Advisory Board

Jim Bittner

Bittner singer Orchards
Appointing Authority: Minority Leader of the NYS Senate

Liz Callahan

Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties (CCESO)
Executive Director
Appointing Authority: Governor's Office
Cornell Cooperative Extension (

G. Anders Carlson, PhD

Honorary Member
Troy, NY

Keith Clark

Top Notch Timber Harvesting
Nineveh, NY
Honorary Member

Carrie Edsall and Daniel Zeh

Black Willow Pond Farm
Appointing Authority: Speaker of the NYS Assembly

Richard Engelbrecht

Honorary Member
Madison, NY

Alicia Fletcher, MPH

NYS Department of Health
Research Scientist 4 (Epidemiologist)
Appointing Authority: NYS Department of Health

Lisa Ford

Cayuga Marketing
Member Programs Manager
Appointing Authority: Speaker of the NYS Assembly

Jessica Garcia

Assistant to the President
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
Appointing Authority: Governor's Office

Kitty Gelberg, PhD, MPH

KayG Consulting, LLC
Honorary Member

Travis Hall, PhD

Hillcrest Psychological Services
Appointing Authority:  Governor's Office


Victor F.C. Jones

Emergency Services Coordinator
Otsego County, NY
Honorary Member
Otsego County Emergency Services

Richard A. (Dick) Peterson

Northeast Agriculture TechnologCorp
Trumansburg, NY
Honorary Member

James Shuford

Sun River Health
Appointing Authority: NYS Assembly Minority Leader

Richard E. Stup, PhD, Co-Chair

Director of Agricultural Workforce Development
Cornell University
Appointing Authority: Dean of Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Peter Ten Eyck

Indian Ladder Farms
Honorary Member

Jennifer Trodden, MS CSP

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
Deputy Director
Appointing Authority: Commissioner NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Kai Zhang, PhD

Empire Innovation Associate Professor
State University of NY at Albany
Appointing Authority: Dean of the School of Public Health Sciences, SUNY Albany

Bill Zittel, Chair

Amos Zittel & Sons, Inc.
Appointing Authority:  Majority Leader NYS Senate