Board Members

photo 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.

photo of Chris Laszcz-Davis Chris Laszcz-Davis, MS, CIH, FAIHA, AIC Fellow
President, The Environmental Quality Organization, LLC, Lafayette, CA
(Management Representative)

Current appointment date: 02/07/17
Expiration date: 06/01/2018

Ms. Chris Laszcz-Davis. As Founder & President of The Environmental Quality Organization (EQO) LLC, Chris adds strong management and industry related experience to the Board. She held several positions at Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation from 1980 to 2002, including Vice-President, corporate Environmental Affairs, Health, Safety and Operational Integrity, Corporate Director, Risk Assessment, Strategy & Compliance, and Corporate Manager, Product Liability. Prior to that, she worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories from 1976-1980 as an Industrial Hygiene Engineer and, from 1974-1976 as a Regional Manager, Industrial Hygiene & Medical Programs for the U.S. Department of Energy in both Oakland, CA and Washington DC. Chris has an M.S. from the University of Minnesota in Environmental Health Sciences and is a Fellow of both the American industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and American institute of Chemists (AIC). Laszcz-Davis is also Co-Chair for the global Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA), member of NIOSH’s Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC); member of ASSE’s Council on Professional Affairs (COPA); and Past President of both the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene and California Industrial Hygiene Council (CIHC). Chris lectures and speaks frequently on emerging issues and leadership, has chaired numerous EH&S conferences, authored numerous articles and chapters, been instrumental in orchestrating national professional telewebs on various subjects, and been the recipient of various awards. On a personal note, Chris is a huge advocate of “Believe in the power of one—one person can truly make a difference”.

photo 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.

photo Vacant
(Occupational Health Representative)

Current appointment date:
Expiration date: 06/01/2018

photo David Harrison
(Labor Representative)

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

Mr. David Harrison, of Fairfield, is currently serving as the Treasurer for the Operating Engineers Local Union #3. He has been a member of Local #3 since 1995 where he worked in the marine construction industry. In 2005, he went to work for the union as a business representative covering Solano County and in 2008 was promoted to Director of Safety over Local #3s four state jurisdiction. In 2013, Harrison became the District Representative covering Napa and Solano counties. At that time, he was also appointed to the position of Auditor until 2016 where he received his current appointment. Harrison is a veteran of the United States Army and a 2017 graduate of the Harvard Trade Union Program.

photo Patricia Quinlan
(Public Member)

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

Patricia Quinlan, of San Francisco, is the former deputy director at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of California, Berkeley, a position she held from 2011 – 2016. She continues to teach as an academic coordinator/clinical professor in the occupational medicine and occupational health nursing programs at UCSF.

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.

photo Barbara Smisko
(Management Representative)

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

Ms. Barbara Smisko, of Berkeley, is the retired executive director of national environmental health and safety at Kaiser Permanente. 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.

August 2017