Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Farm & Food Care Ontario is governed by a 12-member board of four crop representatives, four livestock representatives and four representatives at large. The Board is elected at the organization’s annual meeting each spring.

  • Janelle Cardiff, Egg Farmers of Ontario (Vice Chair)
  • Crispin Colvin, Ontario Federation of Agriculture (Chair)
  • Bonnie den Haan, Sheldon Creek Dairy (Past Chair)
  • Kelly Gubesch, Wallenstein Feed & Supply
  • Joe Hickson, Ontario Seed Growers’ Association
  • Mark Hamel, Dairy Farmers of Ontario
  • Steve Lake, Grain Farmers of Ontario
  • Jason Leblond, Beef Farmers of Ontario (Ex Officio)
  • Quintin McEwen, Ontario Sheep Farmers
  • Jennifer Mitchell, Ontario Canola Growers (Second Vice Chair)
  • Nicki Scott, Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers' Association, and Ontario Potato Board
  • John Taylor, Ontario Mutual Insurance Association (Treasurer)
  • Andrea Veldhuizen, Chicken Farmers of Ontario

FFCO Member Forum

Consisting of representatives from FFCO’s Platinum, Gold and Silver voting members, the Member Forum helps to guide FFCO's work and provides an opportunity for input, dialogue and proactive and cross-sector thinking and problem solving on issues affecting the industry. Lead by two co-chairs, the Member Forum engages FFCO voting members in sharing information on current issues that are relevant to the industry, and promotes a common direction for proactive change in the industry.


  • Frank Hoftyzer, Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario
  • Alice Van Vught, The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Company


Farm & Food Care Ontario's staff team is comprised of full-time, part-time, and contract positions.

  • Alicia Becker, Community Engagement Manager
  • Rachel Coles, Marketing & Events Coordinator
  • Kelly Daynard, Executive Director 
  • Bruce Kelly, Program Consultant 
  • Jessica McCann, Communications Coordinator
  • Elaine McDougall, Finance Manager
  • Lauren Miller, Digital Media Communications Coordinator
  • Christa Ormiston, Communications Manager
  • Jean Tucker, Administrative Assistant 
  • Carson Wiggins, Communications and Marketing Assistant

Board members and staff can be reached by contacting