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; Jeff Raney 1st vice chair; Audrey Donahoe, 2nd vice chair; Dina Zug, treasurer; and Barbara Hanselman, secretary.

•  George Andrew, Newark NY
•  Bruce Bartley, Cogan Station PA
•  Jim Biddle, Williamsburg PA
•  Patty Bikowsky, Madison NY
•  Kristine Brock, Schaghticoke NY
•  David Burns, Cohocton NY
•  Richard Byma, Sussex NJ
•  Louie Diamond, Masontown PA
•  Audrey Donahoe, Clayville NY
•  Ernie Gelsinger, Robesonia PA
•  Brian Gunning, Trumansburg NY
•  Norm Gustafson, Frewsburg NY
•  Barbara Hanselman, Bloomville NY
•  Skip Hardie, Groton NY
•  Bill Harrigan, Chateauguay, NY
•  Jerrel Heatwole, Greenwood DE
•  Marilyn Hershey, Cochranville PA
•  Terry Ives, Bainbridge NY
•  Lolly Lesher, Bernville PA
•  Linda Kays, Callicoon NY
•  Jason Kehl, Strykersville NY
•  Larry Kulp, Martinsburg PA
•  Tim Kurtz, Elverson PA
•  Gib Martin, Elizabethtown PA
•  Kelli Morgan, Union Springs NY
•  Peggy Murray, Copenhagen NY
•  Elaine Noble, Gillett PA
•  Terri Phillips, Pattersonville NY
•  Jeff Raney, Adamsville PA
•  Joan Smith, Sauquoit NY
•  Richard Speer, Blairs Mills PA
•  Sandy Stauffer, Nicholville NY
•  Gary Truckenmiller, Watsontown PA
•  Cyndy Van Lieshout, Albion NY
•  Carroll Wade, Jasper NY
•  Eric Zuber, Bryon NY
•  Dina Zug, Mifflintown 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; Elaine Noble, 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
• Zane Garber, Shippensburg PA
• Doug Harbach, Loganton PA
• Jennifer Heltzel, Martinsburg PA
• Marilyn Hershey, Cochranville 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
• Dina Zug, Mifflintown, PA