Committees

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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.

Pat Goin

Pat Goin

Chair

Indiana

Teddy Koukoulis

Teddy Koukoulis

Vice Chair

Florida

Ellie Norris

Ellie Norris

Secretary

Oregon

Art Galletta

Art Galletta

Treasurer

New Jersey

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Past Chair

Florida

Ryan Lockman

Ryan Lockman

Member at Large

Michigan

Nominating Committee

Solicits nominations for NABC officers from among the NABC Board of Directors. Also solicits nominations for the voting members of the board of directors from the membership. Presents all nominations to the membership for voting. 

Ken Patterson, Chair

Ken Patterson, Chair

Pat Goin, NABC Chair (ex-officio)

Finance Committee

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

Tom Avinelis

Tom Avinelis

Chair

Tom Bodtke

Ellie Norris

Matthew Macrie

Jason Smith

Micah Weiss

Pat Goin, NABC Chair (ex-officio)

Bylaws Committee

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

Tom Bodtke, Chair

Tom Bodtke, Chair

John Bennett

Bob Carini

Art Galleta

Mike Mainland

Neil Moore

Pat Goin, NABC Chair (ex-officio)

Government Affairs 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.

Teddy Koukoulis, Chair

Teddy Koukoulis, Chair

Cort Brazelton

Alex Cornelius

Ernesto Diaz

Brittany Lee

Ryan Lockman

Ivan Maldanado

Jason Smith

Brad Moorer

Brandon Raso

Danny Weeden

Pat Goin, NABC Chair (ex-officio)

Awards Committee

Manages recruitment of new NABC members; considers and recommends potential recipients for NABC awards.

Ken Patterson, Chair

Ken Patterson, Chair

Dave Arena

Bob Carini

Joe DeGrandchamp

Art Galletta

Neil Moore

Pat Goin, NABC Chair (ex-officio)

United Blueberry

Advisory Committee

Tom Avinelis

Tom Avinelis

Oregon

Joe Barsi

Joe Barsi

California

JC Clinard

JC Clinard

Florida

Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa

California

Gonzalo de Elizalde

Gonzalo de Elizalde

California

Juan Ignacio Allende

Juan Ignacio Allende

Chile

David Jackson

David Jackson

California

Steve Magami

Steve Magami

California

Andrew Maiman

Andrew Maiman

Florida

Nicholas Osmulski

Nicholas Osmulski

Michigan

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Florida

Steve Phillips

Steve Phillips

Canada

USDA Foods Procurement

Task Force

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

Bob Carini

Bob Carini

Michigan

Derek Eisele

Derek Eisele

Oregon

Jeff Malensky

Jeff Malensky

Oregon

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Past Chair

Florida

John Shelford

John Shelford

Florida