Board Members & Committess

ARPAS Appointments

John T. Richeson, Ph.D. (2019)
Assistant Professor of Animal Science
Office: Agriculture and Natural Sciences Building, Feedlot Research Group
West Texas A&M University
WTAMU Box 60998
Canyon, TX 79016

Paul A. Beck, PhD (2018)
University of Arkansas, Southwest Research & Ext Ctr
362 Highway 174 N 
Hope, AR 71801

ADSA Appointments

Dr. Cassandra B. Tucker, PhD (2019)
Committee Chair-Qualifications & Standards
University of California Davis
Animal Science Dept
UC Davis
1 Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616

Dr. Marcia Endres, PhD, DVM (2019)
Professor - Dairy Cattle Production & Welfare
University of Minnesota
Department of Animal Science
225C Haecker Hall
St. Paul, MN 55108


AASV Appointments

Cassandra Jass, DVM (2019)
Veterinarian, Director of Production Well-Being
Iowa Select Farms
16378 Hwy S27
Alden, IA 50006

Angela Baysinger, DVM, MS, (2018)
Vice Chair
Animal Welfare Lead; North America
Merck Animal Health
2216 Road 6800
Bruning, NE 68322

AABP Appointments

D. Dee Griffin, DVM, MS (2018)
Professor, Feedlot Production Mgt. TAMVMC (Tex A&M Vet Med Ctr)
Ag. Sci., Rm 213A
WTAMU Box 60998
Canyon, TX 79016-0001 

Dave Sjeklocha, DVM, (2019)
Operations Manager of Animal Health and Welfare
Cattle Empire, LLC
1174 Empire Circle
Satanta, KS 67870


AAAP Appointments:

David Hermes, DVM, ACPV (2019)
Regional Veterinarian
Perdue Foods LLC
P.O. Box 539
Washington, IN 47501

David A. Pyle, DVM, DACVP, (2018) 
David Pyle. DVM, LLC
2650 Pebble Ct.
Zeeland, MI 49464

ASAS Appointments

Tom Hoagland (2019)
Dept of Animal Science 
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06235

Heidi Ward, DVM, PhD (2019)
Assistant Professor & Veterinarian
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
2301 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204-4940


PSA Appointments

Karen Christensen, PhD (2019)
Committee Chair-Training & Education
Sr. Director of Animal Well-Being
Tyson Foods
2200 W. Don Tyson PKWY.
Springdale, AR  72762

Kenneth E. Anderson, PhD (2019)
Professor, Poultry Extension Specialist
Director, North Carolina Layer Performance and Management Program
Prestage Dept. of Poultry Science
North Carolina State University
2711 Founders Drive
Box 7608
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

AMSA Appointments:

Bucky Gwartney, PhD (2018)
AMSA Past President
830 Neal Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22308

Lynn Delmore, PhD (2019)
Colorado State University
Department of Animal Sciences
Center for Meat Safety & Quality
1171 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171


Executive Committee:

Vice Chairperson, 
Dave Hermes-Treasurer
Heidi Ward-Secretary

Qualifications & Standards Committee

Chair: Cassandra Tucker
Members: Ken Anderson, Marcia Endres, 
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

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:  402-403-0104

Executive Director

Collette Kaster
M: 660-748-5602

Training Coordinator

Dakota Thomas


Marjorie Jones

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
419-496-0685 (office)
419-496-0697 (fax)
419-606-3558 (cell)

American Association of SwineVeterinarians
Tom Burkgren, DVM
Executive Director
830 26th St
Perry, IA 50220
B: 515-465-5255
F: 515-465-3832


American Association of Avian Pathologists
Suzanne Dougherty
Executive Vice President
12627 San Jose Blvd., Suite 202
Jacksonville, FL  32223-8638
Bus: 904-425-5735 
Mobile: 256-975-1663

Bob Bevans-Kerr, Executive Director
American Association of Avian Pathologists
12627 San Jose Blvd., Suite 202
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Phone: 904-425-5735

Poultry Science Association
Stephen E Koenig, PhD
Exec. Director
701 Devonshire Dr, C-51
Champaign, IL 61820
B: 417-683-2545
C: 417-207-6384


American Society of Animal Science
Meghan Wulster-Radcliffe, CEO
PO Box 7410
Champaign, IL 61826
B: 217-356-9050 Ext 6
F: 217-568-6070
M: 217-621-4623

American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists 
Kenneth R. Cummings
Executive Vice President
348 Rosemont Ringoes Rd
Stockton, NJ 08559
(609) 397-5348
FAX: (609) 397-5348


American Meat Science Association
Thomas Powell, Executive Director
301 N Neil St Ste 400
Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA
800-517-AMSA (2672) 

American Dairy Science Association
Peter Studney, Executive Director
1800 South Oak St, Suite 100
Champaign, IL 61820
Office: (217) 356-5146
Fax: (217) 398-4119