Our Mission: To address issues and concerns relevant to organic inspectors, to provide quality inspector training, and
to promote consistency and integrity in the organic certification process.

IOIA Board of Directors, 2016-2017

IOIA Board Meeting Minutes are available in the Inspector Members Only Section of this site

Stuart McMillan, Chair*
51 Egerton Rd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R2M 2V4
Home: 204.221.7172
Cell: 204.291.1319

Ib Hagsten, Ph.D., Vice-Chair*
7212 N. Woodland Avenue
Gladstone, MO 64118-2263
Home: 816.468.4752
Cell: 816.651.1959
Work: 816.468.5429

Pamela Sullivan, Treasurer*
35184 Sky Ranch Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
Home/fax: 831.659.1525
Cell: 831.277.3557

Garth Kahl, Secretary*
14942 Lobster Valley Rd
Alsea, OR 97324 USA
Home: 541.486.4085
Fax: 541.486.4400

Margaret Weigelt,
ExComm at Large*
5501 180th St. NE
Atwater, MN 56209 USA

Mutsumi Sakuyoshi, Director
2858-13 Obuchi
Fuji Shizuoka, 417-0801
Cell: 090.1239.8806

Matthew Miller, Director
15613 Grand Avenue
Bristow, IA 50611-9660
Home: 641.775.3371
Cell: 515.971.9707
Email: theorginspector@netins.net

* Indicates Member of Executive Committee


Proposals for Bylaws changes require a minimum 45-day lead time prior to presentation to the membership.
For more information, contact the Bylaws Chair.

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Updated 1/1/2015

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IOIA Committees

Accreditation: Chair: Pam Sullivan, 831-659-1525. Board Liaison: Margaret Weigelt.
Purpose: To oversee the inspector accreditation program including to review, adjudicate and propose policy and criteria used to accredit inspectors. To formulate accreditation standards and procedures.

Asia Pacific Committee: Chair: Isidor Yu, +82.31.423.1931. Board Liaison: Mutsumi Sakuyoshi, +81.545.88.7258. Purpose: Give voice to Asia members concerns.

Bylaws: Chair: Al Johnson, 609-730-0939. Board Liaison: Matthew Miller, 641.775.3371.
Purpose: Ongoing response to bylaws issues.

Canadian: Chair: Bill Barkley, 613-543-0491. Board Liaison: Stuart McMillan, 204.221.7172.
Purpose: Give voice to Canadian members concerns.

Editorial Review: Chair: Joe Montecalvo, 805-772-3574. Board Liaison: Ib Hagsten, 816.468.4752.
Purpose: Ongoing as needed to review all IOIA publications and materials considered for sale.

Ethics: Chair: Joyce Ford, 507-454-8310. Board Liaison: Garth Kahl, 541.486.4085. Criteria for membership is past board or alternate service. Created to deal with complaints received by the IOIA office based on the Codes of Ethics and Conduct.

Finance: Chair/Treasurer: Pamela Sullivan, 831-659-1525. Purpose: Advise board on fiscal matters, combined with fundraising committee.

Fundraising: Chair: vacant.  Board Liaison: Margaret Weigelt

Latin American: Chair: Martha Santizo Castillo, 502.570.61331 (Guatemala). Board Liaison: Garth Kahl, 541.486.4085. Purpose: Give voice to Latin American members concerns.

Membership:  Chair:Eric Feutz,  660.248-3321. Board Liaison: Ib Hagsten, 816.468.4752.
Purpose: Develop membership services and numbers.

Nominations: Chair: Eric Feutz,  660.248-3321. Board Liaison: Ib Hagsten, 816.468.4752.
Purpose: Prepare annual ballot for Board of Directors.

Scholarship: Chair: Margaret Weigelt. Board Liaison: Mutsumi Sakuyoshi, +81.545.88.7258.
Purpose: Ongoing review and selection of scholarship applications.