Meet the team of diverse experts at Bioenterprise

To deliver top-notch services, you need a top-notch team. Our highly qualified team has the business experience you’re looking for as well as the industry-specific knowledge that spans the full range of agriculture, agri-food and agri-product technologies.

Committees

Learn about our advisory committees that offer their expertise to our network of scaling start-ups.

Science and Innovation Advisory Committee 

Northern Ontario Advisory Committee

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Colin Farnum

Chairperson and Innovation Advisor

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Olga Pawluczyk

Board Director

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James Meddings

Board Director

Keith Thomas

Keith Thomas

Board Director and Innovation Advisor

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Lorelei Graham

Board Director

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Richard Cloutier

Board Director and Innovation Advisor

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Joanne Fedeyko

Board Director

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Ted Bilyea

Board Director

Rickey Yada

Dr. Rickey Yada

Scientific Advisor to the Board

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Nevin McDougall

Financial Advisor to the Board

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Dave Smardon

President & CEO

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Denise Dewar

Innovation Advisor, Crop Agriculture, Value Chain, & Regulatory Affairs

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Doug Knox

Innovation Advisor, Agri-Food Equipment and Technology

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Dr. Murray McLaughlin

Innovation Advisor, Bioeconomy (Agriculture & Forestry)

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Michael McGee

Director of Innovation

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Johanne Sévigny

Innovation Advisor, Startups, Investment & Business Strategies A+

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Paul Richards

Partner Advisor

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Steve Slater

Innovation Advisor, Agricultural Biotechnology

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Italo Cerra

Strategic Advisor

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Mike Manion

Innovation Advisor, Agri-Business

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Terry Clark

Innovation Advisor, Animal Health Technology

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Donna Reddy

Innovation Advisor, CPG Retail

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Mike Williams

Innovation Advisor, CPG Products and Specialty Pet Food

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Guillaume Béland

Director of Projects

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Alexandra Burdett

Director of Programs

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Alexis Dempsey

Program Manager

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Liza Knill

Program Coordinator

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Aaron Misener

Director of Strategic Communications

Emily Nanne

Emily Nanne

Relationship Development and Advancement Manager

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Laura Millson

Office Manager

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Carla Berquó

Director, Canada's Food & Agri-Tech Engine

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Braden Kemp

Partnership Engagement and Development

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Rachel Zimic

Membership Team Lead

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Lori Grossett

Membership Associate

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Andrew Sharp

Digital Communications Specialist

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Tabitha Caswell

Content Writer