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2019/2020 NAE4-HA Board of Trustees

President's Council

Kia Harries,
President

President's Council,
Minnesota 
kharries@umn.edu 

Suzanne Boarts,
President-Elect

President's Council,
Pennsylvania 
sab25@psu.edu  

Tony Carrell,
Immediate Past President

President's Council,
Indiana 
tcarrell@purdue.edu 

 

Finance & Operations

 

Robby Kelly,
VP, Finance & Operations

Finance & Operations,
Indiana 
kelly115@purdue.edu

Bernie Wiesen,
Chair, Policy & Resolutions

Finance & Operations,
New York 
bw27@cornell.edu  

 

 

Member Services

 

Trisha Sheehan,
VP, Member Services

Member Services,
Minnesota 
tsheehan@umn.edu 

 

Cheryl Newberry,
Chair, Member Recognition

Member Services,
Oklahoma 
cheryl.newberry@okstate.edu 

 

Glenda Booker,
Chair, Life Member

Member Services,
Tennessee 
gbooker2@utk.edu 

 

Betty Gottler,
Archivist

Member Services,
Alabama 
gottlte@aces.edu 

   

 

Professional Development

Mary Arnold,
VP, Professional Development

Professional Development,
Oregon 
mary.arnold@oregonstate.edu 

 
Chair, Professional Development

Professional Development,
  
 

Chelsea Hetherington,
Chair, Research & Evaluation

Professional Development,
Michigan 
hether13@msu.edu 

 

 

Scott Nash,
2020 Conference Chair

Professional Development,
Idaho 
snash@uidaho.edu 

 

Donna R. Gillespie,
2020 Conference Chair

Professional Development,
Idaho 
donna@uidaho.edu

   

Shawn Tiede,
2021 Conference Chair

Professional Development,
New York 
srt28@cornell.edu 

 

Donna Bradley,
2021 Conference Chair

Professional Development,
Tennessee 
dbradle2@utk.edu 

 

Sarah Tarjeson,
2022 Conference Chair

Professional Development,
Wisconsin 
sarah.tarjeson@wisc.edu 

 

Samm Johnson,
2022 Conference Chair

Professional Development,
Indiana 
sammjohnson@purdue.edu

 

Marketing & Outreach

Abby Smith,
VP, Marketing & Operations

Marketing & Outreach,
Georgia 
awsmith@uga.edu

Ali Teuscher,
Chair, Public Relations & Information

Marketing & Outreach,
Utah 
alicia.teuscher@usu.edu 

 

 

Programs

 

Alyssa Walden,
VP, Programs

Programs,
Virginia 
waldenaw@vt.edu 

   

 

State Relations

 Northeast Region  

Melanie Fortstrom,
Northeast Region Director

State Relations,
New York 
maf357@cornell.edu 

 


Laura Bovitz,
Northeast Region Director

State Relations,
New Jersey 
bovitz@njaes.rutgers.edu 

 Western Region  

Charles Go,
Western Region Director

State Relations,
California 
cggo@ucanr.edu 

 

Lacey Taylor,
Western Region Director

State Relations,
Colorado 
lacey.taylor@colostate.edu 

 North Central Region  

Mitch Hoyer,
North Central Region Director

State Relations,
Iowa 
mhoyer@iastate.edu

 


Sarah Maass,
North Central Region Director

State Relations,
Kansas 
semaass@k-state.edu

 Southern Region  

Heather Janney,
Southern Region Director

State Relations,
Florida 
hfutch@ufl.edu

 

Janine Sutter,
Southern Region Director

State Relations,
South Carolina 
jsutter@clemson.edu 

   

Carolyn Tyler,
Southern Region Director

State Relations,
Texas 
carolyn.tyler@ag.tamu.edu 

 

 

Liaisons


Bonita Williams,
USDA/NIFA

Liaisons,
Maryland 
bonita.williams@usda.gov 


Jennifer McIver,
National 4-H Council

Liaisons,
Maryland 

jmcIver@fourhcouncil.edu

Theresa Ferrari,
Journal of Extension

Liaisons,
Ohio 
ferrari.8@osu.edu

Mike Yoder,
State Program Leader

Liaisons,
North Carolina 
mjyoder@ncsu.edu 



National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Staff

 

Jim Thompson,
CAE,
IOM

Executive Director

jim@nae4ha.com 
 

J.J. Meidl 

Associate Director

john@nae4ha.com

 

Donna Johnson 

Conference Director

 

National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals
 
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