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 End
Linda L. KinkelUniversity of MinnesotaChair8/11/20227/30/2024030217
Carolee T. BullPennsylvania State UniversityMember8/17/20238/1/2026025650
Julia M. CraneValent BioSciencesMember8/7/20217/30/2024199687
Karen A. GarrettUniversity of FloridaMember8/11/20228/1/2025028113
Niklaus GrunwaldUSDA ARSMember8/7/20217/30/2024071895
Joyce E. LoperOregon State UniversityMember8/15/20208/1/2026031008
Neil McRobertsUniversity of California-DavisMember8/4/20187/30/2024153245
Paul VincelliUniversity of KentuckyMember8/4/20187/30/2024036180
Krystel NavarroCorteva AgriscienceIntern8/24/20227/30/2024230029
Carl A. Bradley, PhDUniversity of KentuckyEx-Officio (non-voting)10/2/20198/1/2024089692
Kevin OngTexas A&M UniversityEx-Officio (non-voting)8/7/20217/30/2024103065
Carol EricsonAPSStaff Liaison6/1/20198/1/2025264221
Amy L. HopeAPSStaff Liaison4/1/20138/1/2025060656