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Council Members

The Governor's Invasive Species Council of Pennsylvania is chaired by the Secretary of Agriculture, with voting members representing Commonwealth agencies and non-governmental organizations and institutions responsible for management and conservation of agricultural and natural resources and the protection of public health. Non-governmental agencies are appointed by the Governor for two-year terms, and may be renewed or replaced at the Governor’s leisure.

State Agency Members

PA Department of Agriculture (Chair)

Russell C. Redding, Secretary

2301 North Cameron Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110


PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary

Rachel Carson State Office Building

400 Market Street, 7th Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17101


PA Department of Environmental Protection

Patrick McDonnell, Secretary

Rachel Carson State Office Building

400 Market Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101


PA Department of Transportation

Leslie S. Richards, Secretary

Commonwealth Keystone Building

400 North Street, 6th Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17105


PA Department of Health

Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary

Health and Welfare Building

625 Forster Street, 8th Floor West

Harrisburg, PA 17120


PA Fish and Boat Commission

John A. Arway, Executive Director

1601 Elmerton Avenue

Harrisburg, PA 17106


PA Game Commission

Bryan J. Burhans, Executive Director

2001 Elmerton Avenue

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Non-Governmental Organizations

Western PA Conservancy

Charles W. Bier, Senior Director of Conservation Science

800 Waterfront Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15222


The Nature Conservancy

Keith Fisher, Director of Conservation Programs

2101 N. Front Street

Building #1, Suite 200

Harrisburg, PA 17110


PennAg Industries Association

Mary Beth Ruh

Member, PennAg Industries Association

Manager, Seed Division, F.M. Brown’s Sons, Inc.

797 Commerce Street, P.O. Box 2116

Sinking Spring, PA 19608


PA Landscape & Nursery Association

Gloria Day, Director, PLNA

Owner, Pretty Dirty Ladies Inc.

Garden Design & Maintenance

114 Brossman Court

Leesport, PA 19533


Penn State University

Beth Brantley, Professor of Forest Technology

209 Science technology Laboratory

Mount Alto, PA 17237


PA Sea Grant

Sarah Whitney, Associate Director

Susquehanna River Watershed Office

1601 Elmerton Avenue, P.O. Box 6700

Harrisburg, PA  17106-7000


University of Pennsylvania

Lisa A. Murphy, VMD

School of Veterinary Medicine

New Bolton Center, Toxicology Laboratory

382 West Street Road

Kennett Square, PA 19348


PA Farm Bureau

Andrew L. Ernst

Owner, Ernst Conservation Seeds

9006 Mercer Pike

Meadville, PA 16335


Pennsylvania Lake Management Society

Kerilynn Frey, Executive Director

PO Box 111

Huntington Mills, PA 18622


Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation

Marci Mowery

1845 Market St Suite 202

Camp Hill, PA 17011


Transportation Sector

Shawn E. Mahoney

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

3460 N Delaware Ave #2

Philadelphia, PA 19134


Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts

Piper Sherburne

PACD South East Region Director

23 Conrad Rd

Alburtis, PA 18001


County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Robert G. Loughery, Commissioner

County of Bucks

55 East Court Street

Doylestown, PA 18901


Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors

Terry Styer

Lower Alsace Township

1200 Carsonia Ave

Reading, PA 19606