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Massachusetts Pesticide Board

The Board is responsible for advising the Commissioner on administration and implementation of pesticide general laws.

The Board also hears appeals of those aggrieved by the actions or decisions of the Department or the Subcommittee of the Pesticide Board. The thirteen member board consists of representatives of the Department of Agricultural Resources, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Food and Drugs, Department of Fish and Game, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Department of Public Health, as well as farming, commercial pesticide applicators, pesticide toxicology, the environmental community, the medical community, and citizens at large.

State Agency Members:
John Lebeaux, Commissioner, MDAR
Kathy Romero, Designee for Commissioner Martin Suuberg, MDEP
Marc Nascarella, Ph.D. Designee for Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel, M.D., MDPH
Michael Moore, MDPH, Food Protection Program
Ken Simmons, Designee for Commissioner George Peterson, Jr., MDFG
Ken Gooch, Designee for Commissioner Leo Roy, MDCR

Public Members (Appointed by the Governor):
Richard Berman, Commercial Pesticide Applicator
Laurell Farinon, Conservation Agent
Dr. Jack Looney, Public Member
Dr. Brian Magee, Toxicologist
Steven F. Ward, Farmer
Richard C. Brittain, Public Member
Dr. Steven Bradley Bird, Physician

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