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NATIONAL SEED HEALTH SYSTEM

Policy & Procedures Advisory Board

Comprises 8 members that represent the major stakeholders in the NSHS. The PPAB will act as the primary body giving direction to the NSHS. The PPAB will contain a member each from the National Plant Board (NPB), the American Association of Seed Control Officials (AASCO), the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) and three members from the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). The director(s) of the Administrative Unit(s) and the Administrator of APHIS (or his designee) will participate as ex-officio members of the PPAB.

PPAB duties include:

  • Development of policy and panels for the NSHS.
  • To provide technical expertise and information that is deemed necessary for the Accreditation Manager to effectively administer the system.
  • To develop technical panels of public and private experts to provide sound scientific support and integrity of procedures, protocols for the accreditation system.

American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Representatives

Samantha Thomas

Monsanto Company
Monsanto Vegetable Seeds
37437 State Hwy 16
Woodland, CA 95695
PHONE: 530.669.6183

Scott Heuchelin

DuPont Pioneer
8305 NW 62nd Avenue
Johnston, IA 50131
PHONE: 515.535.2825

Wayne Wiebe

HM Clause, Inc.
260 Cousteau Place, Suite 100
Davis, CA 95618
PHONE: 530.747.3768
FAX: 530.747.3794

Association of Official Seed Certification Agencies (AOSCA) Representative

Doug Miller

Illinois Crop Improvement Association
3105 Research Road
Champaign, Il 61822
PHONE: 217.359.4053
FAX: 217.359.4075

American Association of Seed Control Officials (AASCO) Representative

Johnny Zook

Johnny Zook

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Plant Industry
2301 N. Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408
PHONE: 717.787.4894
FAX: 717.705.6518

National Plant Board (NPB) Representative

Deborah J. Meyer

California Department of Food & Agriculture
Plant Pest Diagnostics Center
3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832-1448
PHONE: 916.262.1137
FAX: 916.262.1190

Ex officio Members of the Policy and Procedures Advisory Board

Gary Munkvold, PhD

Gary Munkvold

NSHS Administrative Unit
Iowa State University
160 Seed Science Center
2115 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011
PHONE: 515.294.7560

Sarika Negi

Sarika Negi

USDA-APHIS
Plant Health Programs – Export Services
4700 River Road, Unit 131
Riverdale, MD 20737-1236
PHONE: 301.851.2349

Charlie Block

NSHS Administrative Unit
Iowa State University
160 Seed Science Center
2115 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515.294.0551

Ric Dunkle

Senior Director of Seed Health & Trade
American Seed Trade Association
1701 Duke Street
Suite 275
Alexandria, VA 22314