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 (2024)

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

Dr. Anil Shrestha (2023)

  • 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 (2024)

  • Organic Education Specialist, Oregon Tilth

Ms. Africa Dorame-Avalos (2022)

  • Pesticide Program Manager, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona

Dr. Jeff Goodwin (2024)

  • Interim Associate Director for Cooperative Extension, University of Hawaii

Dr.  Michael Horak (2024)

  • Regional Field Coordinator, Western Region IR-4 Program

Dr.  Danesha Seth Carley (2024)

  • Director, NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management

Dr.  David Gang (2023)

  • Professor, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University

Dr.  Jill Schroeder (2023)

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science; New Mexico State University

Brian Leahy (2023)

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

Mayra Reiter (2024)

  • Health Programs Coordinator, Farmworker Justice.

Dr.  Clayton Marlow (2024)

  • Regional Coordinator, Western SARE.

Ex-Officio Member

Dr. Vijay K. Nandula

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