Who's Who on the Maryland Horse Industry Board
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In April of 1998, legislation proposed by the Maryland Horse Council led to the creation of the Maryland Horse Industry Board, which works with the Department of Agriculture as a commodity board to help develop and promote the state’s horse industry. In 2002 we published an article explaining what MHIB can and cannot do. If you would like a copy of that article, please call 1-800-244-9580. In the Who’s Who issue of The Equiery, we provide profiles on the board members. The Maryland Department of Agriculture and other interested parties can make recommendations to the Governor’s office, but ultimately the appointments are at the Governor’s discretion.

MHIB Board Members

For the Thoroughbred Industry
James B. Steele, Chairman
A Thoroughbred owner and breeder for over 30 years, Jim has managed the multibreed stallion station Shamrock Farm since 1977. He is currently the second vice-president of the Maryland Farm Bureau and a past president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Carroll County Farm Bureau. In the mid-1990s, he served on the governor’s special commission that recommended that the state and the Maryland Department of Agriculture formally recognize horses, as well as other nontraditional forms of agriculture such as turf farms and nurseries, as part of Maryland agriculture.

 

 


For the Academic Equine Community
Erin D. Pittman, Vice Chair
A Colorado native, Erin earned a degree in Political Science in 1994 from the University of Colorado, and a BS in Equine Science in 2000 and a Masters degree in Equine Nutrition in 2001 from Colorado State. As program coordinator for the Equine Business Management Program at the Institute of Applied Agriculture of the University of Maryland, she advised all EBM students and taught courses including Equine Behavior and Equine Health Management, Equine Nutrition, Equine Reproduction and Pasture Management/Hay Production. She remains closely affiliated with UMD and its equine programs.

 

 


For Organized Shows and Competitions
Karin DeFrancis
Karin DeFrancis Karin received a B.A. degree at Newcomb College in New Orleans, and a J.D. degree from Georgetown Law School, then served for several years as a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County, California. In Maryland, she oversaw the Marketing, Media, Special Events and Public Relations Departments at Laurel Park and Pimlico, and later, as Executive Vice President, the operation, management and growth of the Preakness Stakes. Karin served as Executive Producer of the film, “The Preakness: An American Classic”, which won the 2000 Eclipse Award for local television. She was Executive Producer for a series of television commercials created in cooperation with the State of Maryland that won 13 National Vision awards for 2001. With fellow members of the MHIB’s Marketing Committee, Karin launched the Film Festival: “Horses in Cinema…A Celebration of the Preakness”, which debuted at the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre in 2012. She represented the Maryland Jockey Club at the 2012 GI Film Festival kick-off at Washington’s Newseum. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Horsemen’s Assistance Fund and serves on the Laurel Racetrack Impact Fund Committee and Advisory Council of the American Film Institute Silver Theatre & Cultural Center. She now consults for the Maryland Jockey Club.



For Licensed Boarding and Riding Stables
Karen Fulton
Karen has a BS in Animal Science from Purdue, where she helped to establish Purdue’s first intercollegiate riding team. and a MS in Comparative Animal Nutrition from Michigan State. She both coached and competed on the horse judging teams at Purdue and MSU. She was a research associate with the National Zoological Park for three years and was Baltimore Zoo’s Associate Curator of Mammals for seven years. Karen serves on the MHIB’s Health Advisory Committee.
Karen and her husband have owned Full Moon Farm LLC in Finksburg since 1994. The farm is a full-service lesson and boarding facility and runs numerous horse shows, schooling days and horse trials.Once an active competitor, Karen is now the resident head instructor and coach. She is a member of the USEF, USEA, USHJA, MCTA and the AQHA, and is a former Level 3 certified instructor from ARIA.

 



For the General Public
Jay Griswold
Jay is a graduate of Gilman School and Princeton University and was awarded an honorary doctorate in Washington College in Chestertown in 2007 for his community service.
Jay is a lifelong horseman who foxhunted with the Elkridge-Harford and Green Spring Valley Hounds as a youngster and like his father Ben became an accomplished amateur steeplechase jockey. From 1960-1985 he competed in a record 16 runnings of the Maryland Hunt Cup. He won the 1996 Hunt Cup as an owner with Hello Hal. He continues to hunt regularly and owns and trains steeplechase horses at his Wit’s End Farm in Green Spring hunt territory.
Jay, a direct descendant of Alexander Brown, is a former partner in Alex. Brown & Sons, a partner and senior advisor of its affiliate, Brown Investment Advisory, and former chair of Alex Brown Realty Advisors. He is currently a partner in Black Oak Associates, a Mid-Atlantic real estate investment firm.



For Trails and Recreational Riding
Ronald MacNab
Ron retired in 2007 from the Graduate School of USDA where he was dean of Curriculum Development and director of Evening Programs and Distance Education. Prior to that, he was director of the Information Technology Training Center at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
A Colesville resident, Ron has been a horse owner and active trail rider for the past 25 years and is currently president of Trail Riders of Today (TROT). He is chairman of the Maryland Horse Council’s Trails and Greenways Committee, Montgomery County Coordinator for TROT, and a volunteer Mounted Patrol and Trail Ranger with Montgomery County Parks. He is a member of MHC Executive Board, the Montgomery County Countywide Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, and the League of Maryland Horsemen. He is currently mapping the equestrian trails in central Maryland and works with state and local officials to maintain and increase the number of multi-use natural surface trails in Maryland, establish GPS mapping for all Maryland horse trails and develop a list of state facilities with overnight camping accommodations for horses.



For the Maryland Department of Agriculture
S. Patrick McMillan
A native of Virginia, Pat studied Horticulture and Agricultural Economics at Virginia Tech University. Prior to moving to Maryland, his wide-ranging experiences included three years as an oil rig worker in the Gulf of Mexico, and two years on the West Indian island of Montserrat assisting small farmers with the establishment of tropical fruit orchards.
Pat began working for the Department in 1986 as an Agricultural Marketing Specialist, then was Special Assistant to the Secretary and Director of the MDA’s Intergovernmental Relations Office. He now serves as the Assistant Secretary for Marketing, Animal Industries and Consumer Services at MDA.
As Marketing Specialist, Pat spearheaded the development of the Maryland Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program which provides dietary education and local fruits and vegetables to more than 21,000 Maryland families, while increasing direct sales for nearly 400 farmers. He served as president of the National Association of Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs and helped successfully lobby Congress to make the WIC FMNP a permanent federal program.
While Director of Intergovernmental Relations, work with commodity organizations to advance the Maryland agriculture industry included a partnership with the UMD Cooperative Extension to provide crop insurance information products to Maryland farmers, leading to dramatic increases in the amount of weather- and market-related insurance coverage. The Maryland Grain Producers Association honored him with their 2003 Man of the Year award for his efforts on behalf of grain producers. The Marketing, Animal Industries, and Consumer Services Unit that Pat currently oversees includes Agricultural Market Development, Weights and Measures, Food Quality Assurance, Animal Health, and various Boards and Commissions.

 

For Equine Veterinarians
Michael J. Odian, DVM
Dr. Odian received his BS from Cornell University and his veterinary degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island. He formerly served as the track veterinarian for the Thistledown Thoroughbred track and the Northfields Park Standardbred track in Ohio before moving to Maryland in 2003.
Dr. Odian, who has been practicing veterinary medicine for 19 years, operates a general equine practice focusing on sport horse medicine. His clients include many of the top competition horses in the state, from Grand Prix jumpers and A Circuit show hunters to World Champion Western reining horses. He also breeds and raises Clydesdale and Percheron draft horses and is president of the Maryland Draft Horse and Mule Association. He is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the International Society of Equine Locomotive Pathology.

 

For Animal Control and Humane Societies
Beverly Raymond
Beverly, an early member of the Maryland Combined Training Association, was a state inspector of riding and boarding stables and veterinary hospitals for the Maryland Department of Agriculture from the late 1970s through 2010. She was a founding member of the Maryland Horse Council and has spearheaded programs for the Maryland Department of Agriculture throughout her career. She received a Governor’s Citation for her work with the Maryland You Are Beautiful program, was awarded the Employee of the Quarter for the Maryland Department of Agriculture in 2004. She was awarded the Anne Pumphrey Unsung Hero Memorial Award at the 1999 Maryland Horsemen’s Party and was Maryland Horse Council’s Horse Person of the Year in 2011.

 



For the Maryland Standardbred Industry
Eli Solomon
An engineer who retired from Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Electronic Systems BWI facility, Eli complements his former highly technical career with a deep interest in all aspects of the Standardbred industry. As an owner and breeder of Standardbred horses, he has been involved with legislative and regulatory issues, is on the board of Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association (CSOA), which represents Standardbreds at Rosecroft Raceway and Ocean Downs, and is on the board of the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association (MSBA).

 

 


For the Equine Support Industries
Kathleen J. P. Tabor, Esquire
Kathleen is a sole practitioner of the Law Office of Kathleen J.P. Tabor, LLC, a general civil practice with a special focus on agricultural and equine businesses, activities, and ownership. In addition to her legal training, Kathleen is a trained mediator and collaborative practitioner. Kathleen is a life member of the Maryland Horse Council and in July 2014 was elected to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. She also serves on the advisory board of Maryland Fund for Horses, Inc. She is a member of the Maryland Farm Bureau, the American Horse Council, American College of Equine Attorneys and the American Agricultural Law Association. Kathleen currently serves as the Trade & Support Industries representative on the Maryland Horse Industry Board, appointed by the Governor in 2009. Kathleen is a founding member of the of the Agriculture Law Section and of the Animal Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA). She mentors UB Law students and others interested in equine law. She is a regular speaker at the Maryland Horse World Expo and has authored articles on equine-related legal and dispute resolution issues, including MHC’s “Guide to County Zoning and Horses,” and along with Jan I. Berlage, Maryland Equine Law—A Legal Guide to Horse Ownership & Activities.

 

For the Maryland Horse Council
Dorothy Troutman
Dorothy is the founder and president of the Maryland Equestrian Foundation, which had an integral role in the creation of the Rosaryville Conservancy and the Marlborough Horse Trials. She is a director for the Maryland Association for the Preservation of Equestrian Sports and a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Prince George’s Equestrian Center. Through her work with the Prince George’s County Council and the Park and Planning Board, Dorothy works tirelessly to protect open spaces and trails for equestrian use and to provide facilities for showing and eventing. At the core of Dorothy’s efforts is her conviction that the horse industry and equestrian events are assets not only to Prince George’s County, but also to the entire state. Through the Maryland Horse Industry Board, Dorothy wants to increase public awareness of the long tradition of horses in Maryland and their impact on the state’s economy and image, and work with MHIB to promote all aspects of the horse industry.

 

MHIB Advisory Board

Southern Maryland Representative
Dr. Christine Bergman
Dr. Bergmark earned her Masters’ and Doctorate degrees from North Carolina State University and co-manages an organic farm. She is Executive Director of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), which promotes and enhances the region’s agricultural resources and heritage and has been instrumental in showcasing the area’s horse farms. Her organization publishes the “Guide to Southern Maryland Horse Stables.”



Maryland Sports Marketing
Terry Hasseltine
Terry received his B.S. in Sports Management and Communications from the State University of New York College at Cortland and is accredited by the National Association of Sports Commissions as a Certified Sports Event Executive. He was instrumental in bringing the 2008 Ryder Cup and the 2010 AllTech FEI World Equestrian Games to Kentucky.
In Maryland, he was appointed Director of the Maryland Office of Sports by Governor Martin O’Malley in July 2008. He is currently serving a one-year term as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) and is on the Maryland Tourism Council Board of Directors.
In February 2011, Terry was named one of the 20 most powerful people in Baltimore in the Baltimore Business Journal “Power 20: The Next Generation.” In April 2010, he was recognized by the Maryland Daily Record as a 2010 Most Influential Marylander – Civic Leadership.



Historian
Crystal Kimball
Crystal serves at MHIB’s request as a technical advisor. Crystal is the publisher and owner of The Equiery. In addition to The Equiery, her articles have appeared in the USCTA News, Sidelines, The Cecil Whig, Steeplechase Times and The Chronicle of the Horse. She rode on the University of Maryland Equestrian Team and has been involved with hunters, combined training, dressage and foxchasing for many years. She has served as secretary for Maryland Horse Council since 1994 and is subchair of the Maryland Horsemen’s Party. She has been a member of MHC since 1991 and serves on the Board of Directors as a director-at-large representing the business membership. She also serves as executive secretary for the Maryland Steeplechase Association, is a member of the MDA Soil Conservation and Pasture Management Committee and the Maryland FFA Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees, and is an incoming fellow in the LEAD Maryland program.

 

 

Finance
Keith Wills
Keith is a former board member of the Maryland Horse Industry Board. He is an account representative and loan officer for Mid Atlantic Farm Credit, one of the region’s largest institutions financing agricultural activities. Keith serves on numerous local, state, regional and national boards and chairs the Equine Committee for the National Farm Bureau.

 

 

 

MHIB Staff

Executive Director
Ross Peddicord
Ross graduated from McDonogh School and Washington College and has had a varied career in journalism, marketing, sales, public relations and fundraising at a number of Maryland institutions such as the Maryland Jockey Club tracks, the Baltimore Sun, Mount St. Mary’s University and Maryland Life Magazine, where he was copublisher from 2004 to 2010. Professionally and for fun, he has bred and shown Thoroughbreds, and has foxhunted and ridden in amateur steeplechase races.
He became Executive Director of MHIB in 2011. He serves as Immediate Past Chair of the Maryland Tourism Coalition, and is on Executive Directors Committee of the Maryland Office of Tourism Development, and the board of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.




State Stable Inspector
Ellen James
Ellen is a graduate of Montana State University and is a lifelong horsewoman in both English and Western disciplines. She worked for nine years as a veterinary technician. She inspects both horse stables for MHIB and veterinary hospitals and clinics for the State Veterinary Board. She lives in northern Harford County.

 




State Stable Inspector
Pegeen Morgan
Pegeen, or Peggy as her friends know her, has been an Animal Health Inspector with MDA for the past 30 years and has been in the midst of all Maryland animal health issues. She has owned horses for 35 years, starting as a 4-H member and now as a family farm owner in Upper Marlboro. She also has experience with many animal species. She inspects animal health papers at regional agricultural fairs and shows, and has brought animals to Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Open House for the past 20 years.

 



Secretary of Agriculture, Ex Officio
Joseph Bartenfelder
Joseph Bartenfelder was named by Governor-elect Larry Hogan to serve as Secretary of Agriculture on December 23, 2014, pending Senate approval. Bartenfelder grew up on a farm and has been a full-time farmer and small businessman for more than 35 years. The Bartenfelder family lives on the home farm in Caroline County and and they also own and operate two farms in Dorchester County. They raise poultry, grow wheat, beans, and corn, and sell produce at the Baltimore City Farmers’ Market.



Social Media & Horse Pals Coordinator
Valerie D’Ambrosio
Val grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Maryland in 1986 after pursuing various career paths. She has over 20 years of experience in media and marketing and is the founder and administrator for the Iron Ribbon-Laminitis Awareness Facebook Page with over 900 followers. She was a semifinalist for the TV series “Shark Tank” for her invention of a unique hoof boot to ease the pain during a laminitis attack. Recently Val majored in the Physical Therapy program at Chesapeake College. She is a certified Level 1 Thermographer with an Equine Certification and a Reiki Master specializing in equine treatment. As a member of the Maryland Horse Council she has been a member of the MHIB Marketing Committee from its inception in 2011.



Research Assistant

Annie Hankins
Annie is a Washington, DC native and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Otterbein University in May of 2013 with a BA in Equine Business and Facility Management and a minor in Economics. She began interning with MHIB in 2013 and now serves as a research assistant while pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Maryland School Of Public Policy, studying Environmental Policy and Nonprofit Management. Additionally, she works for UMD’s Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership as a graduate assistant. She plans to continue working in the horse industry, as well as animal welfare and environmental conservation groups.
During college, Annie was an active member of her school’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Hunt Seat team and the American National Riding Commission Intercollegiate Championship team.



Stable Licensing
Tonya Kendrick
Tonya Kendrick has worked at the MDA for 18 years. Tonya handles the stable licensing for the MHIB, however she spends most of her time working for the State Veterinary Board.

 

 

 

MHIB Health Advisory Board

MHIB Licensed Veterinarian Representative
Dr. Michael Odian, Chairman
Dr. Odian received his BS from Cornell University and his veterinary degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island. He formerly served as the track veterinarian for the Thistledown Thoroughbred track and the Northfields Park Standardbred track in Ohio before moving to Maryland in 2003.
Dr. Odian, who has been practicing veterinary medicine for 19 years, operates a general equine practice focusing on sport horse medicine. His clients include many of the top competition horses in the state, from Grand Prix jumpers and A Circuit show hunters to World Champion Western reining horses. He also breeds and raises Clydesdale and Percheron draft horses and is president of the Maryland Draft Horse and Mule Association. He is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the International Society of Equine Locomotive Pathology.



MHIB Representative
Erin Pittman, Vice President

A Colorado native, Erin earned a degree in Political Science in 1994 from the University of Colorado, and a BS in Equine Science in 2000 and a Masters degree in Equine Nutrition in 2001 from Colorado State. As program coordinator for the Equine Business Management Program at the Institute of Applied Agriculture of the University of Maryland, she advised all EBM students and taught courses including Equine Behavior and Equine Health Management, Equine Nutrition, Equine Reproduction and Pasture Management/Hay Production. She remains closely affiliated with UMD and its equine programs.

 

 


Racetrack Veterinarians
Dr. Kathleen Anderson
Dr. Anderson grew up in western Canada and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada. She started practicing equine veterinary medicine in the U.S. in 1986. In 1993 she moved to Maryland and founded Equine Veterinary Care at the Fair Hill Training Center. She specializes in the care and treatment of racing and performance horses. Dr. Anderson serves on numerous state, regional and national boards and committees and is currently Vice President of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). She assumes the Presidency in 2016.

 

UMD College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Dr. Amy Burk
Amy serves as the coordinator for the undergraduate Equine Studies option within the Animal and Avian Sciences Department at the University of Maryland. She completed her graduate work in Animal and Poultry Sciences as a Pratt Fellow in Animal Nutrition at Virginia Tech, earning an MS in 1998 and a PhD in 2001. At UMD, she teaches Horse Management and Equine Science along with presenting many other horse-related lectures and labs within the department’s four-year curriculum. As an Extension Horse Specialist, Amy provides statewide educational leadership and training in the area of equine nutrition and pasture management. She is the project coordinator for the Equine Rotational Grazing Demonstration Site in Ellicott City where she hosts many pasture-related educational events. She has received several awards including the Outstanding Educator Award from the Equine Science Society and the Poffenberger Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland. She grew up riding in the Linthicum 4-H Hi-Riders and St. Margaret’s Pony Club, both based in Anne Arundel County.

 

Maryland Association of Equine Practitioners
Dr. Elizabeth Callahan
Dr. Callahan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. In Easton, where she grew up, she joined Veterinary Medical Center and became certified in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Equine Specialty in 2000, recertified in 2010. She also became board certified in the American College of Theriogenologists, mixed animal specialty, in 2012. Her practice interests include reproduction in all species, equine nutrition, and acupuncture. She also breeds warmbloods and competes her homebreds at the FEI level in eventing.



VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
Dr. Michael Erskine
Dr. Erskine is interim director of Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. As an undergraduate at Virginia Tech, he majored in biology, then graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. In 1996, Dr. Erskine became the first practicing equine veterinarian in Maryland to be board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). He practices with Damascus Equine Associates in Mount Airy, a group of private ambulatory equine practitioners. Dr. Erskine chairs the Maryland Veterinary Foundation. A member of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association and the Maryland Horse Council and diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, he is also a past president of all three organizations. Dr. Erskine has special interest in sport and pleasure horses.




MHIB Licensed Stable Operators
Karen Fulton
Karen has a BS in Animal Science from Purdue, where she helped to establish Purdue’s first intercollegiate riding team. and a MS in Comparative Animal Nutrition from Michigan State. She both coached and competed on the horse judging teams at Purdue and MSU. She was a research associate with the National Zoological Park for three years and was Baltimore Zoo’s Associate Curator of Mammals for seven years. Karen serves on the MHIB’s Health Advisory Committee.
Karen and her husband have owned Full Moon Farm LLC in Finksburg since 1994. The farm is a full-service lesson and boarding facility and runs numerous horse shows, schooling days and horse trials.Once an active competitor, Karen is now the resident head instructor and coach. She is a member of the USEF, USEA, USHJA, MCTA and the AQHA, and is a former Level 3 certified instructor from ARIA.




Maryland Racing Commission
J. Michael Hopkins
Mike has been Executive Director of the Maryland Racing Commission since 2003 and has worked for the Commission in various capacities since 1984. He is responsible for all horse racing programs that are regulated by the Maryland Racing Commission at our state’s Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Steeplechase tracks, including the Commission’s medication rules and regulations. Mike lives at his family’s Elberton Hill Farm in Darlington, MD.



Maryland Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Peter Radue
Dr. Peter Radue graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. After completing a one-year internship in large animal surgery at the University of Guelph in Ontario, he returned to Maryland and joined Dr. Roger Scullin to form Damascus Equine Associates. Dr. Radue is the current President of the Maryland Association of Equine Practitioners (MAEP). His horse interests have included raising and showing Morgan horses, eventing and foxhunting. His professional interests include lameness diagnosis and treatment with a special interest in ultrasound imaging. He lives in Howard County with his wife Nanette and three children.




Maryland Horse Council
Judy Smith
Judy has been involved in the horse industry, especially in Maryland, most of her life. She has enjoyed foxchasing in MD and NC, competing in driving with her four-horse Percheron hitch, dressage, eventing and riding sidesaddle. She is a Frederick County Equine Alliance member, founding member and secretary for the North Carolina Horse Council, and formerly on the PVDA Board of Directors. Currently, Judy and her husband Tommy have a boarding and driving training operation on their Good Friday Farm in Ijamsville and have set up and run the Ultimate Equestrian schoolings and competitions. Judy also owns and manages her retail store, Friday’s Horse Giftware. Previously, Judy worked as an equine vet tech for 11 years, and also operated a successful operation of breeding, foaling and starting young Thoroughbreds for the track for clients.


MDA Office of State Veterinarian
Dr. Marla Stevens
Dr. Stevens graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to coming to MDA in 2003, she was a private equine veterinary practitioner. She is now a Field Veterinarian covering all regions of the state. She manages the statewide CEM as well as fairs and shows programs for the Animal Health Section. In addition, Dr. Stevens carries out all equine reportable disease programs and is a liaison with USDA.

 

 

 

Ex-Officio

Acting MDA State Veterinarian
Dr. Nancy Jo Chapman
Dr. Chapman earned a BA in Biology from the University of Virginia, a Masters of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a graduate of the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a licensed veterinarian in Maryland and California. Dr. Chapman is also a registered environmental sanitarian, registered environmental health specialist and a certified industrial hygienist.
Dr. Chapman started her career as an environmental health officer for the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy, working with local San Francisco Bay Region agencies in public health including emergency preparedness, pollution and toxics control, and occupational health. Since then she has worked in clinical veterinary practice for 10 years.
As Assistant Chief of Operations and Regional Veterinarian for the Eastern Shore Region, Dr. Chapman deals with diverse regulatory, public health and private practice issues. In her job with MDA, she is responsible for managing routine animal health field operations and readiness, regulation revisions and federal Cooperative Agreements. She is also acting State Veterinarian in the absence of the State Veterinarian Dr. Guy Hohenhaus.



The Equiery
Crystal Kimball
Crystal serves at MHIB’s request as a technical advisor. Crystal is the publisher and owner of The Equiery. In addition to The Equiery, her articles have appeared in the USCTA News, Sidelines, The Cecil Whig, Steeplechase Times and The Chronicle of the Horse. She rode on the University of Maryland Equestrian Team and has been involved with hunters, combined training, dressage and foxchasing for many years. She has served as secretary for Maryland Horse Council since 1994 and is subchair of the Maryland Horsemen’s Party. She has been a member of MHC since 1991 and serves on the Board of Directors as a director-at-large representing the business membership. She also serves as executive secretary for the Maryland Steeplechase Association, is a member of the MDA Soil Conservation and Pasture Management Committee and the Maryland FFA Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees, and is an incoming fellow in the LEAD Maryland program.



USDA Area Veterinarian in Charge
Dr. Mark Remick
Dr. Remick is veterinarian in charge of the Maryland-Virginia-Delaware division of the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). His office is located in Richmond, Virginia and is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. Remick formerly worked as head state veterinarian for the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

 

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