Leadership and committees

Board of directors

The UMEA Board of Directors is made up of the officers, two representatives from each region, the chairs of the standing committees, and the presidents of the professional associations. Alternates serve on the board only when one of the representatives is unable to attend the meeting.

2016 Officers

  • Amy Patillo, Past-president
  • Clint Dougherty, President-elect
  • Zac Erwin, Vice President
  • Emily Barbee, Secretary
  • Max Glover, Treasurer
  • Sarah Denkler, Past-president

Committee Chairs:

  • Awards Committee: Ashley Bales
  • Professional Improvement Committee: Taryn (Dameron) Thornley
  • Nominating Committee: Sarah Denkler
  • Finance Committee: Max Glover

Professional association representatives

  • Joni Harper, MAEP
  • Maude Harris, MEAFCS
  • Stephanie Femrite MAE4-HYW
  • John Gulick, MACEDEP
  • Andrew Zumwalt, ESP

Regional representatives

Campus

  • Susan Mills-Gray  (2017)     nomination committee
  • (2018)
  • (alternate)

East central

  • Pat Snodgrass (2017)     nomination committee
  • Lynda Zimmerman (2018)
  • Chantae Alfred (alternate)

Northeast

  • Jim Meyer (2017)     nomination committee
  • Mary Sobba (2018)
  • (alternate)

Northwest

  • Jerry Baker (2017)     nomination committee
  • (2018)
  • (alternate)

Southeast

  • Bethany Bachmann (2017)     nomination committee
  • Sarah Denkler (2018)
  • Asley Bales (alternate)

Southwest

  • Jill Scheidt (2017)     nomination committee
  • Phyllis Behrens (2018)
  • Renette Wardlow (alternate)

Urban

  • Shatomi Luster (2017)     nomination committee
  • (2018)
  • (alternate)

West central

  • Pat Miller (2017)     nomination committee
  • Patrick Davis (2018)
  • (alternate)

 

Awards committee

The Awards Committee shall be composed of one elected representative from each extension region and one representative from campus.

  • Campus -
  • EC - Chantae Alfred (2017), James Quinn (2018), Sarah Massengale (alternate)
  • NE -
  • NW -
  • SE; Ashley Bales (2017),  Donna Aufdenberg (2018), Linda Morgan (alternate)
  • SW - open (2017), open (2018), Phyllis Behrens (alternate)
  • Urban -
  • Mary Sebade (2017), open (2018), open (alternate)

Professional Improvement and Staff Benefits committee

The Professional Improvement and Staff Benefits Committee shall be composed of two elected representatives from each extension region and two representatives from campus.

  • Karen Sherbondy (2017) Campus
  • open (2018) Campus
  • Shane Potter (alternate) Campus
  • Vivian Anderson (2017) EC
  • open (2018) EC
  • Rebecca Blocker (alternate) EC
  • Megan Samson (2017) NE
  • John Gulick (2018) NE
  • open (alternate) NE
  • Jessica Trussell (2017) NW
  • Cindy Wells (2018) NW
  • open (alternate) NW
  • Lesley Meier (2017) SE
  • Jamie Gundel (2018) SE
  • Richard Proffer (alternate) SE
  • Bob Schultheis (2017) SW
  • open (2018) SW
  • Nellie Lamers (alternate) SW
  • Dana Joerling (2017) Urban
  • Emily Barbee (2018) Urban
  • open (alternate) Urban
  • Taryn Dameron, Chair WC
  • Holly Jay (2017) WC
  • Patrick Davis (alternate) WC

Finance committee

The Finance Committee shall be composed each year of the following members: president-elect, secretary, treasurer, two appointed board members, and the retiring treasurer will be ex-officio.

  • Max Glover, Chair - Treasurer NE; Agronomy
  • Clint Dougherty - Vice President NW; Business
  • Emily Barbee- Secretary EC; Nutrition
  • Rebecca Travnichek - Ex-officio WC; Family Financial
  • Ashley Bales - Appointed 2017 NW; Family Financial

Zac Irwin - Appointed 2017 SW; Livestock Specialist