Jul 06, 2017
Roger Nasci & David Zazra
Those Pesky Mosquitos

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) is a local government agency responsible for controlling the regional mosquito population in order to reduce the risk of disease from mosquito borne illness and minimize the negative impact mosquitoes have on the quality of life in the municipalities of Deerfield (Cook County only) Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview (east of Pfingsten Road), Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles (east of Harlem Avenue), Northbrook (east of Pfingsten Road), Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka. Please visit www.nsmad.com for more information.


Roger S. Nasci, PhD.

Executive Director, Roger S. Nasci, PhD, came to the NSMAD in July 2016. In his previous position as Chief of the Arboviral Diseases Branch in the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Dr. Nasci was responsible for directing the epidemiology, diagnostic, ecology and arbovirus research activities of the Arboviral Diseases Branch in Fort Collins, Colorado.

His primary research focus is on mosquitoes, arbovirus ecology, vector control, and the design and implementation of arbovirus surveillance and response programs. Dr. Nasci has authored more than 90 scientific publications in these areas. Dr. Nasci earned his Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts and was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the University of Notre Dame’s Vector Biology Laboratory.


David Zazra

Communications Manager, David Zazra, has been with the District since July 2003. Prior to joining the District, Mr. Zazra worked at several marketing communications agencies in the Chicago area.

Mr. Zazra has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing Communications from Columbia College, Chicago.