Training Quality Standards

The Training Quality Standards Working Group’s purpose is succinct.

Made up of 15 volunteer members, the Training Quality Standards Working Group advocates for adopting common training quality standards for food protection. The group is led by Heidi L. Walker, Operations Learning Lead for Maple Leaf Foods. This group draws its participants from the federal and provincial governments, industry and academia – from both Canada and the USA.

To standardize a commonly accepted level of guidance for curriculum design, development and delivery.


Members of this group include:

Dr. Brita Ball – Brita Ball & Associates
Principal Consultant, Advancing Food Safety Culture

Mrs. Julia Bradsher – International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI)
President and CEO

Dr. Mary Brodhead – Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Executive Director Special Projects and Career Coaching

Mrs. Christina Dawson – Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Manager, Staffing and Recruitment HR Branch

Mrs. Lone Jespersen – Maple Leaf Foods
Director, Food Safety & Strategy

Mr. Craig Kaml – International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI)
Vice President, Curriculum

Mr. William Lachowsky -Food Processing Human Resources Council (FPHRC)
Project Manager

Mrs. Laura Nelson – Alchemy Systems
Industry Relations Director

Leigh Parsons – Guelph Food Technology Centre
Director, Training Services

Mrs. Petra Schennach – Guelph Food Technology Centre
Global Managing Director,Training & Education, Food Division

Mrs. Carrie WalkerBoyd – Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Senior e-Learning Advisor

Doug Wilmsmeyer – Alchemy Systems
Director of Business Development

For more information, contact [email protected].