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; and Jeff Raney, 2nd vice chair.

  • Bertha Ackerson, Marion Center, Pa.
  • Bruce Bartley, Cogan Station, Pa.
  • Bill Beeman, Kingsley, Pa.
  • Wayne Beidel, Newburg, Pa.
  • Kris Brock, Schaghticoke, N.Y.
  • Richard Byma, Sussex, N.J.
  • Marion Canon, Masontown, 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 Rainey,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, chairman; Audrey Donahoe, vice chair; Kristine Brock, 2nd vice chair; Dina Zug, treasurer; and Barbara Hanselman, secretary.

  • George Andrew, Newark, N.Y.
  • Bruce Bartley, Cogan Station, Pa. 
  • Kristine Brock, Schaghticoke N.Y.
  • David Burns, Cohocton, N.Y.
  • Richard Byma, Sussex, N.J.
  • Audrey Donahoe, Clayville, N.Y.
  • Paul Fetter, Dalton, Pa.
  • Ernie Gelsinger, Robesonia, Pa.
  • Brian Gunning, Trumansburg, N.Y.
  • Norm Gustafson, Frewsburg, N.Y.
  • Barbara Hanselman, Bloomville, N.Y.
  • Bill Harrigan, Chateguay, N.Y.
  • Terry Ives, Bainbridge N.Y.
  • Linda Kays, Callicoon, N.Y.
  • Karen Koerner, Portageville, 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.

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; Bill Beeman, vice chair; Jerrel Heatwole, treasurer; and Marilyn Hershey, secretary.

  • Bruce Bartley, Cogan Station, Pa.
  • Bill Beeman, Kingsley, Pa.
  • Wayne Beidel, Newburg, Pa.
  • Jim Biddle, Williamsburg, Pa.
  • Richard Byma, Sussex, N.J.
  • 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.
  • Sam Tressler, Mt. Airy, Md. 

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; Lolly Lesher, 2nd vice chair; Bertha Ackerson, treasurer; Louie Diamond, Jr., assistant treasurer; and Marie Canon, secretary.

  • Bertha Ackerson, Marion Center, Pa.
  • Harold Bailey, Roaring Spring, Pa.
  • Bruce Bartley, Cogan Station, Pa.
  • Bill Beeman, Kingsley, Pa.
  • Wayne Beidel, Newburg, Pa.
  • Donald Duncan, Robesonia, Pa.
  • Marie Canon, West Middlesex, Pa.
  • Erick J. Coolidge, Wellsboro, Pa.
  • Louie Diamond, Jr., Masontown, Pa.
  • Douglas Harbach, Loganton, Pa.
  • Jennifer Heltzel, Martinsburg, Pa.
  • Vernon Horst, Chambersburg, Pa.
  • Rita Kennedy, Valencia, Pa.
  • Larry Kulp, Martinsburg, Pa.
  • Lolly Lesher, Bernville, Pa.
  • Fred Lucks, Warren, Pa.
  • E. Lee Ramsburg, Gettysburg, Pa.
  • Jeff Raney, Adamsville, Pa.
  • Rob Waddell, Townville, Pa.
  • Jim Warburton, New Albany, Pa.
  • Laura England, Harrisburg, Pa.