Susannah Reese Named StopPests Program Coordinator

Six months after joining the Northeastern IPM Center as a consultant and trainer, Susannah Reese will lead the StopPests in Housing Program as its program coordinator. Reese joined the Center’s team at Cornell University in May.

Over the past six months, Reese has gained experience as a StopPests consultant and handled many of the responsibilities for directing the program.

“I’ve been particularly impressed by Susannah’s work with our housing providers. She is responsive to their needs and has kept StopPests moving full-steam-ahead,” said outgoing program coordinator Allison Taisey. “For example, Susannah ran her first webinar in September. To-date, 2,986 people have viewed the program—1,986 of them on the YouTube Channel that Susannah helped build.”

Before coming to the Northeastern IPM Center, Reese served as a county extension educator in Upstate New York for 13 years. She provided oversight and training for Master Gardener volunteers and managed a diagnostic service for insect and plant problems in her county.

Reese’s term as program coordinator began on November 5. Outgoing program coordinator Allison Taisey is leaving the Center to work at the National Pest Management Association as its certification program manager.

“StopPests is in the very capable hands of someone who is great with people, cares deeply about our cause, and has fresh ideas that will keep the StopPests in Housing Program relevant at the hub of the health, housing, and pest management,” said Taisey.

StopPests is a group of science educators, seeking to improve pest control in affordable housing by teaching everyone who works, lives, and plays in housing how to use integrated pest management (IPM).

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