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AARON COSTA, Hazardous Materials Specialist II - Santa Clara County DEH

Aaron Costa is a Senior Hazardous Materials Specialist with the County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health, Site Mitigation Program. Prior experience includes over ten years in private industry both as an environmental consultant and environmental program manager. Aaron is a graduate of Oregon State University.

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AARON LABARRE, Supervisor - San Luis Obispo County EHS

Aaron is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist and been in the regulatory field for over 20 years as an Inspector and a Supervisor. He supervises the CUPA Program, is a member of the Haz Mat Response Team, Coordinator of the County's Unified Dose Assessment Center for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant and is a representative of the Central Region for the CUPA Forum Board. Aaron has Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health.

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AARON WILLIAMS, Environmental Health Specialist - Ventura County EHD

Aaron Williams has served six years as an Environmental Health Specialist including two in hazardous materials and emergency response and has recently taken on the role of Underground Storage Tank (UST) program specialist at Ventura County.

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ADRIAN FURE, . - Haley & Aldrich

Dr. Fure is a senior remediation engineer with Haley & Aldrich specializing in high resolution site assessment and in situ remediation.

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ANTHONY CARDNO, Lead Instructor - Lion Technology

Since 2007, Anthony R. Cardno has trained industry professionals with Lion Technology, from private industry groups to Federal and State government entities, military, and educational institutions. He also writes articles for the Lion Technology website and blog. Anthony's prior experience includes training in environmental ethics and ecology, including a stint as the Environmental Education Coordinator at a non-profit organization. Anthony has a Bachelors degree from Elmira College, and is also a published fiction author.

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ASHLEY HARVEY, Deputy District Attorney - Yolo County DA's Office

Ashley Harvey is a Deputy District Attorney with the Yolo County District Attorneys Office where she is part of the Consumer Fraud and Environmental Protection Division. Ashleys work primarily focuses on unfair or deceptive business practices and civil cannabis enforcement. Ashley, originally from Florida, attended undergrad at Florida State University graduating magna cum laude with a double-major in psychology and sociology. Ashley attended law school in Jacksonville at Florida Coastal School of Law where she focused her courses on environmental law and international law, earning a certificate in both. After her admittance to the Florida Bar, Ashley moved to Washington, D.C. and worked for the environmental nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Ashleys next move was out West to Sacramento. While studying for the California Bar she volunteered with the Yolo County District Attorneys Office and worked as a wedding and event coordinator. Ashleys passions outside of work include planning events for the Sacramento Seminole Club, serving as a board member of SacLegal, and attempting a green thumb with her backyard garden.

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ASIF MAAN, Chief, Manufactured Cannabis Saftey Branch - CA Dept of Public Health

Dr. Asif Maan is currently the Chief of the Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) within California Department of Public Health. MCSB is responsible for licensing and regulating manufacturers of cannabis products in California. This includes developing product standards, packaging and labeling guidelines, and safety requirements for manufacturing of commercial cannabis products. Prior to his appointment, Asif managed and directed programs within the California Department of Food and Agriculture, including the Feed, Fertilizer, and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch; Safe Animal Feed Education Program; and Fertilizer Research and Education Program. He holds a Ph.D. in biological sciences.

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BAHRAM KAVOUSI, Hazardous Materials Sp. - Yolo County EHD

Bahram Kavousi is a Sr. Hazardous Materials Specialist (III) and Registered Environmental Health Specialist that has served the Yolo County Environmental Health Department for 16 years. Within this time, he has held integral roles in the Yolo County Health Departments Safety Committee, CUPA program, and most recently the Cannabis Task Force. Bahram holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology and a Master of Science Degree in Biological Science. Bahrams research in Tobacco plants antisense gene silencing in response to peroxidase enzyme has been published in the Journal of Phytochemistry and professional interests include further expanding research applications in relation to cannabis.

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BEN HENINGBURG, Chief, Technical Section I - DFA - SWRCB

Ben Heningburg is a Supervising Engineering Geologist within the State Water Board's Division of Financial Assistance (Fund). Current he is the Section Chief for Technical Section I. Recently, he worked for the Funds Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program as the Unit Chief for the newly formed Expedited Claim Account Program. Between 2006 and 2015, he worked in the State Water Board's UST Program Division of Water Quality providing technical reviews of case closure petitions and assistance with the management of the Local Oversight Program and GeoTracker system. He holds a B.A. degree in Geology and an M.B.A. degree. He is a Professional Geologist in California. Previously, he worked as a Senior Project Manager providing consulting, engineering, remediation, and related services in the private sector.

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BILL JONES, Chief - Los Angeles County Fire

Bill Jones is Chief of the Health Hazardous Materials Division in the LA County Fire Department responsible for implementation and enforcement of a variety of hazardous materials/waste programs through unified program implementation. Mr. Jones began his career in hazardous materials in 1982, was the first Chairperson of the CUPA Forum Board from 1997 - 1999 and paved the way towards the current interactions, structure and relationships between State, federal agencies and the CUPA Forum Board. Mr. Jones is involved with a variety of Statewide committees and workgroups including ones addressing enforcement, data and CERS implementation, the Refinery Task Force, legislation including the current efforts to change Chapter 6.95, emergency response, and site mitigation to name a few. He has an undergraduate degree in Biology from UCLA and a Masters from Cal-State University, Northridge in Environmental and Occupational Health.

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