Public Policy Board

The Public Policy Board (PPB), authorized by Council in 1991, provides scientific input to public policy-making processes. It provides advice directly or through the APS president, to different societies, organizations and persons drafting legislative bills. The Board provides drafts of APS comments to APS officers to evaluate and transmit to agencies on issues such as proposed rules and regulations of transgenic plants, safer or alternative pesticides, research funding and administration thereof; and develops position papers in policy areas of relevance to plant pathology. The Board arranges meetings with government agency personnel to become better acquainted with the personalities behind the issues and provide feedback to APS officers.

Full NameOrganizationPositionTerm StartTerm EndMember Type
Linda L. KinkelUniversity of MinnesotaChair8/11/20227/31/2024Regular Member030217
Michael J. BoehmInst of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember8/15/20208/16/2023Regular Member025377
Julia M. CraneValent BioSciencesMember8/7/20217/31/2024Regular Member199687
Karen A. GarrettUniversity of FloridaMember8/11/20228/1/2025Regular Member028113
Niklaus GrunwaldUSDA ARSMember8/7/20217/31/2024Regular Member071895
Joyce E. LoperOregon State UniversityMember8/15/20208/16/2023Emeritus/Emerita031008
Neil McRobertsUniversity of California-DavisMember8/4/20187/31/2024Regular Member153245
Gail S. TomimatsuretiredMember8/10/20178/16/2023Emeritus/Emerita201793
Paul VincelliUniversity of KentuckyMember8/4/20187/31/2024Regular Member036180
Ron R. WalcottUniversity of GeorgiaMember8/15/20208/16/2023Regular Member080743
Erica A. FealkoBioWorksIntern7/20/20218/16/2023Early Career Member230542
Krystel NavarroCorteva AgriscienceIntern8/24/20227/31/2024Early Career Member230029
Carl A. Bradley, PhDUniversity of KentuckyEx-Officio (non-voting)10/2/20198/16/2023Regular Member089692
Charles CooperThe Brumidi GroupEx-Officio (non-voting)8/11/20228/1/2025Regular Member275073
Kevin OngTexas A&M UniversityEx-Officio (non-voting)8/7/20217/31/2024Regular Member103065
Pooja PatelThe Brumidi GroupEx-Officio (non-voting)8/11/20228/1/2025Regular Member275075
Madeline WadeThe Brumidi GroupEx-Officio (non-voting)8/11/20228/1/2025Regular Member275074
Carol EricsonAPSStaff Liaison6/1/20198/1/2025ScisocSTAFF264221
Amy L. HopeAPSStaff Liaison4/1/20138/1/2025Regular Member060656