Northwest Horticultural Council
Mr. Powers accepted employment with the NHC in 1999. He is a graduate of Grinnell College (Iowa) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Environmental Studies and a Master of International Management from The American Graduate School of International Management (Arizona).
|Boards and committees: Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables; Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports (Chairman); National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) (Executive Committee); Tree-Fruit Technical Advisory Council (secretary); United Fresh Produce Association’s Government Relations Council; U.S. Apple Association’s Government Affairs Committee; and Washington State Department of Agriculture’s International Marketing Advisory Committee|
In January 2015, Kate Woods started work for the Northwest Horticultural Council. Ms. Woods graduated from American University (Washington, D.C.) in 2005 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and print journalism.
|Boards and committees: Alliance for Food and Farming (Board of Directors); Alliance for Food and Farming Communications Committee; Crop Protection Coalition (treasurer); The North American Trade Committee of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association; United States Apple Association’s Food Safety Committee and Crisis Communications Subcommittee; and Washington Council on International Trade (Advisory Board)|
Vice President for Scientific Affairs
In January 2018, Barbara Madden started work for the Northwest Horticultural Council. Ms. Madden received an Associates in Applied Science Degree in Agronomy from The State University of New York Agricultural and Technical College at Cobleskill, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Crop Science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University in Virginia.
|Boards and committees: Minor Crop Farmer Alliance Technical Committee|
Technical Issues Manager
Anne Morrell joined the Northwest Horticultural Council in October 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis, her Master of Science Degree in Plant Science from California State University, Fresno, and her Doctorate Degree in Horticulture from Washington State University.
|Boards and committees: Center for Produce Safety (ad hoc research reviewer); Specialty Crop Research Initiative (relevance reviewer)|
Regulatory Information Specialist
Marisol Oviedo joined the Northwest Horticultural Council in September 2016. Ms. Oviedo is a graduate of Heritage University, possessing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry.
|Boards and committees: Washington State Department of Agriculture Organic Advisory Board|
Roberta Lucas joined the Northwest Horticultural Council’s staff in January 2014 and provides administrative and secretarial support to the staff. Mrs. Lucas is a graduate of Central Washington University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science.