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AARON GAO, Hazardous Materials Specialist - Santa Barbara County EHS

Aaron Gao joined Santa Barbara County CUPA in 2015 and has 3 years of experience in Hazardous Materials Business Plan, Hazardous Waste Generator, APSA and UST programs.

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ADAM LOVE, Vice President/Principal Scientist - Roux Associates

Dr. Love leads Roux Associates Litigation Practice Group and provides forensic litigation support and expert witness services to clients throughout the United States on both environmental litigation and environmental insurance coverage related matters. Dr. Loves experience includes strategic and technical analysis and guidance regarding numerous complex groundwater, soil, sediment, soil vapor and air contaminated sites. He has also provided expert technical guidance for state legislative actions and federal advisory panels on a range of traditional and non-traditional environmental hazards. Dr. Loves expertise has been developed through a unique variety of University, Federal and post-academia work, including developing leading edge methods for addressing forensic questions related to weapons of mass destruction for the Federal Government. Dr. Love earned a B.A. in Geoscience from Franklin & Marshall College, a M.S. in Material Science and Mineral Engineering and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering both from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Love performed post doctorate research at the Forensic Science Center of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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ADAM PALMER, Senior Environmental Scientist - DTSC

Adam Palmer is the Supervisor of the Emergency Response Program (ERP) for the Department of Toxic Substances Control. He joined DTSC in 1989 in the Site Mitigation Program where he oversaw the cleanup of state superfund sites. In 2002 he joined ERP and became Supervisor in 2003. Since 2007, DTSCs ERP has responded to over 35 wildfires in the State. Including last years NorCal wildfires as well as currently being deployed to the Camp Fire in Butte County. In addition to overseeing responses to statewide disasters, he is also responsible for managing the Off-Highway and Illegal Drug Lab Program administered by ERP.

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ALLISON FOWLER, EH&S Manager - Inova Diagnostics

Allison Fowler, EH&S Manager, Inova Diagnostics, has 26 years experience as a biotech safety officer in the Biotech- Infectious Disease and Autoimmune industry. Allison's specialties include: Employee Safety Bloodborne Pathogens Chemical Hygiene Workers Compensation Waste Management Contract Negotiation Presentations Founder 2011: Werfen N.A. EH&S Team (Inova Diagnostics parent company) Professional Recognitions: Golden Gate Award (Inova Diagnostics), State of California Cal-OSHA, 2005 Golden Gate Award (Inova Diagnostics), State of California Cal-OSHA, 2012 Golden Gate Award (Inova Diagnostics), State of California Cal-OSHA, 2017 Professional Organizations: Pacific Safety Center (PSC) Board Chair term: 2016-ongoing Director on Board of Directors since 2003 BIOCOM EHS Committee member: 2012-ongoing 2017 presentation on EPIC , from an industry perspective

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ALVIN LAL, Senior Hazardous Materials Specialist - Stanislaus County DER

Alvin Lal is a Senior Hazardous Materials Specialist at Stanislaus County Environmental Resources for the last 8 years. He is a CSTI Certified Hazardous Materials Specialist and oversees the hazardous Waste Generator, Tiered permitting and the CalARP programs at Stanislaus County. He is also a Registered Environmental Health Specialist and was a health Inspector with the County from 2005 to 2010. Alvin Lal is a Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator and Chairs Central Valley Chemical Safety Day Committee in Modesto Ca. He has a wealth of experience in Hazardous Materials, Food Safety, Audits and Inspections. Alvin has a B.S in Biological Science with concentration in microbiology.

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ANALYSSA QUARANTA, Hazardous Materials Specialist - Santa Barbara County EHS

I graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. I have worked with Santa Barbara County since August of 2016. As a Hazardous Materials Specialist with Environmental Health, I conduct facility inspections in Hazardous Materials, Hazardous Waste, Tiered Permitting, Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks, and Underground Storage Tanks. I love listening to music, food, and hiking in my spare time. Analyssa Quaranta

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CUPA-2019
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ANDY JOSEPH, President - Apeks Supercritical

Andy Joseph is President of Apeks Supercritical, a manufacturer of CO2 subcritical and supercritical extraction equipment in Johnstown, OH. Andy began building extraction machines more than 15 years ago in his pole barn as a side business. In 2012, after 12 years serving in various roles for EWI (Edison Welding Institute developers of manufacturing technologies) including Director of Welding and Testing Labs, he left to dedicate full-time work to Apeks Supercritical. Andy has presented at many conferences, trade shows, and to the state, educating people about CO2 extraction.

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APRIL RANNEY, Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor) - DTSC

April Ranney is Senior Environmental Scientist at DTSC and supervises an Enforcement and Emergency Response Unit that inspects TSDFs, E-waste facilities, transporters, and large quantity generators.

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BAVNEET BENIPAL, Sr. Environmental Scientist - DTSC

Bavneet Benipal is a Sr. Environmental Scientist in Policy Implementation and Support Branch of Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Prior to that, she was in Enforcement and Emergency Response Division of DTSC, where she managed inspection projects of environmental law violations and potential threats to public health and the environment. Her previous work experience includes Adjunct Professor position at Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, CA where she instructed health care professional students in teaching laboratory techniques and instructed aspects of community and environmental health. Specifically, she developed lecture presentations to teach Public Health, Histology and Microbiology labs and gave guest lecture presentations in Toxicology courses. Bavneet received her B.S in Biochemistry from University of Michigan and her PhD in Pharmacology from Wayne State University. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Institute for Environmental Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. During her research career, she published several research articles in scientific journals such as Environmental Technology, Biochemical Pharmacology, International Journal of Molecular Sciences and Redox Biology journals. In addition, she presented competitively selected severa

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BLAYNE HARTMAN, Consultant - Hartman Environ Geoscience

Blayne Hartman received his Ph.D. in geochemistry from the University of Southern California. He co-founded & operated H&P Mobile Geochemistry for twenty years, a business partnership offering on-site laboratory analysis, direct push environmental sampling, soil vapor surveys, and vapor intrusion services. He sold H&P in 2008 and is currently an independent consultant offering vapor intrusion and soil gas support. Dr. Hartman is a nationally recognized expert on soil vapor sampling, soil vapor analysis, and vapor intrusion. He has provided training on soil gas methods and vapor intrusion to County and State regulatory agencies in over 35 states, many of the EPA regions, several foreign countries, and numerous stakeholder groups and consultants as well as being a trainer in the EPA-OUST, ITRC, ASTM and API vapor intrusion courses. He has written numerous articles on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of soil vapor data, including chapters in four textbooks. He has participated in technical workgroups on soil vapor methods and vapor intrusion for EPA, CA-EPA, CA Regional Water Boards, County of San Diego, ITRC & ASTM.

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