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IPM Operating Committee

The IPM Operating Committee, composed of

  • IPM’s director and commodity coordinators
  • representatives from Ag & Markets and DEC; Cornell’s Agricultural Experiment Station; Cornell Cooperative Extension; the Cornell Pesticide Management and Education Program: the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station
  • science faculty in Ithaca, Geneva, and research stations around the state

takes input from community and ag advisory councils to provide choose and amend the internal goals, policies, and directives that guide the New York State IPM Program.


  • Juliet Carroll, Fruit IPM Coordinator, NYSIPM, Cornell AgriTech, Cornell University
  • Mary Centrella, Extension Specialist, Cornell Pesticide Management Education Program (PMEP), Cornell University, Ithaca Campus
  • Jaime Cummings,  Field Crops and Livestock IPM Coordinator, NYSIPM, Cornell University, Ithaca Campus
  • Margery Daughtrey, Senior Extension Associate, SIPS-PPPMB, Cornell University, Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center (LIHREC)
  • Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, Community IPM Coordinator, NYSIPM, Cornell University, Babylon NY
  • Awais Khan, Associate Professor, School of Integrated of Integrated Plant Science (SIPS), Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section (PPPMB), Cornell AgriTech, Cornell University
  • Elizabeth Lamb, Ornamentals IPM Coordinator, NYSIPM, Cornell University, Ithaca Campus
  • Christopher Logue*, Director, NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets, Division of Plant Industry, Albany
  • Margaret McGrath, Associate Professor, SIPS-PPPMB, Cornell University, LIHREC
  • Scott Menrath*, Director, Bureau of Pest Management, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Albany
  • Jan Nyrop*, Director, Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Stations—Ithaca and Geneva; and Professor, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University
  • Dan Olmstead, NEWA Coordinator, NYSIPM, Cornel AgriTech, Cornell University
  • Abby Seaman, Vegetable IPM Coordinator, NYSIPM, Cornell AgriTech, Cornell University
  • Margaret Smith, Professor, SIPS, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University, Ithaca Campus
  • Chris Watkins*, Professor, Horticulture; Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Kyle Wickings, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell AgriTech, Cornell University

*also an IPM Executive Committee Member
updated November 1, 2019