CoP Organization

The Leadership Team guides the work of the COP and conducts monthly virtual meetings. The organizational framework is highlighted below.

  • One Board member will be from each Cooperative Extension Rural Development Region (e.g. North Central, East, South, West)
  • Four Board members will be at large representatives
  • The Past CoP Chair
  • An Executive Committee comprised of: CoP Chair, Past CoP Chair, Vice CoP Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer

Current Bylaws


For more information please contact Anna Haines, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, (anna.haines@uwsp.edu; 715.346.2386)

Leadership Team and Contacts – As of June 2020 Annual Meeting

PositionNameAffiliation and TermContact Information
Executive Committee (one year appointments)
COP ChairNeal FoglePenn State Universitynef3@psu.edu
Vice ChairWayne BeyeaMichigan State Universitybeyea@anr.msu.edu
Past COP ChairKara SalazarPurdue Universitysalazark@purdue.edu
SecretaryMichael DoughertyWest Virginia University ExtensionMichael.Dougherty@mail.wvu.edu
TreasurerAnna HainesUniversity of Wisconsinahaines@uwsp.edu
Regional Representatives (three year terms)
EastMichael DoughertyWest Virginia University Extension (through 2021)Michael.Dougherty@mail.wvu.edu
North CentralKara SalazarPurdue University (through 2022)salazark@purdue.edu
SouthSteven MikulencakTexas A&M (through 2021)smikulencak@tamu.edu
WestPaul LachapelleMontana State University (through 2022)paul.lachapelle@montana.edu
At Large Representatives (three year terms)
American Citizen Planner LeadWayne BeyeaMichigan State University (through 2021)beyea@anr.msu.edu
Myra MossOhio State University Extension (through 2020)moss.63@osu.edu
Neal FoglePenn State University (through 2022)nef3@psu.edu
Anna HainesUniversity of Wisconsin (through 2021)ahaines@uwsp.edu