Meet the food industry professionals who are working hard to shape the direction of OFPA
President - Ananth Kasic
Chair of Partnership Committee - Angela Bernoski
Treasurer Finance Committee - Joe Myatt
Membership and Sustaining Corporate Membership (SCMs) and Chair of Social Media Committee - Rocio Morales
Lead Editor - Hanie Ahmadi
Chair of Scholarship Committee - Kristin 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.
Director At Large - Cameron Prince
Cameron Prince is a highly experienced food and agriculture consultant specializing in regulatory program management and food safety programs. Since leaving the Government of Canada 2 1/2 years ago, Cameron has been very active as a management consultant on food regulatory systems, in both Canada and the US. He has extensive experience in recent years in helping food companies in issues management, and developing SOPs, GMPs, HACCP, Preventive Controls, and achieving GFSI certification.
Beginning as a front line inspector and working over 30 years in food and agricultural inspection programs with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Cameron served in many different management and executive positions both in Regions and in Ottawa. In 2006 Cameron was appointed as Vice President, Operations at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency: a position he held for 8 years. Cameron has been recognized as a leader in the regulatory management field particularly in the area of implementing change. He is a leading expert on the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations.
Cameron holds a BSc Honors from Western University. He is a certified GFSI auditor for BRC and is also a certified lead auditor under the ISO 22000 Food Safety Systems program. Mr. Prince is a USFDA certified instructor for the new US Food Safety Modernization Preventive Control Rules.