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Appointee Biographies

Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal


Glenn Walker is a retired lawyer and practiced law in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent for 42 years. Mr. Walker has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Juris Doctor degree from Queen's University. He is a Deputy Judge of the Ontario Small Claims Court and past Chair of the Kent County District Health Council, the Public General Hospital Board, and a past President of the Kent Law Association. Mr. Walker is also a member of the Law society of Ontario and the Ontario Deputy Judges Association.


John McBride is a retired Drainage Engineer and Senior Project Manager at R.J. Burnside & Associates Ltd. He is a former Partner/Consulting Engineer at Maitland Engineering Services Ltd. His community involvement includes serving as Chair of the Wingham and District Hospital, Director of the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation and a board member of the Lions Club of Wingham. Mr. McBride holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Guelph.


Steve Moutsatsos is a partner at Moutsatsos Laakso Alexander LLP, and a former associate and partner at Weaver Simmons LLP. His community involvement includes serving as a member for the St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Board of Directors.


Robert Fuller, H.B.Sc. (Zoology), L.L.B. (Tax Concentration Designation) is a lawyer of over 30 years practicing in Norfolk County with Brimage Law Group. He is the author of Agriculture Law in Canada, First and Second editions. Robert Fuller has appeared successfully at the Supreme Court of Canada on rural liability issues. Robert has authored and presented seminars for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors, Ontario Bar Association, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, Farm Credit Canada, Ontario Institute of Agrologists and Ontario Farm Safety Association. Robert is a columnist on legal issues to the Simcoe Reformer and has contributed to the Canadian Tax Journal. Robert is a registered Trust and Estate Practitioner and a member of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors.


John Johnston is a retired drainage coordinator, and a former general manager for Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal.


Marc Huneault is a senior partner with Weaver Simmons LLP in Sudbury. Marc represents clients from across Northern Ontario in commercial and construction-related disputes. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Advocates Society, l’Association des juristes d’expressions française de l’Ontario, and the Sudbury & District Law Association. He is also registered as an Adjudicator with the Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts (ODACC) under the Construction Act. His practice ranges from providing commercial law advice on contractual and commercial issues to assisting clients in resolving disputes through litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods. He is a graduate of Laurentian University (B.A.) and the University of Manitoba (LL.B.). Marc offre ses services dans les deux langues officielles.


Don McNalty is owner and operator for Rob Roy Angus (purebred cow/calf operation), and a former senior engineer for RJ Burnside & Associated Ltd. His community involvement includes serving as Ontario Board President for Ontario Angus Association, and as a club leader for Ontario 4H.


CHRISTINE GREYDANUS is Co - Owner /Operator at Greyda Plains Poultry Ltd. and the Chief Financial Officer at Enniskillen Pepper Co. Ltd. She is a Former Associate Lawyer at Ronald C. George Law as well as a former Councillor with the Township of Enniskillen from December 2003 to December 2010 and January 2012 to December 2014. Her community involvement includes being a volunteer construction worker with Habitat for Humanity Global Village Canada. Ms. Greydanus has a Master of Business Administration in Food and Agribusiness from the University of Guelph and Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School.


Tricia Schouten is currently a self-employed lawyer. Her community involvement includes serving as a committee member at Richmond Agricultural Society and as President of Saddle & Harness. She completed the Commerce program at Queen's University and has a LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School.


Katie Deblock is currently a Lawyer at Monteith Ritsma Phillips Professional Corporation as well as a Farmer at Boersma Family Farms Ltd. She is formerly a Judicial Clerk at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Community involvement includes serving as a board member at Perth Care for Kids.


Brandi Neil is a Lawyer with Evans & Adams and acts as a Standing Agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. She is a Deputy Judge in the Ontario Small Claims court. She has also served as a part time municipal and provincial prosecutor. Brandi’s past community involvement includes serving as Coordinator of the Battle of the Books Program for Mono Amaranth Public School volunteering on Committees with Orangeville Minor Hockey and serving as Treasurer of the Dufferin County Law Association. Brandi is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.


David Fawcett served as a municipal politician for over 20 years and was Warden of The County of Grey in 2005. Currently he is Vice Chair of the Municipality of West Grey Police Services Board. David graduated from Centralia College of Agriculture and Technology and has a life time of working and farming swine and beef in the Markdale area. He has a passion for numbers and finances having served as Treasurer for a local church and Financial Manager of family owned businesses.


Sarah Judd is a farm operator at Meadow Lynn Farms which encompasses dairy, strawberry, cashcrop, and vegetable production. Ms. Judd is also a teacher at the local college and agricultural consultant in Nutrient Management. She currently sits on the board of the Simcoe and District Hortibultural Society and is a leader for Norfolk 4-H. Ms. Judd holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Guelph.


Judy Dirksen is a Class 10 AALP Grad and a primary producer. Working with her husband, son & daughter-in-law on their family farm they raise cattle, grow crops & provide farm custom work services in the area. Dirksen Ag Enterprises Inc. was created in 2015 when the Dirksen Family changed their business structure and officially included members of the next generation. Judy has significant experience as a board member having served 22 years to date on the Ontario Veal Association/Veal Farmers of Ontario boards with 10 years as chair. She was also a director and chaired the Agricultural Adaptation Council board and the Presidents' Council. She is currently a Council Member in the Town of Minto, and volunteers locally in the community.


Betty Ann MacKinnon serves as counsellor for the Township of Adelaide Metcalfe, and a retired administrator for the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex. Her community involvement includes serving as a treasurer for the Quad County Support Services Board of Directors.


is the former Owner of Stevens Irrigation. His community involvement includes serving as a Director of the Courtland/Tillsonburg Flying Club. He is a member of Land Improvement Contractors of Ontario, Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and Ultralight Pilots Association of Canada.