Our Team

  • Barbara Jaques

    Barbara Jaques, RD, Senior Associate

    Barbara is an experienced healthcare foodservices director and professional mentor to many young professionals. She is responsible for our projects requiring the combined expertise of a dietitian and culinary specialist such as menu and recipe development and promotions packages. Barbara undertakes Eat Smart!® audits in workplaces and for schools and LTC facilities where compliance to nutritional standards is mandatory.
    Email: bejaques@interlog.comDirect Line: 416-449-4812

  • Ken Brown

    Ken Brown, Senior Associate, IT

    Ken is the Information and Communications Manager for Dana Hospitality Inc and provides expertise in both software and hardware selection and set-up on our consulting projects. Ken is knowledgeable about most current front of house and back of house systems including designing and managing corporate enterprise systems in the most economical manner.
    Email: kenbrown@foodsystems.comDirect Line: 519-830 9461

  • Bridget Davidson

    Bridget Davidson, Senior Associate

    Bridget advises on all components of nutrition standards. She uses an evidence based and best practice approach to determine project outcomes. She has consulted with many governments, hospitals and long term care facilities; some highlights include developing standards and guidelines for foods served in government funded facilities in Nunavut, and establishing nutrition standards and audit criteria for all healthcare menus for the province of B.C. Bridget served on the Dietitians of Canada Board of Directors from 2002 - 2005, one year as the Chair of the Board.
    Email: bdavidson@golden.netDirect Line: 905-829-2225

  • Donna Gates

    Donna Gates, BASc, RD, DCA, Senior Associate

    Donna is a food and nutrition specialist with over 35 years of experience in healthcare facilities and the food industry. Donna has provided management expertise on a wide range of projects including cook chill and start-up operations, quality assurance, customer service, long term care compliance and accreditation preparation, attendance management, health and safety, food waste management, and most recently on environmental friendly foodservice practices. She is presently a member of the Central LHINs Health Professional Advisory Committee.
    Email: dgatesfncs@bell.netDirect Line: 905-829-2225

  • Joan Aird

    Joan Aird, RD, Senior Associate

    Joan is a leader with extensive experience in operational management of a healthcare food service department. Joan brings vision, demonstrated tactical and project management skills, experience and expertise in change management, an ability to communicate effectively, a clear client centred perspective, innovation and a team approach to decision making as a result of experience in both hospital and community sectors of health care. Joan is an active member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario and a lifetime member of Dietitians of Canada.
    Email: theairds@sympatico.caDirect Line: 905-648-5720

  • Fran Haley

    Fran Haley, PDt, MHSA, CHE, Senior Associate (Bilingual)

    Fran is a bilingual associate currently residing in Nova Scotia. Her work experience focused on Health Service Administration as a consultant with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in the area of hospital restructuring. Prior to this, Fran’s industry experience included stints as Director of Nutrition Services and a consultant in Food Service Management with a number of diverse organizations most notably University Health Network (Toronto General, Western and Princess Margaret Hospital sites), Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, NS, Royal Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON and ARAMARK Canada. Fran currently teaches at St. Francis Xavier University in the area of Food Service Systems and Management.
    Email: franhaley@eastlink.caDirect Line: 902-863-1992