Office of Private Sector Relations

OPSR is charged with optimizing interactions between APS and the diverse industries related to plant disease management. OPSR will assist APS with regular review of the Sustaining Associates program, so as to optimize the benefits for both APS and the Sustaining Associates members. OPSR shall provide interaction with OPRO, OIP, Public Policy Board and Foundation for issues where dialog among these Offices will benefit each other or APS. OPSR shall provide a forum for discussion of Issues that impact commercial management of plant diseases.

Full NameOrganizationPositionTerm StartTerm EndMember Type
Russell J. IngramCorteva AgriscienceDirector8/11/20228/1/2025Early Career Member220856
Nicole M. DonofrioUniversity of DelawareCouncil Liaison - Ex Officio8/11/20228/1/2025Regular Member153053
Jeffrey M. SteinBayer Crop ScienceImmediate Past Director8/11/20228/16/2023Regular Member154986
Alex CochranDPH BiologicalsMember8/5/20158/16/2023Regular Member098969
Kelly L. IvorsDriscoll'sMember8/11/20228/1/2025Regular Member069081
Michelle LeslieElemental Enzymes Ag & TurfMember8/11/20228/1/2025Regular Member275736
Emma LookabaughBASFMember8/15/20208/16/2023Early Career Member212356
V. James SpadaforaAgroFresh IncMember8/11/20228/1/2025Regular Member034674
Bill A. WeldonValent BioSciencesMember8/11/20228/1/2025Early Career Member227308
Shujian ZhangGreenLight BiosciencesMember8/11/20228/1/2025Early Career Member204653
Brianna PlankAPSStaff Liaison8/8/2019 ScisocSTAFF241949