Meet the food industry professionals who are working hard to shape the direction of OFPA
President; Co-Lead Website Maintenance & Quality Assurance - Angela Bernoski - Joined Board of Directors 2015
Vice-President; Lead 2019 Fall Meeting & Member of the Newsletter Committee - Joe Myatt - Joined Board of Directors 2016
Treasurer; Chair Finance Committee - Rocio Morales - Joined Board of Directors 2017
Past President; Member of Membership Committee - Ananth Kasic - Joined Board of Directors 2012
Lead Editor of Newsletter - Hanie Ahmadi - Joined Board of Directors 2018
Co-Lead of 2019 Spring Meeting Planning Committee; Member of Newsletter Committee - Steve Boloudakis – Joined Board of Directors 2019
Chair Scholarship Committee; Chair Membership Committee - Kristen Green - Joined Board of Directors 2018
Chair Social Media Committee - Nadia Narine - Joined Board of Directors 2018
Nadia has over 20 years 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, and has strong auditing and training skills. She is currently a registered auditor for GFSI standards such as BRC, FSSC, and SQF. In addition, she audits to unaccredited standards such as the Gluten Free Certification Program, HACCP, and GMP. Nadia is a BRC Approved Training Partner for Food, Storage & Distribution, Packaging, and Agents, Brokers & Retail. With SQF, she is a certified consultant, auditor and trainer. Nadia has worked with globally recognized organizations including Cadbury Chocolate, Maple Leaf Foods- Canada Bread, SAI Global, and SGS.
Nadia is currently the Owner/President of Lumar Food Safety Services Ltd. She is the recipient of the Approved Training Partner and Consultant of the year for BRC 2017 and received the Alumnus of Distinction Award from Centennial College in 2018. Nadia is currently a member of The American Society of Quality, IAFP, and OFPA. She is the Vice Chair for the Sanitation and Hygiene Professional Development group, 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.
Chair OFPA, IAFP Award & Nomination Committee - Rupali Sanas - Joined Board of Directors 2018
Chair Partnership Committee - Laurie Sawyer - Joined Board of Directors 2019
Laurie has over 15 years experience in the food processing industry. Right after graduation, she was employed by Quaker at the Peterborough location as a QA tech, Maple Leaf Consumer foods in North Battleford Saskatchewan as a HACCP Coordinator, Maple Leaf Animal Nutrition in Mississauga as the senior lab technician, and at Golden Valley Farms she started as a QA tech and was promoted a year later to Quality Assurance Manager. In this position, she hardened her skills with CFIA regulation/inspection for meat processing and Food Safety/Qualit
Currently, she is enjoying her position at Baldinger Sons Bakery in Brampton where she is the QA Manager overseeing all Food Safety/Quality/SQF/customer specific requirements.
Laurie is a graduate of Durham College where she earned her Advance Diploma in Applied Sciences for Food and Pharmaceutical Technologies.