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. Luis Ángel Rodríguez del Bosque
President
Country Representative (MEXICO)
 

Encargado del Despacho de los Asuntos de la Dirección General del INIFAP
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
rodriguez.luis@inifap.gob.mx

Dr. Gilles Saindon
Country Representative (CANADA)

 Assistant Deputy Minister (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

Dr. Cesar Augusto Mejia Guadarrama
(Mexico)

Titular de la Unidad de Apoyo Técnico
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) 3626 8637
mejia.cesar@inifap.gob.mx

Ms. Veronique Bacha
(Canada)

Senior Policy Analist 
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
International Engagement Branch
2001 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard, Floor 6, Room 6041
Montréal, Quebec  H3A 3N2
Canada
Tel: (514) 315-6190
Fax: (514) 496-3966
veronique.bacha@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: (301)-504-4535
Fax: (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