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.

Oversight Committee meetings are conducted on the last Tuesday of the month - four in-person and the remainder by tele- or video-conference.

Current Oversight Committee Members include:

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

  • Les Zimmerman (IASWCD / Vermillion County SWCD Supervisor)

  • Shannon Zezula (USDA-NRCS State Resource Conservationist)

  • Darrell Nicholson (USDA-NRCS Southeast Indiana Area Conservationist)

  • Jennifer Thum (ISDA District Support Specialist)

  • Annette Manusevich (ISDA Soil Health Program Manager)

  • Kenny Cain (SSCB Member)

  • Ray Chattin (SSCB Member)

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

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

  • Aly Wells (Indiana Corn Marketing Council/Indiana Soybean Alliance Director of Production & Envir)

  • Mike Dunn (The Nature Conservancy Director of Indiana Freshwater Programs)

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

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