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2022 Officer Elections

Nominee Biographies

For President-Elect:

Kacey Cliburn-

Kacey Cliburn started her career in 2002 as Forensic Chemist at the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In 2008, she joined the Toxicology Unit at the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation as a Criminalist. From 2012 to 2020, she was a Research Toxicologist within the Federal Aviation Administration’s Forensic Sciences Section. Upon completion of her Doctorate degree from OSU, she returned to OCME as the Deputy Chief Forensic Toxicologist. She has helped host three SAT meetings in the Oklahoma City area and would be honored to serve SAT as a Board Member.

Sarah Martin-

Sarah Martin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Chemistry and Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Sarah was hired in the summer of 2012 at the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory at Austin, where she is currently a Supervisor I/Team Lead in the Toxicology section. Sarah is also a member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists and has been certified as a Diplomate in Forensic Toxicology by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology since 2016. Her participation with Southwestern Association of Toxicologists began as a member, and she has participated on the Board of Directors previously as a Councilor before serving as the current Secretary and Membership Chair. When she isn’t working, she are her husband are happily chasing around their one year-old son.

For Councilor:

Erin Jeffrey-

Erin Jeffrey is a forensic toxicologist who has worked for the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas, Texas for over eight years. She joined SAT in April of 2017 and is looking to become more involved within the organization. Erin is very organized and task oriented; recently she helped to create an inventory database of all of the standards within her current toxicology lab. She has served on multiple boards in the past throughout her school years and knows that she would serve the SAT board well as one of your councilors.   

Kei Osawa-

Hi, I’m Kei Osawa! I am a forensic toxicologist at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office in Fort Worth. I have 8 years of experience in toxicology and have been a member of SAT for 6 years. The first SAT meeting that I attended was the 2017 spring meeting in Wichita, which I got to help plan! I feel this position will allow me to help the SAT board fulfill the organization’s mission of facilitating conversations about the ever-changing field of forensic toxicology while providing a platform for my own professional development. 

Christine Renson-

Christine Renson is originally from East Texas. She has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Tyler and a Master of Science in Forensic Science from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. She has worked at the Texas Department of Public Safety Austin Crime Lab in the Toxicology Section since July of 2010. She has been an SAT member since 2010. In her free time, Christine enjoys NHL and AHL hockey, fishing, kayaking and too many crafts to mention. Asher, her little house panther, is her spoiled rotten fur baby.


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