Working Groups

Swine Health Monitoring and Analysis Group

This group is charged with assessing foreign, transboundary production disease risk using information from a variety of sources. The outcome of this assessment is the ongoing prioritization of the Swine Disease Matrix. It is also responsible for monitoring and advising the Swine Health Monitoring Project and the use of the AgConnect technology to reach the Swine Health Monitoring Project goals. In addition it is responsible for development and advice for ongoing projects to monitor domestic diseases affecting swine health and the data analysis projects that will support on-farm, prospective producer decision making.

Swine Health Preparedness
and Response Group

This group is charged with oversight of the Swine Disease Matrix research. It reviews the analysis of the Matrix content and is responsible for funding research to fulfill the Matrix objectives. It is also responsible for advising and oversight of SHIC’s role in the emerging swine diseases response plan. That includes SHIC’s roles and responsibilities in response to an emerging swine health disease and for the information and analysis necessary to support the appropriate pork producer and pork industry response to emerging swine diseases.

SHIC Monitoring and Analysis Working Group

  • Jim Niewold – Illinois pork producer – Working Group Chair
  • Lisa Becton – NPB Staff
  • Tom Burkgren – AASV Staff
  • Craig Christensen – Iowa pork producer
  • Dana Cole – USDA STAS: CEAH
  • Joe Connor – Veterinarian
  • Jer Geiger – Veterinarian – PIC
  • Steve Henry – Veterinarian
  • Dick Hesse – KSU
  • Clayton Johnson – DVM, Director of Health, Carthage Veterinary Service, LTD
  • Daniel Linhares – ISU
  • Rodger Main – ISU
  • Michael McIntosh – USDA-FADDL
  • Bob Morrison – UMN
  • Mike Murtaugh – UMN
  • Dave Pyburn – NPB Staff
  • Chris Rademacher – ISU
  • Stephanie Rossow – UMN
  • Albert Rovira – UMN
  • Kent Schwartz – ISU
  • Harry Snelson – AASV Staff
  • Gordon Spronk – Veterinarian – Pipestone
  • Ray Summerlin – Smithfield production – North Carolina
  • Fabio Vannucci – UMN
  • Liz Wagstrom – NPPC Staff
  • Patrick Webb – NPB Staff
  • Paul Yeske – Veterinarian

SHIC Preparedness and Response Working Group

  • Gene Erickson – NCSU – retired, Working Group Chair
  • Sara Ahola – APHIS-VS-STAS-CEAH-Surveillance Design and Analysis
  • Lisa Becton – NPB Staff
  • Dave Bomgaars – Iowa pork producer / veterinarian
  • Tom Burkgren – AASV Staff
  • Wayne Chittick – Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Jim Collins – UMN
  • Ying Fang – KSU
  • Christa Goodell – Idexx
  • Brad Greenway – South Dakota pork producer
  • Jane Hennings- SDSU
  • Derald Holtkamp – ISU
  • Marlin Hoogland – Veterinarian – Smithfield
  • Kelly Lager – USDA-ARS
  • Bill Nelson – Tetracore
  • Conley Nelson – Smithfield
  • Dave Pyburn – NPB Staff
  • Harry Snelson – AASV Staff
  • Sabrina Swenson – USDA-NVSL
  • Liz Wagstrom – NPPC Staff
  • Patrick Webb – NPB Staff
  • Jeff Zimmerman – ISU