Governing Board Members

Our board of directors consists of dairy farmers appointed by local dairy cooperatives and independent milk handlers. The board members are responsible for ensuring that dairy promotion programs are efficient and cost-effective — making the best use of dairy farmers’ investment in the checkoff program.

American Dairy Association North East (ADANE)

The following dairy farmers serve on American Dairy Association North East’s board of directors. Officers are Richard Byma, chairman; Vernon Horst, 1st vice chair; Jeff Raney, 2nd vice chair; Skip Hardle, treasurer; and Barabra Hanselman, secretary.

  • Bertha Ackerson, Marion Center, Pa.
  • Bruce Bartley, Cogan Station, Pa.
  • Wayne Beidel, Newburg, Pa.
  • Kris Brock, Schaghticoke, N.Y.
  • Richard Byma, Sussex, N.J.
  • Marie Canon, West Middlesex, Pa.
  • Audrey Donahoe, Clayville, N.Y.
  • Barbara Hanselman, Bloomville, N.Y.
  • Skip Hardie, Groton, N.Y.
  • Jerrel Heatwole, Greenwood, Del.
  • Marilyn Hershey, Cochranville, Pa.
  • Vernon Horst, Chambersburg, Pa.
  • Jeff Raney, Adamsville, Pa.
  • Dina Zug, Mifflintown, Pa.

American Dairy Association Dairy Council (ADADC)

The following dairy farmers serve on American Dairy Association Dairy Council’s board of directors. Officers are Richard Byma, president; Audrey Donahoe, vice president; Kristine Brock, 2nd vice president; Dina Zug, treasurer; and Barbara Hanselman, secretary.

  • George Andrew, Newark, N.Y.
  • Bruce Bartley, Cogan Station, Pa.
  • Patricia Bikowsky, Madison, N.Y. 
  • Kristine Brock, Schaghticoke N.Y.
  • David Burns, Cohocton, N.Y.
  • Richard Byma, Sussex, N.J.
  • Audrey Donahoe, Clayville, N.Y.
  • Ernie Gelsinger, Robesonia, Pa.
  • Brian Gunning, Trumansburg, N.Y.
  • Norm Gustafson, Frewsburg, N.Y.
  • Barbara Hanselman, Bloomville, N.Y.
  • Skip Hardie, Groton, N.Y.
  • Bill Harrigan, Chateguay, N.Y.
  • Terry Ives, Bainbridge N.Y.
  • Linda Kays, Callicoon, N.Y.
  • Jason Kehl, Strykersville, N.Y.
  • Kelli Morgan, Union Springs, N.Y.
  • Peggy Murray, Lowville, N.Y.
  • Elaine Noble, Gillette, Pa.
  • Terri Phillips, Pattersonville, N.Y.
  • Joan Smith, Sauquoit, N.Y.
  • Sandy Stauffer, Nicholville, N.Y.
  • Gary Truckenmiller, Watsontown, Pa.
  • Cindy Van Lieshout, Albion, N.Y.
  • Carroll Wade, Jasper, N.Y.
  • Eric Zuber, Bryon, N.Y.

Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association Board of Directors

The following dairy farmers serve on Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association’s board of directors. Officers are Vernon Horst, chairman; Bruce Bartley, vice chair; Jerrel Heatwole, treasurer; and Marilyn Hershey, secretary.

  • Bruce Bartley, Cogan Station, Pa.
  • Wayne Beidel, Newburg, Pa.
  • Jim Biddle, Williamsburg, Pa.
  • Douglas Harbach, Loganton, Pa.
  • Jerrel Heatwole, Greenwood, Del.
  • Marilyn Hershey, Cochranville, Pa.
  • Vernon Horst, Chambersburg, Pa.
  • Larry Kulp, Martinsburg, Pa.
  • Tim Kurtz, Elverson, Pa.
  • Gib Martin, Elizabethtown, Pa.
  • Sherry Patterson, Chestertown, Md.
  • Jeff Raney, Adamsville, Pa.
  • Richard Speer. Blairs Mills, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program (PDPP)

The following dairy farmers serve on Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program’s board of directors. Officers are Jeff Raney, chairman; Bruce Bartley, 1st vice chair; Louie Diamond, 2nd vice chair; Lolly Lesher, treasurer; Bertha Ackerson, assistant treasurer; and Marie Canon, secretary.

  • Bertha Ackerson, Marion Center, Pa..
  • Bruce Bartley, Cogan Station, Pa.
  • Marie Canon, West Middlesex, Pa.
  • Louie Diamond, Jr., Masontown, Pa.
  • Douglas Harbach, Loganton, Pa.
  • Jennifer Heltzel, Martinsburg, Pa.
  • Vernon Horst, Chambersburg, Pa.
  • Rita Kennedy, Valencia, Pa.
  • John Kline, Myerstown, Pa.
  • Larry Kulp, Martinsburg, Pa.
  • Lolly Lesher, Bernville, Pa.
  • Fred Lucks, Warren, Pa.
  • Elaine Noble, Gillett, Pa.
  • Dean Ocker, Chambersburg, Pa.
  • Laura Paxton, Grove City, Pa.
  • Jeff Raney, Adamsville, Pa.
  • Rob Waddell, Townville, Pa.
  • Jim Warburton, New Albany, Pa.
  • Laura England, Harrisburg, Pa.