Staff

Monica Hadarits

Executive Director

Monica leads the strategic direction, management, funding and stakeholder relations for the organization, and supports the CRSB Council.

With family farm roots in Saskatchewan, Monica holds a master’s degree in Geography from the University of Guelph and has focused her career and research on sustainable natural resource use and climate variability in agriculture in and Canada and internationally.

Andrea White

Director, Marketing and Stakeholder Relations

Andrea leads the marketing and communications strategies for the CRSB its Certification Framework, and supports stakeholder relations for the organization. She works with the Communications and Marketing Committee to align internal and external communications with the CRSB’s mission, vision, principles and mandate.

Andrea holds a Masters Degree in Food Science from the University of Manitoba. She has a diverse background with experience in processing, applied research and product development, program management, industry communications & marketing, and policy.

Kara Barnes

Science and Programs Manager

Kara is responsible for overseeing project and program management across all CRSB workstreams, analyzing organizational performance metrics, and implementing streamlined reporting systems.

Kara studied biological sciences, agriculture, and resource economics at the University of Alberta. Prior to joining the CRSB, she spent several years in the barley industry, and represented the barley industry as a CRSB member.

Dayna Cameron

Communications & Marketing Specialist

Dayna supports the development and implementation of the CRSB’s Communications and Marketing strategies.

After receiving her Business Degree from Mount Royal University, Dayna returned to the family farm (Westway Farms Ltd.) where she actively helps run the pedigreed seed, purebred cattle and feedlot businesses with her family.

Brenna Grant

Executive Director – CanFax Services

Canfax Research Services provides project management for the National Beef Sustainability Assessment and Brenna supports the work of the CRSB’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

Brenna grew up in SW Saskatchewan on a cow/calf, yearling grasser operation where her family still operates. She holds a BA in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters in Applied Economics from Montana State University.