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The Organic and IPM Working Group maintains a membership intended to “heighten Working Group awareness of diverse stakeholder needs across the country and create project outputs that are broadly applicable and useful to organic and IPM stakeholders.” The current members of the Working Group are:





Abby Seaman Vegetable IPM Coordinator NYS IPM Program Northeast
Alyssa Charney Policy Specialist National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Northeast
Ann Hazelrigg Plant Pathologist University of Vermont Northeast
Ben Bowell Organic Education Specialist Oregon Tilth, NRCS West
Bob Scowcroft Advisor to NGOs and Philanthropists West
Brian Baker Research Consultant Belcairn Concerns and Cornell University Northeast
Brian Bodah Extension County Director Washington State University Extension Pierce County West
Brise Tencer Executive Director Organic Farming Research Foundation West
Catherine Greene Agricultural Economist USDA ERS Northeast
Cliff Ohmart VP Professional Services SureHarvest West
Dan Cooley Professor of Plant Pathology Stockbridge School of Agriculture, Univ. of Mass., Amherst Northeast
David Granatstein Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Washington State University West
Diana Jerkins Research Program Director Organic Farming Research Foundation Northeast
Elaine Bodah Thaines Post-Doctoral Fellow University of Washington, ProGene Plant Research West
Elaine Wolff Program coordinator Center for Innovation for Teaching & Learning North Central
Ellen Mallory Sustainable Agriculture Specialist and Assoc. Professor University of Maine Northeast
Eric Ritchie Agriculture Manager NA, Corporate Social Responsibility McCain Foods Canada
Ferd Hoefner Policy Director National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Northeast
Frank Louws Director CIPM and Professor Plant Pathology NSF-Center for IPM, North Carolina State University South
Fred Kirschenmann Leopold Center Distinguished Fellow Leopold Center North Central
Geoff Zehnder Professor and Coordinator of IPM & Sustainable Agriculture Programs Clemson University South
Grace Gershuny GAIA Services Northeast
Hayley Nelson M.S. Candidate in Plant Pathology & Microbiology Iowa State University North Central
Jaime Piñero Assistant Professor / State IPM Specialist Lincoln University North Central
Jana Hexter Grants and Partnerships Coordinator Northeastern IPM Center Northeast
Jeanine Davis Associate Professor and Extension Specialist NC State University Department of Horticultural Science South
Jeff Moyer Farm Director Rodale Institute Northeast
Jennifer Miller Healthy Food & Farms Program Director Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides West
Jennifer Owens Marrone Bio Innovations West
Jenny Kao-Kniffin Assistant Professor Cornell University, Department of Horticulture Northeast
Jim Durst Organic grower Durst Organic Growers, Inc. West
John Lyman Grower Lyman Orchards Northeast
Joji Muramoto Associate Researcher University of California Santa Cruz West
Juli Obudzinski Senior Policy Specialist National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Northeast
Karen McSwain Farm Services and Food Systems Director Carolina Farm Stewardship Association South
Katherine DiMatteo Managing Partner and Senior Associate Wolf, DiMatteo + Associates Northeast
Kathleen Delate Professor of Organic Agriculture Iowa State University North Central
Ken Martin Director of Ag Operations Furmano Foods Inc Northeast
Kevin Judd Web Administrator Northeastern IPM Center Northeast
Kimberly Steinmann Senior Environmental Scientist California Dept of Pesticide Regulation West
Kwesi Ampong-Nyarko Scientist, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Green Acres Agricultural Group Canada
Linda Kleinschmidt Organic grower and educator North Central
Liz Ryan Grower Breezy Hill Orchard Northeast
Logan Peterman Farm Resources Manager Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative North Central
Lyn Garling Program Manager PA IPM Program Northeast
Lynnae Jess Co-Director North Central IPM Center North Central
Mark Lipson Organic and sustainable agriculture policy advisor USDA-OSEC-MRP Northeast
Matt Grieshop Associate Professor Organic Pest Management Lab at Michigan State University North Central
Megan O’Rourke Assistant Professor of Sustainable Food Systems Virginia Tech Department of Horticulture South
Michael Rozyne Founder and Evangelist Red Tomato Northeast
Michael Zeiss Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) West
Michelle Miller Associate Director of Outreach Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems North Central
Nancy Cusumano Administrative Assistant Northeastern IPM Center Northeast
Paul Wolfe Policy Specialist National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Northeast
Rex Dufour Manager of California NCAT Office The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) West
Sarah Brown Education Director Oregon Tilth West
Sarah Johnston Organic Specialist NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Northeast
Steve Young Director Northeastern IPM Center Northeast
Sue Futrell Director of Marketing Red Tomato Northeast
Terry Bradshaw Research Assistant Professor University of Vermont Northeast
Theresa Marquez Organic Valley, CROPP North Central
Thomas Green President IPM Institute North Central
Tim Johnson Marrone Bio Innovations West
William Stoneman Executive Director Bio-Pesticide Industry Alliance North Central
Yifen Liu Program and Evaluation Specialist Northeastern IPM Center Northeast
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