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Storrs Office

The administrative offices for UConn Extension are located on the UConn Storrs campus. Several of our programs also have offices in Storrs, including the state 4-H office, People Empowering People, and Center for Learning In Retirement. Service centers located at the Storrs campus include the Plant Diagnostic Laboratory, the Turfgrass Diagnostic Laboratory, the Home and Garden Education Center, the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources, and the Soil Testing Laboratory.

WB Young Building

1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4134

WB Young Building, Room 233

Storrs, CT, 06269-4134

(860) 486-3581

Faculty and Staff

Michael P. O’Neill

Michael P. O'Neill, Associate Dean of ExtensionMichael P. O'Neill

Associate Dean & Associate Director or 860-486-6270

Dr. Mike O'Neill is the Associate Dean and Associate Director for UConn Extension in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. Mike oversees the UConn Cooperative Extension System that includes faculty and staff from the Department of Extension and also faculty and staff members with Extension appointments in departments across the College. Prior to joining UConn in 2012, Dr. O'Neill was the National Program Leader for Water Resources at the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. He has a Ph.D. In Geography from the University of Buffalo. Mike's extension and research programs focus on the nexus of food, energy, environment, and water.

Bonnie Burr

Bonnie Burr, Department Head of ExtensionBonnie Burr

Department Head & Assistant Director or 860-486-8944

Bonnie Burr is Assistant Director and Department Head with the Department of Extension in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. She splits her time between administration of UConn Extension, outreach activities and other projects for the College. She works state wide bringing together collaborative efforts that enhance and promote the university's land grant mission.

Marilyn Gould

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Administrative Assistant - Associate Dean's Office or 860-486-3581

Amber Guillemette

Oak LeafAmber Guillemette

Administrative Coordinator - Department Head's Office or 860-486-7178

Nicole Jagielo

Oak LeafNicole Jagielo

Interim Administrative Coordinator - Department Head's Office or 860-486-7178

Miriah Kelly

Miriah Russo KellyMiriah Russo Kelly

Evaluation Specialist or 860-486-3269

Dr. Miriah Russo Kelly is an Assistant Extension Educator; Evaluation Specialist with UConn Extension in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. She is a mixed methods researcher, and an expert in communication and collaboration. She works on the evaluation components of numerous projects throughout the Extension network. Miriah holds a M.S. in Organizational Communication from Central Connecticut State University and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Oregon State University.

Stacey Stearns

Stacey StearnsStacey Stearns

Program Specialist - Educational Outreach or 860-486-9228

Stacey Stearns is a Program Specialist focused on communications for Extension, and formal and informal reporting. She works with Extension teams on farm to community, Bug Week, GMOs and trails. Stacey earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science in Agricultural Education and Communication from the University of Florida.

Katherine van der Woude

Katherine van der WoudeKatherine van der Woude

Soil Health Specialist or 860-486-7176

Katherine van der Woude is a soil health researcher for UConn Extension in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. Katherine is working to help agricultural producers in Connecticut enhance their soil and water quality by promoting conservation practices. Conservation planning enable farmers to install and maintain conservation activities to address priority natural resource concerns. Her role is to educate and provide technical assistance throughout the state which help farmers realize the benefits of sustainable agriculture. Before joining UConn, Katherine completed a M.S. in Sustainable Agriculture and a B.S. in Agronomy from Iowa State University. Her research applied agronomic, ecological, and biogeochemical principles to advance our understanding of how agriculture practices influence nutrient cycling. Her methods included a paired-watershed study design which demonstrated the ability of multiple conservations practices to control the amount, fate, and transport of nutrients into waterways.


Nancy Wilhelm

Nancy Wilhelm

Program Administrator - UConn 4-H or 860-486-4127

Nancy Wilhelm is the 4-H Program Administrator in the UConn Extension Storrs Office. She coordinates the selection process for 4-H award trips as well as multiple statewide 4-H events. She is also responsible for assisting 4-H clubs with the tax exemption process and compliance with minor protection guidelines.