Board of Directors

PROCINORTE’s Board of Directors is composed of official representatives of national agricultural research organizations in Canada, Mexico, the United States as well as a representative of the Inter-American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture (IICA). Supported by an Executive Secretary, the Board identifies areas of mutual interest, defines priorities and oversees work plans of PROCINORTE’s Task Forces.
The Board of Directors has a President appointed by consensus for a two year period, which is renewable for a maximum of four years.

Board of Directors Directory

Dr. José Fernando de La Torre Sánchez
President
Country Representative (MEXICO)
 

Director General
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales,  Agrícolas y Pacuarias (INIFAP).Oficinas Centrales, Av. Progreso No 5, Barrio de Santa Catarina,Delegación Coyoacán, México, D.F. C.P. 04010
Tel: (55) 38 71 87 33
Fax: (55) 38 71 87 01
delatorre.fernando@inifap.gob.mx

Dr. Gilles Saindon
Country Representative (CANADA)

Associate Assistant Deputy Minister (Associate ADM)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Science and Technology Branch 1305 Baseline Road Tower 5, Floor 6, Room 256
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0C5 Canada
Tel :  613-773-1840
Fax :  613-773-1844
gilles.saindon@canada.ca

Dr. Steven Kappes
Country Representative (USA)

Associate Administrator for
National Research Programs
Animal Production and Protection
General Biological Science
USDA-ARS-Office of National Programs,
Beltsville, MD, Rm. 4-2108, Beltsville, MD, 20705-5148, USA
Tel: (301) 504-4700
Fax: (301) 504-4873
steven.kappes@ars.usda.gov

Mr. Federico Villarreal
IICA Representative

Technical Cooperation Manager
Inter-American-Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Headquarters
600 metros del Cruce Ipis Coronado San Isidro de Coronado  San Jose, Costa Rica
Tel: (+506) 2216-0222
federico.villarreal@iica.int

Board Support

Mr. Jorge Fajardo Guel
(Mexico)

Director de Planeacion y Desarrollo
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales,  Agrícolas y Pacuarias (INIFAP).Oficinas Centrales, Av. Progreso No 5, Barrio de Santa Catarina,Delegación Coyoacán, México, D.F. C.P. 04010
Tel: (55) 38 71 87 33
Fax: (55) 38 71 87 01
fajardo.jorge@inifap.gob.mx

Dr. Yannik Melançon
(Canada)

 Acting Deputy Director, Science and Technology Branch
Agriculture and Agri-Food
Cross-Sectoral Strategic Direction 
1341 Baseline Road, Tower 5-5, Room 133 | 1341, chemin Baseline, Tour 5-5, Pièce 133
Ottawa, Ontario | Ottawa (Ontario) | Canada K1A 0C6
Tel: 613-773-1878
Fax: 613-773-1833
yannik.melancon@canada.ca

 

Mr. Ryan Moore
(USA)

International Relations Specialist
USDA/Agricultural Research Service
Office of International Research Programs
5601 Sunnyside Ave., Bldg 4-1124-A,
Beltsville, MD 20705-5141, USA
Tel: +1(301)-504-4535
Fax: +1-(301)-504-4528
ryan.moore@ars.usda.gov

Ms. Viviana Palmieri
IICA Representative

Specialist in Management of Technical Innovation /Executive Secretary of FORAGRO
Inter-American-Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Headquarters
600 metros del Cruce Ipis Coronado San Isidro de Coronado San Jose, Costa Rica
Tel: (+506) 2216-0222
viviana.palmieri@iica.int