NAAAN Steering Committee

Nine member steering committee

The NAAAN Steering Committee representing member countries Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., as well as institutional stakeholders, will provide strategic guidance to the NAAAN Secretariat and programming activities. The committee has nine members: one ex officio, and two committee members from each country.

CANADA

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The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau (Ex Officio)

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

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David Gray, Ph.D.

Professor, Dalhousie University

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Karen Churchill

President and CEO, Ag-West Bio

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MEXICO

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Secretary Victor Villalobos (Ex Officio)

Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development

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Carlos Vazquez Ochoa

Minister Counselor, Agricultural Office, Embassy of Mexico to the United States

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Lourdes Cruz Trinidad

General Coordinator of International Affairs, Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development

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UNITED STATES

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Ex Officio (TBD)

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Douglas Steele, Ph.D.

Vice President Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

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Cathie Woteki, Ph.D.

Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University; Visiting Distinguished Institute Professor, Biocomplexity Institute, University of Virginia; President, Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation
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SENIOR STAFF

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Amy Antonini (Canada)

Trade Policy Analyst, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Wallace Ip (Canada)

Vice-consul and Trade Commissioner (Agriculture), Consulate General of Canada, Denver, Colorado

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Juan Bernardo Orozco Sánchez (Mexico)

Director of Economic Studies in the Agricultural Sector, Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mexico

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Luis Martínez Sentíes (Mexico)

Counselor for Agricultural Affairs, Embassy of Mexico to the United States

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David Nielson (U.S.)

Senior Advisor to the NAAAN

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Kerri Wright Platais (U.S.)

Special Advisor to the Chancellor for International Agriculture, CSU System

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