Our Team

  • President / CEO
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Global Partners

Bernalyn McGaughey
President & Lead Consultant

With a career that began in regulatory and field support of agricultural chemicals, Bernalyn has a wealth of experience in US Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) registration and strategic analysis and support of pesticide registrations. She moved from information technology to field technical sales and then to regulatory study development and management. Much of her work now involves the complicated intersection of the FIFRA and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with respect to product defense and species protection. Bernalyn serves as an expert witness in pesticide regulatory and data compensation matters. 

EDUCATION
BS, Biology (specializing in Entomology), California State University.

North American Headquarters

7501 Bridgeport Way West
Lakewood, WA 98499
+1-253-473-9007

TECHNICAL STAFF

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Cam Blackford

Senior Consultant

California

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Melinda Bowman

Principal Consultant

California

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Larry Brewer

Senior Science Fellow

Oregon

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David Campana

Senior Consultant

Washington State

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Leah Duzy

Principal Consultant

Alabama

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Ashlea Frank

Principal Consultant

Florida

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Cliff Habig

Principal Consultant

Maryland/Maine

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Chad Jones

GIS Analyst

Washington State

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Rick Kemman

Senior Consultant

Washington State

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Jennifer Stafford

Principal Consultant

Washington State

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Madeline Tomka

Senior Consultant

Oregon

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Jeff Wirtz

Senior Consultant

Washington State

ADMINISTRATIVE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT STAFF

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Amy Baidoo-Essien

Administrative Assistant

Washington State

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Connie Botello

Administrative Assistant

Washington State

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Barbara Holt

Vice President

Washington State

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Jeremy Wilson

Business Development

Oregon

European Headquarters

Pentlands Science Park
Penicuik, Nr. Edinburgh EH26 0PZ
+44 (0)131-445-6053

TECHNICAL STAFF

Our Team

Steven Andrews

Senior Consultant

Scotland

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Robin Blake

Principal Consultant

Scotland

Our Team

Nick Keeble

Consultant

Scotland

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Lorna Phillips

Senior Consultant

Scotland

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Warren Scott

Principal Consultant

Scotland

Our Team

Siân Roberts

Senior Consultant

Scotland

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Anna Rowbotham

Principal Consultant

Scotland

ADMINISTRATIVE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT STAFF

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Amy Baidoo-Essien

Administrative Assistant

Washington State

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Connie Botello

Administrative Assistant

Washington State

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Barbara Holt

Vice President

Washington State

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Warren Scott

Business Development

Scotland

Global Partners

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Katherine Carr

Consulting Scientist

Missouri

Our Team

Frank Galloway

Senior Science Fellow

Scotland

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Jeff Giddings

Senior Science Fellow

Massachusetts

Our Team

Sarah Horgan

Consultant

Scotland

Our Team

Shirley Hudson

Senior Science Fellow

Scotland

Our Team

Ron Kobylnyk

Regulatory Consultant

British Columbia, Canada

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Maya Ramsey

Associate Consultant

California

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Bruce Riggle

Regulatory Consultant

Colorado

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Message from the President

Benjamin Franklin included a version of this proverb, sometimes cast as a rhyme, in Poor Richard’s Almanac (June 1758), but it appears in many cultures and languages throughout time. It has been used as a reminder to troops, an encouragement to those providing support to a “larger cause,” and as a chastisement on skipped details. In case you haven’t read it, Franklin’s version is

For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.

As the founder and continuing President of CSI, I’ve often thought that as a company, we’re in the nail business. We are a small company serving the regulated chemical sector, primarily in the registration and defense of crop protection and other pesticide products. This means that we are, for the most part, assisting companies that are tremendously bigger than we are. But we bring some very important talents and experience – the nails that keep a loose shoe on – to our clients, both scientifically and strategically as we assist them with regulatory and scientific challenges.

Over 30 years of Compliance Services operations, we have been presented some interesting questions and applied some novel, and ultimately successful, approaches to answering them. CSI’s team has had the opportunity to see, over time, the connections between “the nail” and “the kingdom,” enabling our staff to keep learning, keep exploring, and keep adopting new tools and strategies to better serve our clients.

Initially composed as a longer guest blog for CAST, 2020.  Click here to read Bernalyn’s complete post.

Cam Blackford
Senior Consultant

Expertise: Regulatory Affairs & Agricultural Product Development

Cam is a part of the US Regulatory Affairs team assisting clients with product registrations, study monitoring, and field trial project management.

Cam has extensive experience in evaluating and testing agricultural crops and products. His background is in agricultural science and research including field, greenhouse, growth chamber and laboratory trials, experimental design, crop evaluation, data collection, data analysis and presentation. He is well versed in product development, pesticide laws and regulations. He maintains a PCA license. Cam has expertise in plant pathology and plant growth regulators, specializing in data interpretation and statistical analysis of agricultural field trials. Cam most recently was the Senior Field Trial Data Analyst with Arcadia Biosciences and has held research positions at the USDA, NASA, and Pioneer Hi-Bred International. 

EDUCATION

BS Soil Science, University of California Berkeley.
MS, Plant Pathology, University of Maine.

Melinda Bowman
Principal Consultant

Expertise: Regulatory Affairs

Melinda has extensive experience in FIFRA regulatory compliance and product registration of agrochemicals and consumer products within the United States and Canada. She provides support and strategy for global pesticide registration actions, including support and coordination of the establishment of international MRLs, FDA 510(k) submissions and hand sanitizer listings.  She specializes in following new developments in regulatory compliance project management for EPA and FDA regulated products as well as agrochemical and pharmaceutical product development. 

EDUCATION
BS, Chemistry, San Francisco State University.

Larry Brewer
Senior Science Fellow

Expertise: Terrestrial Ecotoxicology

Larry specializes in wildlife, pollinator, and endangered species risk assessment; pesticide registration/re-registration support; and regulatory study placement and oversight.

Larry has over 35 years of experience spanning terrestrial ecotoxicology, laboratory ecotoxicology testing, ecological risk assessment and endangered species assessment. He is well known for designing and implementing full scale (Tier III) ecotoxicology field studies throughout North America with particular focus on avian, small mammal, and pollinator studies. Larry served as Director of Wildlife Toxicology for Smithers (17 years), and as President and Senior Scientist at Ecotoxicology and Biosystems Associates, Inc. directing domestic and international ecotoxicology field research, and ecological risk assessment (8 years). He was an Assistant Professor at the College of Human Health and Environmental Toxicology, Clemson University and the Wildlife Toxicology Section Lead in The Institute of Wildlife and Environmental Toxicology. He taught graduate courses in Wildlife Ecotoxicology and Field Research Techniques. He served as Field Research Leader for the Institute of Wildlife Toxicology, Western Washington University, and spent 17 years as a Wildlife Research Biologist with the Washington State Dept. of Wildlife. Larry has authored numerous publications and book chapters on topics of wildlife and pollinator ecotoxicology field research, and ecological risk assessment. 

EDUCATION
BS, Fish and Wildlife Biology, Iowa State University.
MS, Wildlife Science, University of Washington.

David Campana
Senior Consultant

Expertise: Geospatial & Economic Analysis

David’s project background includes endangered species range mapping, environmental cost-benefit analysis, agricultural market access development, chemical fate modeling, statistical analysis, efficacy study review, database management, and project development.

EDUCATION
BSc, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University. 
MS, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaii.

Leah Duzy
Principal Consultant

Expertise: Agricultural Economics

With a background in production agriculture and working lands conservation, Leah applies economic principles to risk and conservation decision-making to support agrochemical product development, assessment, and defense. She also provides applied economics research support through collaboration on federal grants and other projects. Her skills support pesticide benefit assessments and endangered species assessments.

Leah previously worked for the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and the USDA Agricultural Research Service as an agricultural economist for 15 years. She has worked in both the Federal conservation program and agricultural research arenas conducting applied economic research on conservation production systems, cover crops, and herbicide-resistant weed management, and preparing cost-benefit analyses for Federal conservation programs as part of the rulemaking process. 

EDUCATION
BA, Economics, The University of the South.
MS, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.
PhD, Agricultural Economics, Auburn University.

Ashlea Frank
Principal Consultant

Expertise: Endangered Species

Ashlea offers technical and regulatory planning and strategic support for risk and conservation decision-making related to agriculture, pesticides, and endangered species issues.

Ashlea enjoys finding workable solutions that support end users and promote environmental stewardship by integrating sound science with management decisions.  Over the past 20 years she has acted as Visiting Scientist at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research conducting research on the efficacy of vector control products and Research Assistant at the Texas A&M Extension Agency helping growers find solutions to plant disease transmission in vineyards. She serves as Technical Consultant to the FIFRA Endangered Species Task Force (FESTF) providing endangered species and pesticide data analysis and agency interaction support for regulatory decisions under the US FIFRA and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

EDUCATION
BA, Physical Anthropology, Southwestern University.
MEnt (MS), Entomology, University of Queensland.

Cliff Habig
Principal Consultant

Expertise: Ecotoxicology & Environmental Fate

Cliff provides consulting expertise for ecological risk assessments, endangered species analyses, and endocrine disruptor (EDSP) evaluations.

Cliff has over 25 years of experience in ecotoxicology, environmental fate, and strategic support to US and international clients for conventional crop protection products, biochemicals, microbials, biotechnology products, and HPV chemicals. Cliff previously worked at Novigen, JSC, and Exponent, focusing on environmental toxicology, ecological risk assessment, higher-tier ecotoxicology evaluations, and probabilistic chemical fate and transport modeling and risk analysis. Cliff participated in numerous chemical industry workshops and expert panels.

EDUCATION

BS, Biology, University of Southern Maine.
MS, Biology, University of Georgia.
PhD, Environmental Toxicology, Duke University.

Chad Jones
GIS Analyst

Expertise: Geospatial Analysis

Chad specializes in the geospatial aspects of endangered species and agriculture.

Chad is an expert in ESRI ArcGIS software, database management, and python coding. His projects explore spatial scenarios utilizing imagery, raster, and vector data sets to extract, analyze and synthesize quantitative information supporting ecological risk assessments. He is the data steward for the FESTF Gopher information system, responsible for curating, maintaining, and troubleshooting a cloud hosted web-based data tool.

EDUCATION
BS, Environmental & Ecosystem Sciences, Minor in Spatial Analysis, Washington State University.
BS, Business Administration (Finance), University of Louisville.

Rick Kemman
Senior Consultant

Expertise: Environmental Science

Rick is a curator of threatened and endangered species status, distribution, and natural history, including habitat, reproduction, diet, and location. Rick maintains up-to-date records on the listing status, distribution, and the latest rules and guidance issued from USFWS, state agencies, and local species experts. 

Rick has been with CSI for over 25 years and has been involved with a myriad of projects including preparation of analytical chemistry reports, data compensation, and managing FIFRA RAC (Raw Agricultural Commodities) and PF (Processed Fraction) studies. Rick also served as Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Quality Assurance Specialist.     

EDUCATION
BA, Biology, Whitworth University.
MS, Environmental Toxicology, Clemson University.

Jennifer Stafford
Principal Consultant

Expertise: Terrestrial Ecotoxicology, Wildlife Science & GLP Compliance

Jennifer leads or participates in projects related to ecotoxicology, wildlife biology/ecology, GLP Compliance, database management, and USEPA guideline study management. Jennifer’s skills support product registration and regulatory staff, pesticide risk assessment, and endangered species assessments.

Jennifer has 22 years of field research and laboratory ecotoxicology experience, including 16 years of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) avian and wildlife study directorship and laboratory management. She has extensive experience interpreting the difference between animal behavior in the wild versus in captivity, and how these differences impact study design, husbandry practices and test results.  She has experience with developing and utilizing large data sets and is thoroughly familiar with EPA and OECD regulatory testing guidelines, Good Laboratory Practices guidelines, EPA and OECD guidance on pesticide risk assessment and EPA process for endangered species Biological Evaluation.

EDUCATION
BS, Environmental Biology, Grand Canyon University.
MS, Biology/Ecology, Utah State University.

Madeline Tomka
Senior Consultant

Expertise: Regulatory Affairs

As a member of our US Regulatory Affairs team, Madeline assists clients with product registrations, registration package preparation, and operating as a study monitor.

Madeline has experience in various segments of the Ag Industry, built on her solid foundation of managing contract field research among a vast array of crop groups across the US. She has been responsible for critical research as Study Director and Principal Investigator conducting a vast array of studies to include pollinator terrestrial field ecotoxicology, large-scale pollinator tunnel, honey and nectar residue and other non-target insect studies with chemical and biological products.

EDUCATION
BS, Agronomy, Iowa State University.

Jeff Wirtz
Senior Consultant

Expertise: Ecotoxicology & GLP Compliance

Supports ecological risk assessments and USEPA and state registrations. Lead Quality Assurance Officer.

Jeff has over 20 years of experience in environmental toxicology and ecological risk assessment within the environmental science industry for both CSI and Parametrix. His experience includes field sample collection, data analysis, and data quality evaluation. He has prepared risk assessments and ecological reports for a variety of US and international clients examining terrestrial and aquatic effects for product and site assessments. In addition to his scientific background, Jeff has served as a Quality Assurance Officer with specialties in EPA, FDA, and OECD Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) standards and their application.

EDUCATION
BA, Biology and German, Grinnell College.
MS, Land Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Amy Baidoo-Essien
Administrative Assistant

Expertise: Graphic Designer & Web Administrator

In addition to her many administrative duties, Amy is also the administrator of the CSI and FIFRA Endangered Species Task Force (FESTF) websites. She also provides database and document management assistance.

Amy previously worked for MultiCare Health System as an assistant to the Director of Neurosciences and the Manager of Surgical Services. Her work required coordination of patients, doctors, medical device manufacturers, and hospital staff to ensure thorough completion and compliance with all necessary documentation and procedures.  She coordinated multi-departmental consolidation of surgical supply procurement, staff training, vendor vetting, implant/transplant storage monitoring, and maintained databases for device and tissue storage, tracking, and certification compliance.

EDUCATION
AA, Business, Pierce Community College.
AA, Medical Secretary/Transcriptionist, Pierce Community College.

Connie Botello
Administrative Assistant

Expertise: Administrative Services

Connie’s career includes experience in childcare, food service, and administrative support duties with various employers.  Over time, Connie focused her career on her administrative assistant role with CSI, which she has maintained for over 22 years.  In this role, Connie maintains vendor and client agreements and contracts, prepares and submits invoices, files registration fee and agency letters, and works alongside marketing staff to direct call-in inquiries to the appropriate technical contact.  During the COVID remote-working period, Connie independently operates in the Lakewood office to ensure all documents and packages are safely received, and all shipments stay on schedule.

Barbara Holt
Vice President

Expertise: Accounting

Barb began her accounting career at Weyerhaeuser headquarters as an administrative assistant in the tax department.  After receiving her accounting degree, she was promoted to state income tax compliance manager.  Barb left Weyerhaeuser to become manager of the tax department of a leasing company, and ultimately left to join CSI as the accounting department manager.  Since joining CSI, Barb has become Vice President and continues to manage accounting, tax, insurance and HR matters, while also managing administrative staff and operations at the Lakewood, WA office.

EDUCATION
BS, Accounting, Central Washington University.

Jeremy Wilson
Business Development

Expertise: Business Development & Marketing

Jeremy leads marketing and business development efforts in North America and Latin America. He represents CSI at various industry trade associations and professional societies.

Jeremy has over 23 years of experience in regulatory affairs and product registration compliance with Federal, State, and International chemical regulations. His experience includes government agency interactions and determination of appropriate regulatory pathways to meet product registration objectives. He has prepared numerous registration submissions, placed and monitored necessary Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) studies to develop data and documentation, and served as the primary agency liaison for the registration process. Jeremy has expertise with biorational/biopesticide registration and Latin America regulatory requirements.

EDUCATION
BS, Environmental Science; Minor in Biology, Washington State University.

Steven Andrews
Senior Consultant

Expertise: (Chemistry & Environmental Science)

Steven provides regulatory support of biocides, chemicals, and plant protection products with a focus on analytical methods and environmental risk assessment.

Steven previously served as Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Study Director at Charles River Laboratories, specializing in Environmental Fate studies across a range of environmental matrices and conditions, and a range of compounds including agrochemicals, human pharmaceuticals, and veterinary products. As a GCP Laboratory Data Manager at Quintiles, Steven managed clinical trial data for therapeutic studies ranging in complexity and scale from 20 to >10,000 patients.

EDUCATION
BSc (Hons), Chemistry with Management, University of Edinburgh.

Robin Blake
Principal Consultant

Expertise: (Registration Dossier)

Robin specializes in registration dossier preparation and plant protection product, biocide, and fertiliser risk assessments.

Robin previously worked for Cyanamid Agriculture UK and Syngenta for 12 years, conducting field trial, entomology, pesticide resistance, and herbicide research. He has extensive experience as a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Study Director in Terrestrial Ecotoxicology, specialising in laboratory, semi-field, and field trials on a range of non-target arthropods, earthworms, honeybees and non-target plants. His work often culminated in regulatory risk assessments in support of plant protection products.

EDUCATION
BSc (Hons), Applied Biology, University of Bath.
PhD, Agricultural Ecology, University of Reading.

Nick Keeble
Consultant

Expertise: REACH & Chemistry

Nick is the account manager for REACH clients. He specialises in the preparation of technical dossiers for REACH, Biocides, and Plant Protection Products; post-submission support during evaluation by regulatory authorities and designing strategies to assist companies in the evolving world of chemical regulations.

Nick previously served as an Environmental Fate Study Director at Charles River Laboratories, testing new actives and associated metabolites in water, light, and soil matrices working to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).

EDUCATION
BSc (Hons), Chemistry, Heriot Watt University.

Lorna Phillips
Senior Consultant

Expertise: (Environmental Fate & Metabolism)

Lorna prepares registration dossiers for biocides and plant protection products.

She has served as scientist and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Study Director in the Environmental Fate and Metabolism department at Charles River Laboratories (CRL) and as a QA auditor for Field Trials, Animal Health Product Development, Environmental Fate and Metabolism, and Chemistry departments.

EDUCATION
BSc (Hons), Life Sciences, Napier University.

Warren Scott
Principal Business Development Consultant

Expertise: Business Development & Regulatory Consulting

Warren shares a direct consulting role for Industrial Chemicals (REACH), Biocides and Cosmetics, with a Business Development remit for CSI’s European office.

Warren has over 30 years’ experience in laboratory contract research, business development for contract research organizations, and the consulting sector. His experience encompasses projects in various business sectors including plant protection, chemical, biocidal and cosmetic products. Warren qualified as a Soil Scientist and prior to joining CSI held scientific and business development positions at Inveresk Research and Wildlife International.

EDUCATION
BSc (Hons) Soil Science, University of Aberdeen.

Siân Roberts
Senior Consultant

Expertise: (Analytical Chemistry)

Siân is a chemistry graduate with over 10 years’ experience as a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Study Director in analytical chemistry and animal health product research. Her analytical work supported a diverse range of regulatory studies, including field residue trials, environmental fate studies, and residue depletion studies in various common livestock species. She is proficient in the use and interpretation of GC, GC-MS, HPLC, LC-MS and LC-MS/MS analytical methods and techniques. Siân also served as clinical trial project coordinator, adhering to Good Clinical Practices (GCP), preparing and submitting study documents to regulatory authorities.

EDUCATION
BSc, Chemistry (Instrumental Analysis), University of Strathclyde.

Anna Rowbotham
Principal Consultant

Expertise: (Toxicology & Agrochemistry)

Anna is a member of the UK management team who provides consultancy support and strategic advice for registration dossiers, toxicology, and human health risk assessments for plant protection products, biocides, and industrial and specialty chemicals.

Anna has over 25 years of experience in toxicology, exposure modelling, and human health risk assessment gained in senior scientific and management positions in consultancy, regulatory (HSE), the agrochemical industry, LGC Ltd., and the MRC Institute for Environment and Health. She has led multi-disciplined teams of specialists to deliver high quality technical and scientific services and advice to clients in the different industrial sectors and has managed programmes of technical support and research for the UK Competent Authority. Anna has authored high quality critical reviews on contemporary chemical risk assessment issues and has provided training in the field of human health risk assessment. Anna is a Member of the British Toxicology Society.

EDUCATION
BSc (Hons), Biochemistry, University of Wales.
PhD, Neurotoxicology, University of Aston.

Katherine Carr
Consulting Ecotoxicology & Exposure Modeling Scientist

Expertise: Ecotoxicology & Exposure Modeling

Katherine spent over 33 years in the agrochemical industry, working primarily in support of registration of crop protection products in the US, Canada, and Europe.  She has extensive experience in exposure assessment methodology (environmental waters, drinking water, soil, sediment), degradation kinetics, ecological risk assessment, US endangered species analysis, spatial analysis software, environmental data analysis and management, dossier preparation for European registration, and technical report preparation. Her experience includes the conduct and monitoring of environmental fate, metabolism, and ecotoxicology studies under Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). In her industry positions, Kathy contributed for many years to industry work groups regarding exposure modeling and endangered species issues.

EDUCATION
BS, Chemistry, Indiana University. 
BS, Computer Science, Maryville University.
MS, Chemistry, University of Missouri.

Frank Galloway
Senior Science Fellow

Expertise: (Plant Protection & Pharma Sectors)

Frank is a life member of The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs, Chartered Biologist and Life Member of the Royal Society of Biology. He specializes in regulatory and registration project management and consulting to the plant protection, biocides, industrial and specialty chemicals, consumer, and pharma sectors.

Frank previously worked for Shell Research screening novel organic compounds for plant growth regulatory activity. He then joined the UK Pesticides Safety Directorate (now part of the Chemicals Regulation Directorate of the Health and Safety Executive), conducting operator, consumer, and environmental risk assessments for agricultural pesticides, and preparing recommendations to government departments. He also worked for Inveresk Research (now part of Charles River Laboratories). While working for Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac), sequentially part of the Global Investment Banking divisions of National Westminster Bank (NatWest), BT Alex. Brown and Deutsche Bank, Frank conducted regulatory economic impact assessments and merger and acquisition due diligence.

EDUCATION
Higher National Diploma (HND), Biology, Bell College of Technology (now University of the West of Scotland).
BA, Science, The Open University (one of 3 UK institutions accredited by the US Middle States commission on Higher Education).

Jeff Giddings
Senior Science Fellow

Expertise: Ecological Risk Assessment

Jeff has experience and expertise in ecological risk assessment and aquatic ecotoxicology. He has over 40 years in the field of aquatic toxicology and ecological risk assessment, including significant experience in a government research lab, a Contract Research Organization, and several consultancies. Most of his experience is related to pesticide testing and assessment in support of US product registration. For the past 15 years he has been heavily involved in higher-tier risk assessments and endangered species risk assessments for pesticides. He has special expertise in aquatic mesocosm studies.

EDUCATION
AB, Biology, Cornell University.
PhD, Aquatic Ecology, Cornell University.

Sarah Horgan
Consultant

Expertise: Toxicology

Sarah specializes in toxicology with experience in the regulatory sector for chemicals, biocides and cosmetics. She prepares registration dossiers and risk assessments for biocides, chemicals, cosmetic products, food contact materials and plant protection products.

EDUCATION
BSc, Biochemistry, University College Cork.
MS, Toxicology, National University of Ireland, Galway.
PhD, Toxicology, Edinburgh Napier University (In Progress).

Shirley Hudson
Senior Science Fellow

Expertise: Human Health Safety Assessments & Mammalian Toxicology

Shirley is responsible for preparation of registration dossiers and risk assessments for plant protection products, cosmetics, biocides, and chemicals. Shirley has 13 years of experience working in EU regulatory consulting for biocides, plant protection, chemicals, cosmetics, and food contact materials. She has expertise in human health safety assessments and efficacy. Prior to working in the regulatory area, Shirley spent over 20 years working in safety for pre-clinical pharmaceutical development with a particular focus on laboratory animal welfare. 

EDUCATION
BSc, Developmental Biology, University of Aberdeen. 

Ron Kobylnyk
Canadian Regulatory Consultant

Expertise: Canadian Pesticide & Fertilizer Registrations

Ron worked for 10 years in the Pesticides Branch, Agriculture Canada (now known as PMRA, Health Canada) evaluating new insecticides. Ron served as director of the Pest Management Branch, B.C. Environment, for an additional 17 years.

EDUCATION
BSc, Zoology, University of Calgary.
MSc, Environmental Biology, University of Guelph.
PhD, Environmental Biology, University of Guelph.

Maya Ramsey
Associate Consultant

Expertise: Regulatory Affairs

Maya specializes in federal and state registration and compliance for agrochemicals.  She is adept at ensuring new active ingredient and end-use product registration applications are submitted to US states in a timely manner, defending product registration status, and developing proactive plans to ensure all data are available to support pesticide product registrations. When managing pesticide active ingredients for US EPA Registration, she is adept at addressing label compliance review, new uses, new formulations, establishing tolerances, registration review, and new source submissions. She is active in industry trade associations and has served as past Co-Chair of the Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC) for the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA).

EDUCATION
BA, Exercise Science, Willamette University.
Master of Public Health, Touro University California.

Bruce Riggle
Regulatory & Technical Consultant

Expertise: Regulatory Affairs

Bruce specializes in federal pesticide registrations, MSDS development, environmental fate, and residue study management and support. Bruce previously consulted for ICI Americas and Platte Chemical Co., consulting matters related to agrochemicals, rodenticides, biopesticides, plant growth regulators, and anti-microbials. He helped design and monitor Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) e-fate, nature of the residue, field magnitude of the residue, and field terrestrial studies including soil dissipation and groundwater leaching, including work with radiochemical tracers in metabolism, soil leaching, and fermentation antibiotic studies.  He developed and published pesticide analytical methods, served as radiochemical safety officer, and consulted on fertilizer and pesticide MSDSs. 

EDUCATION
BS, Agronomy, University of Maryland.
MS, Crop Science, University of Maryland.
PhD, Weed Science, Michigan State University.