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Get to know our board

Meet Food Allergy Canada’s board of directors.

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Bob Ellis

Board Chair and Treasurer

Bob Ellis is Board Chair and Treasurer of Food Allergy Canada. Bob is currently VP Finance and Corporate Development at Recipe Unlimited. Prior to joining Recipe Unlimited, he held senior positions with Deloitte, Davis + Henderson, Scotiabank and Morgan Stanley. Bob has an MBA from The University of Western Ontario and is a registered CPA. Bob lives in Toronto with his wife and two children, a son who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and sesame, and a daughter who is allergic to eggs.

Phillip Haid


Phillip Haid is a director of Food Allergy Canada. Phillip is Co-founder and CEO of Public Inc., a social purpose business that creates fundraising, advocacy and volunteer engagement campaigns for social causes. Phillip has two sons with food allergies (peanuts, nuts and fish).

Kevin Powers


Kevin Powers is a director of Food Allergy Canada. He is the managing partner of Campbell Strategies’ real estate and infrastructure lobbying practice. He has spent almost two decades working with all levels of government on both sides of the border. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters.

Jonathan Barry


Jonathan Barry is a director of Food Allergy Canada. Jonathan is a Partner and the National Client Services Leader for MNP’s Technology Solutions. Prior to joining MNP, he held senior positions with T4G Limited, Bell Canada and Fujitsu Consulting. Jonathan is currently Chair of the Sweet Caroline Foundation. He has spearheaded the Foundation’s School Allergy Awareness partnership with Food Allergy Canada and the Foundation’s strategy to make Anglophone South School District and Greater Saint John a global role model for allergy awareness. He lives in Rothesay, NB with his wife and four children.  

Naseem Jamal


Naseem Jamal is a director of Food Allergy Canada. Naseem is currently Senior Manager, Donor Engagement at Parkinson Canada working with a variety of stakeholder to deliver revenue through donor centred engagement, and data driven decisions. Prior to joining Parkinson Canada, she worked for different profit organization including Procter & Gamble and Telus Mobility. Naseem has a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Calgary. She has two kids with tree nuts and sesame allergies.