Governing Committee: (GC)

The Governing Committee makes relevant decisions regarding up to date curriculum, lines of effort for the program, and is the idea generator for conferences and additional education. The names below are listed in no particular order. 

Becky Tipton
Joli Winer 
Kristi Sanderson
Brad Sumter
Kirstin Bailey
Chuck Dailey
Micheal Brown
Adam Ingrao
Randall Cass
Charlotte Wiggins
Megan Vetter
Tim Olson
Kathy Clay

Great Plains Master Beekeeping Subcommittees

The subcommittees spread the workload and allow for the GC to focus on discussion and not necessarily creation of content. They also allow for members of associations to contribute their individual states resources and thoughts on beekeeping nuances. 

Content Subcommittee: Chair: Brad Sumter, NE
MISSION: Addressing Learning Objective education gaps
and soliciting and/or creating material to address those gaps.
Certifying courses and materials to be used in GPMB
programming both online and in person. 
Teresa Campbell, MO
Joli Winer, KS
Judy Wu-Smart, NE
Kirstin Bailey, NE
Charlotte Wiggins, MO
Gregg Hitchings, MO

Chuck Dailey,IN
Brad Sumter, NE

Online Testing Subcommittee. Chair Teresa Campbell,
MISSION: To professionally develop online tests to educate and measure competency from one program level to the next.

Dan Brouk, provisional journeyman, MO
Charlotte Wiggins, master candidate, MO
Henry Long, master candidate, MO
Sharon Contini, retired teacher, MO
David Draker, provisional journeyman, MO
Judy Wu-Smart, NE

Master’s Project Subcommittee. Chair: Daisy Warnick

MISSION: To review and recommend submitted master’s projects to fill existing content gaps and provide new GPMB tools. 
Teresa Campbell, MO
Kirsten Bailey, NE
Cory Stevens, MO
Brad Sumter, NE
Becky Tipton, KS

Open (Teaching) Apiaries Subcommittee. Chair: Chair BeckyTipton/KS and Judy Wu-Smart, NE

MISSION: Providing guidance for apiary teachers and answering questions regarding field training at Open Teaching Apiary sessions. 
Megan Vetter, NE
Daisy Warnick (GPMB tech)
Ken Heitcamp, MO

Orientation Subcommittee
Chair: Kathy Clay
Members: Chuck Dailey, Sheldon Brummel, Gregg Hitchings,
Mission: providing answers and guidance on the workings, requirements, and benefits of the GPMB program to partners and interested parties. Conducts interviews and oversees the “Beeline” process.