Board of Directors

Nadia Narine

President ; Lead 2022 September Social Mixer Event * Chair Nominations 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.  

E-mail: nadia.narine@lumarfoodsafetyservices.com

Gwynne Sitsker

Vice President ; Chair of Membership Comittee * Chair of Website Committee * Spring Planning Committee Member *Fall Planning Committee Member * Award Committee Member - Joined Board of Directors 2020

Gwynne is a food safety and quality specialist with a strong passion for the strategic development of food safety and quality management systems. She has over 10 years of experience holding various quality assurance and technical roles within the bakery industry.

Currently, Gwynne holds the position of Quality Manager at Embassy Ingredients – where she leads the Quality Department and maintains various certifications such as BRCGS, organic, gluten free (GFCP), non-GMO verification project, kosher and halal. Gwynne is currently a member of the BRCGS Global Professionals Group, IAFP and OFPA. She is PCQI certified, maintains a BRC Professional status and holds a B.Sc degree in biological chemistry from Guelph University.

E-mail:  sitskerg@embassyingredients.com

Jessica Burke

Treasurer ; 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. 

E-mail:  Jessica.burke@brcgs.com 

 

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.

E-mail:  brettdooley@afco.net 

Aaron Aboud

Director ; Lead Poster Competition at Spring Meeting *Spring Committee Member *Social Mixer Committee Member *Lead Fall Event 2022 Student outreach - Chair - Joined Board of Directors 2020

Aaron Aboud is a food safety and quality specialist with over 13 years of progressive food manufacturing experience. He is currently the Quality Control Manager at Trophy Foods, leading a team of quality and sanitation professionals at the BRCGS A+ certified facility. Before joining Trophy, Aaron worked for a number of sauce and beverage companies in product development, process improvement, and food safety & quality roles. He is PCQI and Six Sigma Green Belt certified, has a diploma in Illustration from Sheridan college and graduated from the University of Guelph Food Science program. He is loving his current role at Trophy where he is working on several continuous improvement strategies with his fantastic team. Aaron has a passion for sports and fitness, loves spending time with his family outdoors and painting in his studio. 

E-mail:  aaboud@trophyfoods.com 

 

 

Anal Dave

Director ; 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.

E-mail: Dave.anal@gmail.com 

Loveline Tikum

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

Loveline Tikum is the Head of Food Safety, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs for Chudleigh’s Limited, a privately-owned Canadian company that leads in frozen baked desserts sold in major Canadian and United state grocery store chains, supermarkets and restaurants, Europe, Mexico, Japan, Australia and Korea.

Loveline received her post grad degree in Environmental Sciences and a Master’s Degree of sciences at the University of Hohenheim in Germany. She fluently speaks English French and German.  She has over 15 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, Maple Leaf Food, Compass Group, Ecocert & Goodleaf farms. During the years, she held various positions.

With her fluent knowledge and understanding in FSMA, USDA, CFIA, KFDA, JFDA and GFSI schemes, Loveline has proven professional 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 product safety culture through employee trainings, teamwork and collaboration has been her priority.

E-mail: tikumlove@yahoo.com  

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.

E-mail:  jbarber@chemstation.com 

Mike Byerley

Director ; Spring Meeting Committee Member* Coffee Chat Committee Member *Social Mixer Committee Member - Fall Committee member - Joined Board of Directors 2021

Michael Byerley is the Owner and Principal of Michael Byerley Consulting Inc.  He is a Food Safety professional, as well as a Canadian Registered Safety professional (Occupational Health) who has taught at both business and educational locations. Most recently he has taught at UOIT in Oshawa, Humber College and George Brown College in Toronto.   Previously, Michael worked with both Sobeys Groceries and Compass Group Canada where he was responsible for ensuring that all Food Safety programs were effectively executed at the store and warehouse level. He managed a team of Food Safety Specialists to deliver programs, monitor compliance and develop action plans to address scorecard and audit gaps. Michael has also monitored and supervised many major events over the years including the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the 2010 Canada Games in PEI, 2002 Papal Visit to Toronto, Sars Stock concert (with the Rolling Stones), Indy Car Races, Tennis Canada, PGA Golf and more. Since 2017 he has been consulting with a variety of clients including manufacturing of food products. He also works with clients to conduct reviews and provide on-site training in full service  and quick service establishments.

E-mail:  mike@michaelbyerley.ca 

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.

E-mail: nikolay1997@gmail.com

 

Tanguy Etoga

Director ; Fall Meeting Committee Member * Co - Chair Newsletter and E blast Committee *Chair Awards Committee * Co - Chair for Constitution *Spring Meeting Committee Member *Co - chair Membership Committee - Joined Board of Directors 2022

Tanguy Etoga holds a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology from Laval University in Quebec as well as a master’s degree in Operations Management from McGill University in Montreal.
Tanguy has been in the food industry for 20 years and has held several executive positions in the areas of consulting, Quality, and Operations. He founded Safer Produce Consulting in 2011 with strategic partners in order to support SMEs globally in the implementation of their food safety systems. Tanguy quickly realizes that maintaining these systems is a challenge due to their limited human and financial resources.
This is how he founded in 2018 NORMEX, a food safety software company that will make the expected bridge to overcome the problem of limited resources and help companies automate their Quality, Food Safety and Health & Safety tasks and operations.
Today, several companies in North America have adopted NORMEX to maintain their food safety systems.

E-mail: tanguy_etoga@normex.ca

 

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