Our consultants translate science and regulation to determine best approaches to testing, registration, and marketing of EPA, FDA, and International antimicrobial/pesticide products. SRC goes one step further ensuring that those products can be brought to market not only in the United States and its territories but also internationally.

Federal Consultants

Rhonda Jones, RM (NRM)

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

Organized and creative science professional using proven skills in microbiology, antimicrobial technology, research, project management, product development, industry and government alliances. Available to respond to the needs of the antimicrobial industry and related disciplines. Qualified by over thirty years of comprehensive experience in the antimicrobial, biotechnology, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries.

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Bob MacDonald

Bob MacDonald

VP, REGULATORY SERVICES

Customer driven, diligently striving for creative solutions for problem solving situations. Extensive background in numerous functions of product testing, registration, and marketing. Qualified by over forty years of experience and professional growth in the various aspects required to bring products to market.

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David Swain

David Swain

VP, REGULATORY SERVICES

Hard-working, scientific oriented professional with over eighteen years of laboratory experience and EPA/FDA regulated manufacturing production and supervision. Proficient in federal EPA and state antimicrobial and insecticide pesticide registration preparation and required data development. Expertise in various laboratory technologies and equipment including Agilent and Waters HPLC, gas chromatograph, FTIR and computer systems. Trained in document control of GMP, GLP and FDA regulated records.

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Tony Herber

Tony Herber

PRINCIPAL REGULATORY CONSULTANT/ ASSISTANT FEDERAL TEAM MANAGER

Tony’s science education provides the detail-oriented foundation required to manage various aspects of federal EPA antimicrobial and insecticide pesticide registrations, preparation, and required data development. In addition to many of Tony’s consultant responsibilities, he monitors California and EPA regulations and is an integral part of label reviews.

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Rebecca Mannion

Rebecca Mannion

PRINCIPAL REGULATORY CONSULTANT

Brings over ten years of industry experience and perspective in federal EPA, state and Canadian antimicrobial registration. Prepares and executes projects, from data development and submission to post-market maintenance, with great attention to detail and organizational skills. Contributes strategy and current regulatory concerns to diligent preparation of antimicrobial applications. Proficient GLP-trained auditing skills.

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Jamie Venable

Jamie Venable

SENIOR CONSULTANT

With over fifteen years of experience in EPA FIFRA, Health Canada, DFE, Safer Choice, OMRI, WoolSafe and NSF compliance, Jamie is the perfect fit to assist you in advancing your product from research and development to retail. She is currently a member of the GreenBlue CleanGredients Advisory Committee and HCPA Antimicrobial Division Membership Committee.

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Denise Burnside, Ph.D.

Denise Fernandez, Ph.D.

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Denise earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology from Northwestern University. Her extensive research and publication on Legionella, and background in microbiology provides the firm foundation for development of efficacy data for EPA registration of antimicrobial products. Denise has successfully managed well over a thousand efficacy studies with multiple contract laboratories for a variety of formulations, uses, and organisms. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has guided many of SRC’s clients through testing and claim development for SARS-CoV-2.

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Crystal Maira

CONSULTANT

Crystal owned her own regulatory consulting firm for 9 years, where she specialized in peroxygen product support, Safety Data Sheet authoring and other compliance activities. She is a microbiologist with over 20 years of experience in registered biocides and is a co-inventor of two patents. Her vast microbiological and industry experience makes her a great resource to assist with your product registration.

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Sarah Warner

CONSULTING SPECIALIST II

Sarah has a B.S. in Microbiology from Texas A&M University. Her experience from Microchem Laboratory in custom antimicrobial efficacy testing with UV and ozone devices, air treatment technologies and protocol design, misters/foggers for room disinfection, and treated articles will be an asset in her role at SRC. Her experience designing new protocols tailored to unique product types make her a great fit to assist with your testing needs.

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Samantha Kappel

CONSULTING SPECIALIST II

Samantha brings her vast efficacy testing experience to SRC after years working at Microchem Laboratory and XBiotech. Her efficacy experience along with her B.S. and in progress master’s degree in microbiology make her a great resource to assist with the development of product efficacy data. We are excited to build on her experience as a study director for GLP antimicrobial efficacy testing to assist with protocol development and report reviews.

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State Consultants

Rene’ Leitheim

STATE REGISTRATION MANAGER

Rene’s management background and her willingness to assist with whatever needs done has proven her to be an extraordinary mentor and respected state registration team member. Her strong commitment to excellence gives SRC clients the service they have come to expect in all facets of product registration.

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Celeste Bontrager

Celeste Bontrager

REGISTRATION SPECIALIST

Celeste’s biology background, naturally inquisitive nature, and thorough research skills have helped prepare her for the analytical world of state-specific pesticide regulations. She strives to assist in any capacity possible during the registration process of every client who comes to SRC seeking scientific and regulatory guidance.

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Chelsey Sandlin

REGISTRATION SPECIALIST

Chelsey’s background in regulatory and compliance along with her continuing education in Business Management brings a resourceful perspective to SRC. Keen to jump in and help where needed helps our team to meet goals and surpass expectations.

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Michelle Rhoades

Michelle Rhoades

REGISTRATION SPECIALIST

Michelle’s professional background in clinical research and quality control in tandem with her commitment to exemplary customer service entrusts clients receive knowledgeable, current and forward thinking service. Her knowledge of scientific techniques provides a strong foundation as Michelle navigates through the state registration process.

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Michelle Warrix

Michelle Warrix

REGISTRATION SPECIALIST

With Michelle’s customer service background and management education, she is a trusted business partner. She provides daily hands-on service to clients, offering timely, creative solutions to their needs. She is enthusiastic, accessible, and works collaboratively to achieve goals.

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Thomas Spahr

Thomas Spahr

REGISTRATION SPECIALIST

Tom’s mathematical background and problem solving ability provide a solid foundation for the detail oriented procedures involved in the state registration process. His teaching experience and communication skills enable him to work cooperatively with multiple shareholders to meet clients’ needs.

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Heather Ball

REGISTRATION SPECIALIST

With a proven track record of strong performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments, Heather skillfully manages daily tasks and client relations.  Her professional office experience and skills, make her the perfect fit to SRC’s team.

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Support Staff

Peggy Zook

Peggy Zook

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO)

Responsible for business aspects of our dynamic work environment including finances, legal, scheduling, procurement, and organization. Over thirty years’ experience in filing of state and federal EPA registrations. Creative, multi-task oriented, excellent oral and written communication skills.

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Lisa Rogge

Lisa Rogge

OPERATIONS TEAM MANAGER

Lisa brings over fourteen years of management experience to SRC. She is a focused, customer driven professional with excellent attention to detail and exceptional communication skills. Her strong commitment to excellence gives SRC clients the service they have come to expect.

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Cassie Jones

Cassie Jones

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)

Cassie is responsible for analyzing and increasing efficiencies in our business practices. Her customer service and risk management experience provide a unique perspective to our Operations Team. Her creativity and problem-solving skills are used daily to help the SRC team provide the best possible service to our clients.

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Andrea Parker

Andrea Parker

OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

Andrea assists in increasing team efficiencies by giving support both operationally and administratively. Having a positive attitude and proactive approach to work, she is able to provide assistance in meeting our clients’ needs.

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Chelsee Marshall

OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

With excellent written and oral communication skills Chelsee is able to boost efficiency and support all aspects of the SCR family and our clients. Her positive attitude and quick learning skills contribute to the success of the company.

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In Memoriam

Sally Hayes

Sally Hayes

CO-FOUNDER

Scientific & Regulatory Consultants, Inc. co-founder Sally Hayes passed away December 27, 2018.

Sally enjoyed a successful 35-year career in the antimicrobial industry and was a wonderful mentor, friend, role model, and trusted business partner. Her brilliant, creative, and tenacious regulatory skills helped her to form lasting relationships with regulators, laboratories, trade associations, and clients which was critical to the success of SRC.  She was a member of numerous industry groups, supported many local community organizations, and established The SRC Scholarship Endowment to help local students realize their dreams of a science education.

We cherish the years spent together preparing submissions, crafting positions, revising standards, and shepherding products to market.

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