Newly Elected - 2017

President-Elect

Tony Carrell

Indiana

Biographical Narrative: 

Tony Carrell began his Purdue Extension career after teaching high school. He served as county educator for 15 years has been a state 4-H specialist the last five. After serving as state association president, Tony served as NAE4-HA North Central Region Director, Vice President of Finance and Operation, and currently serves as 2017 conference co-chair. Tony is a recipient of the NAE4-HA Achievement in Service and Distinguished Service awards.

Vice President for Member Services

Dr. Tamra McGaughy

Texas

Biographical Narrative:  

I value growing professionally by continuing to be active in the local, state and national levels of NAE4-HA. Since I began my professional career with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, I have served as an EFNEP Agent and 4-H Youth Development Agent for Dallas County, and a 4-H Youth Development Agent for Grayson County. I obtained an undergraduate degree and Master of Science Degree from Tarleton State University, a Master of Arts from the University of Phoenix, and a joint Doctoral degree from Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University.

Vice President for Finance & Operations

Donald Reed

West Virginia

                

Biographical Narrative:  

Donald Reed is a West Virginia University (WVU) Extension Service Faculty member & Agent. Reed was a Bonner Scholar and is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist through the Mayo Clinic. He received the Amy Hertz Award in 2009 for his efforts in spit tobacco education and was the American Legacy Foundation's Community Activist of the Year in 2010. His work has been featured in publications by the University of California, San Francisco, National CADCA Strategizers, the American Legacy Foundation, the Rural Assistance Center, and the Journal of Youth Development. He served as the Northeast Regional Director for NAE4-HA form 2014-16. He will receive his Doctorate in Public Health in 2017. 

 

Vice President for Programs

Suzanne Boarts

Pennsylvania

 

Biographical Narrative: 

For the past 19 years it h as been my honor to be the 4-H Educator in Armstrong County for Penn State Extension. I have served in several roles besides Educator including County Extension Director, Positive Youth Development State Team Leader and now Area Educator over a six county area. All these positions have enabled me to grow as an individual and serve a greater population of youth and volunteers. Prior to my work in 4-H, I was a County Recreation Director for Armstrong County and South east Regional Coordinator for the March of Dimes. I have two adult children.

 
 

Regional Director

West

Nancy Shelstad

Idaho

Biographical Narrative: 

I have worked for University of Idaho Extension 17 years. 2007‐2015, I served as the 4‐H Educator in Canyon County, one of Idaho’s largest programs. My strengths in this position include my ability to effectively communicate, organize programs, and begin new programs. In 2015, I became a Regional Educator with 50% state and 50% district responsibility. In this position I have connected with community organizations and worked on a multi‐state youth retention research project. I have led a team to develop a new staff orientation series, contributed to writing activities for National 4‐H/NASA curriculum and support county 4‐H
programs.

 
 

Regional Directors

South

Kendriana Price

 Kentucky

Biographical Narrative: 

Kendriana Price serves as a County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development Education in Christian County, KY. She is an alumna of the University of Kentucky where she received her B.S. in Kinesiology/Exercise Science. She is also a graduate of Murray State University where she received her M.S. in Human Development & Leadership focusing on nonprofit leadership
studies and youth. Kendriana began her professional 4-H journey as an intern for the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Internship Program. From intern to agent, Kendriana has found her place within the Kentucky 4-H Program working with urban, military and other diverse population.

 

Jesse Bocksnick

Arkansas

Biographical Narrative: 

As a third generation 4-Her I take pride in giving back to the program that has given me so much. I have had the pleasure of serving in two counties and recently moved to the state 4-H office in my 10 year career while trying to instill the same Lifeskills into the next generation that 4-H has given to me. I have served in numerous leadership positions including president of the AAE4-HA and was awarded the ASA in 2013. I love making the best better!

 

Regional Director

Northeast

Bradley Kunsman

Pennsylvania 

                

Biographical Narrative: 

Brad Kunsman has been working at Penn State for the Northampton County 4-H program since 2008. He holds a B.S. in Elementary and Kindergarten Education. Brad coordinates a county program, serves on the State 4-H Environmental and Shooting Sports committee, and is active in PAE4-HA. He enjoys many outdoor sports and activities, as well as much time spent on his unique hobby farm.

 
 

Regional Director

North Central

 

Robert Kelly

Indiana 

Biographical Narrative: 

Robert Kelly has been an Extension Educator in 4-H Youth Development for 5 years in Elkhart County Indiana. He works with a 4-H program that has an annual enrollment of 3,700 4-H members and 800 adult volunteers. Robert’s programing responsibilities focus on volunteer development and livestock programing. He has served his state association in roles including, Area X Youth Chair, Indiana Extension Educator Association director. He is passionate about team building, youth development, and science education. Robert co-presented a breakout session at the 2016 NAE4-HA conference and served as a conference session reviewer.