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Working Group

Complex issue demands diverse expertise

Like other complex problems, food loss and waste prevention calls for coordinated action across different sectors. Managers, employees, suppliers, consumers, food banks, regulators and others all need to be engaged. Our Food Working Group brings together experts with the diverse skills needed for such a complex challenge.


  • Bob Long, Councillor, Township of Langley (Co-Chair)
  • Lori Nikkel, CEO, Second Harvest (Co-Chair)
  • Lori Ackerman, Mayor, Fort St. John
  • Eric Gladu, Director, Environment and Technical Risk Management, Metro Richelieu Inc.
  • Marie Helen Brillinger, Solid Waste Management Services, Waste Management Planning, City of Toronto
  • Andrea Cantin, Corporate Responsibility, Sodexo Canada Ltd.
  • Shannon Betts, Policy Analyst, Solid Waste, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Martin Heroux, Environmental Service, Residual Materials Management and Infrastructure Directorate, Ville de Montréal
  • Andrew Lavers, Manager, Distribution & Logistics at A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.
  • Mike Layton, Councillor, City of Toronto
  • Andrew Marr, Senior Engineer, Solid Waste Services, Metro Vancouver
  • Lisa Wernham, Director of Food Sharing, Food Banks Canada
  • Sarah Wilmot, Waste Reduction Programs Supervisor, Waste Management Services, City of Edmonton
  • Avery Gottfried, Senior Policy Specialist, Clean Communities, Environmental Standards Branch, BC Ministry of Environment

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