Press Release


CSHB Announces Program Coordinators


Ottawa, Ontario - January 8, 2010 - The Canadian Swine Health Board (CSHB) today announced the completion of its management team. After a national search process, coordinators have now been hired for each of the CSHB's three program areas.

Dr. Lucie Verdon has been hired as Biosecurity Coordinator, Dr. Al Theede has been named Research Coordinator, and Morgan Radford is serving as Long Term Disease Risk Management Coordinator and Associate Executive Director.

"We were very impressed with the high caliber of applications received," said Florian Possberg, Saskatchewan pork producer and CSHB Chair. "The confirmation of these three program coordinators rounds out our skilled group of professionals staffing the CSHB."

Robert Harding, CSHB Executive Director added, "We are delighted to have such a talented group of dedicated individuals joining the team. Each of these program coordinators has impressive experience in the industry, and their combined expertise will contribute greatly to achieving our key initiatives."

The CSHB was formed to proactively address swine health challenges through leadership coordination and support in the management of the health of the Canadian swine herd. Its members include the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians, Canadian Association of Veterinary Colleges, Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement, Canadian Meat Council and the Canadian Pork Council.