APPENDIX B
Speaker Biographies

Bruce L. Akey is currently the Chief, Office of Laboratory Services in the Division of Animal Industry Services of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and is the Director of the Virginia Animal Health Laboratory System. He is a past President of the AAVLD and currently Chair of the AAVLD Government Relations Committee, Co-Chair of the Joint AAVLD/USAHA Animal Health Information Systems Committee, and Co-Chair of the National Animal Health Reporting System Steering Committee.

Joan M. Arnoldi is Michigan’s State Veterinarian and Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture’s Animal Industry Division. Her interests are in developing and implementing policies, standards, and programs designed to help ensure a strong, vigorous, and economically stable livestock industry by the control of intrastate and interstate movement of animals and animal products, with particular emphasis on those animal diseases having potentially harmful effects on human health.

Robert E. Brackett is the Director of Food Safety in FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. His research interests have focused on the effects of processing and packaging on the growth and survival of foodborne pathogens



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APPENDIX B Speaker Biographies Bruce L. Akey is currently the Chief, Office of Laboratory Services in the Division of Animal Industry Services of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and is the Director of the Virginia Animal Health Laboratory System. He is a past President of the AAVLD and currently Chair of the AAVLD Government Relations Committee, Co-Chair of the Joint AAVLD/USAHA Animal Health Information Systems Committee, and Co-Chair of the National Animal Health Reporting System Steering Committee. Joan M. Arnoldi is Michigan’s State Veterinarian and Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture’s Animal Industry Division. Her interests are in developing and implementing policies, standards, and programs designed to help ensure a strong, vigorous, and economically stable livestock industry by the control of intrastate and interstate movement of animals and animal products, with particular emphasis on those animal diseases having potentially harmful effects on human health. Robert E. Brackett is the Director of Food Safety in FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. His research interests have focused on the effects of processing and packaging on the growth and survival of foodborne pathogens 35

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36 APPENDIX B in foods, methods for detection and enumeration of foodborne pathogenic bacteria, and the detoxification of aflatoxins. Corrie C. Brown is a Professor and Coordinator of International Activities in the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia. Her research interests include emerging diseases and the pathogenesis of infectious disease in food-producing animals, through the use of immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. Michael L. Bunning, LTC, Biomedical Science Corps, United States Air Force, is currently serving as the Department of Defense liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His scientific interests include epidemiology and complex humanitarian disasters. Philip Corrigan is the Veterinary Counselor at the Embassy of Australia in Washington, representing the Australian Federal Department of Agriculture in the Americas. He has wide experience in food animal veterinary practice, management of national animal health programs, and in the facilitation of international trade in agricultural products, particularly dealing with export/import, World Trade Organization, and sanitary and phytosanitary issues. Peter Eyre is the Dean of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He frequently speaks at professional veterinary association meetings and universities around the nation concerning curricular reforms that promote the economic well-being of the profession of veterinary medicine. William D. Hueston is the Director for the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, an interdisciplinary initiative linking the College of Veterinary Medicine; School of Public Health; and College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota. His expertise is in epidemiology and animal health, especially domestic and foreign animal disease control and monitoring, and in food safety risk analysis. David King is the Chief Scientific Advisor to the British Government and Head of the U.K. Office of Science and Technology. He was instrumental in controlling the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in February 2001, and has also worked on issues including climate change, energy research, and BSE. He oversees science advice across the British government, as well as provides of scientific counsel to the Prime Minister. Thomas McManus is a cattle farmer from Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. He owns 42 hectares in Northern Ireland and 30 hectares in Southern

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APPENDIX B 37 Ireland, and the recent animal disease outbreaks have had significant impact on his farms and livelihood. Harley W. Moon is the current Chair of the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, as well as the F. K. Ramsey Chair in the Veterinary Medical Research Institute of Iowa State University. He has been a member of the National Academy of Science since 1991 and has served on several NRC committees. Dr. Moon’s research interests include vaccines for preventing E. coli infection in farm animals and livestock disease eradication, and he is widely recognized for his contributions to understanding intestinal infections in humans and animals. Prior to his current position, Dr. Moon was Director of USDA’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center. Jim Moseley is the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He oversees the day-to-day activities of the Department, including the management of traditional farm programs, private lands conservation, domestic food assistance, agriculture research and education, agricultural marketing, international trade, meat and poultry inspection, forestry, and rural development programs. Prior to this appointment, Moseley, an Indiana farmer with 32 years of hands-on farm experience, was the owner of Ag Ridge Farms, which specializes in grains, and managing partner of Infinity Pork, LLC, which raises hogs. Caird E. Rexroad is Associate Deputy Administrator of the Agricultural Research Service, the intramural research agency of the USDA, and has responsibility for livestock programs, animal health, food safety, and human nutrition. He was trained as a reproductive physiologist and has conducted research on genetic modification of livestock, including on genes to enhance disease resistance. Stephen F. Sundlof is Director of FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. His research interests include drug residues and food safety. He presently serves as chairman of the WHO/FAO Codex Alimentarius Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods. David E. Swayne is the Director of USDA/ARS/Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory. This facility provides research solutions to emerging and exotic viral diseases of poultry. Dr. Swayne’s personal research interests include pathobiology and control of avian influenza, West Nile fever, and avian pneumovirus in domestic poultry

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38 APPENDIX B Quentin Tonelli is the Corporate Vice President and General Manger of the Production Animal Business Group at IDEXX Laboratories. Dr. Tonelli’s research interests include the development of infectious disease diagnostics for poultry and livestock, and he has done extensive work on hepatitis and AIDS diagnostics. Gary Weber is currently the Executive Director for Regulatory Affairs, Center for Public Policy, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. His role is to provide leadership and guidance on matters relating to the federal regulation of the beef industry. Nora E. Wineland is the National Animal Health Monitoring System program leader at the United States Drug Administration. She has been with the APHIS Veterinary Services' Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health since 1987 in several capacities, beginning her career with USDA as an APHIS field veterinary medical officer in Ohio.

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40 BOARD ON AGRICULTURE PUBLICATIONS Forested Landscapes in Perspective: Prospects and Opportunities for Sustainable Management of America’s Nonfederal Forests (1997) Future Role of Pesticides for U.S. Agriculture (2000) Genetic Engineering of Plants: Agricultural Research Opportunities and Policy Concerns (1984) Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants: Science and Regulation (2000) Incorporating Science, Economics, and Sociology in Developing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards in International Trade (2000) Investing in Research: A Proposal to Strengthen the Agricultural, Food, and Environmental System (1989) Investing in the National Research Initiative: An Update of the Competitive Grants Program in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1994) Managing Global Genetic Resources: Agricultural Crop Issues and Policies (1993) Managing Global Genetic Resources: Forest Trees (1991) Managing Global Genetic Resources: Livestock (1993) Managing Global Genetic Resources: The U.S. National Plant Germplasm System (1991) National Research Initiative: A Vital Competitive Grants Program in Food, Fiber, and Natural-Resources Research (2000) New Directions for Biosciences Research in Agriculture: High-Reward Opportunities (1985) Pesticide Resistance: Strategies and Tactics for Management (1986) Pesticides and Groundwater Quality: Issues and Problems in Four States (1986) Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children (1993) Precision Agriculture in the 21st Century: Geospatial and Information Technologies in Crop Management (1997) Professional Societies and Ecologically Based Pest Management (2000) Rangeland Health: New Methods to Classify, Inventory, and Monitor Rangelands (1994) Regulating Pesticides in Food: The Delaney Paradox (1987) Soil and Water Quality: An Agenda for Agriculture (1993) Soil Conservation: Assessing the National Resources Inventory, Volume 1 (1986); Volume 2 (1986) Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics (1993) Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education in the Field: A Proceedings (1991) Toward Sustainability: A Plan for Collaborative Research on Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (1991) Understanding Agriculture: New Directions for Education (1988) Use of Drugs in Food Animals: Benefits and Risks, The (1999) Water Transfers in the West: Efficiency, Equity, and the Environment (1992)

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BOARD ON AGRICULTURE PUBLICATIONS 41 Wood in Our Future: The Role of Life Cycle Analysis (1997) NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS SERIES AND RELATED TITLES Building a North American Feed Information System (1995) Metabolic Modifiers: Effects on the Nutrient Requirements of Food-Producing Animals (1994) Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle, Seventh Revised Edition, Update (2000) Nutrient Requirements of Cats, Revised Edition (1986) Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle, Seventh Revised Edition (2001) Nutrient Requirements of Dogs, Revised Edition (1985) Nutrient Requirements of Fish (1993) Nutrient Requirements of Horses, Fifth Revised Edition (1989) Nutrient Requirements of Laboratory Animals, Fourth Revised Edition (1995) Nutrient Requirements of Poultry, Ninth Revised Edition (1994) Nutrient Requirements of Sheep, Sixth Revised Edition (1985) Nutrient Requirements of Swine, Tenth Revised Edition (1998) Predicting Feed Intake of Food-Producing Animals (1986) Role of Chromium in Animal Nutrition (1997) Scientific Advances in Animal Nutrition: Promise for the New Century (2001) Vitamin Tolerance of Animals (1987) Further information, additional titles (prior to 1984), and prices are available from the National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418, (202) 334–3313 (information only). To order any of the titles you see above, visit the National Academy Press bookstore at http://www.nap.edu/bookstore.