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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


Vice President



Chris Fields Johnson, The Davey Tree Expert Company


Mailing address:

P.O. Box 5053

Charlottesville, VA 22905


Jason Fisher, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Joan Allen, Fairfax County Urban Forest Management

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