Committees

To facilitate the basic function of the Conference, subject-specific Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees have been appointed to consider,  study and evaluate “Proposals” submitted to the Conference for consideration.  Some committees are tasked with the study of a proposal or subject between conferences and may operate pilot programs to test the operation or validity of a proposal.  The “Proposals” submitted for deliberation at a Conference that are assigned to Committees are evaluated at the Conference and recommendations are provided and discussed with the assigned Council(s).

Members of the Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees are as follows:

  • Animal/Herd Shares Study Committee
  • Appendix N Modification Study Committee
  • Aseptic Program Committee
  • Constitution and Bylaws Committee*
  • Defining Grade A Dairy Products
  • Document Review Committee*
  • HACCP Implementation Committee
  • Hauling Procedures Committee*
  • International Certification Pilot Program
  • Laboratory Committee*
  • Liaison Committee
  • Local Arrangements Committee
  • MMSR Committee
  • Other Species Milk Committee*
  • Program Committee
  • Scientific Advisory Committee*
  • SSCC Committee*
  • Technical Engineering Review Committee*

(Proposal 07-124)

Ad-hoc committee was abolished by vote of the Executive Board on September 9,2009, having completed their work and reported to the 2009 Conference.

(Proposal 05-243)

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Roger Hooi, ChairDean FoodsDallas, TX
Roger Tedrick, Vice ChairOhio Dept. of AgricultureReynoldsburg, OH
Tom AngstadtDairy Farmers of AmericaErie, PA
Frank BarcellosOregon Dept of AgricultureSalem, OR
Beth BriczinskiNational Milk Producers FederationArlington, VA
Laurie BucherMaryland Dept of Health and Mental HygieneBaltimore, MD
Steve DiVincenzo Illinois Dept of Public HealthSpringfield, IL
Don FallsMissouri State Milk BoardJefferson City, MO
Patrick GordonIowa State University, College of Veterinary MedicineAmes, IA
Bob HagbergLand O'LakesFarmington, MN
Rebecca PistonHP Hood, LLCPortland, ME
Lewis RamseyKentucky Milk Safety BranchFrankfort, KY
John SanfordDean FoodsCollege Grove, TN
Bill ThompsonTennessee Dept of AgricultureNashville, TN
Dennis Gaalswyk, FDA ConsultantUSFDACollege Park, MD
Tom Graham, FDA Technical AdvisorUSFDABedford Park, IL
Phil Kijak, FDA Technical AdvisorUSFDA, Center for Veterinary MedicineLaurel, MD
Amber McCoig, FDA Technical AdvisorUSFDA, Center for Veterinary MedicineRockville, MD
Tim Roddy, FDA Technical AdvisorUSFDALenexa, KS
Jeff Hamer, FDA Technical AdvisorUSFDACollege Park, MD

(Proposal 11-301, 11-308)

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Sia Economides, Co-Chair 
Terry Philibeck, Co-Chair
James Allyn
Becky Beaudin
Cindy Coulter
Jason Crafts
Kristen Dahl
Joe Dittrich
Becca Durant
Don Falls
Harris Hollingsworth
Roger Hooi
Jon Johns
Chuck Meek
Doug Metcalf
Emil Nashed
Michael Sarchman
Christopher Theder
Brian Thane
Jonathan Gardner, FDA Consultant
Cindy Leonard, FDA Technical Advisor
Dan Geffin, FDA Technical Advisor
Les Boian, FDA Technical Advisor
Matthew Pitts, FDA Technical Advisor
Keith Ito, Technical Advisor
Kerry E. Kaylegian, Technical Advisor

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Ellen Fitzgibbons, Chair
Laurie Bucher
Lucy Severs

(Proposal 05-214)

Ad-hoc committee was abolished by vote of the Executive Board on September 9, 2009, having completed their work and reported to the 2009 Conference.

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Mike Wiggs, Chair
Kristen Dahl
Steve DiVincenzo
Cary Frye
Audrey Jones
Jamie Jonker
Antone Mickelson
Helen Piotter
Anna Vickrey
Bob Hennes, FDA Consultant

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Jason Crafts , Chair
James R. Allyn
Claudia Coles
Robert Hagberg
Paul Hoge
Cody Huft
Steve Ingham
Dave Jelle
Leah Keller
Charles "Chip" Lindberg
Gary Lockwood
Steve Murphy
Emil Nashed
Rebecca Piston
Dave Robbins
Allen Sayler
Alan Talarsky 
Steve Sims, FDA Consultant
Joie Navarrete, FDA Technical Advisor
David Pearce, FDA Technical Advisor
Richard Graham, Technical Advisor
Kerry E. Kaylegian, Technical Advisor
Gabriel Pascual, Technical Advisor
Gary Solomon, Technical Advisor
John Allan, Technical Advisor
Elizabeth Rigoni, Technical Advisor
P.C. Vasavada, Technical Advisor

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Randy Chloupek, ChairNebraska Department of AgricultureNebraska
Neil Bendixen, Vice ChairDairy Farmers of AmericaMichigan
Zach ConlinFlorida Department of AgricultureFlorida
Robert "Bob" CookseyMD/VA Milk ProducersMaryland
Bob GilchristAgri-Mark, Inc. Massachusetts
Robert HagbergLand O'Lakes, Inc. Minnesota
Casey McCueNew York Department of Agriculture & MarketsNew York
Tom O'CarrollUnited Dairymen of ArizonaArizona
Gordon RobinsonMichigan Dept. of Agriculture & Rural DevelopmentMichigan
Anna VickreyNevada Department of AgricultureNevada
Mike WiggsIdaho State Dept. of AgricultureIdaho
Ricky WilliamsWillliams Dairy TruckingGeorgia
Brad WilliamsonLTI/Milky WayWashington
Frank Flores, FDA ConsultantUSFDAMaryland
Les Boian, FDA Technical AdvisorUSFDAWashington
Larry Terando, FDA Technical AdvisorUSFDAIllinois
Joie Navarrete, FDA Technical AdvisorUSFDAWashington

(Proposals 05-316 and 07-304)

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Claudia Coles, Co-Chair
Tom Ford, Co-Chair 
Claire Bellott
Ellen Fitzgibbons
Clay Hough
Jamie Jonker 
Charles Lindberg
Antone Mickelson
Alan Talarsky
Renata Pearson, Technical Advisor
Bob Hennes, FDA Consultant
Thomas Graham, FDA Technical Advisor
Bob Altobelli, FDA Technical Advisor 
Dennis Gaalswyk, FDA Technical Advisor

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Frank Barcellos, ChairOregon Dept. of AgricultureSalem, OR
Tom Angstadt,  Vice ChairDairy Farmers of AmericaErie, PA
Christiana Asay, LEOCalifornia Dept. of Food & AgricultureSacramento, CA
Wendy Blackman, LEOVermont Dept. of Agriculture, Food & MarketsMontpelier, VT
Beth BriczinskiNational Milk Producers FederationArlington, VA
Mary BulthausEurofins DQCIMounds View, MN
Connie Caffes, LEOMaryland Dept of Health & Mental HygieneBaltimore, MD
Julie Cole Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.Carlinville, IL
Debra Hall, LEOIndiana State Board of Animal HealthIndianapolis, IN
Roger HooiDean Foods CompanyDallas, TX
Patti Huttula Michigan Milk Producers AssociationNovi. MI
Tom Kitsmiller, LEOOhio Department of AgricultureReynoldsburg, OH
Wendy LandryHP Hood, LLCPortland, ME
Delores Manor, LEOArkansas Dept of HealthLittle Rock, AR
Marcia McGlochlinClover Stornetta FarmsPetaluma, CA
Kathy Pieper, LEONebraska Dept of AgricultureLincoln, NE
John RhoadsEastern Lab ServicesMedina, OH
Amanda RifeLand O'LakesCarlisle, PA
Gene Stegeman, LEOSouth Dakota Dept of AgricultureBrookings, SD
Laura Traas, LEOWisconsin Dept of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer ProtectionMadison, WI
Kennedy "Skip" Wilson, LEONew York Dept. of Agriculture & MarketsAlbany, New York
Tom Graham, FDA ConsultantUSFDABedford Park, IL
Lezette Earhart, FDA Technical AdvisorUSFDACovington, LA
Marybeth Willis, FDA Technical AdvisorUSFDAAtlanta, GA
John Haberkorn, Academic AdvisorSouth Dakota State University
Jim Agin, Technical Advisor

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Casey McCue, Chair
Stephen Beam 
Claudia Coles
Clay Detlefsen 
Cary Frye
Roger Hooi
Steve Ingham
Dave Lattan
Antone Mickelson
Roger Tedrick 
Gene Wiseman

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Terry Philibeck, ChairMichigan Dept of Agriculture & Rural DevelopmentLansing, MI

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Mike Wiggs, Chair
Kathryn Bennett
Kristen Dahl
Joe Delaney
Paul Klug
Antone Mickelson
Helen M. Piotter
John Sanford
Tony Shumaker
Anna Vickrey
Bob Hennes, FDA Consultant
Bob Altobelli, FDA Technical Advisor
Frank Flores, FDA Technical Advisor

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Lynn Hinckley, Chair
Steve DiVincenzo, Vice Chair
Mike Clinkscales
Zachery Conlin
Becca Durrant
Mathew Ewing
Frank Fillman
Christopher Hylkema
Barbara Koeltzow
Michael Mund 
Anne Quilter
Dan Scruton
James Williamson
Gene Wiseman
John Woods
Don Goldsmith, FDA Consultant
Fred Tillman, FDA Technical Advisor
Jeff Hamer - FDA Technical Advisor
Amber McCoig, FDA/CVM Technical Advisor

Program Committee

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Cary Frye, ChairIDFAWashington, DC
Beth BriczinskiNMPFArlington, VA
Dave LattanPrairie Farms Dairy, Inc.Carlinville, IL
John SanfordDean Foods CompanyNashville, TN
Laurie BucherMaryland Dept. of Health & Mental HygieneBaltimore, MD
Frank BarcellosOregon Dept. of AgricultureSalem, OR
Stephen Beam, Conference ChairCalifornia Dept. of Food & AgricultureSacramento, CA
Bob Hennes, FDA ConsultantUSFDACollege Park, MD
Gena Reich, Council I ChairWashington Dept of AgricultureKennewick, WA
Tom Angstadt, Council II ChairDairy Farmers of AmericaErie, PA
Doug Cart, Council III Chair Dean Foods CompanyRockford, IL
Terry Philibeck, Local Arrangements ChairMichigan Dept. of Agriculture & Rural DevelopmentLansing, MI
Marlena Bordson, Ex OfficioNCIMS Executive SecretaryMonticello, IL

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Dr. Nicole Neeser, Chair
Frank Barcellos
Stephen Beam
Cary Frye
Steven Kurtz
Charles Lindberg
Ron Thompson
Lucy Severs
Marianne Smukowski
Ron Thompson
Anna Vickery
Edith Wilkin
Uju Nsofor, FDA Consultant
Larry Terando, FDA Technical Advisor
Marybeth Willis, FDA Technical Advisor

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
Clint George, Chair
Kenneth Anderson
George Blush
David Brown
Michelle M. Clark
Patrick A. Frontale, Vice Chair
John W. Sanford
Brad Schulz
Tony J. Shumaker
Brad Suhling
Gene Wiseman
Frank Flores, FDA Consultant
Tarsha Oliver, FDA Technical Advisor
Larwrence R. Terando, FDA Technical Advisor
Marybeth Willis, FDA Technical Advisor

NameCompany/State AgencyLocation
David Lattan, ChairPrairie Farms DairyIllinois
Chris Hylkema, Vice ChairNew York Dept of Agricuture & MarketsNew York
Ken AndersonHarold Wainess & AssociatesIllinois
Marty BaumanSaputo Dairy Foods USWisconsin
Nathan CampbellIndiana State Board of Animal HealthIndiana
Chuck MeekCEM Consulting, LLCIndiana
Helen PiotterDean Foods CompanyIndiana
Gena ReichWashington Department of AgricultureWashington
Brian WiseOhio Department of AgricutureOhio
Randy Elsberry, FDA ConsultantUSFDACalifornia
Steve Sims, FDA Technical AdvisorUSFDAMaryland
Don Goldsmith, FDA Technical AdvisorUSFDAMinnesota
Kevin Torgerson, FDA Technical AdvisorUSFDAWisconsin
Stephen Walker, FDA Technical AdvisorUSFDAIllinois


*These are Standing Committees
Updated July 1, 2016