Co-Director & Co-Founder
Tim co-founded CCAC in 2011 and served as CEO from 2011-2013. He also served as Board Chairman from 2011-2016. Tim formally joined the CCAC staff in 2018. He spent the previous 16 years overseeing and conducting research at UCSF Fresno, serving as Director of the Clinical Research Center from 2013-2018. During his time at UCSF, Tim collaborated with investigators from UC Berkeley, Stanford and other Universities to study Valley air pollution and its associations with inflammatory diseases in children, particularly asthma. In 2011, Tim was senior author on a publication that demonstrated a correlation between ambient air pollution (PM2.5) and pediatric asthma ER visits in three San Joaquin Valley Communities (Bakersfield, Fresno and Modesto). He was also senior author on a paper that established a synergy between ambient PM2.5 levels and rhinovirus infection on airway dysfunction in asthmatic patients. From 2010-2018, Tim oversaw recruitment and data collection for the NIEHS/EPA-funded Children’s Health and Air Pollution Study and is a co-author on a pending publication that documents a correlation between ambient air pollution exposure and metabolic syndrome risk indicators in children, including elevated HbA1c, blood pressure and BMI. Tim has also worked closely with the local Air District, helping to develop and implement the Real-time Air Advisory Network (RAAN) and the corresponding Real-time Outdoor Activity Risk (ROAR) guidelines. During his tenure as CEO, Tim oversaw CCAC’s contract with the Air District to educate Valley schools about the newly implemented RAAN/ROAR program. Tim received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from CSU Fresno in 1990 and a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from UC Santa Barbara in 1992.