June 01, 2016

 

 AVMA Board makes appointments

​Posted May 11, 2016 

The AVMA Board of Directors made the following appointments at its April meeting. 

Animal Welfare Committee 

Representing the American Association of Avian Pathologists, primary representative—Dr. Katherine Weathers, Seneca, South Carolina; AAAP, alternate representative—Dr. Helen Wojcinski, Ann Arbor, Michigan; American Association of Equine Practitioners, alternate representative—Dr. Clara Mason, Winfield, West Virginia; American Association of Industry Veterinarians, alternate representative—Dr. Whitney Miller, Medford, New Jersey; American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, primary representative—Dr. Cindy Wolf, St. Paul, Minnesota; Association of Swine Veterinarians, primary representative—Dr. Michelle Sprague, Audubon, Iowa; American Association of Zoo Veterinarians/American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, primary representative—Dr. Julia Napier, Omaha, Nebraska; American Society of Veterinary Medical Association Executives, alternate representative—Megan Kilgore, Topeka, Kansas; and humane or animal welfare organizations, alternate representative—Dr. Brenda Forsythe, Santa Maria, California

Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee

Representing academia—Dr. Esteban Soto, Davis, California; diagnostic services—Dr. Kevin Snekvik, Palouse, Washington; and research in aquatic animal health—Dr. Patricia Gaunt, Stoneville, Mississippi 

AVMA Life 

Representing at-large—Dr. Jay Brekke, Castle Rock, Colorado 

AVMA PLIT

Trustee—Drs. Jim Benefield, Montgomery, Alabama, and John Ehrhardt, Wenona, Illinois

Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee

Representing the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, primary representative—Dr. Justin Kieffer,  
Columbus, Ohio; American Association of Equine Practitioners, primary representative—Dr. D. Craig Barnett,  
Paola, Kansas; AAEP alternate representative—Dr. Cara Wright, Sarasota, Florida; American Association of Feline  
Practitioners, primary representative—Dr. Colleen Currigan, Chicago; AAFP alternate representative—Dr. Susan  
Gogolski, San Antonio; American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, primary representative—Dr. Chris  
Duemler, Brodhead, Wisconsin; American Association of Swine Veterinarians, primary representative—Dr. James  
Kober, Holland, Michigan; and AASV alternate representative—Dr. Todd Williams, Ottumwa, Iowa

Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues

Representing food animal practice—Dr. Matthew Edson, Eastampton, New Jersey; poultry medicine—Dr. Brian Wooming, Springdale, Arizona; and uniformed services—Dr. Kristina McElroy, Falls Church, Virginia

Committee on Environmental Issues

Representing aquatic medicine—Dr. Sherri Kasper, Tallahassee, Florida

Committee on International Veterinary Affairs

Representing the Council on Education—Dr. Kevin Donnelly, Palo Alto, California; and director of international 
affairs—Dr. René Carlson, Chetek, Wisconsin

Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities

Representing education of veterinary technicians—Dr. Kelly Black, McKinney, Texas; industrial veterinary  
medicine—Dr. Dale Cooper, Gobles, Michigan; and veterinary technicians—Tracy Blais, Newton, Massachusetts

Convention Education Program Committee

Companion Animal Section manager—Dr. Vaughn Park, Provo, Utah; Food Animal/Equine Section manager—Dr. Mark  
Alley, Cary, North Carolina; Public and Corporate Practice Section manager—Dr. Angela King-Herbert,  Hillsborough, North Carolina; and Veterinary Technician Section manager—Rhonda Haywood, Knob Noster, Montana 

Council on Education Selection Committee

Representing at-large—Dr. Nicola Parry, Lafayette, Indiana; and former COE member—Dr. René Carlson, Chetek,  
Wisconsin

Early Career Development Committee

Representing the American Society of Veterinary Medical Association Executives—Dr. Heather Case, Cary, Illinois;  
and recent graduates—Drs. Will McCauley, Dallas, and Kristin Wuellner, Auburn, Alabama

Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates

Representing the Council on Education—Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, New York; and government service—Dr. Donald Prater,  
Farragut, Tennessee

Food Safety Advisory Committee

Representing the American Association of Avian Pathologists, alternate representative—Dr. Daniel Wilson, Seymour, Indiana; American Association of Extension Veterinarians, primary representative—Dr. Robert Willis, Starkville, Mississippi; and American Association of Swine Veterinarians, alternate representative—Dr. Michelle  
Michalak, Maria Stein, Ohio

Legislative Advisory Committee

Representing the American Association of Avian Pathologists, alternate representative—Dr. Ian Rubinoff,  
Urbandale, Iowa; American Association of Bovine Practitioners, primary representative—Dr. Cary Christensen,  
Overland Park, Kansas; American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians, primary  
representative—Dr. Bonnie Buntain, Tucson, Arizona; AAFSPHV, alternate representative—Dr. Eric Willingham,  
Delray Beach, Florida; American Association of Industry Veterinarians, primary representative—Dr. J. Ed Branam,  
Davis, California; and AAIV, alternate representative—Dr. Steve Hansen, Phoenix

State Advocacy Committee

Representing the American Society of Veterinary Medical Association Executives—Emily Kane, Phoenix, Arizona; and  
Area 3 (Western States)—Dr. Dayna Wiedenkeller, Anaheim, California

Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee

At-large representative—Drs. Mark Olcott, Urbana, Maryland; Roger Saltman, Cazenovia, New York; and Link  
Welborn, Tampa, Florida

AVMA liaisons

American Kennel Club—Dr. Joe Kinnarney, Reidsville, North Carolina; Codex Alimentarius Commission, Committee on  
Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food—Dr. Jessica Light, Rancho Murieta, California; European Board of Veterinary  
Specialization—Dr. William Fenner, Columbus, Ohio; National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians’  
Compendium of Psittacosis Control Committee—Dr. Joni Scheftel, Mayer, Minnesota; and National Foundation for  
Infectious Diseases Annual Conference on Vaccine Research—Dr. Laurel Gershwin, Davis, California   

AVMA committee nominees sought

Veterinarians are still sought for openings on seven AVMA entities this summer: the Animal Welfare Committee, Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee, Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee, Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, Food Safety Advisory Committee, Legislative Advisory Committee, and Political Action Committee Board.

The full list of available positions is posted here.

June 19 is the deadline for nominations, which should be submitted via email to OfficeEVP@avma.org, via fax to 847-925-0944, or via mail to AVMA Office of the Executive Vice President, 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Send an email with any questions or call 800-248-2862, ext. 6605.