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Board Members

David Thomas, Board Chair
(Labor Representative)

Current appointment date: 08/20/15
Expiration date: 06/01/2018

Mr. David Thomas (Modesto, California) has been a business representative for the Northern California District Council of Laborers since 2009. Previously, Thomas was a business agent for the Laborers Local Union #73 from 2001 to 2009 and, from 1994 to 2001, was a business representative for the Northern California District Council of Laborers. Prior to that, he was a business representative for the Laborers Local Union #73 from 1987 to 1994. Thomas is a member of the San Joaquin Building Trades Council.

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(Management Representative)

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Laura Stock
(Occupational Safety Representative)

Current appointment date: 08/20/2015
Expiration date: 06/01/2019

Ms. Laura Stock, is the director of the Labor Occupational Health Program at the University of California, Berkeley where she has worked since 1982. She has an MPH from UC Berkeley and has been working in the field of education and training for over 35 years. Stock is a member of NIOSH's (the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) National Occupational Research Agenda Committee on Health Care, and the American Public Health Association, Occupational Health Section.

Robert Blink
(Occupational Health Representative)

Current appointment date: 8/20/2015
Expiration date: 06/01/2018

Robert Blink, of San Francisco, has been an occupational medicine physician at Vista Oaks Occupational Medicine since 2010 and chief executive officer and medical director at the Worksite Partners Medical Group since 1988. He was vice president and medical director at WorkCare from 2004 to 2009 and medical director at the Concentra Medical Center from 1998 to 2002, at Occupational Medicine Associates-AMHealth from 1994 to 1998, at Hughes-Lewis Associates from 1984 to 1988 and at Sutter Medical Group from 1981 to 1984. Blink was an emergency medical physician at Emergency Medical Systems from 1980 to 1981 and at Mid-America Medical Services from 1979 to 1980. He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a Master of Public Health degree in environmental health from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.

David Harrison
(Labor Representative)

Current appointment date: 08/20/2015
Expiration date: 06/01/2019

Mr. David Harrison, of Suisun City, has been the director of safety at Operating Engineers Local 3 since 2008, where he was a business representative from 2005 to 2008 and a marine construction worker from 1995 to 2005. Harrison is a member of Operating Engineers Local Union 3, the Napa Solano Central Labor Council and the Napa Solano Building and Construction Trades Council.

Patricia Quinlan
(Public Member)

Current appointment date: 06/16/2016
Expiration date: 06/01/2020

Patricia Quinlan, of San Francisco, has been deputy director at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of California, Berkeley since 2011. She has held multiple positions at the University of California, San Francisco since 1987, including academic coordinator, industrial hygienist and clinical professor of nursing. Quinlan is a member of the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Public Health Association and American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists.

Barbara Smisko
(Management Representative)

Current appointment date: 08/20/2015
Expiration date: 06/01/2019

Ms. Barbara Smisko, of Berkeley, has been the executive director of national environmental health and safety at Kaiser Permanente since 1994. She was senior staff representative for environmental compliance at United Airlines from 1991 to 1994, project manager at ENSR Corporation from 1988 to 1991 and a trainer at IT Corporation from 1985 to 1988. Smisko is a certified safety professional and a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Disability Management Employer Coalition.

June 2016