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CHRISTIE VOSBURG, Assistant General Counsel - Cal/EPA

Christie Vosburg was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in August 2014 to serve as Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement for the California Environmental Protection Agency. Christie comes most recently from the California Department of Justice, where she served as Deputy Attorney General in the Land Law Section of the Public Rights Division since 2010. Christie received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009. During her time at Berkeley Law, she clerked for the Land and Natural Resources Sections of the California Department of Justice in Sacramento and for Shute, Mihaly, and Weinberger in San Francisco. She was also the Editor in Chief of the environmental law journal Ecology Law Quarterly. After law school, Christie served as a law clerk for Justice Gregory Hobbs on the Colorado Supreme Court in 2009-2010 in Denver, Colorado. Christie began her career as a legislative advocate for the former American Electronics Association. Christie received her Bachelors degree in Political Science and Sociology from University of California, Davis. Christie currently resides in Galt with her husband and three children.

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CHRISTINE SOSKO, Director of Environmental Health - Sonoma County EH

Christine Sosko has been the Director of Environmental Health for Sonoma County since 2012. She is a member of the CCDEH Executive Committee and has served as chair for the CCDEH Solid Waste Policy Committee for the past three years. Christine has a Bachelors of Science degree in biology. She implemented debris cleanup programs in response to the Sonoma County Fire Storm in October 2017 and is an integral member/resource for the Sonoma County Debris Management Task Force.

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CHRISTOPHER MYERS, US EPA Superfund ERS - START Contractor - US EPA START Weston Sol

Chris Myers has ten years of experience as an emergency response contractor for the US EPA as a member of the Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START). As a primary responder under the START contract, Chris provides multi-disciplinary scientific support to the US EPA On-Scene Coordinator (OSC) during oil spills, chemical, biological, radiological releases, and large-scale national emergencies. Chris holds a BA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He began his career in US EPA Region 8 before moving to California and joining the Region 9 team in 2010.

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CLARISSE GRAY, Principal Process Improvement - Pacific Gas & Electric

Clarisse Gray is a Process Improvement Principal at Pacific Gas & Electric Company in San Francisco. She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and achieved a PG&E Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in 2012 and most recently, PROSCI Change Management certification in 2017. Currently, her Enterprise Continuous Improvement team is driving process improvement and change management activities on the most critical initiatives across the company, while also imbedding those capabilities within the organization. She began her post-college career in recruiting for 8 years at a couple companies and PG&E, which led to a position in the IT Project Management Office, developing processes to manage internal and contracting IT resources. In 2010, Clarisse was recruited to join PG&Es Black Belt development program, attaining certification in December 2012. Her job responsibilities include leading process improvement efforts throughout the company and training, coaching and certifying PG&E Lean Six Sigma belts.

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CORY HOOTMAN, Water Resources Control Engineer - SWRCB

Cory Hootman is a Water Resources Control Engineer at the State Water Resources Control Board. Since 2007 he has worked for the Underground Storage Tank Program. As a student assistant with the Cleanup Unit he performed technical case reviews for closure petitions and assisted with the management of the Local Oversight Programs and GeoTracker. As staff, he provides technical assistance for the Leak Prevention Unit. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento and is a state registered professional engineer.

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DAN ZENAROSA, Hazardous Materials Specialist III - Los Angeles County Fire

Dan Zenarosa is a retired medical doctor and a fellow in Occupational medicine. He has a Master in Public Administration and has been working in LA County for the past 21 years. He is a Hazardous Material Specialist in the LA County Fire Department Health HazMat Division assigned in the Administration/Planning Section. He is the editor of the Divisions Newsletter HazMat Release and has written a number of articles on health issues affecting the Department. He is also the Training Coordinator for the Division and is a full member of the American Society of Toxicologic Pathology.

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DANIELLE DESAUSSURE, Environmental Health Specialist - Riverside County DEH

Danielle DeSaussure is an Environmental Health Specialist for the County of Riverside Department of Environmental Health Hazardous Materials Management Branch. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health at California State University, San Bernardino and a Master of Business Administration from the University of La Verne. Danielle is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist and began working for the CUPA program in 2010.

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DAVID GREEN, Deputy District Attorney - Yolo County DA's Office

David Green is a deputy district attorney with the Yolo County District Attorneys office and has been with Yolo County for the last two years. He graduated from UC Davis School of Law in 2012, and has focused on environmental law since then. He started his career with a national nonprofit focusing on climate-change litigation. Afterward, he worked with a private firm focusing on water law before leaving to join the Yolo County District Attorneys office.

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DAVID IREY, Supervising Deputy District Attorney - Yolo County DA's Office

In 1985, David Irey received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California, Davis campus. After entering law school at the University of Davis, King Hall School of Law in 1985, he decided to pursue a joint degree program. He earned his Master of Science Degree in Water Science in 1989 and graduated from King Hall the same year. David has been with the San Joaquin County District Attorney Office's Environmental Prosecutions Unit since 1988 and has served in the capacity as a Deputy District Attorney assigned to the Environmental Prosecutions Unit since 1989. Beginning in 1997, he was the lead attorney in the Environmental Prosecutions, Worker Death and Code Enforcement Units. Since 2002 (officially since 2004), David has been the Supervising Deputy District Attorney for the San Joaquin County District Attorney Office's Environmental Prosecutions, Worker Death, Consumer Fraud, and Code Enforcement Units. David has been an active member of the California District Attorneys Association Environmental Protection Committee since the early 1990's and has served on multiple sub-committees, some for over a decade. During 1998 and 1999,

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DIANA RUIZ, Deputy County Counsel - Sacramento County Counsel

Diana Ruiz obtained her J.D. degree from UC Hastings College of Law. She has been employed by the Sacramento Office of the County Counsel since 1997, representing various County departments and agencies. She has represented the Environmental Management Department since 2014.

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