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Change At The Top

Ananth Kasic
Angela Bernoski
Vice President
Joe Myatt
Shirley May Chalouh
Executive Assistant (EA)
Katherine DiTommaso
Past President

The executive board for 2018 was presented to the OFPA membership at their Fall Meeting and Annual General Meeting on November 22, 2017. Outgoing members of the executive board include 2017 President, Katherine Di Tommaso and Past President Moustapha Oke. We have welcomed five new Board Members for 2018 – Cameron Prince, Hanie Ahmadi, Kristen Green, Nadia Narine and Rupali Sanas. That’s because we had to say farewell to several Board Members in 2018 – past President Katherine Di Tommaso, as well as Andrew Sweet, Martha Palomar, and Tatiana Koutchma. In addition, Director Shirley May Chalouh has moved to the OFPA position of Executive Assistant and Cameron Prince has since left the board. Our new Directors bring a lot of energy to the OFPA and we thank them for their contributions. We also thank our past Directors and Executive for their dedication and hard work in keeping OFPA the great Association that it is!
Moving to the President position will be Ananth Kasic with the Vice President position being filled by Angela Bernoski. Joe Myatt has moved into the position of Treasurer. We wish them well in progressing the growth of the Association over the next year.

Final Board Meeting for 2015

OFPA Board Dec2015

The OFPA Board of Directors met on the 15th Dec for the final meeting of 2015. The board has undergone a roller coaster ride in 2015 but has come through stronger for the experience. From left to right; Greg Vallee (outgoing), Keith Warriner (outgoing), Tatiana Koutchma (Website and social media), Shirley Chalouh (Membership), Martha Palomar (Awards), Lynne Fruhner (ougoing), Azadeh Namvar (Executive), Angela Bernoski (scholarship), Katherine Di Tommaso (Vice-President), Andrew Sweet (Membership) and Moustapha Oke (President). Wishing all out members a Happy Holiday and look forward to a productive 2016.

A Word From The OFPA President 2019 - Angela Bernoski


To OFPA Members, Partners, Industry Colleagues, and Friends:

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is behind us now!  I hope that you had a chance to enjoy some time with family and friends over the holiday season and recharged your batteries for the upcoming challenges ahead in 2019. The OFPA Board of Directors is eagerly planning the 2019 events schedule which will include a Spring Technical Meeting, a Fall Food Safety Symposium with our Annual General Meeting, a Breakfast Session, and potentially bringing back the Golf Tournament. We are eagerly building agendas for these sessions that will contain current, hot topics with exceptional Key Note Speakers.  If you are willing to speak at an event, volunteer, want to join as a member or perhaps form a partnership agreement with the OFPA, please reach out and let’s get connected!  As a not-for-profit organization, our success depends on the generosity of our volunteers, partnerships, and members.

If you have not renewed your membership for 2019, don’t wait please do so today! Note that it has been a number of years since we increased our membership dues, so don’t be alarmed if you notice a small price increase for 2019.

On-line membership renewal is on our website at www.ofpa.on.ca/membership

I’d like to take a moment to thank those who we had partnership agreements within 2018 and we hope to continue these agreements into 2019.  A special thank you to NSF International for always showing their support at all our OFPA events and providing some top-notch speakers.  And to Strategy Institute for providing an excellent opportunity for us to share the objectives of the OFPA at their Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Symposiums.  We look forward to expanding our partnership agreements with Global Food Safety Resources, the University of Guelph Food Science Division, and TrainCan.  Building these partnerships directly supports the OFPA’s mission to represent Industry, government, and academia by bringing us together in a forum to promote, educate and communicate innovations in food safety!  Food safety is not a secret, it’s everyone’s business. So, let’s continue to learn and share together to make 2019 and the years to come safe for our loved ones.

I am honored to represent the OFPA in 2019 as President and very proud of our board of directors as we have a wonderful team of volunteers from all sectors of industry, academia, and government.  I look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming OFPA events.

Angela Bernoski

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