Board Members

Directors 2022

1 Johanna Kwakernaak – Berwick 2 – 2023 Chair
2 Keith Rudderham – Halifax 2 – 2024 Vice-Chair
3 Ginny Point – Black River 1 – 2024 Secretary
4 Linda Best – Greenwich Ex Officio Managing Director
5 Avila Coutinho – Windsor 1 – 2023 Treasurer
6 Murray Coolican – Halifax 2 – 2025 External Relations
7 Aaron Eisses – Halifax 2 – 2023 Director
8 Robin McAdam – Halifax 1 – 2025 Director
9 Robert MacEachern – New Glasgow 2 – 2025 Director
10 Barb Boates-Sweet – Halifax 1 – 2023 Director
11 Dave Oulton – Windsor 2 – 2023 Director
12 Amin Tran, Windsor 2 – 2023 Director
13 Charlie MacLean – North Sydney 1 – 2024 Director

Ginny Point – Treasurer

Ginny Point has a long standing interest in agriculture and healthy food. It started years ago when …

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Joe MacEachern – Director

Robert MacEachern grew up in the Antigonish area and has moved back to New Glasgow with his …

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Charlie MacLean – Director

Charlie MacLean grew up in North Sydney, and spent many hours working in the family garden. Upon …

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Murray Coolican – Director

Murray Coolican has held leadership positions in not-for-profit, government, political and private sectors. He has worked in the …

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Aaron Eisses, Director

I was raised on a dairy farm in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. Growing up on the …

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Avila Coutinho – Director

Avila immigrated to Canada as a teenager and was drawn to the big city of Toronto with it’s skyscrapers, transportation, theatre and …

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Dave Oulton – Independent Director

David Oulton is a Hants County farmer who has been raising purebred beef …

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Amin Tran – Independent Director

Amin was born in Ottawa, raised on the west coast, …

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Robin McAdam – Director

Robin McAdam has worked in business development for most of the past 20 years with a focus on renewable energy.  He is currently …

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Barb Boates-Sweet, Director

Barb grew up in the Annapolis Valley on a small hobby farm that grew strawberries, beans and apples. As a child, she …

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Keith Rudderham – Director

Keith Rudderham, Lt.-Col., is a Point Edward, Cape Breton farmer and Commanding Officer of the Cape Breton …

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Johanna Kwakernaak, Director

I am interested in the work of FarmWorks based on my personal experience and a strong belief that …

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Linda Best, Founding Director

Founding Member, Co-chair and Treasurer of FarmWorks,  Chair Friends of Agriculture in …

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Ann Anderson, Founding Director

Educator, Friends of Agriculture
FarmWorks is for me one way of helping preserve what I …

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