Ex-Officio Members

•  Jim Ellison – (retired, Ellison’s Greenhouses, Inc.)
• Patrick Berry – (Texas State Florists’ Association representative)
• Amy Graham – (Texas Nursery and Landscape Association representative)
• Lela Kelly – (Dosatron International, Inc.)
• Dan Lineberger (TAMU, Department of Horticultural Sciences)




Jim Ellison


Retired, Ellison’s Greenhouses, Inc.

Mr. Jim Ellison served as President of Ellison’s Greenhouses, Inc. for a number of years until his retirement. He received a BS in Agri-Business at New Mexico State University.  He is President of the Brenham Country Club, life member of Texas State Florist Association and involved with Rotary International and Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Jim’s Texas A&M University activities include TAMU College of Ag. Development Council, TAMU Research Foundation Council and Capital Campaign.


Dianna Doss

Dianna Nordman


Texas State Florists’ Association

 Executive Director of Texas State Florists’ Association.



Amy Graham


Texas Nursery and Landscape Association

 President, Texas Nursery and Landscape Association.




Lela Kelly


Dosatron International, Inc.

Lela Kelly has owned a greenhouse operation in Long Island, New York for over 11 years. Lela devotes much of her time to the horticultural industry by serving on boards such as FIRST (Floriculture Industry Research Scholarship Trust) and OFA (Ohio Florists’ Association). Lela’s business responsibilities include traveling the US doing trade shows and Dosatron maintenance seminars for growers. Lela and her husband, Eddy Kelly own Dosatron International, Inc. located in Clearwater, FL. Lela was an Advisory Committee Rotating Member from 2004 until 2012.




 Dan Lineberger


Texas A&M University

Dan Lineberger received his B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from North Carolina State University in 1971.  He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture from Cornell University in 1974 and 1978, respectively.  Dr. Lineberger served as Head of Horticultural Sciences from 1990 to 1994 and has been a member of the graduate faculty at Texas A&M University since 1990.  In 2012, Dr. Lineberger was renamed the Head of the Department of Horticultural Sciences.


Jessica Martini

 Jessica Martini


Texas Department of Agriculture

 Jessica serves as a Program Specialist for Specialty Crops for the Texas Department of Agriculture, and manages the Trade and Business Development Marketing Specialty Crop Block Grant. She received her B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University in 2011, and is currently working to complete her M.S. in Agricultural Economics.



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