Board of Directors

Title Name E-mail
Vice President - Student Development Larissa Valentine
Vice President - Professional Development Vanessa Yurchesyn SE
Vice President - Membership Dwayne Botchar
Past President Andrea Gillespie RD, CFE5
Vice President – National Sponsorship Darren Gilbert
President Elect, Vice President Lisa Slauenwhite CFE2
President Marc Haine CFE
Vice President - National Communications Lorne Deutsch CFE5
National Directors  
Calgary Ken Upton, CFE  
Edmonton Linda Slobodian, CFE  
Halifax/Dartmouth Lisa Slauenwhite, CFE  
London Vacant  
Member at Large Vacant  
Montréal Béatrice Martin  
New Brunswick Esther Archibald, CFE  
Northumberland Jennifer Mercer, CFE  
Ottawa Darren Shackleton  
Toronto Vacant  
Vancouver Eric Evers, CFE  
Council of Past Presidents
Thomas Holzschuher RD, CFE
Carol Schell, CFE
Brian Emmerton, RD, CFE
Peter Lam, RD, CFE
Rosie Maclean, CFE*
Andrea MacLean-Holohan, RD, CFE
Tom Mitchell, CFE
Barbara Thompson, RD, CFE*
Grant Thompson, CFE

*  life member


Should you wish to contact any of the people above, please click here to email the National Office.                  

About Us

Originally founded over 110 years ago, CAFP has withstood the test of time by maintaining its relevance in a continually changing business environment. By listening to our members, tracking their needs, and those of the foodservice and hospitality industry, we have adapted our programs to meet these evolving requirements. CAFP is one of the originators of change management.

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