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About Us - Senior Management

Last Updated: March 10, 2020


Board members         Senior management        Field services representatives        Regional marketing offices


Cheryl Smith – General Manager and CEO – Email 

Staff operations are headed by DFO's General Manager and are divided into five major areas: Economics, Finance and IT, Operations and Regulatory Compliance, Legal and Board, and Communications.

Shikha Jain – Director of Planning, HR & Organizational Development – Email

The Planning, HR and Organizational Development Division is primarily responsible for the strategic planning process, human resources, organization development, and the project management office.

Patrice Dubé – Director of Economics – Email

The Economics Division provides technical support and economic and statistical analysis to the policy development and implementation process at the national, pool, DFO Board, and staff levels. The Economics and Policy Division is also responsible for the oversight of the Ontario Dairy Farm Accounting Project which collects data from Ontario dairy farms for the National COP.

Arlene Minott – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary – Email

DFO’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Division is responsible for DFO’s legal affairs, corporate governance, tribunal appeals, policy control, risk mitigation, and Board secretariat.

Rey Moisan – Director of Finance – Email

The Finance and IT Division deals with all budgeting, financial and accounting operations within DFO, as well as providing computer and information-based services to all DFO divisions.

Sean Bredt – Director of Marketing and Business Development – Email

The marketing and business development division assists DFO in its constant dialogue with consumers, creates marketing strategies and establishes related programs to promote Ontario dairy. 


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