Dr. Danesha Seth Carley, PI and Co-Director
Dr. Carley is responsible for overall leadership of the Center and management of competitive grants programs. She is also Associate Director of the NSF Center for IPM (CIPM) and an Associate Professor in Horticultural Science, NC State University. Her research, academic, and outreach programs focus on Sustainable Managed Landscapes. Recent projects include working on the restoration of historic Pinehurst No. 2 Golf Course, pollinator protection and habitat conservation, and water-stress tolerance in turfgrass and ornamental shrubs.
Joseph LaForest provides day-to-day leadership of our electronic networking and issues-support initiative (Facilitation of Innovation Through Technology, or FITT). Joe is the IPM Program Coordinator at the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, commonly referred to as “the Bugwood Network” or “Bugwood,” managing the image database, the BugwoodWiki, and providing training. He has a B.S. in Urban Forestry and graduated from the Ohio State University with two Masters degrees (Entomology and Plant Pathology).
Henry Fadamiro is a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Alabama. He currently serves as Associate Dean for Research for Auburn’s College of Agriculture and as Associate Director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. In 2004, he was appointed State IPM Coordinator for Auburn University and has served the Southern IPM Center as State Contact, member and Chairperson of the Advisory Council, and member of the Steering Committee. Henry administers the Friends of Southern IPM recognition program, and acts as liaison with SERA3 and SAAESD.
Alex Belskis, Database Programmer
Based in Seattle, Washington, Alex works with administrators, researchers and other staff to develop and maintain web applications and databases for the Southern IPM Center and partner Regional IPM Centers. Alex holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University in Biomedical Engineering, and a M.S. from NC State in Computer Science.
Robin Boudwin, Database Programmer
With more than 20 years of ColdFusion and SQL Server website application development experience, Robin serves as the Southern IPM Center software engineer for the National IPM Database website application, including Crop Profiles, Pest Management Strategic Plans, Timelines, and Elements. She received her degree in civil engineering from Louisiana State University with an emphasis on environmental engineering.
Wendy manages Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) development activities and supports efforts on the Regulatory Science Network by assisting with gathering and packaging information for formal requests and formalizing comments for open comment periods that come from the EPA. She is also responsible for organizing and coordinating local meetings and seminars. Prior to this position, she worked for 10 years as the Project Coordinator for the Cucurbit Downy Mildew ipmPIPE project and received her Master's in Horticulture from Pennsylvania State University.
A plant scientist and statistician, Jean-Jacques held previous research positions with the USDA Agricultural Research Service and the Air Quality Division of the EPA. He is responsible for documenting economic, environmental, and human health impacts from IPM in the region by supporting the gathering of success stories, conducting regional training sessions on impact evaluation, and assisting project PIs with collecting data to assist in evaluating their projects. Jean-Jacques also evaluates the impact of SIPMC and iPIPE activities.