Agriculture Development Branch Staff Directory - Management Team and Administration

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Table of Contents

  1. Management Team
  2. Agriculture Program Analyst, Executive Assistant, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor (A) Communications Branch
  3. Technology Transfer Specialists
  4. Administrative Service Representatives
  5. Access OMAFRA

Management Team

1 Stone Road West, 3rd Floor
Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2

Director

Aileen MacNeil
Director, Agriculture Development Branch
Telephone: 519-826-6588
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail: aileen.macneil@ontario.ca

Managers

Laurie Adrien
Manager, Greenhouse, Agroforestry and Specialty Crops

Telephone: 519-826-3286
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail: laurie.adrien@ontario.ca

Hugh Berges
Manager, Field Crops

Telephone: 519-826-3257
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail: hugh.berges@ontario.ca

Peter Coughler
Manager (A), Business Management

Telephone: 519-826-3285
Fax: 519-826-3254
E-mail: peter.cougler@ontario.ca

Sara Moore-Germain
Manager, Horticulture Technology

Telephone: 519-826-3288
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail: sara.moore-germain@ontario.ca

Nathan Stevens
Manager, Horticulture Crops

Telephone: 519-826-6941
Fax: 519-826-6941
E-mail: nathan.stevens@ontario.ca

Tim Metzger
Manager, Beef Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Alternative Livestock and Aquaculture

Telephone: 519-826-3291
Fax: 519-826-3254
E-mail: tim.metzger@ontario.ca

Matt Wilson
Manager (A), Dairy, Cattle, Swine & Poultry
Telephone: 519-826-3107
Fax: 519-826-3254
E-mail: matt.wilson@ontario.ca

Agricultural Program Analyst, Executive Assistant, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor (A) Communications Branch

1 Stone Road West 3rd Floor
Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2

Executive Assistant

Carmela Cupelli
Telephone: 519-826-6396
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail: carmela.cupelli@ontario.ca

Areas of Focus:

  • Manage the Director's office, including issues management and communications
  • Coordination of information flow and approvals for the Branch
  • Coordination of Branch initiatives, policy, program, budget and briefing activities
  • Develop and monitor guidelines/protocols and performance measures

Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor (A) Communications Branch

Karen Carruthers
1 Stone Road West 2nd Floor
Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
Telephone: 519-826-5803
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail: karen.carruthers.@ontario.ca

Areas of Focus:

  • Marketing and communication officer for Agriculture Development Branch
  • Responsible for the strategic planning and execution of client-focused communication

Technology Transfer Specialists

Madé Quay
Telephone: 519-826-4094
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail: made.quay@ontario.ca

Areas of Focus:

  • Lead and conduct research on effective means and tools of delivering technology transfer including use of social media, website, trade shows and print
  • Provide advice to technical specialists on current best practices for technology transfer
  • Coordinate the development of Branch products and services and evaluate the effectiveness of these activities
  • Coordinate projects to assess new or existing decision-making tools, or new or existing products, new uses of technology

Betty Summerhayes
Telephone: 519-826-3105
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail: betty.summerhayes@ontario.ca

Areas of Focus:

  • Lead and conduct research on effective means and tools of delivering technology transfer including use of social media, website, trade shows and print
  • Provide advice to technical specialists on current best practices for technology transfer
  • Coordinate the development of Branch products and services and evaluate the effectiveness of these activities
  • Coordinate projects to assess new or existing decision-making tools, or new or existing products, new uses of technology

Administrative Service Representatives

1 Stone Road West, 3rd Floor
Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2

Vaughan Allan
Horticulture Technology and Field Crops

Telephone: 519-826-3318
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail: vaughan.allan@ontario.ca

Kathie Noble
Business Management and Horticulture Crops

Telephone: 519-826-3132
Fax: 519-826-3254
E-mail: kathie.noble@ontario.ca

Robynne Sampson
Director's Office and Greenhouse, Agroforestry and Specialty Crops

Telephone: 519-826-3319
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail: robynne.sampson@ontario.ca

Nancy Tasillo (A)
Dairy Cattle, Swine and Poultry

Telephone: 519-826-3196
Fax: 519-826-3567
E-mail: nancy.tasillo@ontario.ca

Access OMAFRA

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Agricultural Information Contact Centre

OMAFRA's Agricultural Information Contact Centre (AICC) provides quick access to our information and expertise. AICC agents have the experience and background to answer agriculture and agribusiness questions. If needed, they will also put you in touch with a provincial specialist.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Publication Order Centre and OMAFRA Resources Centre

You can access both paid and free publications from any ServiceOntario or OMAFRA Resource Centre. To get a list of products, contact one of the numbers listed below or visit the OMAFRA website.

Hours of operation, Guelph ServiceOntario Centre:

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Publications can be ordered through the ServiceOntario Publications website at www.ServiceOntario.ca/publications, or contact ServiceOntario Publications by phone at:

      1-800-668-9938
      416-326-5300
      TTY 1-800-268-7095

Telephone: 1-800-267-8097 or call the AICC at 1-877-424-1300 for the OMAFRA Resource Centre nearest you.


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: Betty Summerhayes - Product Development Specialist/OMAFRA
Creation Date: March 2008
Last Reviewed: 04 août 2016