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NPMA Announces Recipients of Impact Awards for Women in Pest Management

Fairfax, VA – April 26, 2022 – The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announced today the recipients of their inaugural NPMA Impact Awards for Women in Pest Management. The Impact Awards honor and celebrate exceptional women at all levels within the pest management industry, in any role, including management, technical/service, sales, or office staff. Recipients will be honored at NPMA’s Women’s Forum, May 3-5, in Nashville, TN.


NPMA was thrilled to receive such an overwhelming response to our call for nominations. What an exceptional class of women. It’s truly an honor to have them among our colleagues in pest management and we look forward to celebrating each of them.” said Dominique Stumpf, CEO, NPMA.


Women working in any function at a pest control company were eligible for consideration. This includes technical/service, sales, management, or office staff and nominations were open to individuals from both NPMA member companies, as well as nonmembers. NPMA encouraged nominations from anyone who has a professional relationship with a potential nominee, as well as nominations of individuals who have received state, local, or other industry-specific recognition. Each nomination was considered based on the merits of information included in the submissions.


Here is the list of recipients of the NPMA Impact Award for 2022:



Dawn Marie Aguayo, Orkin Pest Control

E. Kerry Batterman, Orkin Pest Control

Michelle M. Bennet, Schopen Pest Solutions

Melissa Benton, HomeTeam Pest Defense

Hope Bowman, Waltham Services, LLC

Trish Caples, Orkin Pest Control

Courtney Carace, Pest-End Inc. 

Bridget Carr, Bug Express Pest Control

Melissa Charnitsky, Waltham Pest Services

Linda Ciesienski, Western | Waltham | OPC

Daniele Collinson, Blades of Green

Lindsay Cox, Anticimex

Shakeise Creamer, HomeTeam Pest Defense

Janice Crisostomo, Terminix

Emily Cruz, Truly Nolen of America 

Jill Currie, Ehrlich / Rentokil North America  

Kaye Daughtry, Terminix

Alexandria Deters, Killingsworth - Anticimex Carolinas

Karen Edwards, Terminix

Nadia Flores, Orkin Pest Control

Lisa Fowler, OPC Pest Services

Jen Fox, Terminix Global Holdings LP

Raylene Galloway, Pisgah Pest Control, Inc.

Stephanie Glenn, Paul's Termite & Pest Control

Lindsey Gonsior, Orkin Pest Control

Jennifer Gray, Wayne’s Pest Control Services

Amani Halim, Orkin Pest Control

Sara Heffner, HomeTeam Pest Defense

Aly Herbst, NaturZone Pest Control

Yaschica Hill, Killingsworth Environmental

Genma Stringer Holmes, Holmes Pest Control

Ana Jansen, Economy Exterminators

Patty Jimenez, HomeTeam Pest Defense  

Staci Jo Johnston, Ecolab

Jennifer Kempe, Rentokil - Ambius

Caroline Kirby, Plunkett's Pest Control, Inc.

Cassie Krejci, Ph.D., BCE, Terminix International

Tara Leffel, Orkin Pest Control

Elizabeth Mann, Pisgah Pest Control, Inc.

Melanie Matthews, Modern Exterminating Company, Inc

Jennifer McIntosh, Pestban, Inc.

Kassandra Mills, OPC Pest Services

Paula Mismash, Adam's Pest Control, Inc

Gretchen Moore, Rentokil

Breanna N. Neerland, Kwik Kill Pest Control

Christine Nicholson, O'Connor Pest Control

Linzi Olson, the bugman Termite and Pest Control

Shelby Pattison, Pestban dba Advanced Services

Liz Plunkett, Green Pest Solutions

Deborah Ragano, Terminix

Erin Richardson, All-American Pest Control 

Christina Ritzer, Ritzers ABC Pest Control LLC

Sharon Roebuck

Marsha C. Rosch, MC AG Solutions

Delica Smith, NaturZone Pest Control

Robiar Dolores Smith, R.B. Pest Solutions

Ruby Swann, Rollins Inc

Bobbie Terry, Bug Lady Pest Control

Mickey Thomas, Arrow Exterminators

Rebecca Thornton, Rentokil Ehrlich

Janet Thrasher, Thrasher Termite and Pest Control, Inc.

Lauren Thrasher, Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal, Inc.

Betsy Vincent, Terminix Global Holdings

Stacey Von Roden, HomeTeam Pest Defense

Patricia Wagner, Cook's Pest Control

Tomiceana Wilson, Terminix Global Holdings

Betty Yu, Terminix (Assured Environments)

Andrea Zahner, American Pest

Sarah Zanger, Pestban, LLC



For more information on the NPMA Impact Awards for Women in Pest Management, visit www.npmapestworld.org/impactawards.




About the National Pest Management Association

The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 5,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food, and property from the diseases and dangers of pests. For more information, visit www.NPMAPestWorld.org