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TERRI WILLIAMS, Director - Los Angeles County DEH

Terri Williams is the Director of Environmental Health, for the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health. She is a graduate of Cal State, San Bernardino and has over 30 years of Environmental Health experience. Ms. Williams is involved in many environmental issues and participates on several committees statewide. Terri has a particular interest in employee development and environmental health leadership has been an active participant on the California Environmental Health Specialist Registration Program. She is an active member of the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health(CCDEH) and is currently serving as President. Since coming to Los Angeles County, Terri has been an active participant in numerous public health initiatives, expanding the traditional role of Environmental Health programs to improve the health and well-being of everyone in Los Angeles County. Terri has received several achievement awards, both programmatic and personal and is recognized as a leader in the field of Environmental Health. Terri is deeply committed to achieving greater national prominence for effectiveness in protecting public health and the environment.

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THOMAS HENDERSON, UST OE - SWRCB

Mr. Tom Henderson is an Engineering Geologist for the State Water Resources Control Board at the Underground Storage Tank Leak Prevention Unit. Tom has over twenty years of experience in soil and groundwater investigation and remediation, UST system design, and as an ICC certified underground storage tank installer/retrofitter, service technician, designated operator and UST inspector. He currently provides technical UST assistance and is revising Title 23, chapter 16, of the UST regulations. Prior to coming to the UST Leak Prevention Unit, Tom was the Senior Underground Storage Tank Inspector for the State Water Resources Control Board, Office of Enforcement's Government Owned Tanks Initiative. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hydrology from University of California, Davis.

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THOMAS MCHUGH, Vice President - GSI Environmental

Thomas McHugh, Ph.D.: Dr. McHugh is a toxicologist with GSI Environmental Inc., in Houston, Texas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and has over 25 years of experience in the environmental industry. He received a B.A. in Biochemistry and Environmental Science from Rice University (1990), an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University (1993), and a Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Washington (1997). Dr. McHugh has extensive project experience in environmental site investigation, site restoration, human health and ecological risk assessment, data mining, and statistical analysis. Dr. McHugh is interested in developing improved methods to manage contaminated sites and has been PI for several research projects on vapor intrusion, groundwater monitoring, and other topics. He has developed training classes on a number of topics including the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) and has contributed to the development of state and federal guidance documents.

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TIFFANY BELL, . - Contra Costa County HS

Tiffany Bell is a pioneer in the health and fitness industry for designing, implementing health promotion programs and teaching fitness classes to underserved populations with chronic diseases, mental health issues and disabilities in Contra Costa, Solano, Alameda, Marin, San Mateo and SF counties. In addition, to working as a health and fitness consultant to help the public having difficulties incorporating healthy eating and fitness into their daily lifestyle. With over 20 years experience, Ms. Bell holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Cal State East Bay, good clinical practice and personal training certifications from NASM, A.C.E. continues growing and training in the field of wellness, fitness, and nutrition. She is a proponent of Exercise as Medicine used as an adjunct to medical interventions, She has provided consultative and technical services to government and medical agencies, schools districts, and community organizations. She has planned and facilitated wellness events for organizations such as: Kaiser Permanente, Summit Medical Hospital, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services and many others.

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TIM BUSCHECK, Fellow and Sr. Consulting Hydrogeologist - Chevron

Tim Buscheck has worked in Chevrons Health, Environment, and Safety Department since 1985. He leads Remediation R&D programs for Chevron Corporation and Chevron Environmental Management Company. He consults with Chevron Operating Companies on site assessment and remediation for marketing, chemical, refining and upstream facilities throughout the United States and internationally. His current university research collaborations include application of diagnostic tools and development of innovative methods for soil and groundwater remediation. His research interests include compound specific isotope analysis, site characterization, and natural attenuation. His has written several protocols for Monitored Natural Attenuation of contaminants, used by Chevron, consultants, and regulators. He has conducted industry training and regulatory short courses on assessment and remediation of oxygenates and natural attenuation. He is an Associate Editor for the Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation journal. He has a M.S. in Geological Engineering from University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College.

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TIM POST, Supervising Engineering Geologist - UST Cleanup Fund

Tim Post is a Supervising Engineering Geologist and Acting Fund Manager in the California UST Cleanup Fund. Tim's technical and administrative units are responsible for implementation of the Expedited Cleanup Account Program (ECAP), Site Cleanup Subaccount Program (SCAP), Emergency, Recalcitrant and Abandoned Site Program (EAR), Orphan Sites Program, Local Agency Oversight Programs (LOP), processing reimbursement requests, eligibility claims, appeals, and budget change requests. Some of his previous positions were with the Regional Water Quality Control Board in Victorville, CH2M Hill at Edwards Air Force Base, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, and Terracon Consultants in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Tim has earned a B.S. in Geology and an M.S. in Geochemistry and is a California Registered Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist. He will provide details and updates concerning the UST Cleanup Fund.

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TRISHA ASUNCION, Hazardous Materials Specialist II - Contra Costa County HS

Trisha has been with Contra Costa County Health-HAZMAT for 10 years as an inspector and on the Haz Mat Incident Response Team for 9 years. Since 2011, Trisha has participated and represented Contra Costa County in the Urban Shield training exercises. She was part of the 1st Place teams in 2012 and 2014. In 2017, Trisha was team captain, leading the Contra Costa team to a second-place finish. Every year, Trisha looks forward to training for, participating in, and learning from these rigorous exercises.

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VALERIE HANLEY, Staff Toxicologist - DTSC

Dr. Valerie Hanley is a Staff Toxicologist in the Human and Ecological Risk Office at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) in Sacramento, CA. She recently authored a Human Health Risk Assessment Note on how to evaluate Arsenic contaminated sites with a specific emphasis on how and when to use bioavailability in those site evaluations. Valerie has been involved in the study of arsenic bioavailability since 2009 when DTSC was awarded funding from US EPA to evaluate and develop new methods to determine arsenic bioavailability in mining soils. Through this work Valerie helped develop the California Arsenic Bioaccessibility (CAB) Method, which is now recommended for use in sites throughout California. Valerie has been involved with the ITRC Bioavailability in Contaminated Soils Team as the lead author for arsenic chapter of the guidance document and as a trainer for the internet based training course. Valerie earned a Bachelor's degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from UC Santa Cruz and her PhD from UC Davis in Comparative Pathology where she also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Respiratory Toxicology.

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VALETTI LANG, Environmental Program Manager - DTSC

With 25 years of experience working for the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), Ms. Langs background includes work in permitting, waste determination, source reduction, and policy and regulation development. Ms. Lang oversees the Research and Policy Development Branch within the DTSCs Hazardous Waste Management Program. She works with all DTSC Programs, federal agencies, local governments, regulated entities, and interested stakeholders who are affected by or utilize the information from manifests and the data stored in the Californias manifest data storage system: the Hazardous Waste Tracking System (HWTS). As such, she understands the importance of data quality, accessibility, and significance of any delays, changes, or disruptions to States ability to process and utilize manifest information. She understands the need to ensure that generators, transporters, and receiving facilities comply with manifesting and reporting requirements to better protect public health and the environment.

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WARREN KIMMEL, Lieutenant Colonel, - US Army

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Warren Kimmel is an Army Nuclear and Counterproliferation Officer assigned to U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) as the Deputy of the CBRN Response Branch. The CBRN Response Branch, in conjunction with the National Guard Bureau, manages the Department of Defense's CBRN Response Enterprise (18,000 person force) to provide support to civil authorities in response to a CBRN incident. LTC Kimmel helps oversee sourcing, equipping, and training of the Federal portion of the CBRN Response Enterprise. He also assists with planning and training with the Lead Federal Agency and interagency partners to support local civil authorities.

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