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Members of COTA's Board of Directors are selected democratically by an internal voting process once a year. Terms are for three years, and are staggered to ensure continuity; members may be appointed by the Board to ensure broad representation of the entire organic sector and regions. The individuals selected help determine the strategic direction that COTA takes on the numerous issues it addresses throughout the year, and manage the strategic planning and budget setting process for COTA’s overall activities.


COTA Board of Directors and Executive Committee for 2016/2017 are:

Ryan Benn, Teldon Communications(BC)
Dag Falck, Nature's Path Foods (BC)
Mike Fata, Manitoba Harvest (MB)
Maureen Kirkpatrick, The Big Carrot (ON)
Marie-Michelle LeMoine, Fruit d'Or (QC)
Lisa Mumm, Mumm's Sprouting Seeds(SK)
James Sculthorpe, Yorkshire Valley Farms (ON)
Patrick Heffernan, UNFI Canada (ON and BC)
Glenn Valliere, Pfennings (ON)


Tia Loftsgard
COTA Executive Director
(613) 482-1717