Cher Mereweather - President & CEO

Cher is one of Canada’s leaders in food industry sustainability. As founder and CEO of Provision Coalition Inc, Cher works directly with food companies to transform their business culture and operations.

Cher is a passionate advocate for a healthy lifestyle that is deeply connected to the natural environment. The food system became an obvious source of study and focus for her professional career, as food is the nexus between environment and health. What Cher stands for, is a world in which food and beverage products support both people and the planet.  She has dedicated her career to working with businesses to get clear on why they exist, what their purpose is beyond profit, and to provide them with the support needed to execute this strategy, so that the real ‘magic’ can happen.

Cher’s career has included time with the Guelph Food Technology Centre (now NSF International) where she established and directed the Sustainability Consulting Business Unit, and executive positions in environmental economics and policy with the Canadian agri-food think tank, the George Morris Centre. Cher holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Environmental Economics and Policy and is certified in both project and change management. Cher has also been awarded the Canadian Grocer Generation Next award for her leadership, innovation and excellence in sustainability within the food and beverage industry.

Jon Duschinsky - Executive Vice President

Jon is an entrepreneur, social innovator, thought leader, speaker and coach who helps unleash the power of purpose in business.

What underpins all his work is the understanding that purpose and profitability are now two sides of the same coin, and you cannot have one without the other. The ability to harness the power of purpose will determine who will thrive and who will fail in the new global marketplace. 

Jon has worked in more than 60 countries, with some 200+ organizations. He is the co-founder of Oreka Solutions, which is pioneering the new industry of insect-farming to revolutionize how food is produced. 

Jon’s energy and passion shine through in his insightful and personable communication style. He has been voted the world’s second most influential communicator in social innovation (second only to Bill Clinton) by a group of his peers, and he has shared speaking platforms with leaders such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Kofi Annan and Steve Wozniak. He is the author of two books, “Philanthropy in a Flat World” (2008) and “(me)volution” (2012).

Jon challenges the status quo, gleefully sparking disruptive change and supporting leaders to reframe the well-worn story of profits over people.

Holly Hendershot - Director, Client Relations & Strategy

As Director of Client Relations Strategy , Holly is dedicated to helping Provision’s food and beverage clients create brand differentiation, tell better stories and deliver business results.

Holly advises Provision clients on strategic communications, the latest in digital strategies, brand management and provides best-in-class creative and marketing support. Holly has over ten years’ experience in corporate marketing communications and brand management in the manufacturing, science and financial services industries.  She has been responsible for overseeing the strategic communications and sustainability reporting for TSX and NYSE listed companies and has experience in reporting on sustainability and community relations programming internationally.  

Holly has her Diploma in Public Relations from Humber Institute of Technology. Holly sits on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Wellington-Guelph-Dufferin.

Jaime Leger - Manager, Marketing & Communications

As Provision’s Manager of Marketing and Communications, Jaime is responsible for telling Provision’s story.  She does this by showcasing to our existing clients and future prospects, what success looks like when built on a foundation of purpose.

Jaime is an engaging and personable leader with exceptional attention-to-detail, strategic thinking and communication skills. She has a broad background including sales, marketing and operations that enables cross-functional collaboration and establishes mutually beneficial relationships with business partners. Jaime's enthusiasm, creativity, and work ethic are infectious and she has a strong drive to inspire others to believe in possibility.

Jaime has seven years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry in team field sales leadership, key account management, and business development. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa in Marketing and spent 4 months in Thailand learning International Business.

Simone Weinstein - Project Manager

As Provision Coalition’s Project Manager, Simone delivers exceptional client service by proactively supporting our clients throughout the scope of their project.

Simone is known for building strong relationships with Provision’s clients and helping clients realize value by asking the right thought-provoking questions and bringing creative solutions to the team. She has over four years’ experience in environmental management, project and operations coordination from various types of companies including manufacturing, consulting, and technology.

Simone has her Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM) designation from the Project Management Institute, and holds a Bachelor’s of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo in Environment and Business.

Sarah Reid - Project Administrator

As Provision Coalition’s Project Administrator, Sarah manages the coordination, planning, and support of the daily operational and administrative functions for Provision.

Sarah has over three years’ experience in food production, distribution and sales and marketing working for an Ontario Cheesemaker. Sarah has taken the Fundamentals of Artisan Cheesemaking at Sterling College, Vermont, and completed an apprenticeship at Westminster Artisan Cheesemaking. Prior to Cheesemaking, she studied Culinary and Nutrition Management at George Brown College and took a year-long French immersion program at Parole De Vie, Quebec.

Strategic Partners 

Brett Wills

Brett Wills brings over 18 years of experience in Sustainable Business Management. As a former Plant Manager, Brett has first-hand experience driving organizational performance. Brett’s focus on integrating Sustainability into business strategies delivers tangible and quantifiable results that drive performance now and into the future.  As President of Green Enterprise Movement, Brett now spends a majority of his time helping organizations across Canada drive organizational performance while simultaneously improving environmental and social performance. Brett has worked with numerous organizations across a broad sector of industries from government to health care to hospitality and manufacturing but has had a specialized focus on supporting the agri-processing industry for the past 11 years. Brett’s work in the agri-processing industry includes working with over 100 food processors from small start-ups to large multi-nationals.

A sought after speaker on the topic of Sustainable Business Management, Brett provides lectures and keynote addresses to crowds at conferences and seminars across North America on topics related to Sustainability and Organizational Performance. 

Brett lives in Toronto and is the author of “Green Intentions: Creating a Green Value Stream to Compete and Win” and “Purposely Profitable: Embedding Sustainability into the DNA of Food Processing and Other Businesses”. Brett holds a BA in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University.