OMRI Canada Review Panel

This panel makes final decisions for OMRI Canada Listed products, including applications for crop, livestock and processing uses.

Garry Lean, P.Ag. of Ontario, has been an organic inspector for 20+ years and IOIA Trainer since 2006. He is a Lead Trainer for the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) Inspector training courses and has contributed to the development and implementation of webinars for the Pasture Rule and Non-GMO Project. He was a college professor in Agroecology/ Ecosystem Management for 25 years at Fleming College in Ontario, Canada. He holds a BSc degree in Agriculture and MA in Education.

Kelly Monaghan recently served as Chairperson of Canada’s Organic Technical Committee, the industry group that writes and revises the Canadian Organic Standards.  She has an MBA from York University in Toronto, is an Accredited Process Inspector of the International Organic Inspectors Association and volunteers in an advisory capacity to the Guelph Organic Conference, Canada Organic Trade Association and the IOIA. Kelly Monaghan is president of Ash Street Organics Inc.

Since 1996 Rochelle Eisen has completed over 4000 assorted farm, livestock and processing inspections/reviews for the organic sector in BC and Alberta. She is a board member of the Canada Organic Growers and the Organic Farming Institute of BC, and a member of Canada’s Organic Value Chain Roundtable and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Standards Interpretation Committee.

Jean Duval is an agronomist from Quebec who has been involved in organic agriculture for over 25 years. After graduate studies in soil science, he was responsible for an organic agriculture information service at McGill University. Hel then taught various courses in organic and soil science at college and university levels while working as an organic inspector. He also worked as an advisor for all kinds of farming operations in Southern Quebec. Since 2011, Jean has been a researcher at CETAB+, a college-level organization doing research and transfer in organic agriculture in Victoriaville, Quebec. He is known for his long-time involvement in organic standards committees at both provincial and Canadian levels.