Committee & Stakeholder Group Representatives

 
COMMITTEE AND STAKEHOLDER GROUP REPRESENTATIVES, 2020 - 2021

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

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Bernie Wiehle, President
Adam Ritchie, 1st Vice President
Ian Grant, 2nd Vice President
Tom Congdon, Treasurer
Albert Devries, Canadian Honey Council Rep
Joanna Paul, Secretary
André Flys, Past President 
 

AWARDS COMMITTEE

Tom Congdon, Albert Devries

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Tom Congdon, Treasurer

Staff & Contractors: 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: Melanie Kempers

MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Adam Ritchie, Jodi Roth

Staff & Contractors: Natalie Comeau, Melanie Kempers, Kelsey Bradfield

SPRING MEETING

Tom Congdon, Jodi Roth

SUMMER MEETING COMMITTEE

Joanna Paul, Jodi Roth

AGM & CONFERENCE

Colette Mesher

ISSUES MANAGEMENT & STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Ian Grant

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

James Murray, Adam Ritchie

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

TEACHING AND CERTIFICATION

Ian Grant, Jim Coneybeare, Joanna Paul, Adam Ritchie, Dave Stotesbury

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, Colette Mesher

Agricultural Adaptation Council                        Colette Mesher

Canadian Food Inspection Agency                    Tom Congdon

Canadian Honey Council                                     Albert Devries

Canadian National Exhibition                             Les Eccles, Dave Stotesbury

Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario           Albert Devries                         

Eastern Apicultural Society                                Tom Nolan - Rep

Fédération des apiculteurs du Québec              Jim Coneybeare, Colette Mesher

Labour Issues Coordinating Committee            Tom Congdon 

National Farmers Union – Ontario                     Bernie Wiehle

Ontario Agricultural Commodity Council           Colette Mesher

Ontario Federation of Agriculture                      Jim Coneybeare, Paul Lacelle

Ontario Mead Makers Association                      Steve Bryans, Dave Stotesbury

Ontario Nature                                                    André Flys, Colette Mesher

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair                            André Flys