Research Committee Members

NGRA RESEARCH THEME COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Listed by Research Theme Committee, appointments as of 2020 through 2023

Research Chair
Nick Dokoozlian – CA – E. & J. Gallo Winery

Extension and Outreach
Theme Committee Chair: Keith Striegler – CA – E. & J. Gallo Winery
Maha Afifi – California Table Grape Commission
Karen Block – UC Davis
Stephanie Bolton – CA – Lodi Winegrape Commission
Brent DeBorde – Sun-Maid Growers of California
Gill Giese – New Mexico State University
Ed Hellman – Texas Tech University
Karl Lehman – CA – Allied Grape Growers
Andrew Meggitt – Missouri Wine & Grape Board (St. James Winery)
Michelle Moyer – Washington State University
Renee Threlfall – University of Arkansas
Hans Walter-Peterson – Cornell University

Genetics and Grapevine Improvement
Theme Committee Chair: Franka Gabler, California Table Grape Commission
Maher Al Rwahnih – CA – Foundation Plant Services
Tim Bourne – CA – Sunview Vineyards
Lance Cadle-Davidson – NY – USDA-ARS, Geneva
Dario Cantu – UC Davis
Matt Clark – University of Minnesota
Beth Forrestel – UC Davis
Dan Martinez – CA – Martinez Orchards
John Martini – NY – Anthony Road Wine Company
David Scott – Sun-Maid Growers of California
Yun Zhang – WA – Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Integrated Production Systems
Theme Committee Chair: Russell Smithyman – WA
Mark Amidon – NY – National Grape Co-operative/Welch’s
Luca Brillante – CA – Fresno State
Franka Gabler – California Table Grape Commission
Katie Gold – NY – Cornell University
Toby Halkovich – CA – Heitz Cellar
Melissa Hansen – Washington Wine Commission
Cain Hickey – Penn State
Marshall Miller – CA – Thornhill Companies
Emily Hodson – Virginia Wine Board (Veritas Vineyards & Winery)
Rich Schaefers – CA – Silverado Partners
Patty Skinkis – OR – Oregon State University

Natural Resources and Environment
Theme Committee Chair: Anji Perry – CA – J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Maha Afifi – California Table Grape Committee
Megan Bartlett – UC Davis
Imed Dami – The Ohio State University
Allison Jordan – CA – Wine Institute
Markus Keller – Washington State University
Jason Londo – NY – USDA-ARS, Geneva
Andrew McElrone – CA – USDA-ARS, Davis
Tony Stephen – CA – American Vineyard Foundation (Scheid Family Wines)
Julie Tarara –  WA – Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Steve Vasquez – Sun-Maid Growers of California