|Karen Farmer, Chair
Karen Farmer is a keen supporter of urban agriculture and local food production. She has helped start 5 community gardens in Saskatoon, where she lives. She is also a long-time volunteer for USC, and has represented them at Seedy Saturdays for the past six years. Karen joined the SODC board in 2013.
|Roman Raskin, Treasurer
Roman Raskin is a manager at Crowe Soberman’s Audit & Advisory Group, and works with for-profit and not-for-profit groups. Providing a combination of business advice, tax planning and money saving ideas, Roman enjoys watching the small to medium-sized businesses he works with grow and thrive. When he is not working, he provides free tax services in the annual ICAO Tax Clinic for low-income individuals and organizations in the Greater Toronto Area. He is a sports enthusiast, and likes spending time in the great outdoors and with family and friends.
Colleen Zilio, Secretary
Colleen Zilio has worked in for profit and not-for-profit sectors, specializing in start-up and operations. After working in Europe and the United States for nine years, she returned home to Sudbury in 2009. The move back to Sudbury has enabled her to become an active community volunteer. She currently sits on the board of Seeds of Diversity Canada, the City of Greater Sudbury Healthy Community Cabinet, Vale Environmental Monitoring Team and is the Chair of the Ward 1 Community Action Network. Colleen is actively engaged in the community gardening movement in Sudbury, and grows with the Ward 1 Shared Garden at Delki Dozzi Park and is the acting Chairperson of the Sudbury Community Garden Network. She is a graduate of Laurentian University (HBPHE) and Queen's University (M.Sc MBA).
|Nick Wees, Director
Nick Wees is dedicated to all forms of small-scale food production. He has been a seed-saving member of Seeds of Diversity and a volunteer at the Victoria Seedy Saturday for several years, and an intensive organic vegetable gardener for many more. He is currently studying cultural and social anthropology at the University of Victoria. He joined the board of directors in 2013.
|Kelly Gilliam, Director
Kelly has been a member of our board since 2012, having previously served on the Board of Directors for Nervousness.org, and also runs the Populuxe Seed Bank. She has also studied archaeology, with a focus on Mesoamerican agriculture and trades routes within North America. Kelly is based in Edmonton, AB.
Steph Warr, Director
Steph has been a membe of the board since 2016, and represents the Maritime provinces.