AAC Board of Directors

The AAC is made up of over 66 Ontario agricultural, agri-food and rural organizations. It is these member organizations that annually elect 16 directors to serve on the AAC board. They are joined by 2, non-voting, liaisons from the federal and provincial government.

As a corporate body, the AAC directors have one client: the Ontario agri-food industry. The AAC board of directors has a unique understanding of funding program requirements, farming and agribusiness. It’s who they are and what they do. A complete list of the AAC’s membership and sectoral structure can be found by clicking here.

Kelly Duffy

Kelly Duffy

Chair

Representing: Agri-Business / Retail / Food Processor

Chris Hiemstra

Chris Hiemstra

Vice-Chair

Representing: Other Industries / Commodities

Peggy Brekveld

Peggy Brekveld

Secretary

Representing: General Farm Interest

Joe Hill

Joe Hill

Treasurer

Representing: Livestock

Doug Alexander

Doug Alexander

Representing: Agri-Business / Retail / Food Processor

Keith Black

Keith Black

Representing: Grains / Seeds / Oilseeds / Specialty Crops

Henry Denotter

Henry Denotter

Representing: Other Organizations

Ray Duc

Ray Duc

Representing: Horticulture

Dennis Fischer

Dennis Fischer

Representing: Livestock

Mark Huston

Mark Huston

Representing: Youth-at-Large

Cor Kapteyn

Cor Kapteyn

Representing: Supply Management

Ed Scharringa

Ed Scharringa

Representing: General Farm Interest

Will Vanderhorst

Will Vanderhorst

Representing: Supply Management

Jason Verkaik

Jason Verkaik

Representing: Horticulture

Tori Waugh

Tori Waugh

Representing: Youth-at-Large

Brian Wiley

Brian Wiley

Representing: Grains / Seeds / Oilseeds / Specialty Crops

Laurie Adrien

Laurie Adrien

Provincial Liaison

Adriana Zeleney

Adriana Zeleney

Federal Liaison