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
Gwyn A. BeattieIowa State UniversityChair8/4/20168/14/2020M039032
Amy O. CharkowskiColorado State UniversityMember8/8/20198/1/2022M038976
Lindsey J. du ToitWashington State UniversityMember8/10/20178/14/2020M027197
Mark L. GleasonIowa State UniversityMember8/4/20188/4/2021M028250
Linda L. KinkelUniversity of MinnesotaMember8/14/20148/12/2020M030217
Steven E. LindowUniversity of California¬Ā-BerkeleyMember8/14/20148/12/2020M030933
Neil McRobertsUniversity of California-DavisMember8/4/20188/4/2021M153245
Virginia O. StockwellUSDA ARS Horticultural Crops Research UnitMember2/10/20178/1/2022M034833
Gail S. TomimatsuretiredMember8/10/20178/12/2023E201793
Paul VincelliUniversity of KentuckyMember8/4/20188/4/2021M036180
Nicole M. DonofrioUniversity of DelawareEx-Officio Voting8/6/20158/4/2021M153053
Morgan CarterUniversity of ArizonaIntern8/4/20188/14/2020PD230139
Coralie FarinasThe Ohio State UniversityIntern8/8/20198/4/2021ST230992
Carl A. Bradley, PhDUniversity of KentuckyEx-Officio (non-voting)10/2/20198/12/2020M089692
Mary E. PalmUSDA APHIS PPQEx-Officio (non-voting)8/8/201912/31/2020M032769
Carol EricsonAPSStaff Liaison6/1/20198/1/2025Z264221
Amy L. HopeAPSStaff Liaison4/1/20138/1/2025M060656