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)
Fred BermanAdvisory Board MemberToxicology Information Center, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health & Science
  • B.S. Microbiology Oregon State University; DVM Washington State University; PhD Toxicology OSU
  • 18 years as Director, Toxicology Information Center, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health & Science University
  • Co-investigator at the National Pesticide Information Center
  • Consultant to the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Analytical and Response Center
  • 10 years’ experience in veterinary clinical and emergency medical practice
John ForsythAdvisory Board MemberOccupational Health Services, Woodland
  • Practicing physician, Occupational Medicine, Woodland Healthcare, 1995 to present. Practice includes evaluating and treating pesticide exposures.
  • California Medical Supervisor Program for pesticide surveillance 1995 to present
  • Physician, US Navy 1986 to 1995; duties included CAW-17 flight surgeon, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard branch clinic Officer in Charge
  • UCSF Occupational Medicine Residency
  • St. Louis University Medical School
Jeff JenkinsAdvisory Board MemberEnvironmental & Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State
  • B.S. Biochemistry, PhD Entomology
  • Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
  • Director, National Pesticide Information Center
  • Former Chair AGRO Division of the American Chemical Society, President Toxicology Education Foundation, and collaborator Extension Toxicology Network (ExTOXnet)
  • 40+ years working with producers, state governments, NGOs, industry, federal agencies, and international organizations concerned about the adverse impacts of chemicals.
Ouahiba LaribiAdvisory Board MemberOffice of Environmental Health Hazard
  • PhD in cell and molecular biology, University François Rabelais of Tours, France (1998-2001)
  • MPH in Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, French National School of Public Health (EHESP)
  • 10 years of experience working as a scientist in different academic organizations in the US, Spain, France and Switzerland
  • Since 2002, toxicologist at the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) primarily working on the Medical Supervision Program and Outreach on Pesticides Related Illnesses.
  • OEHHA’s Environmental Justice coordinator.
Diane RohlmanAdvisory Board MemberOccupational & Environmental Health, University of
  • Associate professor in the Department of Occupational & Environmental Health in the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health where she holds the Endowed Chair in Rural Safety and Health.
  • Director of the University of Iowa’s Healthier Workforce Center and Agricultural Safety and Health Training Program in the University of Iowa’s Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Research focuses on the health effects of occupational and environmental exposures, with emphasis on the increased workplace risks faced by younger employees.
  • Studies have examined agricultural workers in the United States and around the world, including research on the effects of pesticide exposure on adolescents and their developing nervous system.
  • Received masters and doctorate in experimental psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Marc SchenkerAdvisory Board MemberPublic Health Sciences and Medicine, University of California
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Public Health Sciences and Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine.
  • Over 30 years of experience in medicine and public health research, teaching and public service.
  • Founding director of the Davis Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, and the Migration and Health Research Center.
  • Specialty is occupational and environmental disease, with a focus on respiratory and reproductive health.
  • Conducts epidemiologic research and public policy advocacy on the health of global migrant populations with a particular focus on farmworkers and occupational disease.
  • Editor of the book, "Migration and Health: Research Methods Handbook."
Jennifer ParkProject OfficerU.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide
  • B.S. in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science, University of Michigan
  • MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Global Health, focus on environmental health, Yale School of Public Health
  • Works and provides support to implement the Worker Protection Standard and Certification of Pesticide Applicators regulation.
  • Experience conducting epidemiological research on pesticide exposure and health.
  • Served as a Community Health Advisor with the U.S. Peace Corps in educating, managing programs, and spreading awareness about major health issues affecting the rural population in Zambia.
Ana Rivera-LupiañezProject Officer AdvisorU.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering UPR Mayagüez; M.S. in Environmental Management, PUPR
  • 10 years’ experience working with the Federal Government
  • Experience conducting human health risk assessments for the registration and safe use of pesticides
  • Provides general support to the Pesticide Worker Safety Program
  • Project Officer for the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) and the Farmworker Health and Safety Alliance Pesticide Safety Education Project (AFOP) cooperative agreements