June 01, 2008


 Board appoints representatives to committees, liaisons

Posted May 15, 2008 

The Executive Board named the following individuals to the entities indicated, representing the designated areas. These veterinarians will begin serving in their roles at the conclusion of the AVMA House of Delegates session July 18-19 in New Orleans. The duration of each term varies.

Animal Welfare Committee

American Association of Corporate and Public Practice Veterinarians—Dr. Daniel S. Marsman, Fairfield, Ohio; Association of Shelter Veterinarians—Dr. Martha M. Smith-Blackmore, Weymouth, Mass.; ASV alternate—Dr. Miranda E. Spindel, Fort Collins, Colo. 

Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee

Public health or epidemiology—Dr. Kathleen H. Hartman, Ruskin, Fla.; private/public practice food animal production—Dr. Lester Hoe-Aun Khoo, Stoneville, Miss. 

AVMA Group Health & Life Insurance Trust

Member-at-large—Dr. Robert L. Hatch, Goodyear, Ariz. 


Members-at-large—Drs. John M. Ehrhardt, McNabb, Ill.; William J. McEniry, Ashton, Ill. 

AVMAPAC Policy Board

Area 2, Central states—Dr. George E. Richards, Danville, Ill. 

Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee

American Animal Hospital Association—Dr. Charles A. Lemme, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; AAHA alternate—Dr. Thomas J. Cusick, Watertown, Mass.; zoo and wildlife—Dr. Kurt K. Sladky, Madison, Wis. 

Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues

Small animal practice—Dr. Scott T. Mason, Oklahoma City; Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams—Dr. Gerhardt G. Goemann, Cohasset, Minn.; Committee on Environmental Issues—Dr. Peregrine L. Wolff, Corvallis, Ore. 

Committee on Environmental Issues

American Association of Avian Pathologists—Dr. Robinette W. Gilbert, Russellville, Ark.

Committee on the Human-Animal Bond

Private clinical practice, predominantly equine—Dr. M. Hayden Sears, Mapleton, Ore.; private food animal clinical practice—Dr. Robert B. Sager, Wilsall, Mont. 

Committee on International Veterinary Affairs

Executive Board—Dr. Janver D. Krehbiel, Mason, Mich. 

Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities

Private companion animal practice—Dr. Geoffrey R. Gardner, Lakeland, Fla.; veterinary technicians—Noriko Riggleman, Seattle 

Council on Education, Candidate Qualification Review Committee

Public member—Dr. JoAnn D. Smith, Micanopy, Fla.; Council on Education—Dr. Joan M. Samuels, Buellton, Calif.; Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges—Dr. Deborah T. Kochevar, North Grafton, Mass.

Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates

Council on Education—Dr. Nathan D. Voris, Columbia, Mo. 

Food Safety Advisory Committee

American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians—Dr. Charles E. Pixley, Athens, Ga. 

Governance Performance Review Committee

Member-at-large—Dr. Michael J. Topper, Harleysville, Pa. 

Legislative Advisory Committee

Executive Board—Dr. John R. Scamahorn, Greencastle, Ind.; American Animal Hospital Association—Dr. David F. Carron, Farmington, Mich.; AAHA alternate—Dr. Neal L. Beeber, Rutherford, N.J.; House of Delegates—Dr. George W. Bishop, Carmel, Calif.; HOD alternate—Dr. Ken L. Greiner, Elbow Lake, Minn.; American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners—Dr. LaRue W. Johnson, Greeley, Colo.; AASRP alternate—Dr. Edward J. Fallen, Albuquerque, N.M. 

Member Services Committee

Private clinical practice—Dr. Byron J.S. de la Navarre, Park Ridge, Ill.; recent graduates—Dr. Kira A. Christian, Columbia, S.C.; board-certified specialists—Dr. Lawrence D. McGill, Salt Lake City; nonacademic public sector veterinarians—Dr. Marianne P. Ross, Elkridge, Md. 

State Advocacy Committee

House of Delegates—Dr. C. Gary Bullard, Austell, Ga.; member-at-large—Dr. Charles A. Helwig, Edmond, Okla.; Executive Board—Dr. John R. Scamahorn, Greencastle, Ind. 

Liaison representatives

American National Standards Institute Accredited Standard Committee Z136.3 on the Safe Use of Lasers—Dr. Kenneth E. Bartels, Fort Gordon, Ga.; Compendium Committee on Infection Control Practices—Dr. Rebecca E. Stinson-Dixon, Reidsville, N.C.; National Johne's Working Group—Dr. Bhushan M. Jayarao, University Park, Pa.