The executive committee is comprised of the chair, chair-elect, secretary, chairs of all standing committees, ECOP, NIFA, and NOAA Sea Grant liaisons, and additional regional representatives if necessary. Others may be asked to take part in executive committee meetings as non-voting participants.

The executive committee will have representation from the following regions and Extension programs: Northeast, South, North Central, West, 1890 Institutions and Sea Grant Extension Programs. If a region or Extension program is not represented by one of the officers or a committee chair, the executive committee will select a representative to serve for a term of one year.


Cheryl Skjolaas (WI)

Carrie McKillip (IL)

Christina Sanders (WA)

Immediate Past Chair
Scott Cotton (WY)

Chairs of Standing Committees

Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Kris Hiney (OK)

Annual Meeting Committee
Mike Yoder (NC)

Community and Economic Development Committee
Angie Lindsey (FL)

Exercise Committee
Tom Ball (MS)

Family Consumer Science and 4-H Youth Development Committee
Lynette Black (OR)

Marketing Committee
Joyce McGarry (MI)

Professional Development Committee
Rick Griffiths (NM)

Extension Representatives and Liaisons

Sea Grant Extension Representative
Susan Lovelace (SC)

1890 Extension Representative
Kimberly Davis (FL)

1890 Extension Administration Liaison
Carolyn Williams (TX)

ECOP Liaison
Nick Place (FL)

USDA-NIFA National Liaison
Caroline Crocoll (USDA)

Project Support

National EDEN Project Coordinator
Abby Lillpop (IN)

Communications Coordinator
Cheyanne Geideman (IN)

Project PI
Jason Henderson (IN)

Project Co-PI
Bo Beaulieu (IN)

Project Co-PI
Michael Wilcox (IN)

Committee Members

Last Name First Name Institution
Henderson Jason Purdue University
Place Nick University of Florida
Meader Joyce
Samuel Beverly USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture
Davis Kimberly Florida A&M University
Black Lynette Oregon State University
Sanders Christina Washington State University
Lindsey Angie University of Florida
Griffith Rick New Mexico State University
Beaulieu Bo Purdue University
Wilcox Michael Purdue University
Ball Tom Mississippi State University
Skjolaas Cheryl University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cotton Scott University of Wyoming
Yoder Mike North Carolina State University
Hiney Kris Oklahoma State University
Burnham Conne University of Missouri
Higdon Andrea University of Kentucky
McKillip Carrie University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Geideman Cheyanne Purdue University
Williams Carolyn Prairie View A&M University
Lillpop Abby Purdue University
Lovelace Susan South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium