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Officers & Trustees

Ginny Black, Chair, President
Black Gold Recycling, LLC
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Ginny has been a Trustees since 2010. She also serves on Minnesota Composting Council (MNCC) Board of Directors. Ginny retired from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) where she worked as a technical staff person assisting in setting up recycling and composting programs throughout the state.

Lorrie Loder-Rossiter, Vice Chair
Synagro
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Jeff Ziegenbein, Treasurer
Inland Empire Utilities Agency
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Jeff is President of the California Association of Compost Producers and has been recycling organics in the western U.S. for over 30 years. He is Project Manager for the Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority operating the largest fully enclosed composting facility in the country.

Britt Faucette, Ph.D, Secretary
Filtrexx International LLC
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Trustees:

Tera Lewandowski, Ph.D
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
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Tera is a Senior Scientist in Growing Media at Scotts Miracle-Gro where she tests novel growing media inputs and formulates new products. Within this role she works extensively with composts from around the country. She received her PhD in Forestry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied the effects of forest biomass harvesting on microbial communities, carbon dynamics, and soil nutrients.

Rob Michitsch, Ph.D
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
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Rob is an Associate Professor of Soil and Waste Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He teaches classes in the areas of soil science and waste management, focusing on soil and plant analysis, nutrient management, composting and solid waste management topics. Rob is also a board member for the US Composting Council

Tim O'Neill
Engineered Compost Systems
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Tim is founder of ECS and has worked as an engineer, researcher, and innovator in the composting industry for 27 years. He also teaches Compost Operations Training classes on facility design and odor management.

David Weindorf, Ph.D
Texas Tech University
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David currently serves as Associate Vice President in the Office of Research & Innovation (ORI), Professor, and BL Allen Endowed Chair of Pedology in the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University. He holds a B.S. in Range Management, M.S. in Soil Science (geochemistry minor), and Ph.D. in Agronomy from TTU. His Ph.D. was focused at the nexus of soil and compost science.

Scott Subler, Ph.D, Past President
ClimeCo Corporation
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Trustee Advisors

Rick Carr, Compost Production Specialist
Rodale Institute

Patricia Millner, Ph.D
USDA

Dr. Monica Ozores-Hampton, Ph.D
University of Florida/SWFREC

David Crohn, Ph.D
University of California-Riverside


Staff

Frank Franciosi
Executive Director
ffranciosi@compostingcouncil.org

Beth Simone
Development Director
bethsimone@compostfoundation.org

Cary Oshins
Education Director
cary.oshins@compostingcouncil.org

Wayne Howard
Program Manager
waynehoward@compostfoundation.org

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