Board of Directors

Nadia Narine

President ; Lead 2022 September Social Mixer Event * Chair Nominations Committee *Chair of Website Committee - Joined Board of Directors 2018

Nadia has over two decades of experience in various Quality Assurance/Technical roles. 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. Nadia is a BRCGS Approved Training Partner for Food, Storage & Distribution, Packaging, Agents and Brokers, and Retail. With SQF she is a certified consultant, auditor, and trainer. Nadia is currently the Owner/President of Lumar Food Safety Services Ltd and is the recipient of the Approved Training Partner and Consultant of the year for BRC 2017, the Alumnus of Distinction Award from Centennial College in 2018, and Auditor of the year 2019 BCRGS. 
Nadia is currently a member of, IAFP, and OFPA.  She is the current Chair for the Sanitation and Hygiene Professional Development group for IAFP, the SQF Training center technical advisory committee representative.  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.  


Jessica Burke

Vice President ; Chair of Constitution *Fall Meeting Committee Member *Silent Auction Lead – Spring , Social , and Fall Events * Financial Duties - Joined Board of Directors 2021

With over 18 years of experience, Jessica began her career in an environmental and food testing laboratory. Following that, she held various roles in quality assurance and food safety in the food manufacturing industry, where she helped multiple companies strengthen their food safety systems and achieve GFSI certification. Jessica has held multiple roles within BRCGS, including Technical Specialist for the Gluten-Free Certification Program and Plant-Based Global Standard, and Senior Technical Manager for the Americas region.  In her current position as Delivery Partners Relationship Manager, her role is to support BRCGS Delivery Partners in delivering world class service, through collaboration, facilitation and technical education. 



Anal Dave

Treasurer ; Chair for Sponsorships 2022 *Spring Meeting Committee Member *Fall Meeting Committee Member - Joined Board of Directors 2021

Anal has been working in the food industry for over 13 years and holds a Masters degree in Food Safety, as well as a B.Eng. in Food Processing. His experience includes working for organizations ranging from small family owned companies to multinationals. Anal is BRCGS Approved Training Partner and PCQI. He is passionate about continuous learning and sharing his knowledge of food safety and quality systems.

He currently works as Director of Food Safety & Quality at Dessert Holdings, North America’s premium dessert company. In this role he serves as a food safety regulatory expert, and is responsible for maintaining compliance against third party, customer, and social responsibility standards across all facilities.


Brett Dooley

Director ; Chair Social Media Committee *Chair Coffee Chat Podcast Committee *Chair Marketing Committee *Spring Meeting Event Lead 2022 * Website Committee Member - Joined Board of Directors 2020

Brett Dooley offers over a decade’s worth of experience in defining strategies and approaches necessary to deliver core business solutions while simultaneously demonstrating an uncompromising emphasis on client service and account performance excellence. He is a strategic thinker with a keen acumen for seeing the big picture; easily able to establish rapport with clients, colleagues, and senior leadership.

Brett currently holds the position of Senior Food Safety Consultant with AFCO / Zep and works every day to promote Food Safety by providing industry-leading products and services. Brett has a true passion for Food Safety and helping his clients. When he is not working, Brett also has a passion for travel and always looks forward to new opportunities.


Loveline Tikum

Director ; Spring Meeting Committee Co - chair *Marketing Committee Member *Fall Meeting Committee Member - Joined Board of Directors 2021

Loveline Tikum is the FSQA Manager for Conestoga Meat Packers a vertically integrated processor of premium quality, fresh pork based in Southwestern Ontario Canada. In this role, Loveline is responsible for the oversight of all food safety programs and initiatives for the company manufacturing and distribution site.

Loveline received her post-grad degree in Environmental sciences and a master’s degree in sciences at the University of Hohenheim in Germany. She fluently speaks English French and German.

With her fluent knowledge and understanding of FSMA, USDA, CFIA, KFDA, JFDA and GFSI schemes, Loveline has proven records in auditing, investigations, customer/ consumer affairs, labelling and regulatory compliance, product development, allergen management, sanitation program development and implementation, supplier approval program management and business solutions that work. As a BRC professional, building a product safety culture through employee training, teamwork and collaboration has been her priority.

In her current role, Loveline successfully took her company through a successful first unannounced BRC audit with an A+ and an AA for an announced audit for her distribution site.

Loveline has over 16 years of experience in excelling in sustaining food safety, quality, and regulatory standards such as Fairtrade, RSPO, Vegan, halal, Organic, Non-GE etc. in prestigious organizations including Chudleigh’s, Maple Leaf Food, Compass Group, Ecocert & Goodleaf farms and has held various positions during her years.


Jacob Barber

Director ; Chair Newsletter and E blast Committee * Marketing Committee Member *Social Mixer Committee M ember * Spring Meeting Committee Member *Fall Meeting Committee Member - Joined Board of Directors 2021

Jacob Barber is a detail-oriented problem solver with 8 years of experience in client management. He is a passionate environmentalist, focused on providing the most sustainable solutions to his clients, while maximizing efficiencies. He excels in relationship building and understanding the unique challenges that his clients face. 

Jacob joined Chemstation in 2017 as an account manager where they provide customized cleaning & sanitizing products, delivered to a unique refillable tank system. He is a HACCP certified/ SQF practitioner with a passion for food safety. He focuses on continued education, through completing courses including Conestoga College’s Effective Cleaning & Sanitation program. In his personal time, Jacob enjoys spending time with his family, watching his favorite sports teams and seeing the world.


Nikolay Nikolov

Director ; Spring Meeting Committee Member * Fall Meeting Committee Member * Sponsorship Committee Member * Student outreach co - chair *Social Mixer Committee Member - Joined Board of Directors 2022

Nikolay is an aspiring public health inspector conferred with a B.A. in Psychology from York University and B.A.Sc. in public health and safety from Ryerson University. He brings a background rooted in safety auditing, regulatory compliance, and public relations. During his time spent finishing his public health degree, he found a passion for food safety when tasked with the evaluation of CFIA’s training offered to recently onboarded staff. This introduced Nikolay to legislative frameworks, industrial manufacturing processes, and pathogenetic organisms which he aims to develop further through continuing education.  

Nikolay is currently aiming to complete his student public health inspector practicum with Durham Region Health Department before completing his Board of Certification exam through CIPHI. Once completed he will hold the title of Certified Public Health Inspector at which point he will be able to share his passion for food safety with the community.



Arlene Larson

Director ; - Joined Board of Directors Oct 2022

Arlene has 20 years of experience in microbiology and more than 14 years of experience in food safety and quality. She has held various roles supporting quality assurances teams via training, consulting, auditing and testing to meet national and international regulatory requirements. She also has a broad knowledge of food safety programs and systems including environmental monitoring, finished product sampling, HACCP, food microbiology, food chemistry, and research capabilities. In her current role as technical sales manager with Merieux NutriSciences she is committed to ensuring her clients’ brand protection, but ultimately she is dedicated to ensuring consumer health and safety.



Birendra N Rajapreyar

Director ; Co-chair Newsletter; Membership Committee member; Social Committee member; Marketing Committee member - Joined Board of Directors February 2023

Birendra Rajapreyar has over 15 years of experience in providing solutions and strategies to realign core business processes for organizations. Customer success is paramount to him, and he focuses on building a strong and lasting relationship with his customers.

Birendra has lived in 5 countries (and 3 continents) and is fluent in Tamil, Sinhala, Hindi and English. He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with a Masters degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Birendra currently works with Veeva Systems, a cloud software provider for Food & Beverage and Consumer packaged goods. His area of focus is providing solutions around Food Safety and Quality. Outside of work, Birendra is a hands-on dad and is working closely to set up a school for underprivileged children in rural south India.



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