GPCAH Advisory Committees

External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee provides national- and international-level expertise in critical areas of current and future agricultural safety and health needs.  These eight advisers meet annually to evaluate projects, identify emerging issues, and recommend ways to improve work across all types of disciplines.

 

Name

Role

Organization

Location

Gloria Brock Fire Incident Reporting Analyst Deere & Company Moline, IL
Heather Fowler Producer and Public Health National Pork Board Clive, IA
Paul Gunderson Director Dakota Precision Ag Center for Technology, Lake Region State College Grand Forks, ND
David Hard Agricultural Safety and Health Scientist NIOSH Division of Safety Research Morgantown, WV
Chad Higgins Senior Director ISU Extension and Outreach Ames, IA
Jane Hoppin Deputy Director Center for Human Health and the Environment, NC State University Raleigh, NC
Risto Rautiainen Director Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, University of NE Medical Center Omaha, NE
Rick Weires Manager, Product Safety Deere & Company Moline, IL

 

Regional Advisory Committee

The Regional Advisory Committee provides communication between the GPCAH and a robust group of community partners. These partners include agricultural extension agents, coordinators from other regional NIOSH AFF Centers, producer groups, and non-profit organizations.

 

Name

Organization

Location

Bob Aherin University of Illinois Extension Champaign, IL
Ed Brokesh Kansas State Extension Manhattan, KS
Ellen Duysen Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) Omaha, NE
Karen Funkenbush University of Missouri Extension Columbia, MO
Susan Harris-Bloomfield  University of Nebraska Extension Minden, NE
Karen Hoare National Pork Board Clive, IA
Dee Jepsen Ohio State University Agricultural Safety and Health Program Columbus, OH
Diane Kampa Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) Minneapolis, MN
Dan Neenan National EducationCenter for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) Peosta, IA
Carolyn Sheridan AgriSafe Network Spencer, IA
John Shutske University of Wisconsin Extension Madison, WI
Alejandro Ramirez Iowa State University  Ames, IA

 

Internal Advisory Committee

The Internal Advisory Committee provides communication between GPCAH admin, staff, research, and outreach faculty. The group meets monthly to discuss budgets, provide progress updates, and to identify and respond to any challenges that investigators may face with regards to completion of project-specific aims.

Name

Position

T. Renee Anthony Director
Fred Gerr Deputy Director/Pilot Grant Program Director
Kanika Arora Evaluation Director
Brandi Janssen Outreach Co-PI
Diane Rohlman Outreach Co-PI
Stephanie Leonard Outreach
Kay Mohling Outreach
Marsha Cheney Outreach and Evaluation
Cara Hamann Instrumented Farm Road Study, PI
Corinne Peek-Asa Instrumented Farm Roadway Study, Investigator
Michelle Reyes Instrumented Farm Roadway Study, Project Coordinator
Matthew Nonnemann Air Quality Improvements in Livestock Buildings, PI
Marizen Ramirez Surveillance of Injuries and Risk Factors, PI
Carri Casteel Surveillance of Injuries and Risk Factors, Investigator
Jenna Gibbs GPCAH Coordinator
Jenn Patterson GPCAH Communications Coordinator