2021 Board of Directors

Dr. Helen Anne Hudson

CPRC’s Chair representing the Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC)

Dr. Hudson earned both MSc and PhD degrees in poultry science from the University of Georgia. Her education and experience provide a strong background in laying hen rearing, housing and management Dr. Hudson is Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Burnbrae Farms, one of the major commercial egg producers in Canada. Her 16-year tenure at Burnbrae involves day-to-day farm activities and management of land and properties. Dr. Hudson is Chair of a committee which leads environmental/energy awareness at Burnbrae. Dr. Hudson is actively involved with a number of organizations across Canada relating to poultry research. She is Chair of the Advisory Board for the Alberta Poultry Research Centre, serves on the Research Committee and HACCP Committee at EFC, is Chair of the Poultry Industry Council (PIC) in Guelph, Ontario and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Virtual Centre for Poultry Welfare at Guelph.

Ray Nickel

Representing Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC)

Ray is currently a director on the B.C. Chicken Marketing Board and an alternate representing B.C. with Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC). He represents CFC with the Canadian Poultry Research Council and has more than 20 years of experience as a producer, director on many different committees and boards, mostly in the agriculture arena, but also diversifying into church and community.

Erica Charlton

Representing the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (CPEPC)

Ms. Charlton has held the position of CPEPC Technical Director for eight years and is responsible primarily for technical files for the poultry meat processing companies, and occasionally for the egg processor companies, as required. Ms. Charlton acts as industry/government liaison and is the processor industry’s single point of contact on technical issues with CFIA and Health Canada. She is the staff lead on the Poultry Operations Technical Committee. Ms. Charlton’s exposure to technical aspects of poultry meat inspection and food safety give her a unique perspective on issues relating to the CPRC.

Steve Eaddie

CPRC's Vice-chair and representing Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC)

Jeff Notenbomer

Representing the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers (CHEP) and is chair of CHEP’s Research Committee.

Jeff is a second-generation broiler breeder owner, farming near Lethbridge, AB. He has been married to his fabulous wife, Melinda for 23 years and together they have three great kids, Tianna, Caleb and Madilyn. Jeff truly enjoys the lifestyle and the challenges that their broiler breeder operation gives to their family and workers. In his spare time, he enjoys running, golfing, travelling, camping, boating, playing guitar, watching movies and many other activities with family and friends. He also enjoys learning and using technology, computers and gadgets. Jeff is eager to help producers learn, share and innovate, making an industry that is healthy, growing and sustainable as well as strong and secure for new farmers and maybe for the 3rd generation of Notenbomer broiler breeder farmers in Alberta.