Advisory Board

Roster

NameTitleOrganizationEmail
Suzanne ForsythCo-ChairUniversity of California Davis Extensionspforsyth@ucdavis.edu
  • B.S. in Environmental Toxicology UC Davis; MPH in Public Health UC Berkeley
  • 20 years’ experience in serving pesticide regulatory officials and stakeholders at the tribal, state and federal levels
  • Experience as a pesticide registration chemist, water quality specialist, and risk assessment associate bringing subject matter specificity to her work in pesticide safety education
  • Currently serves as Coordinator for the Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC)
  • 18 years successfully managed the nationally acclaimed Pesticide Regulatory Education Program (PREP)
  • In 2014 honored with Life Membership to the American Association of Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)
Kaci BuhlCo-ChairOregon State Universitykaci.buhl@oregonstate.edu
  • B.S. in Entomology; M.S. in Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Oregon Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Coordinator
  • Senior Faculty Research Assistant in the EMT Department
  • 3 years as the Western Region Director of the AAPSE
  • State of Oregon as a subject matter expert in pesticide safety
  • 10 years as the Project Coordinator of NPIC
  • Worked in pesticide enforcement and incident coordination the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA)
  • Liaison with representatives from a wide range of state agencies (e.g. OSHA, DEQ, Forestry, Health Department) and federal partners (e.g. EPA, NIOSH)
Steve Antunes-KenyonAdvisory Board MemberMassachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)Steve.Kenyon@state.ma.us
  • Pesticide Operations Coordinator for MDAR
  • Supervises MDAR Pesticide Program Staff for the Pesticide Applicator Examination & Certification and Product Registration Programs
  • B.S. in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Commissioner to the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project
  • Serves on the Massachusetts Pesticide Board and Pesticide Board Subcommittee
Amy BamberAdvisory Board MemberAssociation of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)aapco.sfireg@gmail.com
  • Liaison to SFIREG and AAPCO for PERC
  • AAPCO’S Executive Secretary
  • Former AAPCO Director, Full SFIREG representative, and EQI member
  • 10 years as Montana Pesticide Control Official
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, emphasis in Botany
Lisa BleckerAdvisory Board MemberUniversity of Californialblecker@ucanr.edu
  • Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator for the California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
  • Experience with eXtension
  • Co-author of a national Soil Fumigation Manual
  • Holds a Pesticide Applicator’s license
  • A member of AAPSE
  • Fluent in Spanish
Betsy BuffingtonAdvisory Board MemberIowa State Universitybbuffing@iastate.edu
  • 5 years as a consultant with Wilbur-Ellis
  • 9 years as an Extension Program Specialist
  • 4 years as Secretary of AAPSE
  • Member of CTAG
  • Iowa and National Agricultural Health Study Advisory Panels
Melanie FortiAdvisory Board MemberAssociation of Farmworker Opportunity Programsforti@afop.org
  • Bachelor’s in business administration
  • 6 years as the Director of Health & Safety Programs
  • Manages the growth of the flagship pesticide safety education program
  • Fluent in Spanish
Dean HerzfeldAdvisory Board MemberUniversity of Minnesotadeanh@umn.edu
  • Ph.D. in Work, Community & Family Education
  • Minnesota Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator for 30 years
  • AAPSE Fellow, past Treasure and past President
  • Experience in IPM, PPE, pesticide applicator manuals
  • Academic work in public ethics to align educational programs with publicly valued outcomes
  • Member of the Pesticide Stewardship Alliance
  • Former crop consultant and extension IPM regional specialist
Charles MosesAdvisory Board MemberNevada Department of Agriculture (NDA)cmoses@agri.nv.gov
  • Environmental Programs Coordinator for NDA
  • FIFRA Inspector/Plant Industry Administrator and NDA Safety Coordinator
  • 2016 AAPCO President and Board Member for 7 years
  • B.S. in Forestry
  • M.S. in Agribusiness
  • 35 years in Pesticide Regulatory, Education & Training
  • Program Manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pesticide Enforcement/Certification Grant & Cooperative Agreement
Delia RodriguezAdvisory Board MemberInter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA)delia.rodriguez@itcaonline.com
  • Environmental Quality Programs Pesticide Program Specialist with ITCA
  • Pesticide Safety Training, Outreach, Education and Ongoing Technical Assistance to Arizona Tribes
  • Credential Pesticide/Worker Safety Inspector for 5 years with the Arizona Department of Agriculture
  • Arizona Pesticide Applicator License for 5 years
  • Arizona Train-the-Trainer Certification for 10 years
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
Derrick TeradaAdvisory Board MemberU.S. EPA, Region 10terada.derrick@epa.gov
  • B.S. in Biochemistry with a Minor in Chemistry and B.A. in American Ethnic Studies
  • 10 years as the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) and Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Rule (C&T) Coordinator
  • Works with Tribes, and the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
  • Oversees a pesticide cooperative agreement with the State of Idaho
  • Credentialed inspector and works in the enforcement of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act in the Tribal areas of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
Jolene Warnke-RoszelAdvisory Board MemberMontana Department of Agriculture (MDA)jwarnke-roszel@mt.gov
  • Pesticide Training and Development Specialist for MDA's Pesticide Applicator Program
  • B.S. in Environmental Science/Marine Science with a minor in Studio Art
  • M.A. in Teaching
  • Currently working on a M.S. in Environmental Resources
  • Served as Environmental Specialist in the Petroleum Cleanup Program for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Served as Project Manager, Analytical Chemist, and Safety Officer for an Environmental Analytical Laboratory
  • Worked extensively in Groundwater Protection Programs, Chemical Safety, Analytical Evaluation, and Science Education for the past 22 years
Rebecca YoungAdvisory Board MemberFarmworker Justiceryoung@farmworkerjustice.org
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  • Health Promotion Project Director for Farmworker Justice
  • B.A. in Anthropology and English Literature
  • M.A. in Sustainable Development and Social Justice
  • Lived in the rural Western Highlands of Guatemala for 7 years teaching at a language school
  • Program Manager, Health & Safety Programs for the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP)
  • Developed Project LEAF (Limiting Exposures Around Families) through collaboration with EPA and AFOP