Board of Directors


Farm-focused professionals giving back to their peers and Canada's farm families and businesses.

As a non-profit, CAFA is governed by a volunteer board of directors. It is a governance board, not operational.  It's basic responsibilities include: setting policy, supporting the CEO, guiding long-range planning and development, monitoring finance, working cooperatively with other board members, and being an Ambassador for the organization. 

The board has a Code of Ethic and Conflict of Interest Policy. Both are critical to its overall effectiveness. All Board Members must sign off on these policies annually. 

Catherine McCorquodale
M. Sc., LL.B.
Partner, Monteith Ritsma Phillips
CAFA Chair


Shannon Lueke
B. Mgt., PAg
Partner & Farm Management Consultant MNP LLP
CAFA Vice Chair


Thomas Blonde
B.SC. (Ag), CPA, CA

Partner Baker Tilly GWD
CAFA Treasurer


Danielle Ranger
B.Comm., FEA

Dani Ranger Consulting
CAFA Secretary


James Fehr
B.Sc(Ag), P.Ag.
RBV Vice President Commercial Services


Rick Gendemann
Partner Manning Elliott
Accountants & Business Advisors


Kim Gerencser

Past Chair


Ryan Parker
B.Comm., AACI, P.App., P.Ag.
Partner, Valco Consultants
Past Chair


Craig Swistun
Portfolio Manager, Raymond James


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