Board Members & Committees

2021 President
Dr. Johnny Shelley (MS)

2022 President-Elect
Dr. Nora Hickey (WA)

2020 Past President
Dr. Jessie Sanders (CA)

2019-21 Treasurer
Dr. James Bogan (FL)

Directors-at-Large

Dr. Ari Fustukjian (FL)
exp 2021

Dr. Stephen Reichley (MS)
exp 2022

Dr. Ashley Emanuele (NC)
exp 2023

Committees

AAFV is involved in many aspects of aquatic veterinary medicine and has formed committees to focus on issues and items of value to the aquatic veterinary medicine field.  We invite our members to join committees of their interest by contacting the committee chair.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The purpose of the Education Committee of AAFV is to advance the continuing education opportunities for AAFV members by facilitating conferences, meetings, and other opportunities to communicate current findings in fish medicine.

Committee Chair
Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd
(rffloyd@ufl.edu)

Committee Members
Dr. Myron Kebus
Dr. Hugh Mitchell
Dr. Drury Reavill
Dr. Stephen Reichley
Dr. Janet Whaley

FISH WELFARE AND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE

The purposes of the Fish Welfare and Conservation Committee of AAFV are to:

  • work with stakeholders to address issues of welfare, conservation and habitat protection for aquatic species
  • educate the general public and the veterinary community with regard to aquatic species welfare and conservation
  • reach out to and work with other conservation agencies when aquatic animal welfare and conservation issues are at stake.

Committee Chair
Dr. Stephen Smith
(stsmith7@vt.edu)

Committee Members
Dr. Stephen Frattini
Dr. Bob Groskin
Dr. Timothy Kniffen
Dr. Jack Kottwitz
Dr. Drury Reavill

MARKETING COMMITTEE

The purpose of the Marketing Committee of AAFV is to engage on social media, advertise important news about events we are involved with, make announcements about the scholarship funds-conferences-call for papers, and develop AAFV promotional items.

Committee Chair
Dr. Jessie Sanders
(vet@cafishvet.com)

Committee Members
Dr. Mike Corcoran
Dr. Janet Whaley

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

The purpose of the Scholarship Committee of AAFV is to advocate for, publicize, and help solicit and secure funds for the scholarship program. The other major function of committee members is to select awardees. Learn more about the AAFV Scholarship here.

Committee Chair
Dr. Lester Khoo
(khoo@cvm.msstate.edu)

Committee Members
Dr. David Marancik
Dr. David Scarfe
Dr. Justin Stilwell
Dr. Tom Waltzek

SEAFOOD AND AQUATIC AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE

The purpose of the Seafood and Aquatic Agriculture Committee of AAFV is to support the interests of the membership engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine supporting the seafood industry and all aquatic animal production systems. Visit this committee's webpage here.

Committee Chair
Dr. Stephen Frattini
(sfrattini@cfaarm.com)

Committee Members
Dr. Jessica Fox
Dr. Warren Hess
Dr. Myron Kebus
Dr. Hugh Mitchell
Dr. Meghana Parikh
Dr. Stephen Reichley
Dr. Johnny Shelley
Dr. David Starling
Dr. Janet Whaley

WEBSITE COMMITTEE

The purpose of the Website Committee of AAFV is to maintain and progress the organization's website with a focus on providing relevant resources about fish veterinary services to the public and educational resources to members.

Committee Chair
Dr. Nora Hickey
(norahickey@gmail.com)

Committee Members
Dr. Nicole Nietlisbach
Dr. Jesse Sanders
Dr. Janet Whaley