The MOA Board of Directors is made up of a cross-section of producers, processors and other members of the organic value chain in Manitoba. Directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting. The current board was selected in April 2015.

Executive Committee

President:Kate Storey
Vice-President: John Finnie
Secretary:Janine Gibson
Treasurer:Herman Grauer

Directors by Sector

Sector: Grains and Oilseeds

Larry Black
Black Family Farm, Deloraine
Dairy and grain producer
Serving on MOA Board since 2011

Sector: Forage

Pat Pollock
Brandon, MB
Serving on MOA Board since 2015

Sector: Livestock

Kate Storey
Poplar Glen Organic Farm, Grandview
Grain, forages, beef, eggs
Serving on MOA Board since 2010

Sector: Dairy


Sector: Horticulture

Chuck Leibert
Emma's Garden
Bird River, MB
Serving on MOA Board since 2015

Sector: Retailer

David Stead
Stead's Farm Supply, Boissevain
Serving on MOA Board since 2011

Sector: Processor & Poultry

Hermann Grauer
Nature's Pasta
Steinbach
Serving in MOA Board in 2009 and again since 2012

Sector: Organic Certifiers

John Finnie
Kenton
Board Member: Organic Producers Association of Manitoba (OPAM)
Serving on MOA Board since 2010

Sector: Organic Inspectors

Janine Gibson
Organic inspector
Serving on MOA Board since 2012

Sector: Poultry

Sector: Organic Research

Joanne Thiessen Martens
University of Manitoba Natural Systems Agriculture
Agricultural research and crop development
Serving on MOA Board since 2009

Sector: Trade/Export

Ken Sabatier
Growers International Organic Sales Inc.
Winnipeg,
Serving on the Board since 2013

Sector: Member-at-Large

Eric Rempel
Steinbach
Serving on MOA Board since 2012