With a shared commitment to community service and well-being, the principles within the Consortium organizations recognized the imminent need for scalable action with respect to community food security. Leveraging our joint networks, this partnership has the capacity to develop systems, protocols and procedures to implement and execute a large-scale solution to ensure the most vulnerable in our community have access to a secure, and nutritious food supply. The end game of this project is to assist in the creation of a National Food Security Plan that provides a comprehensive supply chain solution to serve those in need for the long-term as well as throughout the current crisis.
Tanya is a dynamic leader and technologist with a passion for positive systemic change and digital innovation. She is an accomplished global policy strategist, dedicated social entrepreneur and specialized technology and intellectual property lawyer. Tanya's career has been defined by her work at the intersections of global law, policy, technology and systems shifts. She has held senior level positions in industry representing national and multinational organizations in the telecommunications, technology and interactive media sectors. Tanya has also advised and represented the Government of Canada in global trade negotiations on intellectual property and agriculture and has guided the growth of the country’s blockchain policy ecosystem. Tanya is a global public speaker and published author on the Impact Economy. She studied law at the London School of Economics, Ottawa University and American University Washington College of Law.
Tanya has been named among the top 10 “Leading TechWomen in Canada” by the Government of Canada, a “Trailblazer” by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a “Top 40 under 40” in Canada’s Capital by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa Business Journal. As a dedicated social and philanthropic entrepreneur, Tanya is the Chief Philanthropist for Project K(IN)D, a global movement to empower 1 billion in-kind actions in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She is also Canada's first-ever Social Entrepreneur in Residence (SEiR) @AlgonquinCollege.
Dr. Anthony Marotta
Dr. Anthony Marotta is a serial entrepreneur and an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). With a passion for using his health science background for good, he has co-founded Peqish Food Company and Augurex Life Sciences. As the Chief Scientific Officer, Anthony was responsible for the development and commercialization of the company’s proprietary diagnostic platform. During his tenure, he co-authored over 90 scientific publications, and was awarded significant non-dilutive funding. Anthony’s mission to re-define multifactorial disease prevention has earned him advisory roles for multiple companies including DueNorth BioDev, SignalChem Life Sciences Corp and AmoyDx. Peqish, Anthony’s latest venture, combines his love for food, scientific research, and innovation. The company makes better-for-you fresh foods for people on-the-go. The recipes are designed to meet specific dietary needs and preferences, guided by health and food science. Anthony has served in corporate development capacities for several companies and has a strong aptitude for operations. Anthony holds a PhD in Experimental Medicine from the University of British Columbia.
Sandra MacInnis is a Senior Business Associate with Solution Food Services Group. She has 30+years in the hospitality and food service sector including a progressive career path with internationally renowned Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute. Sandra and her team achieved the coveted 5-Diamond award from CAA for Signatures @ Le Cordon Bleu. Sandra has served the not for profit sector working in economic development, developing both policy and program funding for NGO boards and developed fundraising strategies for the Arts. She returned to hospitality working as a Foodservice facilities consultant specializing in management advisory services including the implementation Parliament’s production facility, a CFIA designed production kitchen which safely prepares and delivers meals to all seven of the parliamentary precinct dining operations. Sandra’s operational expertise is focused on equipment technology and kitchen modernization and she has worked with several government and large institutional food service providers, including the Canadian Navy helping to modernize the food service delivery for the fleet. Her experience working in healthcare includes the development of an innovative patient foodservice delivery model that focused on high quality hospital food, leveraging both prepared meals and a la carte meal production. As the Business Development manager with the Solution Foodservice Group, she leverages both her operational and manufacturing experience to create synergistic sales pipelines and supply chains.
Dynamic, bold, innovative experts with a meaningful and essential vision for a safe and resilient Canada serving those in need.