Advisory Board

Charles Shapiro
Farm and Community Program Committee
Locale: Wayne, Nebraska.
Christine Torres
Farm and Community Program Committee
Locale: Fremont, Nebraska.
Christine joined the Center for Rural Affairs Advisory Board in March 2020.
Dave Welsch
Rural Policy Program Committee
Locale: Milford, Nebraska.
Dave Welsch joined our Advisory Board in March 2019.
Jason Rippe
Rural Policy Program Committee
Locale: Geneva, Nebraska.
Jason works full-time as a facility director for Bioiberica Nebraska, Inc., a pharmaceutical company in Geneva, Nebraska, and has a strong interest in rural matters. He says rural economic development and rural talent retention are vital to growth in rural areas. Jason has served on the advisory board since March 2017.
Karina Perez
Farm and Community Program Committee
Locale: Columbus, Nebraska.
Karina is the executive director of Centro Hispano.