AFHVS Officers and board members

Executive Committee


Kim Niewolny, Virginia Tech; chair, Nominations Committee; member, Membership & Communications Committee; member, Professional Awards Committee

Past President

Molly Anderson, Middlebury College; chair, Professional Awards Committee


David Conner, University of Vermont; member, Nominations Committee

TREASURER (2020-2022)

Gail Feenstra, University of California-Davis

Board of Directors


Robert Chiles, Pennsylvania State University; member, Membership & Communications Committee

Gail Feenstra, University of California-Davis (Treasurer)

Megan Horst, Portland State University; chair, Student Paper Awards Committee


Vanessa GarcĂ­a Polanco, National Young Farmers Coalition; member, Graduate Student/Early Career Professional Committee

Krista Isaacs, Michigan State University; member, Nominations Committee

Stephanie Welcomer, University of Maine


Jennifer Gaddis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Preety Gadhoke, St. John's University

Jason Konefal, Sam Houston State University


Johann Strube, Pennsylvania State University (Graduate Student/Early Career Professional); co-chair, Graduate Student/Early Career Professional Committee


Anna Erwin, Purdue University (Graduate/Early Career Professional); co-chair, Graduate Student/Early Career Professional Committee

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