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 and Supply Chain Logistics & Technology Council; United States Agricultural Export Development Council (Board of Directors); 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 as its vice president. 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
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Technical Issues Manager
Laura Grunenfelder joined the Northwest Horticultural Council in 2013 as its science policy specialist, and was promoted to technical issues manager in 2014. Ms. Grunenfelder is a graduate of Washington State University, possessing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Horticulture.
|Boards and committees: Center for Produce Safety’s Technical Committee; Minor Crop Farmer Alliance Technical Committee; and United Fresh’s Food Safety and Technology Council.|
Regulatory Information Specialist
Marisol Oviedo joined the Northwest Horticultural Council in September 2016 as its regulatory information specialist. Ms. Oviedo is a graduate of Heritage University, possessing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry.
Roberta Lucas joined the Northwest Horticultural Council’s staff in January 2014 as Office Manager 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.