Coordinating Team

A small coordinating team comprised of local, state and federal government representatives has assisted with planning and logistics with the Dangerous Animal Initiative and Workgroup.  Below please find a list of the participants in the Coordinating Team.  The UVa Institute for Environmental Negotiation is assisting with facilitation of the Workgroup.

Dangerous Animal Initiative Coordinating Team

Dan Kovich – Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS)

David Whitehurst – Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF)

Doris Hackworth – U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS)

Ed Steinkoenig – Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF)

Joseph Lerch – Virginia Municipal League (VML)

Julie Murphy – Virginia Department of Health (VDH)

Larry Land – Virginia Association of Counties (VACo)

Sara Benghauser – Office of the Secretary of Natural Resources