Biosecurity Task Force
The mission of the ACVM Biosecurity Task Force is to assist local, state, and federal officials in prevention of, response to, and recovery from infectious diseases which threaten food security or public health.
24 individuals have completed the requirements to join the Task Force. These individuals have indicated their willingness to share their expertise in microbiology, infectious diseases, and biosecurity in the event of an animal disease or zoonotic disease emergency.
These current members of the ACVM Biosecurity Task Force are:
Adams, Hayley R.108 Harrogate RoadSaint Simons Island, GA 31522
Bommineni, Yugendar Reddy2700 N John Young PkwyKissimmee, FL 34741Phone: 3216971400Fax: 3216971467
Chase, Christopher C.L.Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Animal Dis Res & Diagnostic Lab Box 2175Brookings, SD 57007Phone: (605) 688-5652Fax: (605) 688-6003
Gull, TamaraUniversity of Missouri Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory 810 E. Campus LoopColumbia, MO 65211Phone: 573-882-0106
Hayhow, Christopher S.Ohio University Research Compliance 117 Research and Technology CenterAthens, OH 45701Phone: (740) 597-1267
Kariyawasam, SubhashinieDepartment of Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine, College of Veterinary MedicineGainesville, FL 32610Phone: 352-294-8794Fax: 352-294-8608
Keil, Daniel J.Bayer Animal Health PO Box 390Shawnee Mission, KS 66201Phone: (913) 268-2062Fax: (913) 268-2541
Kennedy, Melissa A.College of Vet Medicine University of Tennessee P.O. Box 1071 2407 River DriveKnoxville, TN 37996Phone: (865) 974-5827Fax: FAX: (865) 974-5640
Kibenge, Frederick S. B.Dept of Path & Micro Atlantic Vet Coll, U.PEI 550 University Ave.Charlottetown P.E.I., CA C1A 4Phone: (902) 566-0967Fax: FAX: (902) 566-0851
McVey, David ScottUSDA ARS CGAHR 1515 College AvenueManhatan, KS 66502Phone: (785) 776-2702Fax: (785) 776-2789
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All of these individuals have completed Incident Command 100 and Incident Command 200 training. These courses developed by the USDA are offered on the National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps website (maintained by the Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University) at no charge https://naherc.sws.iastate.edu/.
Additional ACVM Diplomates are encouraged to join the Task Force; just complete the two courses listed above and send us a copy of your certificate from each course. These courses introduce the Incident Command System which will be used to manage the response to any infectious disease emergency. The Incident Command System is designed to ensure coordination among responders from various agencies.
Contact James A. Roth at email@example.com if you have any questions or comments.