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Dr. Tom Baker announces his retirement from FBCC

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Baker retires after 10 years as incident commander.

After 10 years, Dr. Tom Baker has made the decision to retire from his position as incident commander with the Feather Board Command Centre (FBCC), effective December 31, 2022.

“We owe Tom a huge debt of gratitude for all of his work, especially during this past year which has not been easy. We will miss him,” says Ingrid DeVisser, FBCC Chair.

With this decision, the FBCC Recruitment Committee faced the task of finding the right individual to step into the leadership role left vacant by Baker.


As a result, Dr. Harold Kloeze will join FBCC as executive director on a part-time basis and Maggy Watson will transition to operations lead on a full-time basis.

Kloeze and Watson will work together to make certain that all requirements of the FBCC are met.

Kloeze joins FBCC after 20 years in CFIA in various roles related to animal health, disease management and emergency preparedness.

“The Feather Board Command Centre looks forward to working under the expertise of Dr. Kloeze and we are confident that his knowledge will guide us in the right direction,” DeVisser says. “We are certain that his experience will be of great benefit to the poultry sector.”

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