Cherri Baysinger (MO) – Co-Chair
Cherri Baysinger has been involved with ITRC since 2005, co-leading the Mining Waste Team and the Biochemical Reactors Team. Cherri is currently the Administrator for the Section of Epidemiology for Public Health Practices with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. She has worked for the state of Missouri since 1991, dividing her time between the Departments of Health and Senior Services and Natural Resources. Regardless of which agency she was working for, Cherri has spent much of her career working on or around hazardous waste sites, including Missouri’s current and historic lead mining sites. In previous positions, she has overseen environmental health activities throughout the state, worked on the Superfund project management side and prepared risk assessments for mining sites and other hazardous waste sites. Cherri is a regular guest lecturer in undergraduate and graduate level environmental health courses, covering topics such as risk assessment, hazardous waste, air and water quality. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a master’s degree in Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia.