Board of Directors

AGM 2015

Board of Directors and Staff 2015/2016. Back: Matt Setzkorn, Norman Ragetlie, Dave Copeland, Frank Shaw, Melissa Watkins, Bernard Pope. Front: Bethanee Jensen, Mark Reusser, Krista Long. Absent: Larry Rosevear, Stas Shulist, Melanie Williams.

Norman Ragetlie Norman Ragetlie, Chair

Norm is the Director of Policy and Stakeholder Engagement at the Rural Ontario


bernard_pope Bernard Pope, Vice Chair; Chair of Policy and Education Committee

Bernard is the Executive Director of Ontario Farmland Preservation, and the

Vice President of the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture.


Frank Shaw Frank Shaw, Secretary; Chair of Governance Sub-Committee 

Frank is a former Executive Manager (Ontario Public Service), century farm

owner in Norfolk County, managed forest owner in Bruce County, sits on

the Board of Governors for the Ontario Land Trust Alliance and also serves

on the Board of the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust.

 bethanee_jensen Bethanee Jensen, Treasurer; Executive Committee Member

Bethany is a sheep farmer, and Treasurer with the Christian Farmers Federation

of Ontario.

Dave Copeland  Dave Copeland, Chair of Fundraising Committee

Dave is a retired business consultant.

larryrosevear Larry Rosevear, Chair of Land Securement and Stewardship Committee

Larry is a real estate appraiser and consultant.


Mark Reusser  Mark Reusser

Mark is a turkey farmer in Waterloo Region and an Executive Member of the

Board of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

Stas Schulist Stas Shulist

Stas is a 2nd Generation Mixed Organic Farmer in Renfrew County.

aloma_jonker Aloma Jonker

Aloma is a strategic innovation and communications professional and

the President of Bioconsult Inc.

Melanie Williams Melanie Williams

Melanie is the Principal Planner (Agriculture), Region of Peel

borcsok_david-headshot David Borcsok

David is a social venture capital fund manager at the Royal Bank of Canada.