Reigart, M.D., President
Routt Reigart, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics at Medical
University of South Carolina and has conducted university affiliated
clinical trials since 1971. Routt is one of the nation’s top pediatric
expert on pesticides. His research interests include children's
environmental health issues, general pediatrics, and toxicology. Routt
has been Chair of the EPA’s Children's Health Protection Advisory
Committee, a member of EPA/USDA/Tolerance Reassessment Advisory
Committee and the FIFRA Science Advisory Panel, and CDC Chair for the
Childhood Lead Poisoning Advisory Committee. He is also co-editor of
EPA's Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings. Medical University
of South Carolina |
Lani Malmberg grew up in a cattle ranching family. While in
graduate school studying weed science, Lani got the idea to offer a goat
grazing service for those who did not want to spray chemicals for weed
management. She has grown her business, Ewe4ic Ecological Services,
to 1,200 cashmere goats, working for governments and private landowners
for noxious weed control, fire reduction, re-seeding, watershed
management, and land restoration. The company also offers noxious weed
mapping and inventory. She also serves on the Board of
of Beyond Pesticides. Ms. Malmberg owns no land, and considers herself a ‘gypsy’ goat herder, working in 10 western states.
Ewe4ic Ecological Services
Terry Shistar holds a Ph.D. in Systematics and Ecology from the University of Kansas has long studied and taught seminars in risk assessment and environmental ethics, and challenges students to find new paradigms for environmental policies. She is a hands-on board member, getting involved in project work, in addition to the “normal” board activities. She is a regular contributor to Beyond Pesticides’ reports, such as Ending Toxic Dependency (2007), and comments on regulatory issues, such as emergency exemptions, special local needs registrations, special review issues, and agency risk assessments. Terry has been a member of the Beyond Pesticides board of directors since 1984; board president from 1988 to 1993; and serves as board secretary.
Caroline Cox is research director at the Center
for Environmental Health in Oakland, CA. Previously she
served as staff
scientist at the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to
Pesticides. Prior to working at NCAP, she had nearly ten years
as a senior research assistant at Oregon State University where
research on the biological control of agricultural weeds.
serves as a public interest representative to the U.S. EPA's
Program Dialogue Committee. She also serves on the Board of
of Beyond Pesticides. She writes and speaks regularly as a
on the toxicity of and alternatives to pesticides.
Center for Environmental
Health | 2201 Broadway, Suite 302 | Oakland, CA 94612
Charles E. (“Chip”) Osborne Jr. is a nationally renowned organic turfgrass expert and a professional horticulturist with 35 years experience in greenhouse production as the former owner and operator of Osborne Florist & Greenhouse in Marblehead, MA. Founder and President of Osborne Organics (Marblehead, MA), has over 10 years experience in creating safe,
sustainable and healthy athletic fields and landscapes, and 35 years
experience as a professional horticulturist. As a wholesale and retail
nurseryman he has first hand experience with the pesticides routinely
used in the landscape industry. Personal experience led him to believe
there must be a safer way to grow plants. His personal investigation,
study of conventional and organic soil science practices, and hands-on
experimentation led him to become one of the country's leading experts
on growing organic turf. Chip is a Beyond Pesticides board member.
Organics | 11 Laurel Street | Marblehead, MA 01945
Rella Abernathy, Ph.D.
Rella Abernathy, Ph.D. is the Integrated Pest Management Coordinator for the City of Boulder,
Colorado. Boulder was one of the first cities to adopt an IPM policy
and neighbor notification ordinance for pesticide applications. Boulder
has nearly 100 urban parks and over 47,000 acres of open space land.
The city has reduced pesticide use substantially since the adoption of
its first IPM policy in 1993 with the goal of reduction and elimination
of pesticide use whenever possible. Rella became the IPM Coordinator
for the City of Boulder in 2009. Her background is in entomology and
she worked at the EPA's pesticide program on sustainable agriculture and
pesticide reduction policy.
Since 1992, Nelson Carrasquillo has been the executive
director of El Comité de Apoyo a losTrabajadores (CATA-The
Committee), working with migrant farmworkers located in New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, the Delmarva Peninsula, and Puerto Rico as they
better living and working conditions, adequate housing,
dignity, and respect. In 2009, he was named an Executive Board Member of the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey and became chair of the Immigration Committee. In 2010, Mr. Carrasquillo was named a Heninburg Civic Fellow through Rutgers-Newark in order to address the most important legal issues faced by immigrants in New Jersey. He also represents CATA on the Gloucester County Cancer Coalition.
The Farmworker Support Committee (CATA) | P.O. Box 510
| Glassboro, NJ 08028
Paula Dinerstein is senior counsel for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and an attorney with over 18 years of experience. Prior to
joining PEER, she clerked for a federal district court judge in
Washington DC and then practiced with small public-interest oriented law
firms. Her work included representation of States and advocacy groups
in energy and environmental matters, including recovery for overcharges
by oil companies for use in state energy conservation programs,
challenges to EPA pesticide registrations, challenges to hydroelectric
licenses, and litigation concerning regulations which weakened the
federal organic food standards. She serves on the Board of Directors of
Beyond Pesticides. .
for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) | 2000 P St NW, Suite 240 | Washington, DC 20036
Lorna is a sixth generation family farmer who recently retired from farming 900 acres organically. Lorna recently founded Gardens of Hope, a nonprofit working to educate and create urban teaching farms along the Gulf Coast and the counties along the Mississippi River as well as south Florida and the Florida Keys. She also founded the non-profit Silvertop Institute, a sustainable living research and education center, and is serving on an advisory council to create the new non-profit South Organic Research and Center for Education, a research and education resource for organic farmers and gardeners in the South. She currently serves on the board the Rodale Institute and has served on numerous others, including National Organic Cotton Association, Mid-South Organic Cotton Growers Association, Lake County Farm Bureau, Delta Land and Community, 2N Land Stewardship Assoc., USDA-Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, Committee for Sustainable Publishing, Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, and has worked on special projects with Farm Aid. Lorna has been a member of Beyond Pesticides’ Board of Directors since 1995.
Family Farms | P.O. Box 224 | Tiptonville, TN 38079
Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides,
is a co-founder of the organization and has served as its director
since 1981. Jay dedicated himself to finding solutions to pesticide
problems after working with farmworkers and small farmers through an EPA
grant in 1978 to the organization Rural America (1977-1981). Since that
time, Jay has helped to build Beyond Pesticides' capacity to assist
local groups and impact national pesticide policy. He has tracked
specific chemical effects, regulatory actions, and pesticide law.
In September 2009, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed Jay to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), where he completed a 5 year term in January 2015.
Pesticides | 701 E Street, SE | Washington, DC 20003
Warren Porter, PhD., is a professor of Zoology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Dr. Porter's research has shown that combinations of commonly used
agricultural chemicals in concentrations that mirror levels found in
groundwater can significantly influence immune and endocrine systems, as
well as neurological health in animals. His recent research links pesticide exposure in utero to impaired learning, changes in
brain function and altered thyroid levels. His lab has also shown lawn
chemical mixtures at low-levels increase abortion rates in lab animals.
Warren is a Beyond Pesticides board member.
University of Wisconsin |
Brett is currently the Director for Community Engagement and Development at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He was the founding Director of the Urban Lifeways Project within Native Movement, a Flagstaff-based organization that supported Indigenous youth leadership development and sustainability programs. As director of the Urban Lifeways Project, Brett contributed to building native food and medicine gardens at schools and in vacant lots, operating a bicycle-powered restaurant compost program, and creating mural projects in downtown Flagstaff, AZ. Brett has served on the Beyond Pesticides board since 2009
University of Washington School of Medicine | Center for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion | Seattle, WA 98195
Robina is a founding member and executive director of California Safe Schools, a volunteer organization founded by parents, environmentalists, medical experts and community members following an incident at Sherman Oaks Elementary School in Los Angeles. Today, California Safe Schools is a coalition of over 30 organizations and is in the forefront of educating students, teachers, and community members through a speakers bureau, conferences, and town hall meetings, PTA and other community events. CSS supported the work of California’s legislature in the passage of AB 405, which prohibits use of experimental and conditionally registered pesticides in California schools. Robina has served on the Beyond Pesticides Board since 2003.
Schools | PO Box 2756 | Toluca Lake, CA 91610