YQCA is a nonprofit organization with a volunteer board of directors (listed below). The purpose of YQCA is to continually provide a current, peer-reviewed, quality curriculum for youth quality assurance training and certification. Revenues collected from fees are used for ongoing program improvement and promotion.

Executive Board

Dinah Peebles

President, National Pork Board

Lindsay Chichester

Vice President, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

Bernadette O’Rourke

Secretary, University of Wisconsin

Michaela Clowser

Treasurer, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Board Members

Amy Powell

Iowa State University

Allison Jennings

North Carolina State University

Paul Kuber

Washington State University

Sarah Smith

American Sheep Industry Association

Mike Avesing

American Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc.

Erin Dorsey

Show Stockmans Consultant

Ashley Benes

University of Nebraska Extension

Elizabeth Share

The Ohio State University

Tara Beach

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Katherine E. Carter

Virginia Tech