About CURES

The Coalition For Urban/Rural Environmental Stewardship (CURES) was formed in 1997 with seed money from the Western Plant Health Association. The mission of CURES, then and now, is to create and deliver science-based solutions and education to ensure that tools to control pests and grow plants are used in ways that protect people and the environment.

CURES is a non-profit organization that is making significant headway toward reaching this goal by developing and implementing projects that advance stewardship practices.

CURES operates by forming coalitions with concerned groups representing stewardship interests of agricultural, environmental, crop protection and water associations, government agencies, academia and public interest groups to work on science-based solutions to pesticide related problems.

CURES specializes in projects and educational efforts to promote environmental responsibility through implementation of effective best management practices (BMPs) for protecting water and air quality along with PowerPoint presentations, seminars and booklets to industry, interest groups, government entities and educational groups.

Board of Trustees

Gabriele Ludwig
CURES Board Chair
Associate Director
Environmental Affairs
ALMOND BOARD OF CALIFORNIA

Mark Biddlecomb
Director of Conservation
DUCKS UNLIMITED INC.

Nasser Dean
Senior Stakeholder Relations Manager,
Western U.S. Region
BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP

Robert Falconer
Grower
Almonds and Walnuts

Hank Giclas
Vice President
Strategic Planning, Science and Technology
WESTERN GROWERS ASSOCIATION

Dennis Kelly
State Affairs Director
SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION

Rob Neenan
President/CEO
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE OF
FOOD PROCESSORS

Renee Pinel
President/CEO
WESTERN PLANT HEALTH ASSOCIATION

Bryan Stuart
Government Relations Manager,
Western U.S.
DOW AGROSCIENCES

Management Team

Parry Klassen
CURES Executive Director
klassenparry@gmail.com

Rivkah Cohen
Executive Assistant
rivkah.cohen@curesworks.org

William D. Jones
Agricultural Consultant
rootstockspecialty@sti.net

Rick Sandberg
Website Administration, Project Assistance
webmaster@curesworks.org

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