Leadership

President


W. Burton Staniar
Pennsylvania State University

Vice President


Patricia Harris
WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute

Secretary/Treasurer


Shannon Pratt-Phillips
North Carolina State University

Past President


Kenneth H. McKeever
Rutgers University

Executive Director


Robert Coleman
University of Kentucky

Board of Directors

Amy Burk (2021)
University of Maryland

Krishona Martinson (2021)
University of Minnesota

Holly Spooner (2023)
Middle Tennessee State University

Carey Williams (2023)
Rutgers University

Joann Kouba (2025)
Kansas State University

Kari Turner (2025)
University of Georgia

Student Representative:
Ellen Rankins (2025)
Rutgers University

Standing Committees

Program Committee

Pat Harris (Chair)
WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute

Carey Williams
Rutgers

Kari Turner
University of Georgia

Amy Burk
University of Maryland

Shannon Pratt-Phillips
North Carolina State University

Jessica Leatherwood
Texas A&M University

Ellen Rankins
Rutgers

Bob Coleman
University of Kentucky

Local Arrangements Committee

Jessica Leatherwood (Chair)
Texas A&M University

Sarah White (Vice-Chair)
Texas A&M University

Paige Linne
Texas A&M University

Chelsie Huseman
Texas A&M University

Jennifer Zoller
Texas A&M University

Equine Biosciences Committee

Kimberly Cole (Chair)
Ohio State University

Carolyn Hammer
North Dakota State University

Mary Beth Gordon
Purina Animal Nutrition

Jessica Suagee Bedore
Sam Houston State University

Amanda Adams
University of Kentucky

Amy Biddle
University of Delaware

Barbara Murphy
University College Dublin

Exercise Science Committee

Sarah White (Chair)
Texas A&M University

Jennie Ivey
University of Tennessee

Danielle Smarsh
Pennsylvania State University

Shannon Pratt-Phillips
North Carolina State University

Brian Nielsen
Michigan State University

Genetics Committee

Stephen Coleman (Chair)
Colorado State University

Samantha Brooks
University of Florida

Rebecca Bellone
University of California–Davis

Jessica Petersen
University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Cypriana 'Chipper' Swiderski
Mississippi State University

Nutrition Committee

Kristine Urschel (Chair)
University of Kentucky

Holly Spooner
Middle Tennessee State University

Wendy Pearson
University of Guelph

James Lattimer
Kansas State University

Nettie Liburt
Buckeye Nutrition

Amy Burk
University of Maryland

Reproductive Physiology Committee

Joann Kouba (Chair)
Kansas State University

Chelsea Sinclair
Clemson University

Kristin Klohanatz
Select Breeders Services

Erin Oberhaus
Louisiana State University

William Day
SUNY Morrisville

Kelly Walter
Truman State University

Production & Management Committee

Carissa Wickens (Chair)
University of Florida

Kristine Vernon
Clemson University

Bridgett McIntosh
Mars Inc.

Emily Glunk
Forage Genetics International

Michelle DeBoer
University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Amanda Grev
University of Maryland

Karen Wimbush
Ohio State University

Teaching & Extension Committee

Sara Tanner-Mastellar (Chair)
Ohio State ATI

Betsy Greene
University of Arizona

Jennie Ivey
University of Tennessee

Carey Williams
Rutgers

Karen Waite
Michigan State University

Kris Hiney
Oklahoma State University

Neely Walker
Louisiana State University

Membership & Retention Committee

Kari Turner (Chair)
University of Georgia

Aubrey Jaqueth
Wright State State University

Nettie Liburt
Buckeye Nutrition

Krishona Martinson
University of Minnesota

Ken Mckeever
Rutgers University

Shannon Pratt-Phillips
North Carolina State University

Finance Committee

Bob Coleman (Chair)
University of Kentucky

Amy Burk
University of Maryland

Pat Harris
WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute

Krishona Martinson
University of Minnesota

Shannon Pratt-Phillips
North Carolina State University

Jessica Leatherwood
Texas A&M University

Sponsorship Subcommittee

Bob Coleman (Chair)
University of Kentucky

Amy Burk
University of Maryland

Krishona Martinson
University of Minnesota

Nominating Committee

Karen Davison (Chair)
Purina Animal Nutrition

Tania Cubitt
Performance Horse Nutrition LLC

Kristine Vernon
Clemson University

Lance Baker
West Texas A&M University

Student Competition Committee

Janice Holland (Chair)
Midway University

Danielle Smarsh
Pennsylvania State University

Shea Porr
Murray State University

Katie Kaufman
Morehead State University

Debra Powell
Saint Mary of the Woods College

Crystal Smith
West Virginia University

Society Awards Committee

Kathleen Anderson (Chair)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ginger Rich
Rich Equine Nutritional Consulting

Colleen Brady
Purdue

Jason Bruemmer
Colorado State University

Website Committee

Krishona Martinson (Chair)
University of Minnesota

Ellen Rankins
Rutgers 

Holly Spooner
Middle Tennessee State University

Joann Kouba
Kansas State University

Society Past Presidents

Equine Science Society Presidents pictured at the 2017 Symposium in Minneapolis, MN

From left to right (back row): R. Coleman, P. Siciliano, K. McKeever, E. Squires, and D. Thompson
From left to right (front row): L. Breuer, L. Warren, M. Vogelsang, L. Lawrence, B. Nielsen, and J. Bruemmer

2019 - K.H. McKeever
2017 - L.K. Warren
2015 - J.E. Bruemmer
2013 - B.D. Nielsen
2011 - P.D. Siciliano
2009 - M.J. Arns
2007 - M.M. Vogelsang
2005 - D.R. Topliff
2003 - C.H. Wood
2001 - D.L. Thompson
1999 - D.H. Sigler
1997 - R.J. Coleman
1995 - L.M. Lawrence
1993 - S.G. Jackson
1991 - H. Stowe
1989 - H.F. Hintz
1987 - E.L. Squires
1985 - J.P. Fontenot
1983 - G.D. Potter
1981 - J.P. Baker
1979 - J.W. Evans
1977 - E.A. Ott
1975 - L.H Breuer
1973 - P.A. Linerode
1970 - H.F. Hintz
1968 - H.D. Stowe (Chairperson)