Advisory Committee


The Advisory Committee represents diverse stakeholder groups from around the West. It is an important information relay in the West – informing the Center on pest problems and priorities, and informing stakeholder groups about Center activities and programs. Dates in parenthesis indicate when a member's current term ends.

Dr. Mary Burrows (2021)

  • Chair, Western Education and Research Activities IPM group, WERA-1017

Dr. Anil Shrestha (2020)

  • Professor of Weed Science, Department of Plant Science, California State University, Fresno

Suzanne Shriner (2022)

  • Owner, Lions Gate Farms, Hawaii

Dr. Tania Brenes-Arguedas (2023)

  • Associate Director, Western Plant Diagnostic Network

Liron Brish (2023)

  • CEO, Farm Dog

Ben Bowell (2021)

  • Organic Education Specialist, Oregon Tilth

Ms. Africa Dorame-Avalos (2019)

  • Pesticide Program Manager, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona

Mr. Todd Murray (2020)

  • Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources Unit, Washington State University

Dr.  Michael Horak (2020)

  • Regional Field Coordinator, Western Region IR-4 Program

Dr.  Danesha Seth Carley (2021)

  • Director, Southern IPM Center

Dr.  David Gang (2023)

  • Professor, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University

Mr.  Brian Leahy (2023)

  • Consultant in pesticide policy, land use and organic agriculture.

Ex-Officio Member

Dr. Bob Noweirski

  • National Program Leader, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture