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.

Adriana Zeleney

Adriana Zeleney

Federal Liaison

Adriana Zeleney is the Federal Liaison on the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) board of directors.

Adriana is the Regional Director for Agriculture and AgriFood Canada’s (AAFC) Ontario Regional Office in Guelph. Adriana began her career with the federal government in 2005 as a trade policy officer with the Canadian Dairy Commission, and subsequently held positions with AAFC as a trade policy analyst, senior advisor to the Associate Deputy Minister, and Director of GF2 Cost Shared funding.

Prior to joining the federal government, Adriana worked for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, as well as the former Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

Adriana has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University and a Masters of International Trade from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.