Office of Public Relations and Outreach

Mission Statement The mission of OPRO is to: " Educate the public and APS members on matters related to plant health, plant diseases, and associated microorganisms " Increase media coverage of plant health issues in order to demonstrate the value of plant pathology to society " Assist Public Policy Board in strengthening advocacy for science-based public policy " Promote interactions with other scientific and professional organizations

Full NameOrganizationPositionTerm StartTerm End
Nicole M. DonofrioUniversity of DelawareDirector8/6/20158/1/2021153053
Fulya Baysal-GurelTennessee State UniversityMember8/10/20178/12/2020186724
Timothy L. FriesenUSDA ARSMember8/5/20158/1/2021155032
Dennis A. HaltermanUSDA ARSMember8/4/20168/1/2022172969
Maya C. HayslettIowa State University Extension and OutreachMember8/4/20188/1/2021190116
Ann E. ImpullittiUniversity of Wisconsin - Stevens PointMember8/4/20168/1/2021221084
Jeannie KleinUniversity of FloridaMember8/8/20198/1/2022228146
Francesca Peduto Hand, PhDOhio State UniversityMember8/4/20188/1/2021203162
Tina WuUniversity of WisconsinGraduate Student Member8/8/20198/12/2020241061
Gwyn A. BeattieIowa State UniversityEx-Officio Voting8/4/20168/12/2020039032
Monica M. LewandowskiOhio State UniveristyEx-Officio Voting8/8/20198/1/2022202148
Kira L. BowenAuburn UniversityCouncil Liaison - Ex Officio8/8/20198/12/2020025466