Advisory Board


Suzanne ForsythCo-ChairUniversity of California Davis
  • 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
  • Oregon Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Coordinator
  • Associate Professor of Practice in the EMT Department
  • 3 years as the Western Region Director of the AAPSE
  • 10 years as the Project Coordinator at the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)
  • Worked in pesticide enforcement and incident coordination at the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA)
Amy BamberAdvisory Board MemberAssociation of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 17 years in Pesticide Safety Education
  • B.S. in Agronomy, Environmental Management, and Rural Sociology
  • M.S. in Entomology
  • 5 years as Secretary of AAPSE
  • Iowa and National Agricultural Health Study Advisory Panels
Melanie FortiAdvisory Board MemberAssociation of Farmworker Opportunity
  • 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
Carmina HansonAdvisory Board MemberNorth Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer
  • B.S. Food Industry Engineering, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, México
  • M.S. Animal Science, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • 3 years of Pesticide Regulatory, Education and Training with WPS emphasis
  • Experience developing and translating instructional materials for pesticide applicators and farmworkers
  • Fluent in Spanish
Natalie HoidalAdvisory Board MemberUniversity of Minnesota Extension
  • Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) coordinator in Minnesota
  • B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Copenhagen
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Experience with English as a Second Language education
  • Experience as a farm worker and in agricultural consulting
Nick HurwitAdvisory Board MemberU.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region
  • M.E.M. in Environmental Management, B.S. in Biology
  • WPS & Tribal Pesticides Coordinator for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and R10 Indian Country
  • Project Officer for Coeur d’Alene and Yakama Nation Pesticide Programs
  • FIFRA Enforcement Officer
  • Former pesticide specialist at the National Pesticide Information Center
Caroline KirbyAdvisory Board MemberPlunkett's Pest
  • 3 years as a pest control service technician at Plunkett's Pest Control
  • 5 years as the Training Coordinator at Plunkett's Pest Control
  • Minnesota Pest Management Association Board Member
  • Licensed Pest Control Applicator in MN, WI, IL, IA, NE, SD, ND, MO, and KS
  • B.S. in Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison; M. Ed—Adult Education, U of MN—Twin Cities
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Development, U of MN—Twin Cities
Charles MosesAdvisory Board MemberNevada Department of Agriculture (NDA)
  • 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
Derrick TeradaAdvisory Board MemberU.S. EPA, Region
  • 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)
  • Second year on the PERC Advisory Board
  • 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
  • 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