Meet the food industry professionals who are working hard to shape the direction of OFPA
President - Ananth Kasic
Vice President & Chair of Partnership Committee - Angela Bernoski
Treasurer & Chair of Finance Committee - Joe Myatt
Membership and Sustaining Corporate Membership (SCMs) and Chair of Social Media Committee - Rocio Morales
Lead Editor of Newsletter - Hanie Ahmadi
Chair of Scholarship Committee - Kristen Green
Chair of Website QA and Maintenance - Nadia Narine
Nadia Narine has 20 years of experience in various Quality Assurance/Technical roles in the food industry delivering technical leadership and market development expertise. She has worked within a variety of food manufacturing facilities, as well as retail, which include industries such as bakery, confectionery and dairy. Nadia has expertise in Quality Assurance, Quality Control, food safety, and hygiene. She has strong audit and training skills. She is currently an approved auditor for GFSI standards such as BRC and SQF. In addition, she is a current auditor to unaccredited standards such as the Gluten Free certification program, GMASAFE, HACCP, and GMP. Nadia is a BRC Approved Training Provider for BRC: Food, Storage & Distribution, Packaging, Brokers and Agents. In addition to an approved SQF: Auditor and trainer, Nadia is an approved trainer with IHA. She is an auditor to (accredited and unaccredited) food facilities and a certified consultant for SQF and BRC. Nadia has worked with globally recognized organizations including Cadbury Chocolate, Maple Leaf Foods- Canada Bread and SAI Global, and SGS. Nadia is currently the Owner/President of Lumar Food Safety Services Ltd and has recently been awarded the Approved Training Partner and Consultant of the year for BRC - 2018.
She is currently a member of The American Institute of Quality and International Association of Food Protection -IAFP, the Vice Chair of the Sanitation and Hygiene PDG. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Food Protection Association- OFPA.
Nadia’s educational background includes Industrial Microbiology honors diploma, Marketing bachelors, certificate in management, Six Sigma, and ongoing courses for professional development in food safety. She has attended University of Toronto, Centennial College, and York University.
Chair of OFPA, IAFP Award and Nomination Committees - Rupali Sanas
Executive Assistant (EA) and Membership and Sustaining Corporate Membership (SCMs) - Shirley M Chalouh
Chair of Sponsorship Committee - Peck Yap
Peck Yap is a dynamic Food Safety and Quality Professional with 27 years of progressive experience in food safety and quality management, policy and procedure development, process validation, project management, process improvement, product development, plant sanitation legislation and regulations. She holds a Master’s degree in Food Science from the University of Guelph and earned a Six Sigma Green belt from McGill University. She has worked in the processed meat/food industry as Food Technologist, Project Coordinator, R&D Manager, and Quality Assurance Manager. Peck is now a Technical Consultant with Prime Quality Safe Food Solutions, providing professional technical services to the food sector, helping food companies in issues solving, food safety and quality program development, as well as achieving a GFSI certification.