Meet Our Team

Diana Simmes

Pesticide Medical Education Director
University of California Davis Extension
  • MPH in Maternal and Child Health and Health Law (Boston University)
  • 20+ years experience in public health and applied research including serving in PI and Co-Investigator roles
  • Extensive experience collaborating with healthcare providers including coalition development
  • 15+ years project management experience including quality improvement and patient safety
  • Consultant, invited speaker, and extensive experience in hospital and clinical settings

Rebecca Belloso

Public Education Specialist
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education
  • BS in Environmental Toxicology, UC Davis; MPH with a focus in Environmental Health, UC Davis
  • Master's thesis evaluated the California Medical Supervision Program, designed to protect agricultural workers from excessive exposures to toxic pesticides
  • Previously worked as an Environmental Scientist with the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, CalEPA
  • Experience with medical provider outreach and training
  • Honored for contributions in leadership roles within departmental, regional and national groups

Kaci Buhl

Oregon State University
  • Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Coordinator in Oregon
  • Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology
  • 10 years as the Project Coordinator of the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) at Oregon State University
  • Worked in pesticide enforcement and incident coordination at the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA)

Suzanne Forsyth

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education
  • B.S. in Environmental Toxicology UC Davis; MPH in Public Health UC Berkeley
  • Nearly 30 years' experience in serving pesticide regulatory officials and stakeholders at the tribal, state and federal levels
  • Experience as a pesticide registration chemist, water quality specialist, and risk assessment associate bringing subject matter specificity to her work in pesticide safety education
  • Formerly served as Coordinator for the Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC)
  • 18 years successfully managed the nationally acclaimed Pesticide Regulatory Education Program (PREP)
  • In 2014 honored with Life Membership to the American Association of Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)

Ann Marie O'Shea

PERC Marketing Specialist
AMOS and Advisors, LLC
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business, Drexel University
  • B.A. in Communications & Psychology, La Salle University
  • President and CEO, Amos and Advisors, LLC
  • Seasoned executive and entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of strategic, financial, marketing, and operational skills and successes

PERC-med Projects

Resources for the prevention, recognition, and treatment of pesticide-related health conditions.

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