Our Faculty

We are proud to have these experienced instructors on our team.

William J. Pate, DrPH, MBA, CHP, CIH, CSP, CHMM

William J. Pate, DrPH, MBA, CHP, CIH, CSP, CHMM

Senior Instructor

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.

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Patrick Lee, MPH, CIH, CSP

Patrick Lee, MPH, CIH, CSP

Instructor

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.

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Rustin Reed, PhD, CIH, CSP

Rustin Reed, PhD, CIH, CSP

Instructor

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.

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Kyle Winkler, CSP

Kyle Winkler, CSP

Instructor

Mr. Winkler is an Industrial Hygienist for one of the largest universities in the country and has over 9 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 Safety Professional (CSP) certification. Mr. Winkler is also the program manager for the University’s emergency response, respiratory protection, safety training development, and chemical monitoring programs.

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Jason B. Wood, CSP

Jason B. Wood, CSP

Instructor

Mr. Wood is Environmental Science professional with experience in the public and private sectors. With 15 years in the industry, he is currently an Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager. He was previously a government inspector supporting the Clean Streams Law and NPDES Permit compliance. Additional experience includes complying with state and federal regulations regarding solid waste, hazardous waste, drinking water, and air quality. Direct experience working with many mid-Atlantic environmental agencies, including PADEP, NJDEP, DNREC, and MDE. Following the successful completion of the Bowen ASP-CSP review course, Jason earned his CSP certification and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experience with like-minded professionals as they support the industry. 

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Tony Borden, CSP

Tony Borden, CSP

Instructor

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.

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Miriam Koesterich, MS, CSP, CIH

Miriam Koesterich, MS, CSP, CIH

Instructor

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.

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Carlo Gentile, MPH, CIH, CSP

Carlo Gentile, MPH, CIH, CSP

Instructor

Mr. Gentile is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional, specializing in Occupational Health. He lives and works in Northeast Ohio and currently serves as the Regional Safety Leader for The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company's Global Technology and Innovation division, headquartered in Akron, OH. Mr. Gentile holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Toledo, as well as an undergraduate degree in general chemistry from Lake Erie College.

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Daniel Farcas, Ph. D. CIH, CSP, M.S. M.A

Daniel Farcas, Ph. D. CIH, CSP, M.S. M.A

Lecturer

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.

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Kathryn Forester, CSP, ASP, CHST, COSS

Kathryn Forester, CSP, ASP, CHST, COSS

Lecturer

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.

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Justin Harness, MS, CHMM, REM, CSP, CIEE

Justin Harness, MS, CHMM, REM, CSP, CIEE

Lecturer

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. 

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