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Our Team

The people who manage the MCM Food Panel and its surveys, collect and correlate data, write and disseminate research findings consists of a small team of academic researchers and staff from the University of Manitoba, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences. They are supported with a contingent of committed research staff, communications and project coordinators.

The following people are committed to enabling government, food processors, innovators, distributors and related stakeholders use the information gathered from MCM Panel surveys and its subsequent research towards enhancing the health and quality of life of all Manitobans.

Dr. Gustaaf Sevenhuysen

Dr. Gustaaf Sevenhuysen

Principal Investigator

Dr. Gustaaf Sevenhuysen, a native of Holland, graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Nutrition from the University of London, in the U.K. Before joining the FAO in Rome, he worked in Africa on ways to improve nutritional status of communities, and national nutrition planning. Dr. Sevenhuysen joined the Department of Foods and Nutrition in 1979 and continued work on food programs and poverty alleviation in African and South-East Asian countries. He created the successful Kontak Ibu program that improved outcomes for pregnant women in rural Indonesia for many years. Dr. Sevenhuysen developed innovative methods to assess nutrition status that have been used in national socio-economic surveys and nutrition services. He was seconded for a year to the O!ce of the Indonesian Minister of Central planning to assist in mitigating the e”ects of the world economic crisis of 1998. Dr. Sevenhuysen has served as consultant to CIDA, Unicef, FAO, USAID, WFP, Food Grains Bank, and other agencies. Currently he is Co-PI for the MCMFP project that annually provides longitudinal public planning data to the Manitoba Government. He was appointed as Dean from 2003 to 2014.

Dr. Tammi Feltham

Dr. Tammi Feltham

Principal Investigator

Tammi S. Feltham, B.S. (1983) Business Administration; M.B.A. (1984) University of Montana; Ph.D. (1990) Marketing, Queen’s University has taught consumer analysis, introductory management, and marketing at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Saskatchewan and the University of Manitoba. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Consumer Marketing, Advances in Consumer Research, Journal of Small Business Management, isuma: Canadian Journal of Policy Research, Marketing Management Journal and with the Filene Research Institute. She is a principal and co-founder of the Manitoba Consumer Monitor Food Panel. Her consulting projects (www.felthamresearchservices.com) center on survey design and analysis. Former clients include national firms, post-secondary institutions, provincial government, small businesses and not-for-profits.

Jocelyne Gaudet, PHEc

Project Coordinator

Prior to working at the University of Manitoba, Jocelyne left Bellevue, Saskatchewan in 2004 Winnipeg to pursue University studies.

She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Human Nutritional Sciences in 2009. She’s a passionate Professional Home Economist who endeavors to continue to contribute greatly to her profession and industry. Jocelyne’s volunteer work on the MAHE Board comprises of a variety roles such as Director of Membership Recruitment, Admissions Chair and guiding new members as a MAHE Mentor.

As Project Coordinator since Sept 2010 at the University of Manitoba’s Manitoba Consumer Monitor Food Panel (MCMFP), Jocelyne thrives on managing multitude layers of a research study and being consistently organized, professional, and friendly.

Jocelyne spends her leisure time watching the German soccer league (Bundesliga) at the Winnipeg German Society Club.

Nicole LeClair

Marketing and Communications

With over two decades of experience in advertising and marketing, Nicole returned to education to refresh her knowledge and trend spotting in the industry. She successfully completed her Pubic Relations, Marketing, Management and Communication degrees from the University of Winnipeg in 2014. She is currently a founding member of the UWPACE’s Toastmasters and a member of CPRS, Manitoba chapter.

As Marketing and Communications Coordinator at the University of Manitoba’s Manitoba Consumer Monitor Food Panel (MCMFP) – she implements strategic communications, pioneers marketing plans, creates promotional programs, develops social media and engaging presentations.

Nicole has contributed to nonprofit organizations, the private sector and government agencies. Her passion for bringing innovative ideas to life is unique and she has a hand-on, enthusiastic reputation.

Teresa Chernecki

Data Scientist, BA (Hons.)

Teresa studied economics, statistics and business at the University of Winnipeg and completed her Criminal Justice degree in 2009. She was drawn to the research methods classes and is currently known for solving complex statistical problems and accurate quantitative methodology.

As a Data Scientist at the University of Manitoba’s Manitoba Consumer Monitor Food Panel (MCMFP), Teresa thrives on making a difference in peoples’ lives and in the Manitoba communities through the power of data potential.

Prior to working at the University of Manitoba, she dedicated a decade to her passion for research and science in multiple formats, from teaching research methods to consultation. She admires nonprofits and organizations that seeking a greater understanding for statistics and chose to succeed at making positive change in society.

When Teresa’s not travelling or finding new adventures, she’s cross-tabulating data or reading a great book.

Manuela Parcells

Research Assistant, BHEcol

Manuela graduated with a Bachelor of Human Ecology Degree in Family Studies and holds certificates in volunteer management and human resource management. She completed her Foundation Studies in Accounting diploma and is a great collaborator on many projects with the MCM Food Panel.

She possesses strong organizational, interpersonal communication skills and genuine interest in food and nutrition. Manuela is passionate about the arts, theatre, film and travel.

Adriana Findlay

Program Coordinator (term) 

Adriana Findlay is currently the Program Coordinator –Manitoba Consumer Monitor Food Panel. (Term Placement) Adriana is responsible for collaborating with the study’s principal investigators and staff in the development of surveys and maintaining administrative roles. Adriana has been working in agriculture and health promotion since graduating from the faculty of Human Ecology with a degree in Human Nutritional Sciences. Adriana was the program coordinator for Farm to School Healthy Choice Vegetable Fundraiser that took place in Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan and North West Ontario. There she managed the fundraiser from promotion and communication to managing orders and coordinating transportation across the province. Adriana currently participates on Great Tastes of Manitoba where she represents the Manitoba Beef Producers by developing local recipes and promoting the use of Manitoba ingredients on CTV Winnipeg. During her spare time she can be found creating new flavours in the kitchen, spending time in her garden and snapping photos of family and friends.

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • College of Medicine
  • Department of Community Health Sciences
  • Project of Manitoba Consumer Monitor Food Panel

To create, preserve and communicate knowledge with respect to the health of populations and thereby contribute to the physical, psychological, cultural, social and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world.”