Our Board

Currently, sixteen individuals serve on the Center for Dairy Excellence board of directors. The board represents all facets of the dairy industry, with five dairy producers, five from allied industries, and representatives from the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Board members include:
Chairperson: Don Risser, Bainbridge, Pa.
Vice Chairperson: Timothy Kurtz, Elverson, Pa.
2nd Vice Chairperson: Gary Heckman, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Secretary: Jennifer Heltzel, Martinsbrug, Pa.
Treasurer: Betsy Albright, Harrisburg, Pa.

Erick Coolidge, Wellsboro, Pa.
Cory Meyers, Hagerstown, Md.
Steve Paxton, Grove City, Pa.
Brett Reinford, Mifflintown, Pa.
J. Craig Williams, Wellsboro, Pa.
Robin Breeding, Greenville, De.
Mark Mosemann, Warfordsburg, Pa.
Representative Mark Keller, New Bloomfield, Pa.
Reid Hoover, Lebanon, Pa.
Secretary Russell Redding, Harrisburg, Pa.
Andrea Karns, Mechanicsburg, Pa.