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 End
Russell J. IngramCorteva AgriscienceDirector8/11/20228/1/2025220856
Nicole M. DonofrioUniversity of DelawareCouncil Liaison - Ex Officio8/11/20228/1/2025153053
Jeffrey M. SteinBayer Crop ScienceImmediate Past Director8/11/20228/1/2025154986
Cruz Avila-AdameCorteva AgriscienceMember8/17/20237/30/2024099051
Alex CochranDPH BiologicalsMember8/5/20157/30/2024098969
Robert EmmittAgdia, Inc.Member8/8/20197/30/2024228769
Karen Ferreira Da SilvaCorteva AgriscienceMember8/11/20228/1/2025232440
Kelly L. IvorsDriscoll'sMember8/11/20228/1/2025069081
Michelle LeslieElemental Enzymes Ag & TurfMember8/11/20228/1/2025275736
Emma LookabaughBASFMember8/15/20207/30/2024212356
V. James SpadaforaAgroFresh IncMember8/11/20228/1/2025034674
Bill A. WeldonValent BioSciencesMember8/11/20228/1/2025227308
Shujian ZhangGreenLight BiosciencesMember8/11/20228/1/2025204653
Brianna PlankAPSStaff Liaison8/8/2019 241949