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.

Marketing and Communications Manager

April Jackman
(519) 763-4558 Ext. 225


April is responsible for the MPO marketing & communications strategy, promoting a strong concise message to our members, industry and consumers. Leading our market development initiatives, April is responsible for development of the corporate supporter and advertising programs, produces MPO’s events & competitions, and manages the MPO branding programs, publications, social media strategy, and consumer outreach.

Membership Coordinator
Membership Coordinator

Membership Coordinator
Tina Begin
(519) 763-4558 Ext. 223


Tina is responsible for maintaining strong member relations and maintaining a current and accurate member database. Tina manages updates for MPO’s website, supporter program deliverables, advertising content

Office Manager
Meghan Schmuck
(519) 763-4558 Ext. 227


Meghan manages the day-to-day finance, maintaining our CRM and membership records, and providing ongoing administrative support to the MPO team.

Market Development Specialist
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.