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.

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

Interim 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. 

Tom Avinelis

Tom Avinelis

Oregon

Tom Bodtke

Tom Bodtke

Michigan

Daniel Bustamante

Daniel Bustamante

Peru

Derek Eisele

Derek Eisele

Oregon

Steve Phillips

Steve Phillips

Canada

Robert Samano

Robert Samano

Mexico

Jorge Varela

Jorge Varela

Chile

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Florida

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

Mark Hurst

Mark Hurst

Oregon

Ellie Norris

Ellie Norris

Oregon

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

British Columbia

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Florida

Bylaws 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

Mike Mainland

Mike Mainland

Neil Moore

Neil Moore

North Carolina

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Florida

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.

Pat Goin

Pat Goin

Indiana

Cort Brazelton

Cort Brazelton

Oregon

Bob Carini

Bob Carini

Michigan

Denny Doyle

Denny Doyle

New Jersey

Brittany Lee

Brittany Lee

Florida

Jeff Malensky

Jeff Malensky

Oregon

Neil Moore

Neil Moore

North Carolina

Bill Steed

Bill Steed

California

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Florida

Awards and Membership Committee

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

Art Galletta

Art Galletta

New Jersey

Dave Arena

Dave Arena

New Jersey

Bob Carini

Bob Carini

Michigan

Joe De Grandchamp

Joe De Grandchamp

Michigan

Denny Doyle

Denny Doyle

New Jersey

Mark Hurst

Mark Hurst

Oregon

Neil Moore

Neil Moore

North Carolina

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Florida

United Blueberry Advisory Committee

Joe Barsi

Joe Barsi

California

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Florida

Juan Ignacio Allende

Juan Ignacio Allende

Chile

David Jackson

David Jackson

California

JC Clinard

JC Clinard

Florida

Nicholas Osmulski

Nicholas Osmulski

Michigan

Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa

California

Soren Bjorn

Soren Bjorn

California

Tom Avinelis

Tom Avinelis

Oregon

David Bruggen

David Bruggen

Florida

Ian Grigg

Ian Grigg

California

Steve Magami

Steve Magami

California

Trade Task Force

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

Dave Arena

Dave Arena

New Jersey

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 Vander Kooi

Denny Vander Kooi

Michigan

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