CRWAD Council

2020 crwad cpuncil members

2020 CRWAD Council Members (Left to Right): David Benfield (Past Executive Director), Charles Czuprynski, Qijing Zhang, Amelia Woolums, Brandy Burgess, Annette O’Connor, Lorraine Sordillo, Paul Morley (Executive Director) Christopher Chase (Past President)


The governing body of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) is the CRWAD Council, which consist of six council members.  There are four at-large council members, each of which is elected to a four-year term, with one at large council member elected at each annual meeting. The President and Vice-President each serve a one-year term after serving terms as at-large members of the CRWAD Council.  The Past-President serves as an ex officio advisory member of the Council for one year.

2020 Council Members

  • President – Dr. Amelia Woolums, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

  • Vice President – Dr. M.M. Chengappa, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

  • Council Member – Dr. Charles Czuprynski, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • Council Member – Dr. Annette O’Connor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

  • Council Member – Dr. Rebecca Wilkes, Perdue University, West Lafayette, IN

  • Council Member- Dr. Weipang Zhang, University of Illinois

  • Past President – Dr. Qijing Zhang, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

  • Executive Director- Dr. Paul Morley, Texas A&M University and West Texas A&M University

  • Program Chair- Dr. Lorraine Sordillo, Michigan State University

  • Assistant Program Chair- Dr. Brandy Burgess, University of Georgia

  • Administration – Jennifer Stalley, Midwest Solutions