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CUPA-2018
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KATHRYN LAWRENCE, Section Chief for Emergency Preparedness & Prevention - US EPA

Kathryn Lawrence is Chief of Emergency Prevention and Preparedness at EPA Region 9 in San Francisco. Programs managed include the CAA 112r Risk Management Program and Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Act. Prior to her current position, Kay was an On Scene Coordinator in EPAs Emergency Response Program. Her initial assignments at EPA included RCRA and NPDES inspections.

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CUPA-2018
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KEIRSTEN QUEST, Principle and Lead Consultant - MaxPotentials

Keirsten Quest is principle and lead consultant for MaxPotentials, an Organization Development and Strategic Human Resources consulting firm. Ms. Quest has over 15 years of experience with both small and large organizations. She has implemented successful organizational development and change management initiatives within businesses from leadership positions including bank vice-president and non-profit human resources director and brings that expertise to her clients as a seasoned consultant. Her expertise is in quickly understanding core organizational challenges and facilitating the implementation of solutions that maximize stakeholder buy in and align with business goals and vision. . In over a decade of consulting, Ms. Quest has designed and developed leadership training, facilitated strategic and collaborative planning efforts and coached leaders. Ms. Quest has served as a Human Resources Director for a non-profit of over 400 staff members and has over seven years experience in the banking/finance industry. As Vice President of Retail Banking and Marketing, Ms. Quest directed the retail banking, internet banking and marketing for a rapidly growing community bank, which gave her significant experience in change management within a quickly evolving industry.

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CUPA-2018
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KELLY ROBERTSON, Suprv. Environmental Health Specialist - San Diego County DEH

Kelly Robertson has been working with the County of San Diego's Hazardous Materials Division for the past 10 years. She is currently the Supervising Environmental Health Specialist in the Central region of the county. The Environmental Health Specialists she supervises inspect the majority of the biotechs, R&D facilities and hospitals in the San Diego area. Before becoming a supervisor she spent many years conducting compliance inspections in the field, and later worked as an EHS III as the Training Coordinator. Kelly is the lead EPIC ambassador for San Diego County CUPA. She and her team collaborate with industry representatives to facilitate the implementation, growth and improvement of EPIC . Prior to working for the County, Kelly received her BS in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Barbara in 2006

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CUPA-2018
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KENNETH DIXON, Underground Storage Tanks Program - US EPA

Kenneth Dixon joined USEPA Region 9's UST Program in October 2013, and he splits his time between California UST/LUST initiatives and overseeing individual UST cleanups in Indian Country. In eleven years with EPA, he has worked as an environmental engineer with the RCRA Corrective Action program, written regulations for waste combustion facilities, and served as state and tribal coordinator for the EPA Brownfields Program in Washington, DC.

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CUPA-2018
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KENNETH MIFSUD, Assistant District Attorney - Alameda County DA's Office

Kenneth Mifsud is a Assistant District Attorney supervising the Environmental Unit of the Alameda County District Attorney's Office in Oakland. He has been with the District Attorneys Environmental Prosecutions Unit since 2007 and has been a prosecutor with Alameda County since 1989. He has extensive courtroom experience and has successfully prosecuted over 40 felony jury trials and 100 felony court trials, in which he achieved 17 murder convictions. Currently he is the Co-Chair of the California District Attorneys Association Environmental Prosecution Committee and a Trustee of the Craig Thompson Environmental Protection Prosecution Fund. Ken works in close cooperation with several local, state and federal task forces and has been an instructor for the California Specialized Training Institute, the California District Attorneys Association, Cal EPA, the California Hazardous Materials Investigators Association, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and various other organizations. Ken is a 1989 graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and a 1984 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.

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CUPA-2018
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KEVIN ABRIOL, Environmental Scientist - DTSC

Received Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Resource Management from California State University Channel Islands in 2010. Worked at the State Water Resources Control Board from 2012-2015 as an Environmental Scientist summarizing water quality data for the Clean Water Act 303(d) List of Polluted Bodies of Water. Currently working at the Department of Toxic Substances Control conducting inspections and performing CUPA evaluations.

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CUPA-2018
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KEVIN SANCHEZ, Hazardous Substances Scientist - DTSC

Kevin Sanchez works for DTSC as a Senior Environmental Scientist under the Hazardous Waste Management Program.

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CUPA-2018
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KEVIN WONG, Deputy District Attorney - Alameda County DA's Office

Kevin Wong has been a Deputy District Attorney with the Alameda County District Attorneys Office since 2001. He has been assigned to the Environmental Protection Unit since 2011. Before working on environmental cases, Kevin handled traditional felony and misdemeanor crimes, including heading up the major narcotics division. For the Environmental Protection Unit, Kevin handles both local and statewide environmental prosecutions involving violations in many areas of environmental laws (hazardous waste; underground storage tanks; water pollution; streambed alteration; restricted hazardous materials transportation; aboveground storage tanks; and unfair business practices).

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CUPA-2018
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KHAM XIONG, Chief, Applications Development and Support Unit - DTSC

Kham Xiong is the Applications Development and Support Unit chief with the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) within the Office of Environmental Information Management. He began his career with DTSC in April of 2013 as a developer and was promoted to manager in March, 2015. Prior to joining DTSC, he worked as a consultant in the information technology field. Xiong holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, with a concentration in Marketing. He has over 15 years of information technology experience in the areas of applications development, internet marketing, and data management. He is an agile development practitioner as a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM).

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CUPA-2018
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KRISTEN RIEGEL WARD, Supervising Hazardous Materials Specialist - San Bernardino County Fire

With over 20 years of experience in the Unified Program, Kristen Riegel Ward is a Supervising Hazardous Materials Specialist for the San Bernardino County Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Division. She currently supervises 13 dynamic inspection staff who are responsible for the implementation of the CUPA Program. Kristen is also an active member of the California CUPA Forum Board representing the Southern Region. She participates on numerous Steering Committees and workgroups associated with the Board. Kristen was the CUPA Forum Board Chair in 2015/2016. At this time, Kristen is focusing on her responsibilities as the Statewide Training Issue Coordinator. In her free time, Kristen teaches at Loma Linda University and has taught at California Baptist University and California State University, San Bernardino. Kristen and her husband Mike can't wait to retire to their property in Whitefish, Montana, which for one of them, retirement is just around the corner.

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