Meet YourTeam

The food and beverage professionals.
FBA board members come from all corners of Atlantic Canada. They bring decades of experience plus an unrivalled passion and commitment to promoting the local food and beverage industry.
Day-to-day operations at FBA are handled by a professional management team headed by an Executive Director and administration support.

Meet YOUR TEAM!

Tammy Brideau
Executive Director
Food & Beverage Atlantic

A message from your Association Executive Director:

Since joining the FBA team in 2019, I’ve enjoyed every opportunity to meet our members and industry partners. My goal with FBA is to build a strong network for food & beverage processors that will become a resource for everything our members need. We are accomplishing this at a fast pace with the launch of our new website, industry guidance tool, extensive training and education workshops, and numerous programs available for members to help grow their businesses and export products.

We offer opportunities for members to showcase and market their products through programs like CTV What’s for Dinner, Pitch opportunities for the Sobeys Local programs, or social media programming with our very own Kilted Chef. New activities are being added to our calendar every month. We have had a hand in helping many food and beverage companies get in front of Buyers, cross the border into export markets, and make important connections with industry peers.

I love to hear your success stories and I am grateful to local companies who share their best practices with us and other local companies. Together we can build a stronger and more successful food and beverage community and industry, serving Atlantic Canada and the rest of the world. As I continue to travel through our beautiful region, eating and drinking amazing local food, I look forward to meeting every one of our members and association partners!

 

Nancy Brace
Membership & Program Advisor
Food & Beverage Atlantic

A born and bred Newfoundlander, Nancy lived most of her adult life in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.

With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry throughout Atlantic Canada and 10 years as the Executive Director of the Restaurant Association of Newfoundland Labrador, Nancy has the background required to work with members across Atlantic Canada and build new relationships.

Building a versatile skillset through every new opportunity throughout her career, Nancy recently helped create the vision for the promotion of local food as part of the tourism offering in Newfoundland. This project included a provincial tour that promoted local food and restaurants.

After 10 years with RANL, Nancy is delighted to join Food & Beverage Atlantic, keeping connected to what she loves most, local foods. The goal has always been to see Atlantic Canada as a culinary and flavour destination. 

Nancy is very connected to her community. In 2009 Nancy founded the Green’s Harbour Heritage Society, to help Green Harbour, NL. preserve and maintain its historic buildings. She also serves on the Local Service District and is part of the Come Home Year planning committee.

Dwayne Boudreau
Atlantic Brand Specialist

Dwayne has enjoyed success with well known brands like HJ Heinz, Cavendish Farms, Nestlé Foods, and Greco Pizza. As a resourceful and result-oriented professional with 30 years of experience in food processing, consumer goods, food service, and franchising, he’s an expert problem solver and critical thinker.

Raised in Moncton and a recovered Torontonian, he is now a proud Nova Scotian living in little GTA (Greater Truro Area).

Dwayne has worked with hundreds of business owners to build strategies for regional, or international growth. This has included coaching through all the steps required when transitioning that great recipe from a hobby to a sustainable business.

An MBA graduate, Dwayne has taught international food policy, marketing, and entrepreneurship at Dalhousie University and Workplace Education programs with Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education.

When not sharing ideas over coffee, you might find Dwayne isolating at a hockey rink coping as a goalie Dad. He has two children, Fintan and Clare. Soulmates since meeting at Saint Mary’s University, his wife Jackie enjoys impacting the lives of first graders at a local elementary school. A lifelong fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dwayne loves vacations in PEI, local food experiences, and the great outdoors.

“As Atlantic Brand specialist, I look forward to contributing to the growing food and beverage processing ecosystem in this region alongside FBA members, colleagues, and partners.” Dwayne Boudreau

Dwayne invites FBA members to reach out to him at Dwayne@atlanticfood.ca or 902-476-9876. He’ll get the coffee!

Lee Turner
President
Amalgamated Dairies Limited

Board Executives

Lee Turner
President
Amalgamated Dairies Limited
Norm Purdy
Past President
PCX Adviser
Barbara Ann O'Brien
Treasurer
Bonte Foods
Tim McRoberts
Director
Canada's Smartest Kitchen
Tracy Bell
Director
Millennia TEA
Brian Harriman
Director
Pump House Brewery
Joy Shinn
Director
BioFood Tech
Jeff Rose
Director
G.E. Barbour
Denny McIntosh
Director
True North Salmon
Tom Margeson
Director
Healthy Berries Ltd. - Superfruit Puree
Roxane Plaisance
Ex-Officio
Agriculture and Fisheries
Juanita Diamond
Ex-Officio
Agriculture & Agri-Food
Sara Robinson
Ex-Officio
HOST Event & Association Management
Jon Butler
Director
LunchIn
Peter McLaughlin
Director
Anne of Green Gables Chocolate
Peter Chapman
Director
SKUFood
Alain Bossé
Director
Alain Bossé Consulting
Bryan Inglis
Director
Food Island Partnership
Our Membership represents a broad cross section of products and industry suppliers from all areas in our Atlantic region including:

Food and Beverage
processors

Seafood
processors

Industry
suppliers

Various agencies and
educational institutions

“As a small business, it's not always easy to have all this expertise internally. Whenever we need some help, we know we can turn to FBA, they will come back with professional feedback to help us.”

Jean Robert Roy,

Vice President

Les Cuisines Roi Ltd, NB