In his current role, Jamie Jonker, Ph.D., has general responsibilities in sustainability and scientific affairs, including animal health and welfare, animal biotechnology, dairy farm bio-security, dairy farm air and water quality, dairy farm sustainability, and technical service issues. He is also involved in coordinating relations with the Federation’s Animal Health & Wellbeing Committee and Environmental Issues Committee.
Jonker serves as a representative for the Federation on numerous national and international committees, including the U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA), the International Dairy Federation (IDF), the World Animal Health Organization (OIE), Codex Alimentarius (Codex), and the USDA Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health. He also serves on the U.S. Animal Health Association Board of Directors.
In 2017, Jonker was elected to the IDF Science Programme Coordination Committee and serves as a subject matter expert for the organization. His work also includes involvement with Codex Alimentarius as a member of the IDF Delegations to the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs, the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding, and the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance. He previously served on the USDA Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology & 21st Century Agriculture.
Jonker received his Bachelor of Science and master's degree from Cornell University, and his doctorate from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining NMPF, his career included employment at the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture.