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.

The following representatives are serving on the YQCA Board of Directors:

YQCA Executive Board

Jodi Sterle – YQCA Chairperson, Iowa State University
Paul Kuber – YQCA Vice Chair, Washington State University
Bernadette O’ Rourke – YQCA Secretary, University of Wisconsin
Dinah Peebles – YQCA Treasurer, National Pork Board

YQCA Board Members

Chase DeCoite – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Peter Orwick – American Sheep Industry Association
Mike Avesing – American Rabbit Breeders Assocation, Inc.
Erin Dorsey – National Western Stock Show
Mike Anderson – Iowa State University
Lindsay Chichester – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Ashley Benes – University of Nebraska Extension
Elizabeth Share – The Ohio State University
Heidi Carroll – South Dakota State University
Steve LeValley – Colorado State University