Meet our 2013 Board of Directors!
Director / Strategic Planning – Janta Quigley
Janta Quigley is excited to see the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council achieve it’s long-term objectives. She brings a background in business and law, and is not afraid to tackle the boring details needed to get stuff done.
Secretly, though, she is on the board to eat good food and have fun with like-minded people!
Director / Finances – Julie Kellet
Julie is a mother of 3 teenage girls with a strong desire to ensure that they learn to appreciate how to reduce their negative impact on the environment. A keen gardener and a ‘beginner’ fruit and vegetable gardener she is working with the teachers and students at OKM High School to create a large school garden and composting project.
With a background working in large food and beverage companies in project management roles she hopes to use some of these skills to support the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council in their future endeavors.
Director / External Affairs – Carol Kergan
Carol is a mom and engaged citizen working with Kelowna in Transition, the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council, BC Food System Network and the Council of Canadians local chapter. Carol seeks to support a synergy of community efforts toward supporting a healthy resilient and more connected Okanagan, one which supports local sustainable farms and food related production.
Believing “we are what we eat” she feels strongly that we all need to walk our talk with our investment money, reducing the divide between what we support with our savings and the clearly unsustainable global financial system.
Director / Communications – Alysha Punnett
With a background in environmental management and permaculture consulting, Alysha is passionate about how food systems can be used to increase the sustainability and resiliency of urban centres. As the Site and Program Manager at the Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre, she is looking forward to managing the COFPC’s web presence from afar!
Check out her blog Vittles: Local Food, Resilient Tables for farmer profiles, permaculture projects and more.
Director / Community Farm project – Marcel Knittel
Marcel grew up partially on hobby farms and a production greenhouse farm, so has some first-hand experience with both conventional and organic styles of growing.
He has many years of business development and sales experience, but more importantly, has a strong interest in local food issues, specifically to ensuring a strong local farming and processing sector.
You can read his site at NaturalHomeandGarden.ca
Director / Events – David Sherle
Director / Internal Affairs – Allisa Bennett