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Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health Members

Dr. Michael D. Apley

  • Kansas
  • Bachelor of Science, Doctor Veterinary Medicine, and Doctor of Philosophy—Kansas State University; Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology
  • Veterinarian and Professor Clinical Sciences, Kansas State University
  • Committee Representative for Veterinarians and Veterinarian Professional Organizations


Dr. Michael J. Blackwell

  • Tennessee
  • BS Agricultural Sciences; Doctor Veterinary Medicine; Masters Public Health
  • Veterinarian/Senior Director Veterinary Policy, Humane Society of the United States
  • CommitteeRepresentative for Animal Welfare Organizations


Dr. Stephen Crawford

  • New Hampshire
  • BS Animal Science, University Maryland; DVM University Georgia
  • New Hampshire State Veterinarian; Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture; Director Division of Animal Industry
  • Committee Representative for State Animal Health Officials for the Eastern States


Dr. S. Peder Cuneo

  • Arizona
  • BS Animal Science; MS Animal Science; DVM University California at Davis; Diplomat American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
  • Extension Specialist and Assistant Director University Animal Care, University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Science, School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Science
  • Special Government Employee as Committee expert in animal nutrition; reproductive toxicology, animal welfare; emergency response, and livestock health


Ms. Glenda S. Davis

  • Arizona, New Mexico, Utah (Navajo Nation)
  • Bachelor Science in Microbiology, Colorado State; Masters Business Administration, University of Phoenix; Licensed Veterinary Technician
  • Arizona, Program Manager Tribal Veterinary Services - Navajo Nation
  • Committee Intertribal Representative for Tribal Producers and Tribal Producer Organizations
 

Dr. Mark J. Engle

  • Missouri
  • MS Production Animal Medicine, University of Minnesota; DVM,  Iowa State University
  • Senior Technical Services Manager Swine Business Unit for Merck Animal Health
  • Committee Representative for Swine Producers and Producer Organizations


Dr. David L. Fernandez

  • Arkansas
  • PhD Animal Science/Physiology University Kentucky; MS Animal Science/Physiology, Montana State University; BS Animal Science, Cornell University
  • Sheep Producer and Extension Livestock Specialist
  • Committee Representative for Sheep and Goat Producers and Producer Organizations


Mr. Maximiliano A. Fernandez

  • Washington
  • University of Chile; Orange Coast College
  • Cattle and Sheep Producer and Advocate
  • Former SACAH member
  • CommitteeRepresentative for small producers and producer groups


Dr. John R. Fischer

  • Georgia
  • BS Fish and Wildlife; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; PhD Pathology
  • Current member of SACAH
  • Director and Professor Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia
  • Committee Representative of Wildlife Veterinarians


Dr. Daniel L. Grooms

  • Michigan
  • BS Animal Science, Cornell University; DVM and PhD Veterinary Preventative Medicine, Ohio State University
  • Veterinarian and Professor at Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine Michigan State University
  • Committee Representative for Veterinarians and Veterinarian Professional Organizations
 

Dr. Annette B. Jones  

  • California
  • Bachelor of Arts Economics; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis
  • State Veterinarian and Director Animal Health and Food Safety Services of the California Department of Food
    and Agriculture
  • Committee Representative for State Animal Health Officials for the Western States


Ms. Mary Ann Kniebel

  • Kansas
  • BS Animal Science, Kansas State University; MS Animal Science, Kansas State University
  • Rancher and feedlot nutritionist
  • Committee Representative of Cattle Producers and Producer Organizations


Dr. John R. MacMillan 

  • Idaho
  • BS University of Maryland; MS Michigan State University; PhD University of Washington
  • Vice President, Clear Springs Foods
  • Committee Representative for Aquaculture Producers and Producer Organizations


Ms. Judith I. McGeary

  • Texas
  • Bachelor of Science Biology, Stanford University; Juris Doctorate, University of Texas at Austin
  • Current member of SACAH
  • Producer and Attorney at Law, Partner- Langley & McGeary, PLLC, general practice including appellate and agricultural law and public policy work
  • Committee Representative for Small Producers and Producer Organizations


Dr. Willie M. Reed

  • Indiana
  • BS Animal and Poultry Science; PhD Veterinary Pathology; DVM
  • Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University; Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology; Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians
  • Incumbent Committee Representative for Poultry Producers and Producer Organizations and Advocate for
    Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
 

Dr. G. Donald Ritter 

  • Maryland
  • Doctor Veterinary Medicine; Diplomate of American College Poultry Veterinarian (certified)
  • Veterinarian Director Health Services for Mountaire Farms, Inc.
  • Committee Representative for poultry producers and producer groups


Mr. Charles Rogers

  • New Mexico
  • Chief Executive Officer for Clovis Livestock Auction
  • Committee Representative for Livestock Management and Marketing Organizations


Dr. David R. Smith

  • Mississippi  
  • BS Agriculture, Ohio State University; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University; PhD Ohio State University
  • Endowed Professor and Beef Program Leader, Mississippi State University
  • Special Government Employee and Committee expert in food animal health and cattle production systems


Dr. Belinda Thompson

  • New York
  • BS Animal Science College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and DVM College of  Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
  • Cornell University Faculty, Advisor, and Interim Assistant Executive Director, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
  • Committee Representative for Veterinarians and Veterinarian Professional Organizations


Dr. Elizabeth Wagstrom

  • Iowa
  • Masters of Science Veterinary Preventative Medicine, Iowa State University; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University; Diplomate American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
  • Member of SACAH, Vice Chair (Interim Chair)
  • Chief veterinarian for National Pork Producers Council
  • Committee Representative for Swine Producers and Producer Organizations