Project Advisor Panel

We recruited a stellar group of representatives to form a national Advisor Panel made up of women representatives from key financing agencies and others from innovative financing projects across the country to provide information and advice. Financing Agencies and Institutions that showed concern about food, women and providing financing in a more approachable fashion were invited.

Pamela Baxter
President SSFPA
Owner Cascadia Gluten Free

Line Robert
Island Coastal Economic Trust

Trevor Kempthorne
Former Manager
Aboriginal Lending Association
Community Futures Development Corporation of the Central Interior First Nations

Rosalind Lockyer
Executive Director
PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise
Founding president Women’s Economic Council
Co-chair Social Finance for the Ontario Social Economy Round Table

Mike Toye
Executive Director
Manager for the Social Procurement and
Investment Readiness Fund
Canadian CED Network

Veronica Ghostkeeper Gerow
Vice President
Eagle Spirit Community Solutions

Ramon Ramirez
Senior Account Manager | Directeur principal
Small Business | Petites entreprises

Linda Best
Founding Director
Farm Works Investment Cooperative

Carol Newall
Renewal Foundation

Carmen Wakeling
Vice President SSFPA
Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd

James Street
Industry Consultant, Food Processing
Sector Development Branch|BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

Melanie Rupp
Business Advisor
Women’s Enterprise Centre

Dawn McCooey
Entrepreneur in Residence
Women’s Enterprise Centre

Irene Knezevic
Assistant Professor
School of Communication and Journalism,
Carleton Food

Karen Guinan

Joanne D. Photiades
Manager | Chef
National Partnerships | Partenariats nationaux
Member, B Corp Team

Amy Melmock
Director, Sector Development and Innovation
Agriculture and Food Operations, Nova Scotia Department of Agricutlture

Andre Fagnou
Director | directeur principal
Pricing and Products | Tarification et produits
Farm Credit Canada | Financement agricole Canada

Sandy Mark
Founding Executive Director, SSFPA
Co-Manager, SOW project

Candice Appleby
Executive Director, SSFPA
Co-Manager, SOW Project