The CRSB is staffed by a small group of individuals with diverse education and experience, aided by volunteers and contractors.
Monica Hadarits is Executive Director of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. She leads the strategic direction, management, funding and stakeholder relations for the organization, and supports the CRSB Council.
Monica received her master’s degree from the University of Guelph and has focused her career and research on sustainable natural resource use and climate variability in agriculture. Monica has family farm roots in Saskatchewan, experience working with rural communities across Canada, and international agriculture research experience in South America.
Andrea White is the Community Engagement Manager with the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. She leads the marketing and communications strategy, and works with the Communications and Marketing Committee to align with the CRSB’s mission, vision, principles and mandate.
Andrea received her Undergraduate and Masters Degrees (Food Science) from the University of Manitoba. She has a diverse background with experience in processing, product development, program management, industry communications & marketing, and policy development.
Kaley Segboer is the Certification Framework Manager with the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. In this role, she leads the implementation and delivery of the CRSB's Certified Sustainable Beef Framework, focused on recognizing and advancing beef sustainability in Canada.
Kaley obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Alberta. She has put her education and passion for the agriculture community to work in many professional and volunteer arenas, including her most recent role as Business Development Coordinator for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council-funded Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production at Olds College.
Julia Buckingham has joined the CRSB team on a part-time basis in the role of Sustainability Intern. In this role, she supports the CRSB and the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) in their communications efforts and other activities.
Julia is completing a Master of Arts in Food Studies at the American University of Rome, with a focus in Food and Agriculture Policy. Having spent her childhood summers on the family farm near Lloydminster, she has always had a keen interest in food and farming. Julia has worked in the offices of two federal Members of Parliament and a Cabinet Minister, and most recently was the Communications Coordinator at Mennonite Central Committee BC.
Additional support for the CRSB provided by:
Canfax Research Services provides project management for the National Beef Sustainability Assessment and completed the first economic assessment of the Canadian beef industry in 2015. Brenna also provides staff support to the CRSB Science Advisory Committee.
Brenna grew up in SW Saskatchewan on a cow/calf, yearling grasser operation where her family still operates. She received a BA in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters in Applied Economics from Montana State University. She has been with Canfax Research since 2007.