People: New appointments for Diamond V’s poultry team

20-04-2015 | |
People: New appointments for Diamond V’s poultry team

Diamond V has made 2 new appoints to its poultry team – Sharon Heins Miller, DVM as Poultry Technical Specialist and Shannon Burasco as Business Manager Broilers.


Dr. Miller has 28 years’ experience, most recently as Director of Veterinary Services for House of Raeford. She previously worked in veterinary services and management positions for Merial Select, Alpharma Animal Health, and Pfizer/Zoetis Global Poultry. She earned her BS in Poultry Science and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University, Raleigh. She also completed the Avian Internship program in the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State.

She maintains Board Certification from the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. Her other qualifications include Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) certification for animal welfare auditing, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) compliance certification, USDA accreditation for Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and membership in the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).


Shannon Burasco has over 25 years of leadership experience, including 18 years’ experience in the poultry industry, most recently as President of CWT Farms International, a global supplier of broiler genetics.

Burasco’s poultry industry background includes responsibility for production, sales, and management and experience in genetics, feed ingredients, and animal health companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Poultry Science from the University of Arkansas, where he served as the President of the Board for the Poultry Science Alumni Organization and as a member of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Alumni Board.