Bringing New Voices To NPMA Leadership

How NPMA is Engaging All Members and Developing Future Leaders

bringing new voices to npma leadership

NPMA has always recognized the need for an active and engaged base of volunteers to set the strategic direction and support the work of the organization. And to ensure that all members are heard and engaged, the association set forth with a new task force to develop a plan for the engagement of all audiences.

In September 2021, the NPMA Board of Directors established a task force to assess the structural pest control industry’s inclusion, diversity and equity (IDE) needs and work towards implementing solutions that improve the inclusivity of the pest control industry to reflect the diverse communities in which they serve. In addition, the task force was charged with enhancing the industry’s ability to attract diverse prospective professionals in the highly competitive and diverse labor market.

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The Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Task Force at its May 2022 meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

With the support of NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf, CAE; Dr. Jim Fredericks, NPMA Senior Vice President, Tech & Regulatory Affairs; Jillian Gardner, NPMA Office Manager and Assistant to the CEO, and a professional facilitator, the task force held its first meeting in October 2021, continuing over the course of nine months.

The IDE Task Force was comprised of:


  • Erin Richardson, All-American Pest Control, Inc., Nashville, TN
  • Joel Nolasco, NuBorn Pest Control, Mamaroneck, NY


  • Anthony Brown, Rentokil North America, Wyomissing, PA
  • Courtney Carace, Pest-End, Inc., Plaistow, NH
  • Sara Cromwell, Abell Pest Control, Etobicoke, ON, Canada
  • Cleveland Dixon Jr., Holiday Termite & Pest Control, Herndon, VA
  • Samantha Forrest, Corteva AgriScience, Indianapolis, IN
  • Mark DeGeare, Forshaw, Charlotte, NC
  • Emily Hartsell, ABC Home & Commercial Services of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Dennis Jenkins, ABC Home & Commercial Services of DFW, Lewisville, TX
  • Marcus Johnson, Target Specialty Products, Winter Garden, FL
  • Julie Marquardt, Ecolab, Inc., St. Paul, MN
  • Billy Olesen ACE, Peststop, Tumwater, WA
  • Jason Payne, Payne Pest Management, Inc., San Diego, CA
  • Luke Rambo, Rambo Total Pest Control, Puyallup, WA
  • Leila Starwich, Sprague Pest Solutions, Denver, CO
  • James Steed, Neighborly Pest Management, Inc., Roserville, CA
  • Ruby Swann, Rollins, Inc., Atlanta, GA
  • Nate Tamialis, Veseris USA, Commerce, CA
  • Ka Tsu, ServicePro.Net, Inc., Columbus, OH
  • Christina Valdivia, Wildlife Management Services, Inc., Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Adam Witt, Witt Pest Management, Pittsburgh, PA

Task Force Sponsor


  • Cook’s Pest Control
  • Ecolab
  • Forshaw
  • Rentokil
  • Rollins
  • Target Specialty Products
  • Terminix

Many thanks to the task force members and sponsors for their contributions to this effort. For more information on NPMA’s commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity and the outcomes of the task force work and progress to date, visit

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Members of NPMA’s Class of 2022 Executive Leadership Program(left to right): Adam Bergstrom, Niles Hooks, Jeff Bialecki, Timson Green, Christopher Baumann and Daniel Brady. Not shown: Luke Lewis.
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2022-2023 NPMA Executive Committee (left to right): Marillian Missiti, President-Elect; Dominique Stumpf, CEO; Justin McCauley, President; Faye Golden, Secretary; and Emily Thomas Kendrick, Secretary. Not shown: Scott Steckel, Immediate Past President.
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Members of NPMA’s Class of 2021 Executive Leadership Program (left to right): Mickey Thomas, Rusty Prewett and King Jones, III. Not shown: Austin Burns and Courtney Carace.
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Participants at a recent NPMA Academy.