Abra Brynne is a nationally respected food systems advocate and policy analyst. She grew up on a farm in BC’s Okanagan Valley and has worked closely with farmers and on food systems for thirty years. She has worked on policy advocacy and transitions in the fisheries, meat, cannabis and organic sectors, focusing on value chains and the regulatory regimes that impede or support them. As someone who spends a lot of time outside and in conversation with farmers, Abra has long been acutely aware of the impacts of climate change. She is also a founding member of many agriculture and food-related organizations, including BC Food Systems Network, Kootenay Local Agriculture Society, Canadian Association of Food Law & Policy. She led the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council from 2016-2022 as the Executive Director and moved into the Policy Director role in May 2022.