Committee & Stakeholder Group Representatives

 

COMMITTEE AND STAKEHOLDER GROUP REPRESENTATIVES, 2019 - 2020

Note: OBA president, André Flys, is an ex-officio member of all OBA committees and working groups.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

André Flys, President

Bernie Wiehle, 1st Vice President

Adam Ritchie, 2nd Vice President

Tom Congdon, Treasurer

Dennis Edell, Chair, Issues Management & Stakeholder Relations Committee

Albert Devries, Canadian Honey Council Rep; Secretary

Jim Coneybeare, Past President

 

AWARDS COMMITTEE

André Flys, Chair Steve Bryans Albert Devries

Staff & Contractors: Melanie Kempers, Les Eccles

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Tom Congdon, Treasurer, Chair

Staff & Contractors: Les Eccles, Melanie Kempers

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Jennifer Penney, Chair André Flys

Emily Mills, Bernie Wiehle

Staff & Contractors: Melanie Kempers

HONEY PROMOTION COMMITTEE

Dennis Edell, Chair

Steve Bryans, André Flys

Staff & Contractors: Melanie Kempers

RESEARCH & KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER COMMITTEE

André Flys, Chair

Steve Bryans, Jim Coneybeare,

Tom Congdon, Emily Mills,  Jennifer Penney

Andrew Pitek, Tibor Szabo

Staff & Contractors: Les Eccles, Melanie Kempers

MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Emily Mills, Chair

Paul Lacelle, Andrew Pitek, Adam Ritchie

Staff & Contractors: Natalie Comeau, Les Eccles,
Melanie Kempers

SPRING MEETING

Emily Mills, Chair

Jim Coneybeare, Albert Devries, André Flys

Staff & Contractors: Les Eccles, Melanie Kempers

 

AGM & CONFERENCE

André Flys, Chair
Tom Congdon

Staff & Contractors: Les Eccles, Melanie Kempers

SUMMER MEETING COMMITTEE UTBA/TDBA

Jennifer Penney, Chair

UTBA: Fran Freeman, Mariko Kawano, Liza Zawadzka TDBA: Katherine McGillivray, Katherine Obanda, Lory Capoccia

Staff & Contractors: Les Eccles, Melanie Kempers


ISSUES MANAGEMENT & STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Dennis Edell, Chair

Jim Coneybeare, Tom Congdon, André Flys, Emily Mills, Andrew Pitek, Adam Ritchie, Tibor Szabo, 
Bernie Wiehle

Staff & Contractors: Les Eccles, Melanie Kempers

SHB WORKING GROUP

Tom Congdon, Chair
Glen Ackroyd Albert Devries Dennis  Edell Chris Hamilton Mike Parker Brian Rowaan Alison Van Alten

Staff & Contractors: Les Eccles

BEES ACT WORKING GROUP

Jim Coneybeare, Chair
Tom Congdon Albert Devries André Flys Jennifer Penney Adam Ritchie

Staff & Contractors: Les Eccles

Ag Support Programs WG

Bernie Wiehle, Chair
Glen Ackroyd Jim Coneybeare Tom Congdon

Staff & Contractors: Les Eccles

HABITAT WORKING GROUP

André Flys, Chair

Jim Coneybeare Tom Congdon Bernie Wiehle

Staff & Contractors: Les Eccles

WILDLIFE COMPENSATION WG

Glen Ackroyd

Jim Coneybeare

ONTARIO ANTIBIOTIC WORKING GROUP

Jim Coneybeare, Chair
Emily Mills Andrew Pitek

Staff & Contractors: Les Eccles

TEACHING & CERTIFICATION WG

Emily Mills, Chair
Paul Lacelle Adam Ritchie

Staff & Contractors: Les Eccles

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

André Flys, Chair

Staff & Contractors: Melanie Kempers

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE

Adam Ritchie, Chair

Staff & Contractors: Melanie Kempers

      

 

 

Agricultural Adaptation Council                        Jennifer Penney

Canadian Food Inspection Agency                    Tom Congdon

Canadian Honey Council                                     Albert Devries

Canadian National Exhibition                             André Flys 

Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario           Albert Devries                         

Eastern Apicultural Society                                Emily Mills

Fédération des apiculteurs du Québec              Dennis Edell | Jim Coneybeare

Labour Issues Coordinating Committee            Tom Congdon (through Flowers Canada)

National Farmers Union – Ontario                     Dennis Edell | Bernie Wiehle

Ontario Agricultural Commodity Council           Bernie Wiehle

Ontario Federation of Agriculture                      Jim Coneybeare,  for Eastern Ontario: Paul Lacelle

Ontario Mead Makers Association                      André Flys

Ontario Nature                                                    André Flys

Ontario Pesticides Advisory Committee           (Public Appointees - TBD)

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair                           André Flys