Our Mission: To address issues and concerns relevant to organic inspectors, to provide quality inspector training, and
to promote consistency and integrity in the organic certification process.

IOIA Board of Directors, 2018-2019

IOIA Board Meeting Minutes are available in the Inspector Members Only Section of this site

Margaret Weigelt, Chair*
5501 180th St. NE
Atwater, MN 56209 USA

Chuck Mitchell, Vice-Chair*
P. O. Box 3222
Meaford, ON N4L 1A5
Cell: 519.378.3885
Email: cmitchell@pshift.com

Heather Donald, Treasurer*
76 Ferry Carrig Lane
Benton, PA 17814 USA
Home: 814.404.1504
Email: heather@paorganic.org

Lois Christie, Secretary*
1119 S. Mission Rd. #245
Fallbrook, CA 92028 USA
Cell: 760.419.5056
Email: lois@christieorganic.com

Ryan Sitler, Director
73 Onteora Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28803
Home: 740.258.2502
Email: ryansitler@yahoo.com

Matthew Miller, Director
15613 Grand Avenue
Bristow, IA 50611-9660
Home: 641.775.3371
Cell: 515.971.9707
Email: theorginspector@netins.net

Philippe Descamps, ExComm Member At Large*
Post Office Box 24
Home: +506.8823.4563
Email: bioutopia@hotmail.com

* Indicates Member of Executive Committee


Proposals for Bylaws changes require a minimum 45-day lead time prior to presentation to the membership.
For more information, contact the Bylaws Chair.

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Updated 3/8/2018

IOIA Organizational Chart (pdf)

IOIA Committees

Accreditation: Chair: Pam Sullivan, 831-277-3557. Board Liaison: Ryan Sitler, 740.258.2502. Purpose: To oversee the inspector accreditation program including to review, adjudicate and propose policy and criteria used to accredit inspectors. To formulate accreditation standards and procedures.

Asia Pacific Committee: Chair: Isidor Yu, +82.31.423.1931. Board Liaison: Margaret Anne Weigelt,
320.469.8106. Purpose: Give voice to Asia members concerns.

Bylaws: Chair: Al Johnson, 609-730-0939. Board Liaison: Matthew Miller, 641.775.3371.
Purpose: Ongoing response to bylaws issues.

Canadian: Chair: Bill Barkley, 613-543-0491. Board Liaison: Chuck Mitchell, 519.538.9806.
Purpose: Give voice to Canadian members concerns.

Editorial Review: Chair: Open Board Liaison: Ryan Sitler, 740.258.2502. Purpose: Ongoing as needed to review all IOIA publications and materials considered for sale.

Ethics: Chair: Joyce Ford, 507-454-8310. Board Liaison: Matt Miller, 641.775.3371. Criteria for membership is past board or alternate service. Created to deal with complaints received by the IOIA office based on the Codes of Ethics and Conduct.

Finance: Chair/Board Liaison: Heather Donald, 814.404.1504. Purpose: Advise board on fiscal matters, combined with fundraising committee.

Fundraising: Chair: Open.  Board Liaison: Heather Donald, 814.404.1504.

Latin American: Chair: Martha Santizo Castillo, 502.570.61331 (Guatemala). Board Liaison: Chuck Mitchell, 519.538.9806. Purpose: Give voice to Latin American members concerns.

Membership:  Chair: Eric Feutz,  660.248-3321. Board Liaison: Chuck Mitchell, 519.538.9806. Purpose: Develop membership services and numbers.

Nominations: Chair: Eric Feutz,  660.248-3321. Board Liaison: Chuck Mitchell, 519.538.9806.
Purpose: Prepare annual ballot for Board of Directors.

Scholarship: Chair: Open position. Board Liaison: Philippe Descamps, +506.8823.4563.
Purpose: Ongoing review and selection of scholarship applications.

Training Advisory: New Committee. Board Liaison: Philippe Descamps, +506.8823.4563.