Serves on the National Plant Board, oversees state pest detection and regulatory activities and coordinates survey activities between government agencies, public and private organizations. Coordinates the state’s initial emergency response if an exotic pest is detected.
Vernon Harrington, (808) 838-2780
Directs federal APHIS-PPQ pest detection and regulatory activities in cooperation with state officials, and coordinate the initial PPQ emergency response if an exotic pest is detected in the state.
Cheryl Young, (808) 838-2782
Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.