Katlin Mooneyham DeWitt, Virginia Department of Forestry
Lori Chamberlin: Virginia Department of Forestry
Adam Downing: Virginia Cooperative Extension
Charles Layton: Fairfax County Urban Forest Management
Cary Hulse: Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.
Jim McGlone: Environmental Educator/ Certified Arborist
Toni Woods: Fairfax County Urban Forest Management
Jordan Herring: City of Winchester
Ellen Powell: Virginia Department of Forestry
Non-Voting Steering Committee Support:
Ian Treggett: Stafford County Gypsy Moth Program
Valerie Huelsman: Virginia Cooperative Extension
VAFHP's mission is to promote forest health education primarily by arranging an annual conference where we hear the latest on emerging pests, existing issues and other related forest ecology and forest health topics.
Our conference offers:
Commercial pesticide applicators’ license recertification (multiple states)
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) CEUs
Society of American Foresters (SAF) CFEs
Attendees include local, state and federal officials, independent contractors, consultants, horticulture and forest industry representatives and students. We encourage anyone interested in the ecology of the Mid-Atlantic to participate. VAFHP is committed to developing and providing education and training for natural resource professionals.
Every year a group of individuals in the forest health industry coordinates the conference details. The current group of steering committee members is listed below.
Steering Committee Members
2023-2024 Steering Committee
Chris Fields Johnson, The Davey Tree Expert Company
P.O. Box 5053
Charlottesville, VA 22905
Jason Fisher, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Joan Allen, Fairfax County Urban Forest Management