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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