Megan Bergman
Megan Bergman
NFAHW Council Executive Director

Megan Bergman has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.  

Megan accepted the position of National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council Executive Director in August 2018 to help provide leadership as the Council continues its development by taking on enhanced responsibilities with respect to national farmed animal health and welfare.

Megan was appointed Chief Veterinary Officer for Manitoba Agriculture in August 2014.  In this position she was the director of the Animal Health and Welfare Branch which included responsibility for Manitoba Agriculture’s animal health, animal welfare, and food safety programs, as well as for Manitoba’s veterinary diagnostic laboratory, Veterinary Diagnostic Services.    

Prior to joining Manitoba Agriculture, Megan spent 8 years working for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as an animal health veterinarian, and later as an Inspection Manager and Regional Director.  

Megan spent 5 years in private equine practice before she began her career in the civil service. 

Samantha Benattar
Samantha Benattar
NFAHW Council Executive Assistant

Samantha has been working as secretariat to the NFAHW Council since 2011, shortly after the Council’s inception. In this role, she has also been providing support to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC). Prior to this, she worked for 13 years as an instructional designer and coordinator for the Bank of Montreal at their Institute for Learning.

Samantha obtained a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in Anthropology, and having grown up in Montreal, also attended CEGEP at John Abbott’s College in the West Island of Montreal.