Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of community members who are dedicated to ensuring everyone in Toronto has access to enough healthy food.  These women and men provide the governance for our organization sharing wisdom, their expertise and leadership.

Kerry Mitchell (Board Chair)

Kerry is the President of Arlo Strategy and a recognized leader in the media industry. In a career spanning more than 25 years, she has served as publisher of some of Canada’s best known consumer media brands including Chatelaine, Flare, Today’s Parent, PROFIT, Canadian Living, Style at Home, and Equinox magazines. Kerry has also worked with many of Canada’s largest newspapers including the Toronto Star, the Financial Post and the former Southam newspaper group. She is the former Chief Operating Officer of InBusiness Media and a former Vice President of Rogers Media and Telemedia Communications Inc.

Michelle-Ann Hylton (Vice -Chair)

Michelle-Ann is an Acting Director in the Long Term Care Homes Division of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Previously, she has served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Hub and Satellite Manager for Unison Health and Community Services’ Bathurst-Finch site and Hub Manager for the Jane Street Hub. She is the recipient of a master’s degree in Public Health, and has vast experience in the health and non profit sectors. Michelle is also the founder of M.M.R.V. Communications, a Toronto-based public relations company. She is actively involved in the North York community and has served as a volunteer disc jockey at York University’s CHRY FM community radio station for several years.

Kevin A. Munn (Treasurer)

Kevin is the Senior Director, Finance at Loblaw Companies Limited, responsible for consolidated reporting and analysis.  Prior to joining Loblaw in 2014, Kevin had 10 years of progressive experience in audit, financial reporting and analysis, and project management at George Weston Limited.  He holds a Chartered Accountant designation and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.

David Krieger

David is the founder and president of Krieger + Associates, a full-service and award-winning employee benefits and HR communications consulting firm that he established in 1988. He chairs the advisory committee to Humber College’s Centre for Employee Benefits and speaks on the future of benefit plans and reward strategies. A resident of North York, David has a strong commitment to the community. In 2010, inspired while managing his son’s hockey team, David launched a program to provide economically disadvantaged children with hockey sponsorships for leagues throughout the GTA. David is also a member of the Special Events Committee of the Toronto Santa Claus Parade and an active supporter of the Out of the Cold program. David is chair of North York Harvest’s Corporate Advisory Board.

 

Tony Cancelliere

Tony is a retired partner of PwC Canada. His career spanned 35 years with significant work experience in the insolvency and valuation practices before taking on the role of COO/CFO of Canada from July 1, 2004 to December 31, 2012.
As a member of senior management, Tony has extensive experience in developing, setting and executing strategy. Tony represented the Canadian firm on international PwC committees and Boards as well as having significant interaction with the Canadian Partnership Board on operating and financial matters. Since his retirement, he has pursued for profit and not for profit Board work as well as working on contract with the firm.

Marvin Daley

Marvin has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is currently Managing Director and Head of Equiton Capital, a real estate based investment dealer.  He previously held executive roles with TD Bank Financial Group in both Canada and the United States, in addition to leading sales at Canada’s largest title insurance company, FCT. Marvin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with honors from the University of Windsor and has completed an Executive Leadership program at the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business. Marvin is a member of the Board’s Governance Committee..

Andre Den Baars

Andre’s background is in the food and food technology businesses. Andre has worked for several private and public organizations, including Agriculture Canada, on provincial, national and international initiatives. His career began working at the Royal Bank of Canada’s Agricultural Business group, providing financial advice on industry and operational risk management to clients. Subsequently, Andre worked at SAP Canada with senior executives at many multinational Fortune 100 financial institutions influencing business and operational change. Andre’s SAP background includes managing a sales team that covered the US Federal Government, Department of Defense, and Aerospace & Defense sectors. Andre received his Bachelor of Commerce and Agriculture from the University of Guelph and a Masters of Business Administration from University College Dublin.

Krista Derksen

Krista has spent the majority of her career in the financial sector in Human Resources. Currently, Krista is the Director of Human Resources for the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) and serves an additional client group named the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI). Prior to working for the CBA and OBSI, Krista worked for Market Regulation Services Inc., and the Toronto Stock Exchange. Krista currently serves as a Financial Sector Program Advisory Committee member to Centennial College.  Krista is the Chair of the North York Harvest’s Human Resources Committee.

Josh Neubauer

Josh Neubauer is a professional urban planner with a passion for advancing food security and food access. Josh has planning experience in Canada, the UK, and the US on a broad range of projects including urban renewal strategic planning, heritage conservation planning, development approvals, university campus planning, urban airport impact assessment, among others. Josh has also undertaken research relating to how the management of public and private space affects food access in cities, and helped to establish a Good Food Market in the Jane – Finch neighbourhood.

Nathalie Vengal

I was born and raised in Colombia and sent abroad to pursue my post-secondary education in Canada. I recently graduated from York University as a Human Rights and Equity Studies Major. During my undergraduate studies, I successfully worked for the Latino youth LGTBQ community as the leader of a Gay-straight alliance group and successfully created various events and awareness campaigns; Simultaneously, I worked as an advocate for United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (a major labor union) as a Chapter President for the Students against migrant exploitation group. In 2014 I was honored to receive the Equity and Diversity INI award issued by the City Of Toronto due to my work for the LGTBQ community. In March 2016, I founded the “Youth Feeding Youth” food bank agency at the Centre For Spanish Speaking Peoples which focuses on serving out-of-status youth and families in the City of Toronto. Thanks to the collaboration of the CSSP, the North York Harvest Food Bank and the municipal government, our agency is successfully operating on a bi-monthly basis.

Rachael MacKenzie-Neill

An energetic senior leader with over 20 years experience, Rachael is an acknowledged marketing communication professional with experience ranging from financial services to media to retail franchising.

She has also held various industry and community roles, including Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Juno Awards, President of the Advertising Club of Toronto, Trustee of the Jack Webster Foundation and Co-Chair of the Healey Willan Park Improvement committee

In her spare time, Rachael is also an avid city cyclist and park advocate, Scabble addict, Man U fan by marriage, proud momma and new Air BnB host.