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

Tom Congdon, Albert Devries

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Tom Congdon, Treasurer

Staff & Contractors: Les Eccles, Melanie Kempers

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Paul Lacelle, Adam Ritchie

HONEY PROMOTION COMMITTEE

Joanna Paul, Ian Grant

RESEARCH & KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER COMMITTEE

André Flys, Steve Bryans, Jim Coneybeare, Tom Congdon, Ian Grant, Andrew Pitek

Staff & Contractors: Les Eccles, Melanie Kempers

MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Adam Ritchie, Jodi Roth

Staff & Contractors: Natalie Comeau, Melanie Kempers

SPRING MEETING

Tom Congdon

SUMMER MEETING COMMITTEE

Joanna Paul

AGM & CONFERENCE

André Flys, Tom Congdon

ISSUES MANAGEMENT & STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Dennis Edell

THYMITE WORKING GROUP

Bernie Wiehle, Andrew Pitek

BEES ACT WORKING GROUP

Executive Committee

HABITAT WORKING GROUP

André Flys, Jim Coneybeare, Tom Congdon

WILDLIFE COMPENSATION 
WORKING GROUP

Glen Ackroyd, James Murray, Jim Coneybeare

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

André Flys, Steve Bryans

VARROA BEST MANAGEMENT
PRACTICES
 
Jim Coneybeare, Paul Kozak, James Murray

TEACHING AND CERTIFICATION

Ian Grant, Jim Coneybeare, Joanna Paul, Adam Ritchie

RESOLUTIONS
 
Adam Ritchie

ONTARIO ANIMAL HEALTH NETWORK

Jim Coneybeare, Ian Grant, Andrew Pitek, Adam Ritchie

AGRI-SUPPORT COMMITTEE
 
Bernie Wiehle, Jim Coneybeare,
Tom Congdon, Steve Bryans

Agricultural Adaptation Council                        Albert Devries 

Canadian Food Inspection Agency                    Tom Congdon

Canadian Honey Council                                     Albert Devries

Canadian National Exhibition                             Les Eccles

Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario           Albert Devries                         

Eastern Apicultural Society                                Tom Nolan - Rep

Fédération des apiculteurs du Québec              Dennis Edell | Jim Coneybeare

Labour Issues Coordinating Committee            Tom Congdon 

National Farmers Union – Ontario                     Dennis Edell | Bernie Wiehle

Ontario Agricultural Commodity Council           Bernie Wiehle

Ontario Federation of Agriculture                      Jim Coneybeare, Paul Lacelle

Ontario Mead Makers Association                      Steve Bryans

Ontario Nature                                                    André Flys

Ontario Pesticides Advisory Committee            Tibor Szabo

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair                            André Flys