Katlin Mooneyham DeWitt, Virginia Department of Forestry

Lori Chamberlin: Virginia Department of Forestry

Joan Allen: Fairfax County Urban Forest Management

Adam Downing: Virginia Cooperative Extension

Charles Layton: Fairfax County Urban Forest Management

Cary Hulse: Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.

Toni Woods: Fairfax County Urban Forest Management

Valerie Huelsman: Prince William County Mosquito and Forest Pest Management

Jason Fisher:  Virginia Cooperative Extension

Matthew Brinckman: Bartlett Tree Experts

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

2019-2020 Steering Committee


Vice President



Mailing address:

P.O. Box 5053

Charlottesville, VA 22905


Chris Fields Johnson, The Davey Tree Expert Company