About COPEG

Panama - United States Commission for the Eradication and Prevention of Screwworm (COPEG)

About COPEG

Panama - United States Commission for the Eradication and Prevention of Screwworm (COPEG)

Estructure (COPEG)

General Director

The Director-General are designated full-time to the Commission and will be are directly responsible for the management, coordination, control, and supervision of the Commission. The Directors-General shall agree to all communications, regulations, rules, procedures relating to operations of COPEG jointly, and each must facilitate communications with the respective authorities of their country.

In its capacity as International Mission, COPEG operates under the representation of two Director-General, one for each country: Dr. Carlos Moreno, Director for Panama, and Dra. Maria Celia Antognoli, Director for the United States of America.

Dr. Carlos Moreno
Director – General for
Panama

Dra. Maria Celia Antognoli
Directora General por
United States of America

Commissioner

In pursuance to the provisions of the Cooperative Agreement, four members duly designated by both countries shall integrate the Commission. The Commissioners shall meet at least once on an annual basis and in other occasion, as deemed necessary with the objective to review the activities of the Commission, provide counseling and approve work plans and annual budgets.

Panama

S.E
José Raúl Mulino

President of the Republic of Panama

United States of America

Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
United States of America

S.E

Roberto Linares
Minister of Agriculture Development
MIDA

Kevin Shea

Kevin Shea
Administrator
Health Inspection Services
Animal and plant (APHIS)
USDA

S.E
Felipe Chapman 
Minister of Agriculture Development
 MEF

Simon Liu
Administrator
Agriculture Research Service (ARS)
USDA

S.E

Ovidio Saavedra
President National Livestock Association (ANAGAN)

Mrs. Cheryle Blakely
Deputy Administrator
International Services (IS)
APHIS, USDA

Organizational Structure of COPEG