LEADERSHIP

Lisa Holscher

Director

Joe Rorick

Agronomist

Sheila Schroeder

Northern Program
Manager

Jessica Hoehn

Southern Program

Manager

GOVERNANCE

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.

Current Oversight Committee Members include:

  • Jamie Scott (IASWCD / Kosciusko County SWCD Supervisor), Chair

  • Les Zimmerman (IASWCD / Vermillion County SWCD Supervisor)

  • Jerry Raynor (USDA-NRCS State Conservationist)

  • Shannon Zezula (USDA-NRCS State Resource Conservationist)

  • Jennifer Thum (ISDA District Support Specialist)

  • Annette Manusevich (ISDA Soil Health Program Manager)

  • Bob Eddleman (SSCB Member)

  • Kenny Cain (SSCB Member)

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

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

  • Joe Schmees (IASWCD Executive Director, typically non-voting)

  • Lisa Holscher (CCSI Director, ex-officio, non-voting)

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