Contact SeCan

Head Office: 400 - 300 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata, ON K2K 0E3

Tel: (613) 592-8600  Fax: (613) 592-9497  Email:

Western Canada 1-800-665-7333 Eastern Canada 1-866-797-7874

Brenda Trask
Communications Manager
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 225
Cell phone: +1 613 720 7528

Brenda coordinates SeCan's advertising and public relations initiatives across Canada. 

Erica Dittburner
Accounts Representative
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 229

Erica is responsible for much of the record keeping and answering member's questions on the distribution of stock seed and collection of fees. She also reconciles TUA fees on Roundup Ready® products. Erica is fully bilingual

Jay Patel
IT Manager
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 230

Jay is SeCan's Computer Programmer. He is in charge of SeCan's Database Administration, develops SeCan's website and CRM and performs other IT services.

Jeff Needham
Financial Controller
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 226

Jeff maintains SeCan's accounting system and all financial information. He assists in developing budgets for various programs and initiatives.

Jeff Reid
General Manager
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 227
Cell phone: +1 613 552 2835

Jeff Reid is the Chief Executive Officer and is accountable to the Board of Directors. He is responsible for day to day operations and for developing programs within the policies established by the Board. 

Katrina van Wyk
Office Administrator
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 234

As SeCan’s Office Administrator, Katrina provides support to staff and members with meeting logistics/travel, general office coordination, distribution of materials, website updates, and much more!

Kelly Pickett
Licensing Manager
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 223

Kelly is primarily responsible for variety licenses and research agreements. She also assists in variety evaluation and agreements for eastern Canada.

Phil Bailey
Eastern Business Manager
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 247
Cell phone: +1 613 698 8268

Phil is responsible for overseeing operations and relationships with eastern business partners and suppliers. Phil also works directly with SeCan members and retailers to grow sales in eastern Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

Shannon Bieman
Market Development - Western Ontario
Tel: +1 866 797 7874
Cell phone: +1 519 496 6196

Shannon is responsible for developing sales and marketing strategies to help SeCan members build their sales volumes and meet demand for new products in eastern Canada. Shannon works directly with members and seed retailers located in western Ontario.

Willie Vanderpol
Market Development - Southwestern Ontario
Cell phone: +1 613 697 8117

Willie works directly with SeCan members and retailers to grow sales in southwestern Ontario.

She is  also responsible for working with SeCan’s eastern Canadian plant breeding partners to coordinate research and development activities.