Our Center has prioritized stakeholder-engaged research. We define stakeholder-engaged research as research led by stakeholders or led by researchers in collaboration with stakeholders. Our Center works with diverse stakeholders, from community groups to regulatory agencies. To guide our activities, our Center has pulled together a Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is comprised of community organizations, OSU Extension representatives, county health and environmental health officials and non-profit representatives.

To learn more about our Board and the responsibilities of Stakeholder Advisory Board members, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Kaci Buhl

Organization: Oregon State University: College of Agricultural Sciences, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology
Director, statewide Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP)
Deputy Director, Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC)
Deputy Director, PERC med

Role: Associate Professor of Practice, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology
Email: [email protected]
Biography:

At the state level, Kaci leads the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) and at the national level, she co-directs the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC). Link to full bio

Laura Campbell

Organization: Oregon Health & Science University: Community Outreach, Research & Engagement (CORE) Program
Role: Community Research Program Manager
Email: [email protected]
Biography:

Laura is the Community Research Program Manager for Community Outreach, Research, and Engagement at Oregon Health & Science University.

She leads a team that connects community organizations with resources, technical assistance, and expertise to support research-based practices and data-driven decision-making. They work to build the capacity of communities to participate in and conduct community-engaged research.

 

Marion Ceraso

Organization: Oregon State University: School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Role: Associate Professor
Email: [email protected]
Biography:

Curtis Cude

Organization: Oregon Health Authority, Environmental Public Health
Role: Program Manager
Email: [email protected]
Biography:

Curtis has a BS in chemistry and over 25 years of experience in environmental health, occupational health, water quality protection and information systems development.

Jamie Donatuto

Organization: Community Health Program, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Role: Environmental Health Analyst at Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Email: [email protected]
Biography:

Dr. Jamie Donatuto, Community Environmental Health Analyst for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, has worked for Swinomish for 22 years.

Jamie's work spans community health research and interventions, including developing climate health adaptive strategies and facilitating educational opportunities based on traditional plants and medicines. She and long-time colleague Swinomish Elder Larry Campbell developed the Indigenous Health Indicators to include definitions of Indigenous health that are not acknowledged in conventional health assessments

 

Bill Emminger

Organization: National Evironmental Health Association
Role: Region 1 Vice President
Email: [email protected]

David Farrer

Organization: Oregon Health Authority, Environmental Public Health
Role: Toxicologist
Email: [email protected]
Biography:

David Farrer has a PhD in toxicology from the University of Rochester and did post-doctoral fellowship with Oregon State University. He has been a toxicologist with the Oregon Health Authority’s Environmental Public Health section for almost 15 years helps people and communities understand health risks associated with exposure to environmental chemicals where they live, work, learn, and play.  

Veronica Irvin

Organization: Oregon State University: College of Public Health & Human Sciences
Role: Associate Professor, Celia Strickland Austin and G. Kenneth Austin III Endowed Professor in Public Health
Email: [email protected]
Biography:

Dr. Veronica Irvin's experience spans more than 15 years and she uses a community-engaged approach to develop, implement and evaluate behavior change programs across a comprehensive list of health priorities (e.g., smoking, nutrition, physical activity, cancer screening, safe drinking water). Link to full bio

Jeff Jenkins

Organization: Oregon State University: College of Agricultural Sciences, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology
National Pesticide Information Center

Role: Professor
Email: [email protected]
Biography:

Jeff's current research activities include field studies to examine the impact of pesticide use on air and water quality, studies designed to investigate human and wildlife exposure as a result of pesticide use in both agricultural and urban settings, studies which investigate how sub-lethal exposures effect fitness and survival, and studies that may assist in the development of technologies that mitigate adverse human and environmental impacts. Link to full bio

Kathleen Johnson

Organization: Washington County Department of Health & Human Services
Role: Community Environmental Health Sr. Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Biography:

Kathleen has been working in local public health for the past 5 years developing health protective policies and programs related to climate change, air quality and land use planning and transportation.

Prior to working in local government, Kathleen worked for a non-profit that advocates for state wide public health policy and the increase of resources to local public health to support healthy communities across Oregon.

 

Oralia Mendez

Organization: Oregon State University Center for Health Innovation
Role: Manager, Workforce Development & Community Programs
Email: [email protected]
Biography:

Oralia received her bachelor's and MPH in Health Management and Policy from OSU. She is originally from Nyssa in Eastern Oregon. Link to full bio

Annette Mills

Organization: Corvallis Sustainability Coalition
Role: Facilitator/Director
Email: [email protected]
Biography:

Annette grew up in a village outside of Chicago and in suburban Los Angeles. She has degrees from Stanford University and Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California. Link to full bio

Ben Richmond

Organization: University of Arizona: Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center
Role: Co-Director, Community Engagement Core
Email: [email protected]
Biography:

Ben Richmond, MPH, has been with the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center since 2015 and is the Associate Director of the Community Engagement Core. Link to full bio