Committees

The NABC is driven to serve our members – and the blueberry industry – with great optimism about the future and the opportunities in front of us. The work of our committees paves the path forward.

Executive Committee

Directs all business and operations of the NABC, supporting efforts to drive success and profitability in the production and distribution of blueberries in North America and around the world.

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Chair

Florida

Pat Goin

Pat Goin

First Vice Chair

Indiana

Teddy Koukoulis

Teddy Koukoulis

Second Vice Chair

Florida

Ellie Norris

Ellie Norris

Secretary

Oregon

Art Galletta

Art Galletta

Treasurer

New Jersey

Tom Bodtke

Tom Bodtke

Past Chair

Michigan

Finance Committee

Oversees the financial affairs of the NABC, including the recommendation and monitoring of the yearly NABC budget.

Teddy Koukoulis

Teddy Koukoulis

Florida

Art Galletta

Art Galletta

New Jersey

Ellie Norris

Ellie Norris

Oregon

Mark Hurst

Mark Hurst

Oregon

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

British Columbia

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Florida

Nomination & Awards Committee

Manages recruitment of new NABC members; considers and recommends potential candidates for the Executive Committee as well as potential recipients for NABC awards.

Art Galletta

Art Galletta

New Jersey

Dave Arena

Dave Arena

New Jersey

Bob Carini

Bob Carini

Michigan

Joe DeGrandchamp

Joe DeGrandchamp

Michigan

Denny Doyle

Denny Doyle

New Jersey

Mark Hurst

Mark Hurst

Oregon

Neil Moore

Neil Moore

North Carolina

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Florida

Bylaws Review Committee

Maintains NABC Bylaws; reviews and proposes recommended updates and helps to interpret the bylaws.

John Bennett

John Bennett

Georgia

Bob Carini

Bob Carini

Michigan

Denny Doyle

Denny Doyle

New Jersey

Art Galletta

Art Galletta

New Jersey

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Florida

Mike Mainland

Mike Mainland

Neil Moore

Neil Moore

North Carolina

Good Management Practices Committee

Works to maintain consumer confidence and ensure consumers receive a safe, wholesome product by:

  • Educating growers and handlers about best practices and regulations governing safe food production
  • Providing good management practices to support the industry’s individual quality control programs
  • Assisting with the NABC/USHBC crisis management plan
Denny Doyle

Denny Doyle

New Jersey

Cort Brazelton

Cort Brazelton

Oregon

Verne Gingerich

Verne Gingerich

Oregon

Pat Goin

Pat Goin

Indiana

Keith Refsnider

Keith Refsnider

California

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Florida

Legislative Committee

Serves as an NABC voice in legislative matters; helps coordinate NABC member responses to potential issues; and participates in legislative and governmental educational efforts with other agricultural groups.

Pat Goin

Pat Goin

Indiana

Cort Brazelton

Cort Brazelton

Oregon

Bob Carini

Bob Carini

Michigan

Denny Doyle

Denny Doyle

New Jersey

Jeff Malensky

Jeff Malensky

Oregon

Neil Moore

Neil Moore

North Carolina

Bill Steed

Bill Steed

California

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Florida

USDA Foods Procurement Task Force

Works with the Legislative Committee to promote and advocate for NABC’s policy platform.

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Florida

Bob Carini

Bob Carini

Michigan

Denny Doyle

Denny Doyle

New Jersey

Derek Eisele

Derek Eisele

Oregon

Jeff Malensky

Jeff Malensky

Oregon

John Shelford

John Shelford

Florida

Trade Task Force

Works with the Legislative Committee to promote and advocate for NABC’s policy platform.

Dave Arena

Dave Arena

New Jersey

Ryan Atwood

Ryan Atwood

Florida

Tom Avinelis

Tom Avinelis

Oregon

Ray Biln

Ray Biln

British Columbia

Guy Cotton

Guy Cotton

California

Rob Dhaliwal

Rob Dhaliwal

Washington

Russ Goodman

Russ Goodman

Georgia

Shelly Hartmann

Shelly Hartmann

Michigan

Brittany Lee

Brittany Lee

Florida

Neil Moore

Neil Moore

North Carolina

Bryan Ostlund

Bryan Ostlund

Oregon

Nathan Sakuma

Nathan Sakuma

Washington

Todd Sanders

Todd Sanders

California

Denny VanderKooi

Denny VanderKooi

Michigan