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Projects & Initiatives

Healthy Food Systems, Healthy People Steering Committee

Co-Chairs

Richard H. Linton, Dean, College of Agriculture and life Sciences, North Carolina State University (BAA)

Christine M. Ladisch, Inaugural Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University (BoHS)

Academic Programs Section

David Buchanan, Associate Dean of Academic Programs, College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, North Dakota State University

Nancy A. Irlbeck, Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Colorado State University

Board on Human Sciences

Linda Kirk Fox, Dean, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, The University of Georgia

Tammy M. Bray (Advisor), Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

Cooperative Extension Section

Richard M. Klemme, Dean and Director, Cooperative Extension, University of Wisconsin

Celvia E. Stovall, Extension Associate Director, Urban Affairs/Non-traditional Programs, Alabama A&M University

Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching

Madeline E. Mellinger, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Glades Crop Care, Inc. and CARET Delegate, Florida

Experiment Station Section

Shirley Hymon-Parker, Associate Dean of Research, North Carolina A&T State University

Clarence E. Watson, Associate Vice President for Agriculture Research, University of Arkansas

International Agriculture Section

Gretchen C. Neisler, Director, Center for Global Connections, College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University

Insular/Territorial Institutions

Rachael Leon Guerrero, Associate Director, Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Natural and Applied Sciencies, University of Guam

Non-Land-Grant Institutions

Donald R. Topliff, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Angelo State University

Regional Rural Development Centers

Scott Loveridge, Director, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Michigan State University

Federal Liaisons

Susie E. Butler, Director, Partner Relations Group, Office of Communications, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, U. S. Department of Healthy and Human Services

Denise Riordan Eblen, Deputy Director, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition, National Institute for Food and Agriculture, U. S. Department of Agriculture

Claire Heiser, Lead Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Laura Kettel-Khan, Senior Scientists, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Food and Nutrition Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture

Jerold R. Mande, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary, Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, U. S. Department of Agriculture

Support Team

Ian L. Maw, Vice President, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Eddie G. Gouge, Senior Associate Director, Federal Relations -- Food and Agricultural Sciences and Executive Director, Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Wendy Fink, Associate Director, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Jane Schuchardt, Executive Director, Cooperative Extension, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Sandy Ruble, Staff Associate, Cooperative Extension, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Nancy Bull,  Executive Director, Northeast Cooperative Extension Directors

John L. Phillips, Land-Grant Program Director, American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Eric Young, Executive Director, Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors

Montague W. (Tag) Demment, II, Vice President, International Programs, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities