AHC welcomes two new staff to its Emergency Management Division

Animal Health Canada is pleased to announce two new members of the Animal Health Canada team. Kori Maki-Adair has accepted the role as Emergency Management Division Coordinator and Temidayo Adewole has accepted a full-time, two-year contract as Project Manager.

Kori Maki-Adair, Emergency Management Division coordinator

Kori Maki-Adair is an emergency management and learning development specialist that joined Animal Health Canada (AHC) equipped with more than a decade of senior-level experience in educational communications, stakeholder relations, research, project and event facilitation in the agriculture and agri-food sector.

With a career focused on issues and risk, health, safety and crisis management, Kori prepared for her position with AHC through a variety of mission-critical roles supporting industry, federal, provincial, territorial and municipal partners that provide essential programs, resources and services to Canadians—including seven years in strategic communications as an industry-government liaison for the national livestock traceability system for beef and dairy cattle, bison, sheep, goats and cervid.

Kori applies her BA (Honours English), surgical nursing background and field deployment as an active Canadian Red Cross Reservist to inform and level-up her science, tech and training-based skills and responsibilities with AHC.
As a proud member of the Cree Métis Nation, Kori feels fortunate to live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani); the Tsuut’ina; the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations; the Métis Nation (Region 3); and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 lands of Southern Alberta.

Kori Maki-Adair will work with our Emergency Management team to provide overall coordination of project and activity related tasks including stakeholder coordination, knowledge product development and related administrative functions.

Temidayo Adewole, Project Manager

Temidayo Adewole has spent the past six years working as the Technical Expert Lead for the Nova Scotia Meat Inspection Program, including leading the Nova Scotia CanSpotASF Abattoir Surveillance project and working with industry on the development and implementation of an Operational Contingency Plan for Animal Disease Emergency Response for provincial abattoirs in Nova Scotia in collaboration with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. He has acted as the chair of various national technical working groups, including the Federal-Provincial Animal Welfare Working Group and Canadian Meat Inspection Network, and participated in over 15 other national/provincial technical working groups on disease prevention and control and various projects focused on designing strategies to secure Canadian meat inspection, food safety, public health, and animal welfare. Before joining the Nova Scotia Government, Temidayo served as an Animal Protection Officer in the Office of the Chief Veterinarian and worked as an Agri-Food Inspector and Health Officer for the Food Safety and Animal Welfare Divisions of Manitoba Agriculture.

Temidayo’s educational background includes a foreign veterinary degree, a master’s degree in veterinary pharmacology, a postgraduate diploma in Quality Assurance and Quality Control in the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries, certifications in Incident Command Systems 100 & 200; Emergency Management for Agriculture; Emergency Response Preparedness; Design Thinking and Tools for Innovation; Applying Behavioural Insights to Improve Policy, Programs, and Services; Public Sector Innovation; Occupational Health and Safety; Project Management; Change Management; Leading with LEADS Framework; Diversity and Inclusion Development; Collaboration for Building Partnerships; Strategies for Partnering with Clients; and Lean Six Sigma (Yellow Belt).

In his role, he will work as a part of the Emergency Management team to improve the readiness of Canada to react to animal health emergencies, including the coordination of FPT governments-Industry shared plans, preparedness activities, response support and recovery activities.

We are excited to have Temidayo Adewole and Kori Maki-Adair join the team to support the work of Animal Health Canada.