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Vineland appoints new members to Board of Directors

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has appointed three new members to its independent Board of Directors.

Karen Belaire
Karen Belaire is President and Chief Executive Officer of Shared Services West and was previously Chief Operating Officer at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. Ms. Belaire has an extensive background in finance, information technology and human resources and holds CPA/CGA and Chartered Director designations and an MBA. Ms. Belaire’s current board experience includes Trillium Gift of Life Network, St. Joseph’s Health System International Outreach Program and medical firms CimTec and CSii.

Christy McMullen
Christy McMullen joined Summerhill Market, a family-owned gourmet grocery store as Store Manager in 2003. She is the recipient of the 2015 Star Women in Grocery Award from Canadian Grocer Magazine. Ms. McMullen holds a CPA/CA designation and is a graduate of Wilfred Laurier University. Ms. McMullen is a member of the Executive Board for the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers and Program Advisory Committee of George Brown College.

Ray Price
Ray Price is President of the Sunterra Group of Companies including Sunterra Meats, Sunterra Markets and Sunterra Farms based in Alberta and the Midwest U.S. Mr. Price is a Board Director for the Canadian Meat Council and has also served on the Board of the Government of Canada’s Council of Science and Technology Advisors.

Also serving on Vineland's Board of Directors are The Honourable Lyle Vanclief, former Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food; Paul-André Bosc, President of Château des Charmes; Dr. Jim Brandle, Chief Executive Officer, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre; Greg Devries, President of Truly Green and Cedarline Greenhouses; Rory Francis, Executive Director of Prince Edward Island BioAlliance; Dr. Warren Jestin, former Chief Economist, Scotiabank; Marilyn Knox, President of Trillium Health Partners Institute for Better Health; William Stensson, Chief Executive Officer, Sheridan Nurseries; Phil Tregunno, owner of Tregunno Fruit Farms; and Allan Visser, President of Visco Holdings Limited.

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