Leadership

President


Patricia Harris
WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute

Vice President


Shannon Pratt-Phillips; she/her/hers
North Carolina State University

Secretary


Krishona Martinson
University of Minnesota

Treasurer


Rhonda Hoffman
Middle Tennessee State University

Past President


W. Burton Staniar
Penn State University

Executive Director


Robert Coleman
University of Kentucky

Board of Directors

Holly Spooner (2023)
Middle Tennessee State University

Carey Williams (2023)
Rutgers University

Joann Kouba (2025)
Kansas State University

Kari Turner (2025)
University of Georgia

Stephen Coleman (2027)
Colorado State University

Mary Beth Gordon (2027)
Purina Animal Nutrition

Student Representative
Brittany Silvers (2023)
Texas A&M University

Standing Committees

Program Committee

Shannon Pratt-Phillips (Chair)
North Carolina State University

Sarah White-Springer
Texas A&M University

Wendy Pearson
University of Guelph

Mary Beth Gordon
Purina Animal Nutrition

Carey Williams
Rutgers

Jessica Leatherwood
Texas A&M University

Bob Coleman
University of Kentucky

Rhonda Hoffman
Middle Tennessee State University

Brittany Silvers
Texas A&M University

Pat Harris
WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute

Local Arrangements Committee

Jessica Leatherwood (Co-Chair)
Texas A&M University

Sarah White-Springer (Co--Chair)
Texas A&M University

Paige Linne
Texas A&M University

Chelsie Huseman
Texas A&M University

Jennifer Zoller
Texas A&M University

Sarah Schobert
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 Bedore
Sam Houston State University

Amanda Adams
University of Kentucky

Exercise Science Committee

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

Jennie Ivey
University of Tennessee

Danielle Smarsh
Pennsylvania State University

Sarah Reed
University of Connecticut

Brian Nielsen
Michigan State University

Genetics Committee

Stephen Coleman (Chair)
Colorado State University

Samantha Brooks
University of Florida

Sian Durward-Akhurst
University of Minnesota

Jessica Petersen
University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Cypriana 'Chipper' Swiderski
Mississippi State University

Brandon Velie
University of Sydney

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

Tania Cubitt
Performance Horse Nutrition LLC

Reproductive Physiology Committee

Joann Kouba (Chair)
Kansas State University

Chelsea Sinclair
Clemson University

Casie Bass
University of Wisconsion - River Falls

Erin Oberhaus
Louisiana State University

William (Bill) Day
SUNY Morrisville

Gary Webb
Missouri State University

Production & Management Committee

Carissa Wickens (Chair)
University of Florida

Kristine Vernon
Clemson University

Bridgett McIntosh
Mars Equestrian

Emily Glunk Meccage
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

Chelsie Huseman
Texas A&M University

Kris Hiney
Oklahoma State University

Michelle Kibler
Illinois 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

Rhonda Hoffman (Chair)
Middle Tennessee State University

Amy Burk
University of Maryland

Bob Coleman
University of Kentucky

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
Hocking 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

Brittany Silvers
Texas A&M University 

Holly Spooner
Middle Tennessee State University

Joann Kouba
Kansas State University

Mary Beth Gordon
Purina Animal Nutrition

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Danielle Smarsh (Chair)
Pennsylvania State University

Laurie Lawrence
University of Kentucky

Carissa Wickens
University of Florida

Debra Powell
Hocking College

Jessica Bedore
Sam Houston State University

Burt Staniar
Pennsylvania 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

2021 - W.B. Staniar
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)