Executive Director

Franco Naccarato
(519) 763-4558 Ext. 224


Franco is responsible for the leadership and management of the association, working closely with all levels of government, agricultural and industry groups on issues that directly affect Members and their businesses.

Technical Director
Daphne Nuys-Hall
(519) 763-4558 Ext. 222


Daphne works on the regulatory aspect of the meat industry, providing regulatory and technical advice and assistance to individual member businesses. Daphne leads the industry development activities including MPO training workshops and technical bulletin.

Events, Marketing and Communications Manager

April Jackman
(519) 763-4558 Ext. 225


April is responsible for the MPO communications strategy, promoting a strong concise message to our members, industry and consumers. Leading our market development initiatives, April manages the MPO branding programs, social media strategy, and consumer outreach.

Industry Development Coordinator
Derek Boudreau
(519) 635-9281


Derek’s responsibility is to be in the field building membership through recruitment, engaging our current members, and increasing involvement in MPO’s many programs, events, and training, while also assisting with questions and concerns.

Membership Coordinator
Melissa McDougall
(519) 763-4558 Ext. 221


Melissa is responsible for maintaining strong member relations, managing registration for MPO events, and maintaining a current and accurate member database. As MPO’s in-house graphic and web designer, Melissa manages design and layout of MPO communication pieces, manages designs and updates for MPO’s website and provides graphic design services to MPO members by request.