We are proud to have these experienced instructors on our team.
William J. Pate, DrPH, MBA, CHP, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Dr. Pate has over 10 years of environmental health and safety experience in academic, research and healthcare settings in both the public and private sector. Dr. Pate's EHS experience has ranged from collection and management of radioactive, chemical, and biologic waste streams for a major research university to management of a comprehensive EHS program for a large multi-facility health system. Dr. Pate has been responsible for the development and delivery of a variety of EHS training topics, and his goal is to assist Bowen EHS clients in achieving their professional development goals. Outside of work, Dr. Pate enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Patrick Lee, MPH, CIH, CSP
Mr. Lee is a Safety and Environmental Compliance Manager with the Federal Aviation Administration. In addition to holding the CIH and CSP® certifications, he is a New York State Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Mr. Lee has over 10 years of experience with corporate and governmental agencies as an Environmental Health and Safety Manager. He also serves as an assistant professor teaching various courses in occupational health/industrial hygiene and waste management.
Rustin Reed, PhD, CIH, CSP
Dr. Reed is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, a Certified Safety Professional, and an educator whose professional and research experiences have focused on industrial hygiene in the mining industry. He manages multi-million-dollar interdisciplinary health and safety research projects funded by NIOSH. His current research interests include diesel exhaust, heat strain, evaluation of safety training, and the use of machine learning to improve safety and health. Rustin served as the Chair of the AIHA Mining Working Group and the Secretary of the Arizona AIHA Local Section.
Kent A. Candee, MS, CIH, CSP, ARM, CPCU
Mr. Candee has a bachelor’s in Chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master’s in Industrial Hygiene from Montana Tech. He has over 30 years’ experience both as a technician while serving in the United States Air Force as a Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician and professionally. His professional career has included performing consulting and analytical laboratory analysis, and performing loss control services for an insurance company. Kent is currently at Los Alamos National Laboratory with lead roles in developing procedures, policies, and guidance documents for exposure and risk assessments, silica, and indoor air quality, implemented by field ESH professionals. Other areas he supports are hearing conservation, noise evaluations, oxygen deficiency hazards, pressure safety, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, ventilation, and monitoring equipment. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, and obtained the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations.
Michelle Reiher, CIH, CSP
Michelle Reiher is a certified industrial hygienist and certified safety professional with over 20 years of safety and health experience in general industry and mining. She holds the MSHA IS, IU and IN certifications and has develop and conducted safety and health training within the MSHA Part 48 New Miner, Annual Refresher and Instructor Training courses. She has a passion for health and safety training and believes everyone should be given the knowledge to make choices that will keep them safe.
Kyle Winkler, MS, CIH, CSP
Mr. Winkler is an Industrial Hygienist for one of the largest universities in the country and has over 12 years of professional safety experience in both the utility and higher education fields. Mr. Winkler obtained his Master’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety and holds the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certifications. Mr. Winkler is also the program manager for the University’s emergency response, respiratory protection, safety training development, and chemical monitoring programs.
Tony Borden, CSP
Mr. Borden is a hands-on EHS manager with 25+ years of experience in manufacturing. His formal education includes an MBA and BA, both concentrating in industrial management. Mr. Borden's career includes production supervision and management and manufacturing engineering. As an owner of a metal fabrication factory, he employed over 200 people and specializes in start-up and turn-around situations. In his free time, he enjoys rustic craftwork, working in a body/mechanical shop, and trail riding with his wife.
Miriam Koesterich, MS, CSP, CIH
Ms. Koesterich is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with a Masters in Environmental Health Science. She brings thirteen years of industry experience and is currently an EH3S consultant with BSI America Professional Services, Inc. Her experience in providing outreach training and information brings a wealth of knowledge to clients.
Daniel Farcas, Ph. D. CIH, CSP, CHMM, M.S. M.A
Dr. Daniel Farcas has more than 20 years of experience in conducting scientific research and leading production teams in a variety of fields including public health, infection control, nanotechnology, microbiology, silica, and asbestos. He is the author or co-author of numerous scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Farcas holds a Ph. D. in Human and Community Development with a major in Natural Resource Management. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. Dr. Farcas is also the author of numerous easy-to-understand texts for OESH professionals preparing for certification exams including “CIH EXAM Equations simply explained and with examples” and “CSP EXAM Equations simply explained and with examples." Last but not least, he is the father of three beautiful and amazing kids.
Kathryn Forester, CSP, ASP, CHST, COSS
Ms. Forester has more than 30 years of construction experience including general contracting, construction management, hazardous materials, and demolition. 15 of those years have been in construction and manufacturing safety. She is currently the Regional Safety Manager in Texas and Florida for the largest US insulation contractor.
Justin Harness, MS, CHMM, REM, CSP, CIEE
Mr. Harness is an experienced environmental, health, and safety professional with a passion for training. Currently working as a consultant servicing a variety of industries in the Northeast (Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey), he has over 13 years of career experience in both the public and private sectors.