Nine member steering committee

The NAAAN Steering Committee representing member countries Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., as well as institutional stakeholders, will provide strategic guidance to the NAAAN Secretariat and programming activities. The committee has nine members: one ex officio, and two committee members from each country.

CANADA

Marie-Claude Bibeau headshot

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau (Ex Officio)

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

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David Gray black and white headshot

David Gray, Ph.D.

Professor, Dalhousie University

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Mary Robinson headshot

Mary Robinson

President, Canadian Federation of Agriculture

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MEXICO

Victor Villalobos black and white headshot

Secretary Victor Villalobos (Ex Officio)

Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development

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Carlos Vazquez Ochoa headshot

Carlos Vazquez Ochoa

Minister Counselor, Agricultural Office, Embassy of Mexico to the United States

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Lourdes Cruz Trinidad headshot

Lourdes Cruz Trinidad

General Coordinator of International Affairs, Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tom Vilsack black and white headshot

Secretary Tom Vilsack (Ex Officio)

Secretary of Agriculture

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Doug Steele headshot

Douglas Steele, Ph.D.

Vice President Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

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Cathie Woteki black and white headshot

Cathie Woteki, Ph.D.

Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University
Visiting Distinguished Institute Professor, Biocomplexity Institute, University of Virginia
President, Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation

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NAAAN SENIOR STAFF

Kristyn Hribar headshot

Kristyn Hribar (Canada)

Trade Policy Analyst, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Wallace Ip (Canada)

Vice-consul and Trade Commissioner (Agriculture), Consulate General of Canada, Denver, Colo.

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Juan Bernardo Orozco Sanchez headshot

JUAN BERNARDO OROZCO SÁNCHEZ (MEXICO)

Director of Economic Studies in the Agricultural Sector, Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mexico

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LUIS MARTÍNEZ SENTÍES headshot

LUIS MARTÍNEZ SENTÍES (MEXICO)

Counselor for Agricultural Affairs, Embassy of Mexico to the United States

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Doug McKalip headshot

Doug McKalip (U.S.)

Senior Advisor to the Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture

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NAAAN SECRETARIAT

David Nielson headshot

DAVID NIELSON (U.S.)

Senior Advisor to the NAAAN

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Kerri Wright Platais headshot

KERRI WRIGHT PLATAIS (U.S.)

Special Advisor to the Chancellor and Director of International Agriculture, CSU Spur

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Lauren Weller (U.S.)

Assistant Director of International Agriculture, CSU Spur

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Rebecca Popara headshot in black and white

Rebecca Popara (U.S.)

Executive Assistant to International Agriculture, CSU Spur 

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