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, 2017-2018

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

Mutsumi Sakuyoshi, Vice Chair*
2858-13 Obuchi
Fuji Shizuoka, 417-0801
Cell: 090.1239.8806

Pamela Sullivan, Treasurer*
3 Atherton Lane
Amherst, NH O3031
Cell: 603.554.8939

Stuart McMillan, Secretary*
51 Egerton Rd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Home: 204.221.7172
Cell: 204.291.1319

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

Chuck Mitchell, Director
057373 12th Line
Meaford, ON N4L 1W5
Email: cmitchell@pshift.com

Heather Donald, Director
137 Farm Hollow Lane
Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Home: 814.404.1504
Email: heather@paorganic.org

* Indicates Member of Executive Committee


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For more information, contact the Bylaws Chair.

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Updated 1/1/2015

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IOIA Committees

Accreditation: Chair & Board Liaison: Pam Sullivan, 831-277-3557. 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: Mutsumi Sakuyoshi, +81.545.88.7258. 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: Stuart McMillan, 204.221.7172.
Purpose: Give voice to Canadian members concerns.

Editorial Review: Chair: Joe Montecalvo, 805-772-3574. Board Liaison: Heather Donald, 814.404.1504. 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: Pamela Sullivan, 831-659-1525. Purpose: Advise board on fiscal matters, combined with fundraising committee.

Fundraising: Chair: vacant.  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: Mutsumi Sakuyoshi, +81.545.88.7258. Purpose: Develop membership services and numbers.

Nominations: Chair: Eric Feutz,  660.248-3321. Board Liaison: Mutsumi Sakuyoshi, +81.545.88.7258.
Purpose: Prepare annual ballot for Board of Directors.

Scholarship: Chair: Open position. Board Liaison: Stuart McMillan, 204.221.7172.
Purpose: Ongoing review and selection of scholarship applications.