Stakeholder Advisory Committee

The California Nitrogen Assessment Team has created a Stakeholder Advisory Committee composed of representatives of stakeholders from a variety of interest groups and perspectives. These individuals review in-progress documents and provide links between the assessment and important stakeholder groups. Current committee members are listed below. If you would like to suggest a member of the committee or are interested in learning more, feel free to contact us.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Member List

  • Pelayo Alvarez, California Rangeland Conservation Coalition Program Director, Defenders of Wildlife
  • Ted Batkin, President (former), Citrus Research Board
  • Steve Beckley, Executive Director, Organic Fertilizer Association of California (OFAC)
  • Don Bransford, Chairman (former), CA Rice Producer's Group, California Rice Commission and President, Bransford Farms; member of California State Board of Food and Agriculture
  • Renata Brillinger, Executive Director, California Climate and Agriculture Network
  • Cynthia Cory, Director, Environmental Affairs, California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF)
  • Bob Curtis, Associate Director of Agricultural Affairs, Almond Board of California
  • Michael Dimock, President, Roots of Change
  • Laurel Firestone, Co- Executive Director, Community Water Center (CWC)
  • Hank Giclas, Sr. Vice President, Strategic Planning, Science and Technology, Western Growers Association
  • Joseph Grant, Farm Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), San Joaquin County
  • Woody Loftis, EPA Liaison, United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Tim Johnson, President-CEO, California Rice Commission
  • Matthew Keeling, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region
  • David Lighthall, Health Science Advisor, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
  • Karl Longley, Coordinator of Water Resources Programs, California Water Institute
  • Jim Lugg, Consultant, Fresh Express/Chiquita
  • Paul Martin
  • Albert Medvitz, McCormack Sheep and Grain
  • Rob Mikkelsen, Director, Western North America, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
  • Belinda Morris, Climate and Land Use Program Officer, David and Lucille Packard Foundation
  • Alberto Ortiz, General Manager, Ag Services (Salinas)
  • Renee Pinel, President/CEO, Western Plant Health Association
  • Brise Tencer, Executive Director, Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF)
  • Bruce Rominger, Owner, Rominger Brothers Farms
  • David Runsten, Policy Director, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)
  • Ann Thrupp, Executive Director, Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) at UC Berkeley
  • Kathy Viatella, California Water Foundation Program Manager, Resources Legacy Fund