Tracy Hussey is the new Executive Director of Farm & Food Care Ontario.
She replaces Crystal Mackay who has transitioned to the new national Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position for Farm & Food Care Canada.
Hussey has over 20 years of experience working in food and health-related roles, with 10 years in senior leadership positions. A registered dietitian by training, Hussey has a Masters of Health Sciences degree from McMaster University. She comes to Farm & Food Care Ontario with experience in the food industry, a hospital environment as well as family medicine.
John Maaskant, chair of Farm & Food Care Ontario, said that the interview process for the new Executive Director was an extensive one. Said Maaskant, “We’re so pleased to have Hussey joining our team. Her strong background in nutrition and dietetics will be a great asset to the organization as we work to continue to connect farm gates to our dinner plates.”
Said Hussey, “Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure of listening to and deciphering many urban voices. In the past, I’ve so often heard consumers cite confusing media messages about food as being truth. I’m passionate about increasing Farm & Food Care’s opportunities to have conversations with non-farming Ontarians while helping them to understand our complex food systems.”