BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Russ Nugent, PhD

He spent nearly three decades with Tyson Foods, Inc. where he cultivated his pork production experiences, knowledge, and contacts. After retiring from Tyson Foods, Inc. in 2020, Nugent formed Dogwood Ag Services, LLC focusing on swine industry consulting, Bermuda hay, and hog sales.

Daryl Olsen, DVM

Daryl is currently the President of the SHIC Board of Directors.​​ Dr. Daryl Olsen is a managing partner with AMVC, headquartered in Audubon, Iowa. AMVC works to be an industry leader in livestock production by providing management, veterinary, nutritional, marketing, and employee expertise. Daryl is currently the President of the SHIC Board of Directors.​

Jeremy Pittman, DVM

He is a graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Board Certified in Swine Medicine, earned a master’s degree in Veterinary Preventative Medicine from Iowa State University, and completed the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois.

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Paul Sundberg, DVM, PhD, DACVPM

Executive Director

(515) 598-4553 | [email protected]

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Megan Niederwerder, DVM, PhD

Associate Director
(785) 452-8270 | [email protected]

WORKING GROUPS

Monitoring and Analysis Working Group

This group is charged with assessing domestic and foreign production disease risk using information from a variety of sources. The outcome of this assessment is the on-going prioritization of the Swine Disease Matrix. It is also responsible for monitoring and advising the Swine Health Monitoring Project and the use of information technologies to reach the Swine Health Monitoring Project goals. In addition, it is responsible for development and advice for on-going projects to monitor domestic diseases affecting swine health and the data analysis projects that will support on-farm, prospective producer decision making.
Practitioners
Pork Producers
Universities
USDA
Packers/Processors
SAHO
Industry Associations

Preparedness and Response Working Group

This group is charged with oversight of the Swine Disease Matrix and other preparedness or response research. It reviews the analysis of the Matrix capabilities 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 the roles and responsibilities of Rapid Response Team deployment 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. 

Practitioners
Pork Producers
Animal Health Companies
Universities
USDA
Industry Associations
SAHO

SHIC 2021 Progress Report

SHIC Program Review
Return on Producer Investment 2015-2021

SHIC Program Review Summary