Board Members & Committees

ARPAS Appointments

John T. Richeson, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Animal Science
Feedlot Research Group
West Texas A&M University

Paul A. Beck, PhD
Associate Professor 
Oklahoma State University 

ADSA Appointments

Dr. Cassandra B. Tucker, PhD
University of California Davis

Dr. Marcia Endres, PhD, DVM
Committee Chair-Qualifications & Standards

Professor - Dairy Cattle Production & Welfare
University of Minnesota


AASV Appointments

Cassandra Jass, DVM
Veterinarian, Director of Production Well-Being
Iowa Select Farms

Angela Baysinger, DVM, MS
Animal Welfare Lead; North America
Merck Animal Health

AABP Appointments

Brandon Treichler, DVM
Quality Control Veterinarian
Select Milk Producers 

Dave Sjeklocha, DVM
Operations Manager of Animal Health and Welfare
Cattle Empire, LLC


AAAP Appointments:

David Hermes, DVM, ACPV 
Regional Veterinarian
Perdue Foods LLC

David A. Pyle, DVM, DACVP 
David Pyle. DVM, LLC

ASAS Appointments

Tom Hoagland
Dept of Animal Science 
University of Connecticut

Heidi Ward, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor & Veterinarian
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service


PSA Appointments

Karen Christensen, PhD
Committee Chair-Training & Education
Sr. Director of Animal Well-Being
Tyson Foods

Kenneth E. Anderson, PhD
Professor, Poultry Extension Specialist
Director, North Carolina Layer Performance and Management Program
Prestage Dept. of Poultry Science
North Carolina State University

AMSA Appointments:

Bucky Gwartney, PhD
Director, Protein Food Safety Research
Diamond V

Lynn Delmore, PhD
Colorado State University
Department of Animal Sciences
Center for Meat Safety & Quality


Executive Committee:

Chairperson: Angela Baysinger
Vice Chairperson - Cassandra Tucker
Treasurer - Dave Hermes
Secretary - Heidi Ward

Qualifications & Standards Committee

Chair: Marcia Endres
Members: Ken Anderson, Cassandra Tucker, 
Dee Griffin, David Pyle, Lynn Delmore, 
Dave Sjeklocha, John Richeson

Training& Education Committee

Chair: Karen Christensen
Members: Paul Beck, Dave Hermes, Heidi Ward, Bucky Gwartney, Cassandra Jass, Tom Hoaglund, Brandon Treichler

Finance Committee

Chair: Dave Hermes, Treasurer
Members: Exec Committee

Nominating Committee

Members: Exec Committee

Member Organization Board Liaison-Steve Koenig

Office Address:

302 Platte-Clay Way, Suite 107
Kearney, MO 64060
B:  833-839-1823

Executive Director

Collette Kaster

Training Manager

Dakota Thomas

Office Manager

Marjorie Jones

Training Specialists

Don McIntyre - Poultry
Jennifer Woods - Canada & International
Lora Wright - US & Shadow Audits 


Organization Staff Contacts

American Association of Bovine Practitioners
K. Fred Gingrich II DVM
Executive Vice President
American Association of Bovine Practitioners
1130 East Main St Suite 302
Ashland, OH 44805

American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Harry Snelson, DVM
Executive Director
830 26th St
Perry, IA 50220


American Association of Avian Pathologists
Suzanne Dougherty
Executive Vice President
12627 San Jose Blvd., Suite 202
Jacksonville, FL  32223-8638

Bob Bevans-Kerr, Executive Director
American Association of Avian Pathologists
12627 San Jose Blvd., Suite 202
Jacksonville, FL 32223

Poultry Science Association
Jacelyn M. Hemmelgarn
Executive Director
701 Devonshire Dr, C-51
Champaign, IL 61820


American Society of Animal Science
Meghan Wulster-Radcliffe, CEO
PO Box 7410
Champaign, IL 61826

American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists 
Kenneth R. Cummings
Executive Vice President
348 Rosemont Ringoes Rd
Stockton, NJ 08559


American Meat Science Association
Collette Kaster, CEO
301 N Neil St Ste 400
Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA

American Dairy Science Association
Catherine Perry, Executive Director
1800 South Oak St, Suite 100
Champaign, IL 61820