Advisory and Management Committee
The Advisory and Management Committee (AMC) consists of one or more representatives of the NPPO of each member country, as well as the NAPPO Executive Director and the NAPPO Technical Director. The AMC is chaired by the NAPPO Executive Director. AMC members are responsible to
- Formulate strategic recommendations for EC endorsement
- Participate in project prioritization and project processes
- Review documents prior to presentation to EC for approval
- Oversee work on RSPMs and other NAPPO documents
- Provide support to the Executive Committee, Executive Director and Technical Director in advancing the NAPPO work program
- Provide leadership in the organization of the annual meeting and symposium agenda, particularly when hosted by their countries.
|ADVISORY AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE CANADA|
|Dominique joined the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, horticulture section in 2003. Since then Dominique has been involved with the development of import requirements for fresh fruits originating from fresh market sources. Dominique was also the national lead for soil issues, the pre-inspection program for flower bulbs from the Netherland, Phytophtora ramorum and conducted foreign site audits of systems approaches for fruit production in Asian and European countries. Dominique recently joined the CFIA's Trade Policy Division as the Senior Plant Standard Officer responsible for the coordination for horizontal plant protection issues and developing Canadian positions at relevant international fora, such as the IPPC and NAPPO.|
Steve joined the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in 2002 the in grain and oilseed section of the Plant Protection Division. In this role, Steve was responsible for the development of inspection procedures and various plant protection policies. From 2005 to 2015, Steve worked in the International Phytosanitary Standards Section as the Senior Plant Health Standards Officer. During this period, he was one of Canada’s representatives on the NAPPO Advisory and Management Committee (AMC), formerly known as the NAPPO Working Group. Over this period, Steve was involved in the development and revision of various NAPPO Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures. For the last two and a half years, Steve has been on assignment with the Forestry Section working on various market access issues impacting this sector. Steve has recently returned to the International Phytosanitary Standards Section as Acting National Manager and International Standards Advisor and represents Canada on the NAPPO AMC.
|ADVISORY AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE NAPPO|
Stephanie Bloem accepted the position of NAPPO Executive Director in July 2015. In this role, she manages the NAPPO Secretariat’s human and financial resources while leading the fulfilment of the NAPPO Executive Committee’s strategic plan and priority goals for North America. She Chairs the NAPPO Advisory and Management Group (AMC). Stephanie was born in Mexico and grew-up in Guatemala. She has a Licenciatura degree in Biology and a Doctorate in Entomology and more than 30 years of experience working on phytosanitary issues around the world. She is a subject matter expert in the area of sterile insect technique and inherited sterility for moth pests. Before joining NAPPO, she was a risk analyst and training specialist for the NPPO of the United States, where her responsibilities included development and review of pest risk analyses for import and export of agricultural commodities for consumption and propagation and the design and delivery of pest risk analysis workshops.
Alonso Suazo is the NAPPO Technical Director since July 2016. Before NAPPO, Alonso worked for five years as the State Regulatory Entomologist with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture where he was responsible for the coordination, implementation and supervision of multiple state and federal programs aimed at protecting the state’s agriculture and forest resources from invasive insect species.
Alonso has also developed New Pest Response Guidelines for the US Department of Agriculture-Animal Plant Health Inspection Services (USDA-APHIS) on forest pest species of concern to the United States
He graduated with a general degree in Agriculture at the Panamerican School of Agriculture in Honduras and a PhD in Entomology at the University of Florida.