The Dairy Practices Council Executive Board

(Board of Directors and Task Force Directors)

DPC Officers

Christopher Hylkema, DPC President
New York State Dept of Agriculture & Markets
Albany, NY
Tel. 716-725-5080 

Keith Hay, DPC Vice President
Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board
Harrisburg, PA
Tel. 814-442-4883

Steven Murphy, DPC Executive Vice President
Dairy Practices Council
Freeville, NY
Tel. 607-347-4276

Members Representing Regulatory

FDA
Robert Altobelli
FDA Grade "A" Milk Safety Program
College Park, MD
Tel. 240-402-4032

USDA
Patrick Clark
USDA/AMS/Dairy
Washington, DC
Tel. 202-720-9382

STATE AG
Joseph MacPhee
Michigan Department of Agriculture
Marquette, MI
Tel. 906-284-0358

STATE HEALTH
Michelle R. Steinmetz, RS
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
Madison, WI
Tel. 715-401-1393

Members Representing Industry

PROCESSING
Wendy Landry
HP Hood, LLC
Portland, ME
Tel. 207-252-0892

PRODUCTION
Robin Breeding
Dairy Farmers of America
Greenwood, DE
Tel. 302-272-2197

SUPPLIERS/SERVICES
Sharon Wilson
Weber Scientific
Hamilton, NJ
Tel. 609-584-7677

Members Representing Education

PROCESSING
Position Open

PRODUCTION
Rick Watters, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Quality Milk Production Services
Warsaw, NY
Tel. 585-786-2555

Board Member-At-Large

Amamda Rife
Land O'Lakes
Carlisle, PA
Tel. 717-486-2214

See the Executive Board, past & present, here.

Task Force Directors

Task Force Mission Statements
Task Force Directors also serve as members of the Executive Board.

Task Force I Farm Buildings & Equipment

Joseph Zulovich
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
Tel. 573-882-2731

Task Force II Plant Equipment & Procedures

Amy Rhodes
HP Hood LLC
Lowville, NY
Tel. 315-404-0133

Task Force III Laboratory & Quality Control Procedures

Jessica Smith
USDA-FMMA
Cleveland, OH
Tel. 330-225-4758

Task Force IV Regulatory Issues & HACCP

Steve DiVincenzo
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Food, Drug, & Dairies
Springfield, IL
Tel. 217-785-2439

Task Force V Milking Systems & Procedures

Steve Lehman
Michigan Milk Producers
Novi, MI
Tel. 989-330-1638

Task Force VI Small Ruminants

Alisha Francis
Jackson-Mitchell/Meyenberg
Turlock, CA
Tel. 209-667-2019

See the Task Force Directors, past & present, here.

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