ARBA Committees

The following committees established by the ARBA Board of Directors, provide valuable service to the American Rabbit Breeders Association and its members by performing preparatory work which is helpful in guiding Board decisions that will serve the best interest of the ARBA and its members.

Special Committees prove themselves invaluable by carrying out tasks on behalf of the Board in areas which include fundraising, research, and interractions between members, government, and technologies which have the potential to impact rabbit and cavy hobbiests as well as commercial enterprises, to name but a few. These committees are vital in implementing various operations and activities such as the annual ARBA National Convention.

The opportunity to serve on a committee not only facilitates the various operations of the ARBA, but can serve as a training ground for those members who aspire to further serve the ARBA in the future by becoming Board members themselves. Members who have an interest in serving their hobby interests beyond the local level should contact their District Director to make this willingness to serve known.

Standing Committees

Advertising & Publicity

James Brown, PA-Chair
jlbrown313@gmail.com
Joe Buchanan, CA
Mike Huston, TN
Laurie Penterman, WI
Amber Tondre, TX
Sandra Wight, GA

Budget

Dave Freeman, OH-Chair
dlfreemanacgrc@yahoo.com
Becky Forney, PA
Linda Oneal, NY

Commercial Dept.

Andrew Gauck, IN Chair
agauck@hotmail.com
Blake Foraker, KS
Tracy Gouette, CA
Terry Grubb, OH
Don Mersiovsky, TX

Constitution Committee

Brock Meanor, PA-Chair
windyhillrabbitry@yahoo.com
Wendy Lange, WA
Debbie Sandoval, CA

Credentials Committee

Kathy Lugo, CA-Chair
centralvalleyrba@aol.com
Loretta Odabashian, CA
Becky Ormond, UT

Election Committee

Dr. Amy Mersiovsky, TX-Chair
admersiovsky@gmail.com
Dr. Karen Morgan, TX
Loyd Morgan Jr, TX
Jennifer Schimpf, TX
Donna Stone, TX
Alternate-Amie Klaus, TX
Alternate-Don Mersiovsky, TX

Resolutions Committee

Josh Humphries, TN-Chair
judge784@yahoo.com
Matt Fuller, CA
Eric Mixdorf, IA

Research and Development Committee

Andrew Miles, PA-Chair
Milesloft@hotmail.com
Linda Clevenger, TN
Susan Craythorn, UT
Lee Engle, LA
Jeanne Fisher, IA
Ashley Garza, OH
Marion Katz, CO
Ruby Rezac, SD
Heaven Roberts (OR)
Adam Schuller (ID)

Rabbit Standards Committee

Briony Smith, KS-Chair
blsmith758@gmail.com
Mike Avesing, IA
Erik Bengtson, MN
Rob Frizzell, MD
Andy High, AL
Bruce Ormsby, IN
Alan Rafferty, CA
Tiffany Wayne, MN
Chris Zemny, CA

Cavy Standards Committee

Mary Lou Eisel, ON-Chair
eiselml@yahoo.ca
Sara Buchanan, CA
James Goodrich, NY
Dana Kolstad, ID
Linda Loucks, ID
Melissa Magee, CA
Ken McCracken, TX
Cindy Newton, WA
Faith Storms, MD

Youth Department

Tom Berger, IN-Chair
tlberger793@yahoo.com
Teresa Christian, WI
Don Mersiovsky, TX
Dale Mize, III, MI
Bruce Ormsby, IN
Kelli Slack, MO
Valerie Uptagraft, WA
Lynette Williams, IN

Show Rules Committee

Phil Humfleet, GA-Chair
phil_humfleet@comcast.net
Tony Bell, TX
Arian Dworzecki, NV
Bruce Ford, GA
Jamie Green, GA
Griffin Harrah, CA
Carrol Hooks, NC
Tara Parker, OH
Julie Spier, CA
Rich Steinberg, MN
Reed Tibbetts, TX
Carolyn Wright, TX

Youth Scholarship Committee

Christi Ringelstetter, WI-Chair
GCRING01@AOL.COM
Amanda Behee, OH
James Brown, PA
Maryann Chmura, NY
Linda Eubank, OR
Kyla Gierke, CA
Ethan Harvil, TN
Yvonne Michaud, KS
Sheri Singer, AR

Membership Services

Kelly Hinde, CA-Chair
hindekelly@gmail.com
Teresa DeSautell, TX
Kathi Groves, CA
Laurie Penterman, WI
Sandra Wight, GA

Special Committees

Airline Committee

Maddie Pratt, MI-Chair
arbajudge916@gmail.com
Shari Albrecht, CO
Sara Buchanan, CA
Betty Chu, CA
Janet Forrest, WA
Joe Kim, OR
Kevin Whaley, CA
Lisa Wittrock, WA

Special Committee – Club Liaison

Brock Meanor, PA-Chair
windyhillrabbitry@yahoo.com
Lonnie Harper, OH
Wendy Lange, WA
Debbie Sandoval, CA
Kendal Bledsoe, CA

Complaint Investigation

Appoint as needed


Convention Liaison

Ted DeLoyola, OR
tdeloyola@frontier.com

Domestic Rabbits

Sandra Wight, GA-Chair
domesticrabbits@arba.net
Eric Stewart, PA
Kathi Groves, CA
Debbie Vigue, ME

Equipment Manager

Bob Price, IN
wildwestwabbits@hotmail.com
Ted Deloyola, OR

Judges Continuing Education Committee

Louis Potter, FL-Chair
Louis49x@yahoo.com
Mike Adams, OH
John Backman, NY
Allen Barr, CA
Kendal Bledsoe, CA
Cheryl Eng-Link, HI
Lauralee Erbe, CA
Allan Gerhart, OH
James Goodrich, NY
Tracy Gouette, CA
Jeff Hardin, NC
Kevin Hooper, OH
Melissa Magee, CA
Jordan Miner, CA
Pam Nock, PA
Kattie Reilly, OH
Shane Ringdahl, ND
Randy Shumaker, CA
Briony Smith, KS
Kate Smith, CA
Mary Ellen Stamets, NJ

Judge Review

Steve Lussier, TN-Chair
cavyjudge@charter.net
Molly Covert, MI
Jamie Green, GA
Gail Krall, TX
Bill Patrick, OH

Legislative Liaison

Karen Horn, NJ
kjhorn@gmail.com

Library Committee

Ellie Bonde, MD-Chair
ellieandrc@aol.com
Sharon Barnes, KS
Amanda Behee, OH
James Brown, PA
Jean Parker, OK
Nancy Walker, AR
Kevin Whaley, CA

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Membership Recognition

Clarence Linsey, KS-Chair
clarencelinsey@comcast.net
Kendall Bledsoe, CA
Lorena Ferchaud, CA
Matt Fuller, CA
Karen Heintz, MN
Bruce Johnson, WI
Dallas Meyer, IL
Lois Rawlings, PA
Kattie Reilly, OH

Rabbit & Cavy Health

Dr. Jay Hreiz, NC-Chair
Jehvmd08@comcast.net
Denise Ancharski-Stutler, PA
Dr. Tiffany Bohlman, IL
Dr. Wendy Feaga, MD
Dr. Alfred Mina, HI
Dr. Fritz Trybus, IL
Kimberly Weems, MD

ED Performance Review

Deb Morrison, OK-Chair
dmorrison4arba@aol.com
Johnny Haussener, PA
Dr. Chris Hayhow, OH

International Liaison Committee

Arie Wardhani, Indonesia
adakelinci@gmail.com
Richelle Briones, Phillippines
Josee Maher, Canada
Masako Miyazaki, Japan
Kamarulazwa Muhammand, Malaysia
Jed Lawrence Ong, Philippines
Sally Turner, Australia

ARBA Checkoff Program Liaison

Sam Albrecht, CO
sam@cagetags.com

Judge Mentor Program

Cheryl Eng-Link, HI-Chair
cenglink@gmail.com
Molly Covert, MI
Steve Lussier, TN
Randy Shumaker, CA

Photography

Sandra Wight, GA
domesticrabbits@arba.net
Jane Burt, MI
Cheryl Eng-Link, HI
Ramie Grissom, OR
Maddie Pratt, MI
Lindsey Vaught, CA
Shannon Wallace, CO
Amanda Wampner, WI

FFA Committee

Katelyn Metzger, OR
katelynmetzger66@gmail.com
Matt Detert, CA
Kristin Hamilton, CA
Allison Horvath, IN
Michael Walsh, AZ
Kate Smith, CA

Educational Video Committee

Allen Mesick, CA
allenwestbound854@gmail.com

Guidebook Committee

Susan Weaver, TX
texbuns@comcast.net
Ken McCracken, TX

 

Youth Ambassador

Ethan Harvill, TN
eharville@vols.utk.edu