Guest Speaker Bios
Jason Farned is currently the Interim District Manager at the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. He has been with the District since 2013, where he has held many positions including Public Information Officer and Director of Operations. He has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of La Verne. Prior to public service, Jason spent many years in the hospitality industry serving, most notably, as Executive Chef and Managing Partner at an Italian restaurant group called Buca de Beppo. Jason received a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from the Collins College at Cal Poly Pomona. Jason is a So Cal native and currently resides in Fontana with his wife Katelyn and their two children: Connor, age 7 and Farrah, age 4.
Kenn Fujioka grew up in Hawai’i. He received his BS in Animal Science from the University of Hawai’i. He went on to receive his MS and PhD in Public Health from UCLA. Dr. Fujioka served as a Vector Ecologist with LA County’s Vector-borne Disease Surveillance Unit from 1987 - 1989 and an Epidemiologist with LA County’s Acute Communicable Disease Control Unit from 1989 - 1993. He held the title of Assistant Manager for the SGVMVCD from 1993 - 2012 and District Manager for the SGVMVCD from 2012 - 2017.
Dr. Kenn Fujioka
Dr. Tracey McNamara
Photo and biography coming soon
Steven Vetrone is Director of Scientific-Technical Services at Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District. With over 20 years in the field of public health vector control, his experience includes arboviral surveillance, pesticide resistance evaluation and management, and chemical and non-chemical vector control strategies. Mr. Vetrone received a BS in Environmental and Occupational Health and MPH in Applied Epidemiology from California State University, Northridge.
James Campbell attended Fullerton College where he studied Horticulture and obtained two A.S. degrees and one A.A. degree in Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Management, and Nursery Management respectively. For his undergraduate degree he attended Cal Poly Pomona and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Science with a minor in Pest Management. James has worked for three local Vector Control Districts in his career, starting in 2014 to the present. He started at Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control and worked for 3 years as a seasonal mosquito control technician and a limited term contractor. He also worked for Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control for 4 and a half years as a Lab/surveillance intern where he published two pieces of work “Pictorial Key to Some Common Fleas of Southern California”, and “How to Mount Your Flea: A Guide to the Preservation, Preparation, Clearing, and Mounting of Siphonaptera”. Presently, James has been working for San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control for 2 years as an Assistant Vector Ecologist.
EcoHealth Vector Education Program
San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control Agency
SGVMVCD services: Alhambra, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, Claremont, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Industry, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Monterey Park, Monrovia, Pasadena, Pomona, Rosemead, San Dimas, San Gabriel, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Temple City, West Covina and Walnut