MEMBERS

The Board consists of 10 members appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture:

Chairperson:
Michelle Poulk

Vice-Chairperson:
Maren Martin

Secretary-Treasurer:
MindyRyan Tharp Gehring

Board Members

First Handlers:

Christopher Olney
Michelle Poulk
MindyRyan Tharp Gehring


Importers:
Thomas Sargeantson
Maren Martin
Gregory Brekke Olsen


Marketing
Cooperative:



Producers:
Joseph Sanroma
Joan Gunter
Matt Halbgewachs


Chief Executive Officer:
Margaret Lombard

Alternates

First Handlers Alternates:

Nancy Seaquist
Alan Turanski
Jeff Caley


Importers Alternates:

Andrew Sargeantson
Arlen Penner


Marketing
Cooperative Alternates:
Jeff Hull


Producers Alternates:

Blake Shook
Darren Cox


Interested in Serving on the National Honey Board? Please click here to apply.

All board member nominations are made by qualified national organizations and selected by the USDA Agriculture Secretary. Please email questions to [email protected].

Diversity Policy

The Board’s programs are open to all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status or other basis protected by law; and it is the Board’s policy that membership on the Board and its committees reflect the diversity of individuals served by its programs. It is therefore the Board’s policy to have industry representatives from diverse backgrounds on the Board and committees. To this end, the Board strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to seek nominations to the Board and committees and to participate in Board and committee activities. The Board strongly encourages those qualified organizations making nominations to make every effort to emphasize the selection of qualified persons for Board positions without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status or other basis protected by law.