What is the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council?

The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council (ODNC) works on behalf of all dairy farm families and dairy processors throughout the state of Oregon. Building trust and demand for Oregon dairy products and support for those who make them is accomplished through efforts and involvement in schools, health and wellness, communications and industry development.

The ODNC’s origins trace back to as early as 1918, when the Oregon Dairy Council was created to advance the benefits of dairy nutrition. The Oregon Dairy Products Commission was later created by the Oregon Legislature as a commodity commission in 1943. These two organizations merged in 1985, but the names remained separate until January 1, 2016.

Today, ODNC operates on a daily basis under the supervision of an executive director, who leads a team of nine professionals representing program areas and disciplines necessary to successfully fulfill the mission and shared goals of the Council.

The Council is governed by the ten members of the Oregon Dairy Products Commission — six of whom are dairy farmers, plus one dairy processor, and one public member. A representative from the Oregon Department of Agriculture sits on the board as a non-voting member, as does a representative from Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences.



Available Position • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) 

The Oregon Dairy Products Commission (dba Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council) is seeking an experienced professional to join our dynamic team to fill the role of CFO. This is a senior-level, hands-on position that has direct responsibility for the organization’s fiscal management and accounting, in addition to office operations, legal, human resources, and Board of Commissioners support. Working as an integral part of a small-office professional team, the successful candidate will demonstrate solid experience in fiscal management, accounting and budgeting, in addition to a well-rounded background in office systems and operations. A positive attitude and genuine desire to help Oregon’s dairy farmers and processors thrive is key. 

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Applications may be submitted via e-mail (tybarra@odncouncil.org). No phone calls or faxes, please. 

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ODNC Staff

Pete Kent
Executive Director

Theresa Ybarra
Sr. Director of Business Management and Operations

Josh Thomas
Sr. Director of Communications

Anne Goetze, RDN, LD, FAND
Sr. Director of Nutrition and Business Development

Shannon Guirl
Sr. Manager of Integrated Communications

Crista Hawkins, RDN, LD
Sr. Director of Youth Wellness

Erin Hirte, RDN, LD
Manager of Youth Wellness

Stacy Foster
Sr. Manager of Industry Relations and Communications

Judy Campbell
Accounting Coordinator