Our Staff

Heather Ray profile

Heather Ray  |  Executive Director  |  Contact

Heather (she/her) was raised on a beef farm in Peterborough County and grew up participating in 4H, Junior Farmers, and the Ontario Junior Maine-Anjou Association. Today Heather remains rooted in Agriculture and operates a small farm and homestead in Orono, Ontario, while also supporting operations and stewardship of the original family farm. An experienced community leader, Heather brings over a decade of experience working within the not-for-profit sector. Most recently, Heather held the position of Director of Programs with GreenUP where she advanced a diverse portfolio of community and school-based education, climate change mitigation and adaptation, water quality and conservation, green infrastructure, and local food projects. Determined to support the farm community in her new role at Farms at Work, Heather is passionate about farming and sustaining local food systems. Heather holds a degree in Environmental Studies and a Masters of International Public Policy.


Susan Chan  |  Consultant | Contact

Susan is a frequent consultant with Farms at Work, with expertise in many aspects of agricultural education and a special passion for pollinators. Susan holds a B.Sc (Agriculture) from McGill, an M.Sc in Environmental Biology (Pollination) from the University of Guelph, and a B.Ed. from the University of Western Ontario.