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Lisa Holscher


Program Managers

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Jessica Hoehn

Lead Program Manager /
Southeast Program 

Sheila Schroeder

Northwest Program


Lois Mann

Northeast Program

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Melissa Ruschau

Southwest Program


Specialists - CCSI / Purdue On The Farm


Hans Schmitz

Soil Health and

Climate Smart Ag Specialist

Bryan Overstreet
Soil Health and
Agronomic Specialist

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Adam Shanks

Soil Health and
Digital Ag Specialist


A Memorandum of Understanding between the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD), the United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), the Indiana State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB), and Purdue University Extension Service provides the framework to jointly carry out the CCSI program.

CCSI is governed by an Oversight Committee, the members of which include two voting representatives of the IASWCD, USDA-NRCS, ISDA, SSCB, and Purdue Extension. Non-voting members include the IASWCD Executive Director and CCSI Director. Affiliate partnering and/or stakeholder organizations may be invited to serve on the Oversight Committee.

Oversight Committee meetings are conducted on the last Tuesday of the month.

Current Oversight Committee Members include:

  • Jennifer Thum (ISDA Division of Soil Conservation Deputy Director), Chair

  • Amy Burris (SSCB Member)

  • Kenny Cain (SSCB Member)

  • Eileen Kladivko (Purdue Extension / Purdue University Professor of Agronomy)

  • John Kruze (IASWCD / Dearborn SWCD Supervisor)

  • Stan Moore (IASWCD / Kosciusko County SWCD Supervisor)

  • Walt Sell (Purdue Extension Asst Program Leader for Ag and Natural Resources)

  • Keith Williams (USDA-NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations in NE Indiana)

  • Shannon Zezula (USDA-NRCS Indiana State Resource Conservationist)

  • Les Zimmerman (IASWCD / Vermillion County SWCD Supervisor, non-voting)

  • Mike Dunn (The Nature Conservancy Director of Indiana Freshwater Programs, non-voting)

  • Liz Rice(IASWCD Executive Director, typically non-voting)

  • Joe Rorick (On Farm Sustainability and Research Coordinator, Purdue Extension / Indiana Corn Marketing Council / Indiana Soybean Alliance, non-voting)

  • Lisa Holscher (CCSI Director, non-voting)

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