University of Nebraska Medical Center

External Advisory Board

The external advisory board for the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health provides strategic planning, guidance, and advice. The advisors serve as force multipliers to enhance the center’s effectiveness, expanding the center’s reach, and increasing the sustainability of center efforts.


Marilyn Adams

Founding President, Farm Safety 4 Just Kids (Earlham, IA)

Denise Andress

Director, Western North Dakota AHEC (Hettinger, ND)

Linda Emanuel

Farmer and Community Health Nurse, AgriSafe Network (North Bend, NE)

Dr. Nathan Fethke

Deputy Director, Great Plains Agricultural Health Center (Iowa City, IA)

Brad Forristall

Farmer and Agribusiness Owner (Carson, IA)

Axel Fuentes

Rural Community Worker (Alliance, MO)

Karen Funkenbusch

Extension Director, University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)

Dr. Roger Hoy

Professor of Biological Systems Engineering (Lincoln, NE)

Deanna Karmazin

Training Specialist, LandMark Implement Corporate (Kearney, NE)

Mike Keenan

Senior VP Loss Control Services, Gallagher, Insurance (Omaha, NE)

Dr. Steven Kirkhorn

Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Academic Program, Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (Minneapolis, MN)

Bonita Lederer

Director of Producer Education, Nebraska Cattlemen (Lincoln, NE)

Dr. Ronaldo Maghirang

Professor Ag Engineering, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, IL)

Dr. Jane Schuh

Assistant Dean for Academic Programs, North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND)

Brad Snyder

Director Brand Reputation, Nationwide Insurance (Des Moines, IA)

Derry Stover

Injury Epidemiologist, Nebraska DHHS (Lincoln, NE)

Cheryl Tevis

Journalist and Founding Member of Iowa Women in Agriculture (Pilot Mound, IA)