Diana SimmesPesticide Medical Education DirectorUniversity of California Davis
  • MPH in Maternal and Child Health and Health Law (Boston University)
  • 20+ years experience in public health and applied research including serving in PI and Co-Investigator roles
  • Extensive experience collaborating with healthcare providers including coalition development
  • 15+ years project management experience including quality improvement and patient safety
  • Consultant, invited speaker, and extensive experience in hospital and clinical settings
Suzanne ForsythPERC-med DirectorUC Davis Continuing and Professional
  • 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 BuhlPERC-med Deputy DirectorOregon 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)
Micah BickerClinician Peer EducatorUniversity of California Davis Continuing and Professional
  • Certified physician assistant with experience in rural, underserved, farmworker, migrant, and tribal communities
  • 20 years experience in community-based clinics, family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine
  • Passionate patient advocate and medical risk manager
Rebecca BellosoPublic Education SpecialistUC Davis Continuing and Professional
  • B.S. in Environmental Toxicology, UC Davis; MPH with a focus in Environmental Health, UC Davis
  • Master's thesis evaluated the California Medical Supervision Program, designed to protect agricultural workers from excessive exposures to toxic pesticides
  • Previously worked as an Environmental Scientist with the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, CalEPA
  • Experience with medical provider outreach and training
  • Honored for contributions in leadership roles within departmental, regional and national groups
Ann Marie O'SheaPERC-med Marketing SpecialistAMOS and Advisors,
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business, Drexel University
  • B.A. in Communications & Psychology, La Salle University
  • President and CEO, AMOS and Advisors, LLC.
  • Seasoned executive and entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of strategic, financial, marketing, and operational skills and successes.

Additional Contacts:

  • Jennifer Park is the EPA Project Officer for PERC