Our Team

We are passionate about what we do. Our work is fueled by knowing that we help ensure access for all students to affordable, healthy, and enjoyable meals. Through our efforts, we are educating students, parents, and our Island school communities of the importance of healthy food choices in promoting physical, emotional, and social wellbeing.



ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

The PEI School Food Program operates day-to-day by a passionate management and staff team led by an Executive Director. Our administrative team brings leadership and support for the program and our organization, while our food service teams work directly on meal preparation and student engagement.

Katelyn MacLean, B.Sc., RD 
Executive Director

Kdmaclean@peischoolfood.ca

Katelyn MacLean is PEI School Food Program Inc.'s Executive Director. Katelyn graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition and completed her dietetic internship to be a Registered Dietitian at UPEI. Katelyn is registered with the College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island. Katelyn worked as a Dietitian in the community before she began working as the School Food Environment Coordinator with the Public Schools Branch, where she led the development of new nutrition standards for island schools and the pilot school food program, which paved the way for the provincial program. Katelyn also led the initial Covid-19 Food Security Program and worked as the School Food Program Manager with the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning for the launch of the Provincial PEI Healthy School Food Program. Katelyn loves her role as Executive Director at PEI School Food Program Inc. and is very proud of her team, and the work that they do for island families! 

Chef Steven Wilson 
Food Services and Program Manager

smwilson@peischoolfood.ca

Mazen Abouelnaja 
Operations Manager

mazen.a@peischoolfood.ca

STEFFEN J. HOOD 
Administrative Assistant

steffen.hood@peischoolfood.ca

Hub Food Service Teams

Kinkora

Chef Paul Peters 
Kitchen Manager

Chef Michelle Gibson 
Kitchen Assistant

Rachel Lowther-Doiron 
Kitchen Assistant

Montague

Chef Darren Ramsay 
Kitchen Manager

Donna Deveaux 
Kitchen Assistant

Donna Harris 
Kitchen Assistant

Souris

CHEF PAUL LAPIERRE 
Kitchen Manager

CHERYL COFFIN 
Kitchen Assistant

NICOLE JENNINGS 
Kitchen Assistant

Stratford

Chef Grant Critch 
Kitchen Manager

Chef Hailey Byrne 
Kitchen Manager

Westisle

CHEF OLIVIA ELLSWORTH 
Kitchen Manager

ALISHA MACVANE 
Kitchen Assistant

Board Of Directors

A six-member Board of Directors, made up of community representatives with diverse skills and experiences provide oversight on planning, risk management, and finances.

Chef Austin Clement 
President

Manager of Culinary and Hospitality Programs, the Culinary Institute of Canada

Elise Arsenault 
Vice-President

Director of the PEI French Health Network 

Heather Mullen 
Treasurer

Former President of PEI Home and School Federation

Roberta Larsen 
Secretary

Community Dietitian, Health PEI

Jody Jackson 
Member

Executive Corporate Secretary, Worker’s Compensation Board of PEI


Emily Cannon 
Member

Director of Finance and Accounting, Northumberland Ferries Ltd