Family and Caregiver Support

Mission is to advocate and champion diversity and inclusion of APS members, specifically by caregivers as they pursue their scientific career. This will be achieved by providing information, services, and grants that support and facilitate participation of caregivers in APS and pursuit of their scientific careers and assist them in balancing the demands of their personal and professional lives. The office will work to include APS family members to encourage future generations of plant pathologists.

Full NameOrganizationPositionTerm StartTerm End
Peiqi ZhangUniversity of FloridaChair8/17/20237/30/2024232507
Elisha B. Allan-PerkinsIndependent ResearcherImmediate Past Co-Chair8/17/20237/30/2024217898
Sally M. MallowaAugustana UniversityImmediate Past Co-Chair8/17/20237/30/2024222833
Marija ZivanovicISK BioSciencesVice Chair8/17/20237/30/2024276787
Sydney E. EverhartUniversity of ConnecticutCouncil Liaison - Ex Officio8/7/20217/30/2024201558
Suzette Arcibal BaldwinNorth Dakota State UniversityMember7/27/20238/1/2026212279
Marie-Gabrielle AyikaMiami Dade CollegeMember8/17/20238/1/2026280629
Lance E. Cadle-DavidsonUSDA Grape Genetics Research UnitMember11/1/20217/30/2024153597
Manoj ChoudharyUniversity of FloridaMember8/11/20228/1/2025268910
Giovana CruppeKansas State UniversityMember7/10/20238/1/2025230972
Janis A. FombaUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnMember8/11/20228/1/2025262913
Guixia HaoUSDA/ARS/NCAURMember7/1/20217/30/2024186860
Jeannie Klein-GordonUSDA ARSMember8/11/20228/1/2025228146
Kestrel L. McCorkleGreenLight BiosciencesMember7/1/20217/30/2024206892
Mana OhkuraOregon State UniversityMember7/10/20238/1/2025271926
Renee RiouxBASF CorporationMember5/1/20217/30/2024215100
Tania Anne Marie WiestUniversity of DelawareMember4/9/20248/1/2026284631
Jordan MaroneyAPSStaff Liaison1/1/2022 275297