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.

Membership Coordinator

Kaitlyn DeWeerd

(519) 763-4558 Ext. 223


Kaitlyn is responsible for all things membership. She provides ongoing support to all MPO members and processes new applications and renewals. She also assists with communications initiatives and the maintenance of membership records.

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.