Board of Directors

Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association’s and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program’s board of directors consists of dairy farmers appointed by local dairy cooperatives and independent milk handlers. The board members are responsible for ensuring that dairy promotion programs are efficient and cost-effective — making the best use of dairy farmers’ investment in the checkoff program.

Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association Board of Directors

The following dairy farmers serve on Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association’s board of directors. Officers are Vernon Horst, chairman; Bill Beeman, vice chair; and Jerrel Heatwole, treasurer.

Bruce Bartley, Cogan Station, Pa.
Bill Beeman, Kingsley, Pa.
Wayne Beidel, Newburg, Pa.
Jim Biddle, Williamsburg, Pa.
Richard Byma, Sussex, N.J.
Donald Duncan, Robesonia, Pa.
R. Steven Graybeal, Peach Bottom, Pa.
Jerrel Heatwole, Greenwood, Del.
Vernon Horst, Chambersburg, Pa.
Larry Kulp, Martinsburg, Pa.
Tim Kurtz, Elverson, Pa.
Gib Martin, Elizabethtown, Pa.
Sherry Patterson, Chestertown, Md.
Jeff Raney, Adamsville, Pa.
Tim Stoner, Mercersburg, Pa.
Sam Tressler, Mt. Airy, Md.

Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program Board of Directors

The following dairy farmers serve on Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program’s board of directors. Officers are Jeff Raney, chairman; Bruce Bartley, first vice chairman; Harold Bailey, second vice chairman; Marie Canon, secretary; Bertha Ackerson, treasurer; and Rita Kennedy, assistant treasurer.

Bertha Ackerson, Marion Center, Pa.
Harold Bailey, Roaring Springs, Pa.
Bruce Bartley, Cogan Station, Pa.
Bill Beeman, Kingsley, Pa.
Wayne Beidel, Newburg, Pa.
Marie Canon, West Middlesex, Pa.
Erick Coolidge, Wellsboro, Pa.
Louie Diamond, Jr.,  Masontown, Pa.
Doug Harbach, Loganton, Pa.
Jennifer Heltzel, Martinsburg, Pa.
Vernon Horst, Chambersburg, Pa.
Rita Kennedy, Valencia, Pa.
Larry Kulp, Martinsburg, Pa.
Lolly Lesher, Bernville, Pa.
Fred Lucks, Warren, Pa.
E. Lee Ramsburg, Gettysburg, Pa.
Jeff Raney, Adamsville, Pa.
Rob Waddell, Townville, Pa.
James Warburton, New Albany, Pa.
Erin Smith, Harrisburg, Pa. (representing the Pa. Department of Agriculture)