Joe MacEachern – Director
Robert MacEachern grew up in the Antigonish area and has moved back to New Glasgow with his wife and children after working for a year in Yellowknife. Previously he worked in Halifax as the Indigenous and Diversity Program Manager, Global Health Office, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University. Previously he was the Non-Insured Health Benefits Navigator / Policy Support for the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs, and Culture Program / Department Coordinator for the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health.
Joe has served on the Executive or as a member of many Boards and was the Founder of the Evolve Music Festival. He is an experienced health care navigator and case manager, program coordinator, manager, researcher, grant writer and fundraiser.
Joe is a former FarmWorks Director (April 2013 – June 2015) and also a former FarmWorks supported business owner who paid off his loan in 2017. He looks forward to the opportunity to rejoin the board because he is passionate about local food and has a special place in his heart for FarmWorks and the experience of helping local producers and restaurants succeed. He has a wealth of knowledge about local food production and distribution and would love to put this knowledge to work to help FarmWorks grow into the future.