Industry Committees

The composition and Terms of Reference of each committee is established by the Board of Directors, which also defines the length of terms, qualification requirements and procedures for filling each position. Appointments are made in December each year.

Each committee plays an important role in discussing key topics within their respective scope, mandates and making recommendations for approval consideration by the Board of Directors.


  • Gert Schrijver (Chairman, DFC, Producer)
  • Harold Sweetnam (Lactanet, Producer)
  • Harm Kelly (Lactanet, Producer)
  • Vicky Morrison (DFC, Producer)
  • Daniel Gobeil (DFC, Producer)
  • Linda Markle (Holstein Canada)
  • Dominic Bélanger (Lactanet)


  • Mackayla de Kwant (Program Manager, Lactanet)
  • Mélissa Lalonde (DFC Traceability Coordinator)
  • Nicole Sillett (proAction Program Manager)
  • Brian Van Doormaal (Lactanet)
  • Morgan Hobin (West)
  • Kelly Barratt (Ontario)  
  • Chantal Fleury (Québec)
  • Nancy Tedford (Atlantic)
  • Alexandre Hinse-Bédard (Attestra)
  • Nilos Korodimas (AAFC)
  • Heather Brown (CFIA)


  • Tom Pasco (Lactanet Board)
  • Greg Dietrich (Holstein)
  • Jason Van der Linden (Holstein)
  • Anton Borst (Holstein)
  • Pier‐Olivier Lehoux (Holstein)
  • Eric Baumann (Jersey)
  • Eleanor Robinson (Ayrshire)


  • Jay Shannon (Semex)
  • Paul Meyer (Semex)
  • Dr. Chuck Sattler (Select Sires GenerVations)
  • Dr. Bob Welper (Alta Genetics)
  • Chris Bartels (Holstein Canada)

Technical Experts:

  • Dr. Gerrit Kistemaker (Lactanet)
  • Dr. Flavio Schenkel (University of Guelph)
  • Dr. Christine Baes (University of Guelph)
  • Dr. Francesca Malchiodi (Semex)
  • Dr. Kent Weigel (U. Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

    Brian Van Doormaal (Lactanet, non‐voting)

Producer Directors:  

  • Harm Kelly (Lactanet)
  • Daniel Gobeil (Dairy Farmers of Canada)
  • Ben Loewith (Semex)
  • Doug Peart (Holstein Canada)


  • Brian Van Doormaal (Lactanet)
  • Ėmie Désilets (Dairy Farmers of Canada)
  • Dr. Michael Lohuis (Semex)
  • Sartaj Sarkaria (Holstein Canada)


  • Dr. Claude Robert (Université Laval)
  • Dr. Flavio Schenkel (University of Guelph)
  • Dr. Xin Zhao (McGill University)
  • Dr. Graham Plastow (University of Alberta)
  • Paul Stewart (Semex)
  • Mike West (Semex)
  • Pascal Lemire (Holstein Canada)
  • Vacant (Breeds)
  • Richard Cantin (Lactanet)
  • Mario Séguin (Lactanet)
  • Brian Van Doormaal (Lactanet)
  • Tom Pasco (Lactanet Board)