Agriculture Development Branch Staff Directory - Agriculture Program Analyst, Executive Assistant, Stakeholder
Communications and Marketing Advisor, Technology Transfer Specialist and Digital Publications Intern

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  1. Agriculture Program Analyst
  2. Executive Assistant
  3. Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor (A) Communications Branch
  4. Technology Transfer Specialists
  5. Access OMAFRA

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Road West
Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2

Agriculture Program Analyst

Nele Michiels

Cell: 226-971-0034
Fax: 519-826-3567

Areas of Focus:

  • Issues management in the agriculture sector
  • Performance measurement
  • Program development and project management
  • Technology transfer best practices
  • Support for government policy development in the agriculture sector

Executive Assistant

Carmela Cupelli
3rd Floor
Cell: 519-820-3815
Fax: 519-826-3567

Areas of Focus:

  • Manage the Director's office, including issues management and communications
  • Coordination of information flow and approvals for the Branch
  • Coordination of Branch initiatives, policy, program, budget and briefing activities
  • Develop and monitor guidelines/protocols and performance measures

Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor (A) Communications Branch

Ashlee McMillan
1 Stone Road West 2nd Floor
Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
Cell: 519-400-5762
Fax: 519-826-3567

Areas of Focus:

  • Marketing and communication officer for Agriculture Development Branch
  • Responsible for the strategic planning and execution of client-focused communication

Technology Transfer Specialist

Made Quay
3rd Floor
Cell: 519-993-7694
Fax: 519-826-3254

Betty Summerhayes
3rd Floor
Cell: 519-993-0513
Fax: 519-826-3254

Areas of Focus:

  • Lead and conduct research on effective means and tools of delivering technology transfer including use of social media, website, trade shows and print
  • Provide advice to technical specialists on current best practices for technology transfer
  • Coordinate the development of Branch products and services and evaluate the effectiveness of these activities
  • Coordinate projects to assess new or existing decision-making tools, or new or existing products, new uses of technology


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Agricultural Information Contact Centre

OMAFRA's Agricultural Information Contact Centre (AICC) provides quick access to our information and expertise. AICC agents have the experience and background to answer agriculture and agribusiness questions. If needed, they will also put you in touch with a provincial specialist.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Publication Order Centre and OMAFRA Resources Centre

You can access both paid and free publications from any ServiceOntario or OMAFRA Resource Centre. To get a list of products, contact one of the numbers listed below or visit the OMAFRA website.

Hours of operation, Guelph ServiceOntario Centre:

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Publications can be ordered through the ServiceOntario Publications website at, or contact ServiceOntario Publications by phone at:

TTY 1-800-268-7095

Telephone: 1-800-267-8097 or call the AICC at 1-877-424-1300 for the OMAFRA Resource Centre nearest you

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
Author: Betty Summerhayes - Product Development Specialist/OMAFRA
Creation Date: March 2008
Last Reviewed: June 2019