the Board

The Ontario Ginseng Growers Association (OGGA) is a non-profit organization representing producers of Panax quinquefolius who grow, harvest, and sell the root.

We support research into new varieties of ginseng, new production methods and harvesting advances. We develop strategic marketing directions for the industry as a whole, while working with government and industry partners to develop the growing market for North American ginseng and provide education and communication to growers, industry partners and the community.

Board of Directors

Remi Van De Slyke

Director – International Marketing & Buyer relations

Cell: 519-281-9034

Glen Gilvesy


Cell: 519-842-1400

Ken VanTorre


Marc Noorenberghe


Joe Arva


Dan Keresturi

Director – Research Chair

Rob Clarysse


Rebecca Coates

Executive Director

Michelle Murphy

Executive Assistant

Amy Fang Shi

Research Associate