Team and Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer (Interim)
Beverly Coberly (

Chief Operating Officer (Interim)
Ashley Griffin (


Arielle Y. Smith

Comptroller, (

Barbara Adams

Bookkeeper, (

Tira Adelman
Grants & Program Manager, New Technologies for Ag Extension Project Manager, (

Brenna Kotar
Contracts and Operations Manager, (

Jason Weigle
New Technologies for Ag Extension Program Manager for ECOP Program Action Teams, (

Partnerships and Development

Megan Hirschman
Lead Development Officer (

Regan Emmons
Climate Partnership and Development Specialist (

Program, Team, and Leadership Development

Molly Immendorf
Design Strategist (

Karl Bradley
Leadership & Team Development Specialist (

Communications, Marketing, and Engagement

Aaron Weibe
Communications & Engagement Manager (

Melanie Pugsley
Communications and Technology Associate (

Isabel Osbourne
EXCITE Marketing & Evaluation Assistant, (

Digital Publishing, Evaluation, and Engagement

Ashley Griffin
Program Manager (

Julie Halverson
New Technologies for Ag Extension Evaluation Specialist (

Technology Solutions

Mark Locklear
Project Manager II, (

Board of Directors

Voting Members

North Central Region

Gregg Hadley Chair
Associate Professor & Director of Extension
Kansas State University

1994 Region

Brian Kowalkowski Vice Chair/Secretary
Dean of Continuing Education
College of Menominee Nation

Western Region

Vicki McCracken Treasurer
Associate Dean & Director of Extension
Washington State University

1890 Region

Janine Woods
Associate Administrator, Cooperative Extension
Virginia State University

Southern Region

Laura Stephenson
Associate Dean for Extension
University of Kentucky

Northeastern Region

Lisa Townson
Associate Dean, Extension and Agricultural Programs
University of Rhode Island


Extension Committee on Organization & Policy (ECOP)

Ali Mitchell
Regional Executive Director
Northeast Extension Directors

Roger Rennekamp
Extension Health Director
Cooperative Extension
Extension Committee on Organization & Policy (ECOP)

USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Shannon Horrillo
Division Director
Division of Youth & 4-H

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