Suzanne ForsythCo-ChairUC 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 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)
Emily RipkenProgram Coordinator for Ag Community Non-ProfitsUC Davis Continuing and Professional
  • B.A. from Brandeis University
  • MPH in Public Health from UCLA
  • 7 years leading a safety team and education for vineyard farmworkers
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Experienced grant-writer for agriculture and environmental topics
  • Developed pesticide and safety training videos in English and Urdu
  • Fluent in Spanish
Stefani IribarrenPublic Education SpecialistUC Davis Continuing and Professional
  • BA in English Education CSU Sacramento
  • MA in Rhetoric & Composition Sonoma State University
  • 10+ years experience in education; 5 years college level instruction
  • Dissertation: “Soliciting Sustainability: A Rendition of Righting Rhetoric”
  • Seasoned educator and writer practiced in thoughtful communication, grant writing and project management
Ann Marie O'SheaPERC 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:

  • Stephanie Burkhardt is the EPA Project Officer for PERC