Nuys-Hall
Technical Director
Ontario Independent Meat Processors
ON

Benoit Tessier
Executive Director, Employer Liaison Services
Employment & Social Development Canada
HQ QC

Philippe Masse
Director General, TFW Program
Employment & Social Development Canada
QC

Shelly Binch
Analyst Sectoral Initiatives Program
Employment & Social Development Canada
HQ QC

Bob Sleva
Director of Human Resources
Connors Bros. Clover Leaf Seafoods Company
NB

Simon Jarding
Managing Director
Quin-Sea Fisheries – Royal Greenland A/S
NL

Osborne Burke
General Manager
Victoria Co-operative Fisheries Limited
NS

Adlai Cunningham
President
Sea Star Seafoods
NS

Paula Kieley
Corporate Affairs
Ocean Choice International
NL

Lynn Rayner
Operations Manager
Acadian Supreme Inc.
PE

Pam Perrot
General Manager
Beach Point Processing Company
PE

Heather Manuel
Director, Centre for Aquaculture & Seafood Development (CASD)
Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University
NL

Ray Hayter
Instructor
Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University
NL

Gerald (Jerry) Amirault
President
Lobster Processors of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
NS

Liza Fitzgerald
Executive Director
Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council
NS

Steven West
Director, TFW Program
Employment & Social Development Canada
HQ QC

Annie Morrison
Special Assistant for Atlantic Canada
Employment & Social Development Canada
HQ QC

Joel Bowen
Member’s Assistant
House of Commons – Rodger Cuzner’s office
ON

Joelle LaFond
Administrative Coordinator – TFW Program
Employment & Social Development Canada
ON

Jennefer Griffith
Executive Director
Food Processing Human Resources Council
ON

Adriana Saenz
Senior Project Manager
Food Processing Human Resources Council
ON

Kevin Elder
Project Coordinator
Food Processing Human Resources Council
ON

Celine Pinsent
Lead Consultant
Goss Gilroy Inc. / DPM Research
PE

Victoria Diaz
Consultant
Goss Gilroy Inc. / DPM Research
ON

Adam Cywinski
Partner
Prism Economics and Analysis
ON

Martin Hrobsky
Vice-President
Ipsos Public Affairs
ON

Robert Fairholm
Partner
Centre for Spatial Economics
ON

Eliot Gauthier
Vice-president, National director Research and Analytics
Hill + Knowlton Strategies
ON

Pat Beauchamp
Senior Research Director
Hill + Knowlton Strategies
ON

Aileen Astudillo
Human Resources Program Manager
Cargill Limited
AB

Kelly Johnson
Recruiting and Immigration Manager
JBS Food Canada Inc.
AB

Andrea Warren
Human Resources Manager – Land Based Operations
Clearwater Seafoods LP
NS

Baerbel Langner
In House Immigration lawyer
Hylife Foods LP
MB

Lee Hodgins
Vice President of Human Resources
Champion Petfoods LP
AB

Linda Hutchison
Director of Human Resources
Clearwater Seafoods LP
NS

Barbara Adams
Director of Human Resources
Vitalus Nutrition
BC

Rob Brooks
Quality Assurance Manager
Healthcare Food Services
ON

Helen Tiritidis
Human Resources Director
Expresco Foods
QC

Jonathan Morgan
Manager, Professional and Technical Development
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
ON

Pauline Zwiers
Human Resources Manager
Conestoga Meat Packers Ltd.
ON

Jo-Anne Christensen
Human Resources Supervisor
Lantic Inc.
AB

Jodi Haggith
Human Resources Coordinator
Bonduelle
ON

Heather Manuel
Director, Centre Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD)
Marine Institute
NL

Amy Proulx
Coordinator, Professor
Niagara College
ON

Kim Lesser
Director Human Resources Prairies
Saputo
AB

Wayne Morgan
Human Resources and Compliance Manager
Great Western Brewing Company
SK

Mathieu Simard
Director Human Resources
Industries Lassonde Inc.
QC

Jodi Cloutier
VP Operations
Hemp Oil Canada
MB

Suzanne Morais-Vienneau
General Manager
St. Paul Fisheries LTD
NB

Mike Timani
President
Fancy Pokket Corporation
NB

Jennefer Griffith
Executive Director
Food Processing Human Resources Council (FPHRC)
ON