MEMBERS

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

Chairperson:
Michelle Poulk

Vice-Chairperson:
Maren Martin

Secretary-Treasurer:
Lisa Hansel

Board Members

First Handlers:
John Olney
Christopher Olney
Michelle Poulk


Importers:
Thomas Sargeantson
Maren Martin
Gregory Brekke Olsen


Marketing
Cooperative:
Lisa Hansel


Producers:
Joseph Sanroma
Joan Gunter
Patricia Sundberg


Chief Executive Officer:
Margaret Lombard

Alternates

First Handlers Alternates:
Eric S. Wenger
Nancy Seaquist
Alan Turanski


Importers Alternates:
Jeffrey Dong
Andrew Sargeantson
Arlen Penner


Marketing 
Cooperative Alternate:
Jeff Hull


Producers Alternates:
Darren Cox
Blake Shook
Kevin Jensen

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 info@NHB.org.

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.