council members


  • Maurita Prato, Co-Chair, Comox Valley Food Policy Council; Executive Director, LUSH Valley Food Action Society


  • Kristen Battle, Administrative Coordinator, Comox Valley Food Policy Council; Administrative & Executive Assistant, LUSH Valley Food Action Society
  • Amanda Jekums, Sustainable Food Systems Consultant, Global Alliance for the Future of Food
  • Arzeena Hamir, Farmer & Owner, Amara Farm
  • Cristi May Sacht, School Board Trustee, School District 71
  • Edwin Grieve, Director Area C, Comox Valley Regional District
  • Erin Crampton, Regenerative Farming Advocate
  • Isha Matous-Gibbs, Social Health & Wellness Planner, Urban Matters Community Contribution Company
  • James McKerricher, Social Enterprise Manager, LUSH Valley Food Action Society; Owner, Farmer’s Kitchen Food Truck
  • Jan Slomp, Member, Comox Valley Farmers Institute
  • Jenn Meilleur, Councillor, Town of Comox
  • Jesse Ketler, Councillor, Village of Cumberland
  • Naomi Robert, Co-Chair, Comox Valley Food Policy Council; Research Associate, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, KPU & Food Systems Lab, SFU


  • Joanne Bays, Community Services Coordinator, City of Courtenay
  • Leslie Baird, Chair, Comox Valley Food Bank
  • Lisa Bowie, Community Health Representative & Elders Coordinator, K’ómoks First Nation
  • Lyndsay MacKenzie, Senior Policy Lead, Island Health
  • Mary-Catherine Williams, Regional Coordinator Community Impact & Investment, United Way BC
  • Sandra Viney, Co-Owner, Atlas Café
  • Sheila McDonnell, School Board Trustee (Retired), School District 71
  • Taylor Hartwig, North Island Public Health Dietician, Island Health
  • Twila Skinner, General Manager, Comox Valley Farmers’ Market
  • Vickey Brown, Mayor, Village of Cumberland
  • Wendy Morin, Councillor, City of Courtenay

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