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Integrated Pest Management · Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of California

UC IPM Staff

2014 IPM staff

Our Vision:  Making ecosystem-based integrated pest management THE way Californians manage pests

Leadership Team

Jim Farrar

Director James Farrar provides overall program leadership to ensure UC IPM delivers science-based IPM information, expands our collaborations and partnerships, and documents the impacts of IPM in California agriculture, communities and natural areas. Jim was previously a plant pathology professor at Fresno State University for 12 years and most recently was Director for the Western IPM Center.

Associate Director for Urban Karey Windbiel-Rojas and Community IPM Karey Windbiel-Rojas is responsible for developing and supporting teams engaged in planning and implementing IPM programs for public agency, residential, landscape, and structural audiences.

Tunyalee MartinAssociate Director for Communications Tunyalee Martin manages activities related to program communications, coordinating with the programmatic associate directors and ANR experts to produce informational products about IPM for growers, residents, and other practitioners.

Jhalendra Rijal Associate Director for Agricultural IPM Jhalendra Rijal is responsible for planning, coordinating, and integrating outreach, research, and extension products related to IPM in agriculture.

Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator
This position serves as Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator and UC ANR Pesticide Coordinator. This position runs the pesticide safety training program.

Ashley CarrBusiness Manager
Ashley Carr leads the business operations of the program, including budget and financial management, and management of human and physical resources. She also works with the Director in support of special projects and new initiatives.

Staff

Maria Alfaro
Pesticide Safety Education Program Educator
With UC IPM since 2013

Priyanka Bandapalli
Applications Programmer
With UC IPM since 2022

Ashley Carr
Business Manager
With UC IPM since 2018

Jim Farrar
Director
With UC IPM since 2015

Lauren Fordyce
Urban IPM Educator
With UC IPM since 2022

Petr Kosina
Content Development Supervisor
With UC IPM since 2015

Chinh Lam
Lead Programmer/ IT Supervisor
With UC IPM since 2013

Tunyalee Martin
Associate Director for Communications
With UC IPM since 2008

Christopher McKerracher
Pest Management Guidelines Coordinator
With UC IPM since 2022

Belinda Messenger-Sikes
Urban Writer/Editor
With UC IPM since 2017

Randall Oliver
Invasive Shot Hole Borer Communications Coordinator
With UC IPM since 2020

Stephanie Parreira
IPM Writer/Editor
With UC IPM since 2017

Cheryl Reynolds
Interactive Learning Developer
and Photo Librarian
With UC IPM since 1995

Fernanda Guimaraes Rosa
Web Production Specialist
With UC IPM since 2006

Cynthia Stapleton
Video Production Assistant
With UC IPM since 2019

Bobby Tooyserkani
Computer Resources Specialists and Programmer
With UC IPM since 2021

Hannah Vasilis
Invasive Shot Hole Borer Field Analyst/Data Survey Coordinator
With UC IPM since 2020

Shannah Whithaus
Pesticide Writer/Editor
With UC IPM since 2011

Karey Windbiel-Rojas
Associate Director for Urban and Community IPM and Area IPM Advisor
With UC IPM since 2006

Hanna Zorlu
UI/UX Specialist and Production Coordinator
With UC IPM since 2020

Area IPM Advisors

Sandipa Gautam
Area IPM Advisor, San Joaquin Valley
With UCIPM Since 2021

Chris Greer
Area IPM Advisor, Central Coast
With UC IPM since 2017

Sudan Gyawaly
Area IPM Advisor, Butte County
With UCIPM since 2022

Cindy Kron
Area IPM Advisor, North Coast
With UC IPM since 2019

Eric Middleton
Area IPM Advisor, San Diego
With UCIPM since 2022

Jhalendra Rijal
Area IPM Advisor, North San Joaquin Valley
With UC IPM since 2015

Jim Stapleton
Area IPM Advisor, San Joaquin Valley
With UC IPM since 1988

Andrew Sutherland
Area IPM Advisor, San Francisco Bay Area
With UC IPM since 2012

Siavash Taravati
Area IPM Advisor, Southern California
With UC IPM since 2015

Karey Windbiel-Rojas
Area IPM Advisor, Sacramento Valley
With UC IPM since 2006

Affiliated Academics

Whitney Brim-DeForest
Rice and Wild Rice Advisor, Sutter-Yuba counties
Since 2020

Thomas Getts
Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Advisor, Lassen County
Since 2020

David Haviland
Entomology Advisor, Kern County
Since 2002

Neil McRoberts
Plant Pathology Associate Professor, Plant Pathology Department, UC Davis
Since 2019

Niamh Quinn
Area Vertebrate Pest Advisor, South Coast Research & Extension Center
Since 2014

Amber Vinchesi-Vahl
Area Vegetable Crops Advisor, Colusa County
Since 2020

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