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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 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.

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Michelle-Ann Hylton (Vice -Chair)

Michelle-Ann is a Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care. Formerly, the 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 non profit sector. 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, Financial Planning & Analysis at George Weston Limited, with over 10 years of experience in audit, financial reporting, and financial planning and analysis. He holds a Chartered Accountant designation and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University. Outside of work Kevin enjoys spending time with his young family, and staying active playing golf and volleyball.

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David Krieger

David is a partner at Morneau Shepell. 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.

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.

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Marvin Daley

Marvin has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He was an executive with TD Bank and held senior leadership roles in Wealth Management and Retail Banking in Toronto, Vancouver and New Jersey. He is currently Head of National Sales and Business Development at FCT (First Canadian Title). 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.

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Krista Derksen

Krista has spent the majority of her career in the financial sector in Human Resources in both generalist capacities as well as the recruitment function. 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 has recently completed the Human Resources Executive Program at the Rotman School of Management. Krista is chair of the Board’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.

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Kent R. Sobey

Kent is the founder and president of Farmhouse Productions, a production company that produces film and television content for Canadian and US broadcasters. He is an active private equity investor in commercial real estate and the media sector. Kent sits on the board of Trustees of Crombie REIT. He is also a director of Blue Ant Media and Hollywood Suite and sits on the advisory board for Empire Theatres. Kent received his Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University and graduated from The Vancouver Film School. Kent has completed executive development programs at Rotman School of Management and Queens University.