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STEVE MCMASTERS, Engineering Geologist - SWRCB

Steve McMasters is a Senior Engineering Geologist at the State Water Resources Control Board. Since 2007, he has worked in both in the Division of Financial Assistance and Division of Water Quality, Groundwater Cleanup. Steve has over 18 years of environmental, geotechnical, and water resource experience and currently is the Unit Chief for the Site Cleanup and Department of Defense Programs. He holds a B.S. degree in Geology, and is a licensed geologist in California.

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STEVE REICHOW, instructor - Network Environ Systems

Steve Reichow is the Environmental Health and Safety Training Manager at NES. He has over 15 years of experience in hazardous waste management and transportation issues. Mr. Reichow has developed and provided training programs to comply with OSHA, DOT and EPA regulations for numerous private companies and government agencies. He has extensive knowledge of characterizing, profiling, manifesting, transporting and treating hazardous waste. Mr. Reichow gained practical and hands on experience while working as an Environmental Lab Pack Chemist at a local TSDF and overseeing field operations for a firm specializing in hazardous waste management and transportation, remediation and emergency response services. He has experience in providing facility hazardous waste management and transportation audits.

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CUPA-2018
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STEVEN HAMILTON, Inspector II - Los Angeles City Fire Dept

Steven Hamilton has worked for the Los Angeles Fire Department for over 16 years. During his time with the department, he has had the opportunity to work as a firefighter/paramedic and now as an underground tank and hazardous material inspector. Steven is very involved with the Los Angeles Fire Department CUPA. Steven enjoys finding problems and creating efficient solutions. He believes the key to any program are the members that make it up. Steven has always said that the LA Fire Department CUPA is surrounded by some of the best and hardest working members. In addition to completing inspections, Steven is one of the members also assigned to training staff. Nothing makes him happier than finding ways to complete twice as much work in half the time. He takes great pride in finding ways to complete tasks that others have deemed impossible. Steven has also been very involved in creating our new digital plan check. This is something that has not only assisted the members within our unit, but also the citizens we work for. Steven takes great pride in helping to bridge the gap between the inspectors, supervisors, data management, and our information technology department.

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STEVEN LICHTEN, President - ESCI EnviroServices

Steve Lichten is President of ESCI EnviroServices, Inc., an environmental, hazardous materials and occupational health & safety consulting and planning firm based in Long Beach, CA. Steve has been in the environmental field for over 30 years and at ESCI performs multi-media environmental and occupational safety and health compliance and management systems audits; permitting and compliance plan development (including SPCC, BEP, SWPPP, and other compliance plans); HazMat Area Plan development; APSA CUPA Inspector Training/Certification (under CSTI contract) and APSA business outreach training; ISO14001/ OHSAS18001 program development, training, and auditing; compliance and risk/liability reduction training; general multi-media EH&S consulting and compliance assistance; and DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism assistance for a range of industries, public agencies and regulatory agencies.

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SUZIE NAWIKAS, Sr Project Manager - H&P Mobile Geochemistry

Suzie Nawikas received two Bachelors degrees in Geology and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in 2004. She joined H&P Mobile Geochemistry (Carlsbad, CA) in 2005 and is currently the Senior Project Manager for the company. H&P is the nations largest soil gas sampling and on-site analysis firm in the country, Over her 12 year career with H&P, Mrs. Nawikas has managed over 5,000 soil gas projects, with approximately 50,000 total soil gas samples. An integral part of her project management duties is constant communication with clients regarding their specific projects and needs, both during project scoping and during the field sampling event. This has helped her gain practical and hands-on knowledge about the actual field sampling and various solutions that help to resolve common complications in the field. Mrs. Nawikas has lectured around the country on soil gas collection methods, soil gas analytical methods, indoor air collection methods, indoor air analytical methods, and indoor air background sources. She also is well versed on the most current federal and state vapor intrusion and soil gas regulations nationwide.

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TERESA QUIAOIT, Supervising Hazardous Materials Specialist - Los Angeles County Fire

Teresa Quiaoit has been employed with the Los Angeles County since 1986. She is currently working for the Health Hazardous Materials Division in Los Angeles County Fire Department as a Supervising Hazardous Materials Specialist of Technical Services Unit. She holds a Master Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelors degree in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She has been with Los Angeles County Fire Department for 17 years, 3 years doing hazardous waste and hazardous materials inspections; 8 years as a CalARP inspector and was promoted as a supervisor to Technical Services Unit. Thru her leadership, her unit was instrumental in the successful implementation of CERS for LA County. As a result, LA County CUPA received an award from CalEPA for Environmental Achievement. The award was presented for being an outstanding example of leadership, coordination, partnership, and outreach. She was the Co-Chairperson for the LEPC Region I Administering Agencies Subcommittee.

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CUPA-2018
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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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CUPA-2018
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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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