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


Cell: 519-281-9034

Glen Gilvesy

Vice Chair

Cell: 519-842-1400

Joe Arva


Carl Atkinson

Chair, Research Committee

Dan Keresturi


Ken VanTorre


Rebecca Coates

Executive Director

Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

Amy Fang Shi

Research Associate