Dairy Farmers Elect New Leadership for Checkoff Boards of DirectorsDuring the virtual ADA North East annual meeting on Tuesday, the dairy farmer board of directors elected fellow farmer Audrey Donahoe of Clayville, N.Y., to serve as board president, effective immediately. Jeff Raney of Adamsville, Pa., was previously re-elected to serve as chair of the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program, which is managed by ADA North East, and will also serve as Donahoe’s first vice president.

A long-time dairy promotion advocate, Donahoe who farms with husband Jeff, has served as an ADA North East board member for 20 years. She also serves as chair of the National Dairy Council that is funded by national dairy checkoff to provide science-based research and education about the nutrition and health benefits that dairy foods provide.

Raney has served the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program for 12 years and has been chair for four years. In his role as first vice president, working closely with Donahoe to execute checkoff programs for the benefit of the entire six-state region.

American Dairy Association North East Officers:

President – Audrey Donahoe, Clayville, N.Y.

First Vice President — Jeff Raney, Adamsville, Pa.

Second Vice President — Kris Brock, Schaghticoke, N.Y.

Secretary — Barb Hanselmen, Bloomville, N.Y.

Treasurer — Dina Zug, Mifflintown, Pa.

ADA North East Executive Committee

George Andrew, Newark, N.Y.

Skip Hardie, Groton, N.Y.

Marilyn Hershey, Cochranville, Pa.

Tim Kurtz, Elverson, Pa.

Gary Truckenmiller, Watsontown, Pa.

Eric Zuber, Byron, N.Y.

Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program 

Chair — Jeff Raney, Adamsville, Pa.

First Vice Chair — Bruce Bartley, Cogan Station, Pa.

Second Vice Chair — Louie Diamond, Masontown, Pa.

Secretary — Marie Canon, West Middlesex, Pa.

Treasurer — Lolly Lesher, Bernville, Pa.

Assistant Treasurer — Elaine Noble, Gillett, Pa.

Finance and Audit Committee — Zane Garber, Chambersburg, Pa., and Doug Harbach, Loganton, Pa.

Representatives to the ADA North East board — Jeff Raney, Louie Diamond and Lolly Lesher