Our Team

Meet our team!

List of People
 NameTitleEmailPhone
Emily Alger4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator
emily.alger@uconn.edu
Oak LeafPaul ArmondMaster Gardener Coordinator
paul.armond@uconn.edu
Chester ArnoldCLEAR
Water Quality (NEMO) Extension Educator, Co-Center Coordinator
chester.arnold@uconn.edu860‑345‑5230
Sarah BaileyCo-Center Coordinator &
Master Gardener State Program Coordinator
Sarah.bailey@uconn.edu860‑409‑9053
Nancy.BalcomNancy BalcomCenter Coordinator, Seafood Safety, Fisheries Senior Extension Educator
nancy.balcom@uconn.edu860‑405‑9107
Juliana BarrettJuliana BarrettCoastal Habitats Extension Educator
juliana.barrett@uconn.edu(860) 405‑9106
Candace BartholomewCandace BartholomewPesticide Safety Education Program Extension Educator
candance.bartholomew@uconn.edu860‑409‑9067
Molly Basak-SmithMolly Basak-SmithEFNEP Program Assistant, Educational Outreach
molly.basak-smith@uconn.edu203‑258‑8621
Erica BenvenutiErica BenvenutiNutrition Education &
EFNEP Program Assistant
erica.benvenuti@uconn.edu860‑885‑2825
Rachel BespudaSustainable Livestock
Rachel.bespuda@uconn.edu
Joseph BonelliAgricultural Economics Associate Extension Educator
joseph.bonelli@uconn.edu
Kara BonsackCLEAR
NEMO, Graphic Designer
kara.bonsack@uconn.edu860‑345‑5227
Laura BrownCommunity Economic Development Associate Extension Educator
laura.brown@uconn.edu203‑407‑3157
Lindsey BrushLindsey BrushNutrition Education – EFNEP Program Assistant Educational Outreach
lindsey.brush@uconn.edu
Angela CalderaNutrition Education – EFNEP Program Assistant
angela.caldera@uconn.edu860‑409‑9072
Oak LeafMaria CamaraAdministrative Assistant
maria.camara@uconn.edu
Cary ChadwickCLEAR
GIS Education, Associate Extension Educator
cary.chadwick@uconn.edu860‑345‑5216
Anoushka ConcepcionAquaculture Assistant Extension Educator
anoushka.concepcion@uconn.edu860‑405‑9105
Oak LeafLinda ConnellySecretary
linda.connelly@uconn.edu
Oak LeafMarc CournoyerEducational Program Coordinator - 4-H Youth
marc.cournoyer@uconn.edu860‑774‑9600
Jennifer CushmanCo-Center Coordinator &
4-H Youth Development Assistant Extension Educator
jennifer.cushman@uconn.edu860‑409‑9074
William Davenport4-H Youth Development Assistant Educator
william.davenport@uconn.edu860‑626‑6864
David DicksonCLEAR
NEMO Network Coordinator
david.dickson@uconn.edu860‑ 345‑5228
Michael DietzCLEAR
CT Sea Grant Extension Educator,
michael.dietz@uconn.edu860‑345‑5225
Robin DRobin Drago-ProvencherUConn PEP Trainer, Facilitator, Coordinator
robin.drago@uconn.edu203‑407‑3410
Oak LeafToni EllisNutrition Education – EFNEP Extension Program Education Liaison
toni.ellis@uconn.edu203‑407‑3171
Joe EmenheiserJoe EmenheiserAssistant Extension Educator - Diversified Livestock
joe.emenheiser@uconn.edu860‑774‑9600
Maryann Fusco-RollinsCenter Coordinator &
4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator
maryann.fusco@uconn.edu860‑875‑3331
Tessa GetchisAquaculture Senior Extension Educator
tessa.getchis@uconn.edu860‑405‑9104
Shuresh GhimireVegetable Specialist Assistant Extension Educator
shuresh.ghimire@uconn.edu860‑875‑3331
Pamela Gray4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator
pamela.gray@uconn.edu860‑885‑2824
Oak LeafSharon GrayNutrition Education – EFNEP Associate Extension Educator
sharon.gray@uconn.edu860‑409‑9062
Oak LeafFaye Griffiths-SmithFamily Economics and Resource Management Associate Extension Educator
faye.griffiths-smith@uconn.edu203‑407‑316
Oak LeafMargaret GrilloCenter Coordinator &
4-H Youth Development Associate Extension Educator
margaret.grillo@uconn.edu203‑407‑3158
Oak LeafHeidi HerzProgram Aide
heidi.herz@uconn.edu
Bruce HydeCLEAR Assistant Extension Educator
bruce.hyde@uconn.edu860‑345‑5229
Oak LeafMarlene KennedySecretary
marlene.kennedy@uconn.edu
Oak LeafDiane LaBoniaSecretary
diane.labonia@uconn.edu
Oak LeafEric LarsonMaster Gardener Coordinator
roderick.larson@uconn.edu
Oak LeafDonna LiskaProgram Aide
donna.liska@uconn.edu
Oak LeafJohn LoRussoMaster Gardener Coordinator - Windham County
john.lorusso@uconn.edu860‑774‑9600
Oak LeafJohn LoRussoMaster Gardener Coordinator
john.lorusso@uconn.edu
Oak LeafJeanmarie Madden-HennesseyeLearning Develop
jean.madden-hennessy@uconn.edu
Oak LeafLin MarinoSecretary
lin.marino@uconn.edu
Jiff MartinSustainable Food Systems Associate Extension Educator
jiff.martin@uconn.edu
Richard MeinertCenter Coordinator &
Agriculture (Dairy/Livestock) Nutrient Management
richard.meinert@uconn.edu860‑626‑6240
Oak LeafSharon NarotskySecretary
sharon.narotsky@uconn.edu860‑774‑9600
Michael P. O'Neill, Associate Dean of ExtensionMichael O'NeillAssociate Dean and Associate Director
mp.oneill@uconn.edu860‑486‑6270
Frances Pacyna ChampagneProgram Aide
frances.pacyna.champagne@uconn.edu
Heather PeaseNutrition Education – EFNEP Program Assistant
heather.pease@uconn.edu860‑409‑9073
Heather PeracchioCenter Coordinator, EFNEP Supervisor, Assistant Extension Educator
heather.peracchio@uconn.edu203‑207‑3266
Leanne PundtLeanne PundtGreenhouse Crops Extension Educator
leanne.pundt@uconn.edu860‑626‑6240
Juliana Restrepo-MarinProgram Aide
juliana.restrepo_marin@uconn.edu
Gail ReynoldsMaster Gardener Coordinator
gail.reynolds@uconn.edu860‑345‑5234
Robert RicardRobert RicardSocial Dimensions of Forest Resources, Coordinator-UConn Extension Disaster Education Network
robert.ricard@uconn.edu860‑570‑9257
Amanda RyanAmanda RyanCLEAR Visiting Assistant Extension Educator
amanda.ryan@uconn.edu860‑345‑5231
Oak LeafRachel ShoreSecretary
rachel.shore@uconn.edu
Oak LeafAlyssa Siegel-MilesProgram Aide
alyssa.siegel-miles@uconn.edu
Oak LeafChristine SmithTemporary University Specialist
christine.smith@uconn.edu
Oak LeafLorraine St. ClairSecretary
lorraine.stclair@uconn.edu
Umekia TaylorUmekia TaylorNutrition Education – EFNEP Supervisor, Associate Extension Educator,
umekia.taylor@uconn.edu203‑407‑3169
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aaaaaaaa@uconn.edu(860) 000‑0000
Dianisi TorresDianisi TorresEducational Program Assistant - Nutrition
dianisi.torres@uconn.edu860‑774‑9600
Indu UpadhyayaFood Safety Assistant Extension Educator
indu.upadhyaya@uconn.edu860‑871‑0776
Oak LeafEdith Valiquette4-H STEM Youth Development
edith.valiquette@uconn.edu203‑207‑3264
Oak LeafZoraida VelazquezNutrition Education – EFNEP Extension Program Education Liaison
zoraida.velazquez@uconn.edu203‑407‑3169
Victoria WallaceVictoria WallaceCenter Coordinator &
Sustainable Turf &
Landscape Associate Extension Educator
victoria.wallace@uconn.edu860‑885‑2826
Oak LeafMary WelchFamily and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator
mary.welch@uconn.edu860‑885‑2829
MacKenzie WhiteProgram Assistant
mackenzie.white@uconn.edu
Emily WilsonEmily WilsonCLEAR
NEMO Associate Extension Educator
emily.wilson@uconn.edu(860) 345‑5226
Oak LeafSandra WilsonMaster Gardener Coordinator
sandra.wilson@uconn.edu203‑ 207‑3262
Michelle WinklerMaster Gardener Coordinator
michelle.winkler@uconn.edu860‑626‑6240
Thomas WorthleyThomas WorthleyCo-Center Coordinator &
CLEAR
Forestry Stewardship Associate Extension Coordinator
thomas.worthley@uconn.edu860‑345‑5232
Diane Wright HirschDiane Wright HirschFood Safety Senior Extension Educator
diane.hirsch@uconn.edu203‑407‑3163
Bonnie Burr, Department Head of ExtensionBonnie BurrDepartment Head and Assistant Director
bonnie.burr@uconn.edu860‑486‑8944
Oak LeafMarilyn GouldAdministrative Assistant - Associate Dean's Office
marilyn.gould@uconn.edu860‑486‑3581
Oak LeafAmber GuillemetteAdministrative Coordinator - Department Head
amber.guillemette@uconn.edu860‑486‑7178
Stacey StearnsStacey StearnsEducational Program Administrator
stacey.stearns@uconn.edu860‑486‑9228
Katherine VD WoudeKatherine van der WoudeSoil Health Specialist
katherine.vanderwoude@uconn.edu860‑486‑7176
Nancy WilhelmEducational Program Coordinator - 4-H Youth
nancy.wilhelm@uconn.edu860‑486‑4127