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Instructor Bios

Alex Lehocky, MS, CIH

Alex joined the Board of Regents’ Office of Real Estate & Facilities in 2008, and serves as Program Manager for Environmental Health & Safety within the Compliance and Operations Group. He provides leadership for the 35 University System of Georgia institutions and one research institute on environmental compliance, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, sustainable energy design, and due diligence issues. Alex has over seventeen years of progressive technical and management experience in industry, higher education, and consulting. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health from the University of Georgia and holds the designation of a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Alex is also actively involved with various national AIHA committees (e.g., Publications, IEQ, Stewardship & Sustainability - Secretary 2012-2013) and local professional groups (e.g. Georgia Local Section President 2012-2013), and was an officer in the Middle Tennessee Local Section.

Nicole Alexovich

Nicole has been working at DuPont for 6 years, focusing the past three years on Product Stewardship and Regulatory work. She spent the first three years providing technical service for one of DuPont’s industrial chemical businesses. Nicole worked the next three years as the Global Product Steward for three businesses within DuPont. Currently, she is the Product Stewardship Coordinator for the Consumer and Brand Licensed products in DuPont and is responsible for working with Licensees using the DuPont brand to complete a comprehensive risk analysis of the products and management systems, monitor brand usage and manage change over time, as well as completing the risk analysis for consumer products in the Building Innovations business of DuPont. She obtained her MBA from Drexel University, a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and a BS in Chemistry from Allegheny College.

Brent Altemose, CIH, CSP

Brent Altemose is president and principal consultant at SABRE Health & Safety. His professional expertise is based on a unique blend of engineering, industrial hygiene, and safety experience. He has designed many engineering improvements to health & safety aspects of equipment, processes, and buildings. Examples include ventilation systems to remove chemical exposures from industrial processes and laboratories, and manufacturing process improvements to prevent ergonomic hazards. Brent has particular expertise in industrial ventilation, exposure assessment strategies, analysis of industrial hygiene data, and cost-benefit analysis of safety and industrial hygiene improvements. He has consulted, presented, and published significantly in these areas. Brent holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State and an MS in Industrial Hygiene from the University of North Carolina, and has worked for 15 years as a health & safety professional in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and consulting industries.

T. Renée Anthony, PhD, CIH, CSP

Renee Anthony is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa's College of Public Health. Her research includes using computational fluid dynamics to investigate the inhalalbe curve for environments with slow-moving air and aerosol sampler design. Renée teaches graduate courses in monitoring methods, applied exposure assessment, and safety fundamentals. Prior to academia, she worked as an industrial hygienist in the pulp and paper industry for 10 years.

Thomas Armstrong, PhD, CIH

Tom Armstrong is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and has his BS in Chemistry, MS in Environmental Health, and PhD in Environmental Engineering from Drexel University. In 2008 he retired from ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, where he was a Senior Scientist in Exposure Sciences. He continues his professional work in his own consultancy, TWA8HR Occupational Hygiene Consulting, LLC and is an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University School of Public Health. He completed several exposure assessments for epidemiology studies, including for a major suite of studies based in Shanghai, China. He was Chair of the AIHA® Occupational Epidemiology Committee. He has contributed to several chapters on the AIHA publication, Guideline for Occupational Exposure Reconstruction. He is also an active member of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee, especially in their mathematical exposure modeling activities, where he develops modeling and statistical analysuis tools, teaches PDCs, and contributed to the 2nd edition of Mathematical Models for Estimating Occupational Exposure to Chemicals. He has also been active in risk assessment research projects, including microbial risk assessments and appropriate means of validating risk assessments.

Susan Arnold, MSOH, CIH

Susan Arnold received a BS in Toxicology from the University of Guelph and an MSOH in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Ohio at Toledo. She is a Doctoral Candidate at the UMN School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences. Susan is Principal at EH&S, LLC, with research interests including developing, evaluating and applying exposure models and the role of activity profiles in defining exposure profiles. In addition, she is a former Corporate and Product Safety Industrial Hygienist for Specialty Chemical Manufacturer and the Past Chair of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and Modeling Subcommittee.

Dennis Averill, CIH, CSP

Dennis Averill has over 25 years of management experience in the chemical, food, and consumer products industries leading corporate programs in the area of Safety, Health & Environment (SHE), Sustainability, Quality, and Manufacturing Improvement (Lean & TPM). Dennis was a Phi Beta Kappa, BS graduate of the University of Richmond. He also earned an MHS and an MAS from the Johns Hopkins University where he has served as an Associate of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He a Certified TPM Instructor and has served as President of the Chesapeake Section of AIHA®, and as a member of the Maryland Governor's Council on Toxic Substances. Mr. Averill is author of Lean Sustainability: Creating Safe, Enduring, and Profitable Operations. He is a frequent speaker on how to effectively integrate safety, health, and sustainability into an organization’s continuous improvement process.

Glenn Barbi, CIH

Glenn Barbi’s career with Becton Dickinson and Company spans 30 years. He is currently Vice President of the Office of Global Sustainability (OGS) and previously served as Corporate Director of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS). In addition to his EHS responsibilities, Glenn was Chief Ethics Office at Becton Dickinson from 2001 to 2009, managing the company-wide Ethics Helpline and driving a variety of ethics and compliance training programs throughout the organization. Glenn has a BS in Biology from Wagner College and an MA degree in Occupational Safety and Health from New York University.

Dave Baron

Dave Baron is an electrical engineer with 30 years experience in electromagnetic field safety. He is a registered electrical engineer in Minnesota and Texas, providing consulting services in the areas of electromagnetic field measurement and analysis, and providing specialized technical support and training services to the safety community. He is a member of the International Microwave Power Institute, the Bioelectromagnetics Society, and a Life Senior Member of the IEEE. His technical activities include the AIHA® Nonionizing Radiation Committee, the IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety, and the IEC TC106 Committee on Methods for the assessment of electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields associated with human exposure.

John Bennett, CHCM/CUSA

John Bennett has worked in the heavy construction and raw material manufacturing industries (pulp and paper) for over 40 years. He began his career as a construction laborer, progressed through the ranks, and is currently Vice President of safety and risk management for a globally recognized electrical engineering and construction company. John has also worked as a superintendant in construction and served as a combat medic in the U.S. Navy. His work experience includes domestic and international assignments in diverse environments including both the Arctic and desert environments in the Middle East. Over the past 20 years he has been involved with worldwide best management practices influenced by OHSAS 18001, ISO 9000/14000/31000, the Australian Risk Management Standards and more recently, ANSI/AIHA® Z10. In his current assignment, M.C. Dean implemented an ANSI based OSHMS under his leadership that features substantial employee and management involvement and has resulted in a 65% reduction in injuries and a 65% reduction in injuries and a 79% reduction in workers compensation costs after 24 months of implementation.  The dramatic turnaround is directly attributed to the tools and techniques described in the ANSI/AIHA Z10 document and specifically the simplification and linkage between employees, management and the process.  The simplified OSHMS process has been reduced to a business card sized reference that can easily be explained by every employee affected by the process.

Steve Benoit

Steve Benoit is currently the Global Product Stewardship Competency Leader at DuPont with the responsibility to work with the business and regional resources to develop, strengthen and implement DuPont’s product stewardship program globally. Steve leads the global product stewardship training program, the Global Product Stewardship Implementation Team (GPSIT) and the Brand Licensing Steering Team (BLST). In these roles, his responsibilities include writing product stewardship policies, standards and protocols (Governance), assisting the businesses and regions with the implementation of the product stewardship management system (RCMS), and auditing within the internal and second party product stewardship audit program. Additional responsibilities include developing, tracking and utilizing key leading performance indicators across all businesses and regions (metrics, incidents, audits). Global product stewardship guidance provided to the U.S., Canada, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and South America regions including the development of professional roles and career paths. Steve also has past experience as the Global Consumer and Brand Licensing Product Stewardship Manager.

Elliott Berger, MS, INCE Board Certified

After receiving his M.S. in Acoustical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1976, Elliott Berger joined the E•A•R Corporation, today part of 3M. As a Division Scientist for 3M, he is responsible for research and development in hearing protection, hearing conservation, and the effects of noise on hearing. He has written over 60 articles on hearing protection/conservation, and was the principal editor for the 4th and 5th editions of the AIHA® publication, The Noise Manual. His principal research has involved evaluation of techniques for measuring and specifying hearing protector attenuation and the limits to their performance, as well means for improving the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs. Elliott chairs the ANSI working group S12/WG11 on hearing protectors, served on a National Academy of Science committee evaluating hearing loss in the military, and is also involved with numerous other standards committees. He is a past recipient of the National Hearing Conservation Association's Outstanding Hearing Conservationist Award, and on three separate occasions received their Outstanding Lecture Award. Elliott is Past President of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), Past-Chair of the AIHA® Noise Committee and is an AIHA® Fellow and received the Noise Committee Outstanding Lecture three times, most recently in 2009, a past Board Member of the of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and an affiliate of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

Brian Bethel, CIH

Brian Bethel is the Manager of EHS Strategic Planning for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation based in Stratford, Connecticut. Brian has over twenty-five years experience implementing and managing industrial hygiene programs in aerospace and consumer product manufacturing throughout The Americas, Europe and Asia. Brian holds a BS in Industrial Hygiene from Quinnipiac College and is certified in the comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene. He is also the Past-President of the Connecticut River Valley Local Section of AIHA®.

Elyce Biddle

Elyce Biddle is a Senior Research Economist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Adjunct Professor at West Virginia University. She focuses on occupational injury and fatality cost modeling, including drafting CDC Guidelines on constructing business cases for health promotion and prevention, drafting with ORC Worldwide the initial sponsor of AIHA’s Value of the Industrial Hygiene Profession Strategy, and applying these methods in field studies at collaborating firms. She was Coordinator of the NIOSH Economic Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Interventions at the Company Level Task Force, National Occupational Research Agenda Social and Economic Consequences of Workplace Illness and Injury team co-chair and CDC Health Economics Research Group steering committee member. She has published in numerous academic journals, the ILO Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety, and recently completed a book chapter entitled “The Business Case for Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment and Beyond.”

Tim Blodgett, CIH, CSP

Mr. Blodgett is a health and safety specialist with 3M Corporate Industrial Hygiene in St. Paul with responsibilities for the Central and Eastern Europe region as well as several business units.  Mr. Blodgett has also worked in Risk Management in the Target Corporation and as a project manager for Environmental Resources Management (ERM) where directed corporate EHS auditing for several global clients and also provided health and safety services, including industrial hygiene and exposure assessment, for clients.  In addition, Mr. Blodgett has previously served as a plant industrial hygienist at a chemical plant where he was responsible for leading their exposure assessment program.  He has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.

Lee Blum, PhD

Lee Blum earned a PhD in pharmacology and works in the field of bioanalytical toxicology testing bodily fluids and tissues for drugs, intoxicants and chemical exposures in support of the forensic, clinical, and occupational and environmental communities. He is currently Assistant Laboratory Director with NMS Labs and as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University. In addition to being involved in various professional organizations, he is a member and former chair of the AIHA® Biological Monitoring Committee and a member of the ACGIH® BEI® Committee.

Dawn Bolstad-Johnson, MPH, CIH, CSP

Dawn Bolstad-Johnson is the industrial hygienist for Phoenix Fire Department. She received her MPH from the University of Arizona and has been practicing in the field of industrial hygiene for over 23 years.

Geoffrey Braybrooke, PE, CIH

Geoffrey Braybrooke holds an MSc (Applied) in Occupational Health Sciences from McGill University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Nova Scotia. Mr. Braybrooke provides industrial hygiene consultation services and develops policy and guidance documents for the Army and other DoD agencies in support of the Public Health Command’s preventive medicine mission. He has designed and supervised several large surface sampling projects. He serves as Vice Chair and as the leader of the Sampling Working Group of the ad-hoc Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (BHSC). The BHSC, which includes representatives from the Department of Energy, the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment, DoD, NIOSH, OSHA, other agencies, and industry, is on the cutting edge of beryllium hazard identification, assessment, and control. Mr. Braybrooke is also the Chair of the ASTM International Subcommittee E06.23 on lead hazards in buildings and is a member of Subcommittee D22.04 on workplace atmospheres, both of which provide consensus standards for surface sampling. He has been active in addressing surface sampling issues since 1995.

Michael Brisson, MS

Michael Brisson holds an MS in Hazardous Waste Management from the National Technological University and a BS in Chemistry from the College of Charleston, SC. He has 33 years of analytical chemistry experience, including 23 years at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site. Brisson’s primary activities include technical support for sampling and analysis of beryllium and other metal particulates within DoE, and design of new analytical laboratories for industrial hygiene and nuclear applications. Brisson has been actively involved in the development and improvement of voluntary consensus standard methods for sampling and analysis of workplace atmospheres. Brisson’s current positions include chairman of the ad hoc Beryllium Health and Safety Committee; member of the AIHA® Sampling and Laboratory Analysis Committee; Vice Chairman (Technical) of ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality; and Chairman of ISO Technical Committee 146, Subcommittee 2 on Workplace Air.

William Bullock, DHSc, MSPH, CIH, CSP

Billy Bullock holds a Doctorate in Health Science with an emphasis in Health & Safety Management from Nova Southeastern University, an MSPH in Environmental Health Science from Tulane University, and a BS in Physical Geography/Geology from the University of South Alabama. Dr. Bullock is currently the Industrial Hygiene Program Manager for CSX Transportation. His previous positions include Director of Health & Safety at Georgia Pacific’s Palatka Operations; Global Manager of Health & Safety for the Arizona Chemical, a company of International Paper; and Sr. Process Industrial Hygienist for International Paper’s Corporate Industrial Hygiene group. In addition, Dr. Bullock has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health since 1993, and an Adjunct Professor in the Columbia Southern University School of Safety and Emergency Services since 2008.

Allene Butler, CIH, CSP

Allene Butler is a principal in the firm of Bultler Health and Safety, Inc. She has over 35 years of industrial hygiene experience, from Cal/OSHA to aerospace to consulting and puts her knowledge of practical radio frequency safety to work as an amateur radio operator. She is currently past chair of the AIHA® Nonionizing Radiation Committee.

George Byrns, PhD, MPH, CIH

George Byrns has been a professor of occupational and environmental health at Illinois State University since 1999. Prior to this, George worked for the US Public Health Service, Indian Health Service for 25 years. In his last assignment, he managed that agency’s occupational health and safety program. He received a PhD from The Johns Hopkins University in occupational and environmental health and has an MPH from the University of Minnesota and a BS from Colorado State University in environmental health. George is a member of the AIHA® Healthcare Working Group and is currently serving as past-chair.

Aaron Chen, MPH, CIH

Aaron Chen has been at DuPont for 24 years in OH&S and Stewardship roles. He worked for 16 years at DuPont’s largest production facility in the U.S. as the site’s senior industrial hygiene consultant obtaining his CIH in 1997. He spent 6 years as the Global Product Steward for DuPont Clean and Disinfect overseeing the global PS needs of all stakeholders involved and developing models for involving all business functions in stewardship. He worked on the task teams to establish good operating practices for dealing with ReaCh and GHS. He is presently the senior industrial hygiene consultant DuPont FSRE. He obtained an MPH in Occupational Health and Safety Management from Tulane University and a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware. He is active in the AIHA Stewardship and Sustainability and Practice Standards and Guidelines Committees, was communications director for the Delaware AIHA® Local Section for 6 years, and has published articles on ethics and product stewardship in AIHA®, ASSE and ISHN monthly magazines.

Terrence Cloonan, BS

Terrence Cloonan is a Physical Scientist at the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory division of NIOSH, Surveillance, Communication, and Scientific Support Team. He has over 25 years of combined experience in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) military and civilian defense. He responded to the September 11 attacks in New York City where he provided on-scene occupational safety guidance. He provided NIOSH liaison to the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center for the novel development of CBRN self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and air-purifying respirator (APR) standard test procedures. The initial CBRN SCBA, APR, and APER approvals issued by NIOSH in 2002 through 2003 were the result of his technical reviews and product management. Currently, he is responsible for developing and staffing user guidance documents for the recommended use of NIOSH-approved CBRN respirators.

Joseph Cocciardi, PhD, MS, CSP, CIH, REHS, RS

Joseph Cocciardi has spent more than 30 years in the fields of public safety and public, occupational, and environmental health. He holds various state and federal licenses to work with toxic materials (asbestos, lead, radioactive materials, and storage tanks) as well as more than a dozen federal and state licenses to train workers in the fields of hazardous and toxic wastes and materials. He has consulted in the maritime, construction, agricultural, and general safety fields and has been qualified and testified as both an expert witness and a litigative consultant in the health, safety, and environmental fields. He sits as an expert and principal member of four NFPA committees and is a member of six ASTM health, safety, and environmentally related national committees.

Victor D’Amato, CIH, CSP

Vic D’Amato has more than 22 years in the environmental safety and health field.  His diverse background, including Defense, Aerospace, Construction, Shipbuilding and Breaking, and Biotechnology, has provided him experiences in the management of hazardous materials and the application of environmental laws and regulations in a variety of settings.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health in 1988, and his Master of Science in Engineering Management from the George Washington University in 2003.  D’Amato teaches a variety of courses in environmental health and safety and hazardous materials management to organization managers, facilities management staff, researchers, and safety and health professionals.  D’Amato frequently teaches prep courses for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) exams.

Kermit Davis, PhD, CPE

Kermit Davis was trained in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in occupational ergonomics and low back biomechanics from the Ohio State University in 2001. He is an Associate Professor Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati where he teaches and conducts research in industrial ergonomics. His current research is focusing on the investigation of the effect of physical workplace demands as well as mental workload on the responses within the lower back. He has published numerous articles about the impact of workplace stressors on the lower back including studies evaluating warehousing, patient handling, alternative modes of handling, injured populations, and ergonomic. He has developed a comprehensive and interactive research agenda that will investigate the complex etiology of low back pain and numerous stages of progression.

Timothy Davis, MD, MPH

Timothy Davis is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) and has served as Asst. Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University since 1989. He received his Medical Doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina, trained in Emergency Medicine at Emory University, and completed Fellowships in Teaching. He received his MPH from Rollins School of Public Health in 2000 and earned the European Masters of Disaster Medicine masters degree in 2005. Dr. Davis has served on the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine since 1989, the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI) and Rollins School of Public Health since 1997, and was voted Teacher of the Year by Morehouse and Emory Housestaff, Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency Care Center (ECC), in 1991, 2001, and 2002. Since 1989, he is one of the few physicians recognized by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Trauma Educator, and for the past decade the only physician Trauma Educator in any Uniformed Service. He has presented or published on serveral continents in the areas of blast trauma, asymmetric war, transportation-, landslide-, building collapse, and tornado-related disasters, acute respiratory infections in developing countries, emerging influenza pathogens, EMS tele-medicine, gynecologic emergencies, the emergency department EMR, and the added risk of diverse communities from urban terror attacks. His current areas of study include disaster responder safety, collaborations with DoD in support of civilian disasters, the patterns of injury, surge capacity, information and management gaps related to large explosions, make-shift bombs, asymmetric war, and terrorist tactics as they affect civilian non-combatants, and the impact of disasters on diverse communities. His past individual awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (USAF, 1989), and Uniformed Services Achievement Medals: USAF (1983), Joint Services (US Army, 2005), US PHS (2006) and US Navy-Marine Corps (2006).

Denese Deeds, CIH

Denese Deeds is the Director of Chemical Regulatory Services at Industrial Health & Safety Consultants where she prepares MSDS and other hazard communication documents, files international chemical registrations and assists companies with overall chemical regulatory compliance. She has 39 years in the field and is certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene. Prior to co-founding IH&SC she worked as an industrial hygienist for General Electric and Westinghouse. Denese has served on various committees and local sections of AIHA® and is active in the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication, where she is a Past-President and current Outreach Committee Chair. Denese is a frequent presenter at SCHC and AIHA® Local Section meetings on the topic of the GHS and is an active participant in the OSHA-SCHC Alliance where a main goal is GHS awareness.

Bruce A. Donato, CSP, CHMM, CECD

Bruce has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.  His broad career has included positions with DuPont Polymer Products Plan, a small toll processor, Hoechst Celanese and Life Technologies. In 2000 he set up his own safety consulting business, K&A First Aid, which develops and conducts safety training and emergency preparedness programs for clients.  Donato has had extensive training in presentation and facilitation skills and uses this coupled with his practical experience to help safety professionals design and implement effective safety programs. Donato is past president of the AIHA Potomac Local Section and its current director.  He is an officer on the local ASSE, and a member of: the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Managers (AHMP), the Washington Metropolitan Area Construction Safety Association, the Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association, the local Red Cross cadre, and the Federal Interagency Working Group for Emergency Preparedness.  He has also served on several national task forces. Additionally he has been awarded Friend of the Academy from AHMP, IH of the Year from the AIHA Potomac Local Section, Safety Professional of the Year from the National Capital Chapter of ASSE, and Volunteer of the Year from the Arlington County Red Cross.

James R. Donnelly, QEP

Mr. Donnelly has more than 40 years of international experience in the Environmental, Health & Safety profession.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Leadership.  He is a past IPEP President & Board Member and served as the chair of the Exam Advisory Committee for a number of years.  Mr. Donnelly has taught Environmental Review Courses for the past ten years and is also an MSHA surface mining instructor.  He is the author of numerous papers dealing with many aspects of the environmental profession, holds patents in air pollution control technology, has been a peer reviewer for the U.S. EPA and was lead author and reviewing for the DOE/EPA/AAEE monograph series on innovative site remediation technologies.

G. Scott Dotson, PhD, CIH

Scott Dotson is an industrial hygienist with the CDC/NIOSH. His current responsibilities focus on conducting research to evaluate occupational and environmental hazards, in addition to the development and implementation of scientific-decision making strategies applied within human health risk assessments. He obtained a PhD in toxicology and risk assessment from the University of South Florida and an MSc in occupational safety and health/industrial hygiene from Murray State University. Dr. Dotson is vice chair of the AIHA® Risk Assessment Committee and assistant coordinator of the NORA Dermal Cross Sector Program.

Kyle Dotson, CIH, CSP, BCEE

Kyle Dotson is a management consultant and expert witness in matters of corporate safety, industrial hygiene, and indoor air quality. He is President of the DOTSON Group and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Dotson is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, a Certified Safety Professional, and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer. His 30-year Safety and Health career includes serving as the Vice President, Safety, Health and Environment for a major US electric power company and as head of Safety and Health for two of the world’s largest mining companies. Mr. Dotson is a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. His education includes an MS in Environmental Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. He currently serves on the AIHA Management Committee and the AIHA/ANSI Z-10 Health and Safety Management System Accredited Standards Committee.

David Downs, CIH, CSP, QEP, CPEA

David Downs is President of EHS Management Partners in Minneapolis, MN, where he provides management consulting services to help organizations improve their environmental, health and safety performance. He has over 39 years in the environmental, health and safety profession. His past employers have included Liberty Mutual, 3M Company and Control Data Corporation, as well as several consulting organizations. He has published a 10- article series based his workshop, “Creation, Measurement and Communication of EHS Business Value” in The Synergist. He also contributed two chapters to the AIHA® Value Strategy Manual. He graduated with BS and MS degrees in industrial safety and hygiene from Texas A&M University.

Dennis Driscoll, PE

Dennis Driscoll is President and Principal Consultant of Associates in Acoustics, Inc. Besides directing the business administration of the company, his primary responsibilities include conducting engineering noise control surveys, data analysis, research, and recommendations for noise control. He conducts environmental and community noise surveys, as well as employee noise exposure assessments. He also teaches noise control and hearing conservation training seminars, which are customized to the particular needs of the client or attendees. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Board Certified Noise Control Engineer. He is a Past President of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), an AIHA® fellow, past Chair of the AIHA Noise Committee, and recently completed a five year term as a Council Member of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation. Finally, Mr. Driscoll one of the editors of the AIHA® publication, The Noise Manual, 5th edition, and is lead author of two chapters.

Thea Dunmire, JD, CIH, CSP

Thea Dunmire is the President of ENLAR Compliance Services, an EHS consulting company that specializes in the implementation of integrated EHS management systems. Ms. Dunmire is an environmental attorney and certified EMS Lead Auditor. She is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and in-house corporate meetings on management system integration strategies, sustainability and product stewardship, professional ethics, internal auditing and international standard development. She has been active in AIHA® for over 25 years and is an AIHA® Fellow. She was a member of the original Code of Ethics Taskforce (1993–1994). She currently represents AIHA® as a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to TC 207, the ISO technical committee that develops environmental management system standards. She also currently represents the U.S. as an expert in the revision of ISO 19011, the management system auditing standard where one of the topics currently being debated is defining the ethical principles of management system auditing.

Michael Ellenbecker, ScD, CIH

Michael Ellenbecker is a Professor of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene in the Department of Work Environment and Director of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Ellenbecker received degrees in engineering from the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin, and received his ScD in environmental health sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ellenbecker is leading efforts to provide health and safety support to the University’s NSF-funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN).

Donald Ewert

Don Ewert’s background as a practicing Industrial Hygienist spans three decades beginning with Radiation Safety in North Dakota’s largest radioisotope laboratory. During his tenure with NDSU, Don completed his BS in Chemistry and worked towards an MS in Business Administration along with a PhD in Biochemistry. In 1985, Don founded HTI Laboratories and Industrial Consultants, an environmental engineering and consulting firm. This start-up venture gained national recognition and in 1990, boasted more than 100 professionals working from 5 offices nationwide. As a leading field & laboratory services organization, HTI served some of the U.S.’s largest corporations. Through HTI, Don oversaw environmental sampling of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, remediation of medical facilities at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, creation of the first EPA-NIST Mobile Laboratory, and development of major environmental laws. Following years as an expert witness in the area of forensic toxicology, Don accepted a position as Research Scholar in the Center for Environmental Toxicology & Technology at Colorado State University and furthered his graduate work in Environmental Health and Toxicology. Don also served as EH&S Manager for NanoProducts Corporation, a venture capitalized manufacturer of high volume nanopowders, providing guidance to a health community concerned about the toxic effects of engineered nanomaterial exposures. More recently, Don joined OSO BioPharmaceuticals where he provides global EH&S management over FDA-cGMP Risk Programs and utilizes his vast experience to create leading edge Occupational Health Programs involving a wide range of potent pharmaceutical and nanoscale compounds. Don is also Past-Chair of the AIHA® Nanotechnology Working Group and serves as Director of Field Services for nanoTox, Inc., a professional risk management group specializing in nanomaterial toxicology, occupational hygiene, and medical management.

John Farris, CIH

John Farris is the leader of a professional technical firm of scientific and engineering consultants, SafeBridge Consultants, Inc., providing environmental health and safety services to pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology and other industries. Previously, John was responsible for managing and leading the Syntex EH&S Center with worldwide responsibility for EH&S services to chemical, pharmaceutical and research units. He was vice president of Syntex (USA) Inc. and President of Agribusiness Technologies Inc., a Syntex subsidiary involved in environmental remediation, and was vice president of the Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Division of Syntex. He holds a BSc degree in Occupational Health Science and Biological Sciences from California State University at Hayward and he was done graduate work in industrial hygiene at the University of Southern California and the University of Utah. His special capabilities include executive management, industrial hygiene, laboratory safety, control of potent pharmaceutical compounds, environmental protection and environmental remediation. He has over twenty-five years of experience including eighteen years with Syntex/Roche. He is a member of AIHA®, the Occupational Hygiene Society of Ireland, the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering and he has served on the California Chamber of Commerce Environmental Working Group Board of Directors.

Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP

Ben Fontes, the 2010 President of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA), and current member of the ABSA Executive Council, has 23 years of experience in occupational health and safety, including 19 years practicing Biosafety. He obtained a BA in Biology from Wesleyan University, and an MPH in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Since 1995, he’s served as the Biosafety Officer at Yale University and also manages the Yale Environmental Health and Safety’s Safety Advisor Program. Ben received the 2002 John Richardson Distinguished Achievement Award for his role in the growth of training offered by ABSA during his tenure as Chair of the ABSA Training and Education Committee. He developed and taught a semester length Biosafety class at the Yale School of Public Health for 5 years and was a core member of the Animal Biosafety Training Series DVD development team sponsored by ABSA and the Elizabeth R. Griffin Foundation. Ben has also developed a set of online Biosafety Education Modules for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), and currently leads the CITI Biosafety Training Module Development Team.

Alyson Fortune

Alyson Fortune is an Air Quality Scientist with Columbia Analytical Services (CAS), Inc. located in Simi Valley, California. Ms. Fortune has 10 years experience in the environmental industry, with broad experiences including project chemist/task management, data validation/data review, field sample collection and field/laboratory analysis. Before joining CAS, she was the technical director of the ENSR Air Laboratory in Harvard, MA. She has presented technical papers and posters at several national conferences. In addition, she frequently gives brownbag training sessions for clients on various aspects of air sampling. Her areas of expertise include air phase volatile organic sampling and analysis, gas chromatography and mass spectrometry methods, and vapor intrusion. Ms. Fortune earned a BS in environmental science with a minor in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a master’s degree in environmental studies/atmospheric science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Thomas Fuller, ScD, CIH, MSPH, MBA

Thomas Fuller has over 30 years of experience in environmental health, nonionizing radiation, industrial hygiene, and public health. He has experience in healthcare, nuclear power plants, municipalities, manufacturing, and universities. Dr. Fuller has demonstrated teaching qualification and experience at several universities, and has experience speaking nationally and internationally. Dr. Fuller is a Past Chair of the AIHA® Nonionizing Radiation Committee and has been a committee member since 2002. He is also the Infection Control Team Leader of AIHA®’s Health Care Working Group, and a founding member of the AIHA® Pandemic Planning Team. Dr. Fuller is the Past President of the Board of Directors of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.

Richard Fulwiler, ScD, CIH, CSHM

Richard Fulwiler is President of Technology Leadership Associates, a consultancy that specializes in increasing individual effectiveness and improving organizational capability and results. Prior to forming Technology Leadership Associates, he had a 28 year career in health and safety at Procter & Gamble starting as an industrial hygienist in 1967 and progressing to Director of Heath and Safety Worldwide. His responsibilities included occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, safety, OSHA and workers compensation. He is also Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati and has a faculty appointment at the Harvard School of Public Health and is their Course Director for the Leadership and Management Course for EHS Professionals. He has authored a number of papers and chapters in various technical/medical periodicals and manuals and is a frequent speaker at conferences. Dr. Fulwiler is Past President of the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene. He has been a member of the AIHA® Board of Directors. Dr. Fulwiler received a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1961; an MS in industrial hygiene in 1963; and an ScD in environmental health in 1968, both from the College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati. He was also recently named one of the five “gurus” in EHS Today’s listing of the 50 most influential leaders in EHS.

Charles Garrett, CIH

Charles Garrett holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS in Industrial Health from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He has been employed as a Process Engineer in the chemical and manufacturing industries for 20 years and as an Industrial Hygienist for 12 years. He is currently an Industrial Hygiene Specialist at the 3M Brownwood plant in Texas.

Sheree L. Gibson, PE, CPE

Sheree Gibson is President of Ergonomics Applications, an industrial ergonomics consulting firm. Ms. Gibson earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Engineering in Applied Ergonomics, both from West Virginia University and has spent the last thirty years working in various positions in engineering and industrial ergonomics. She is active in several professional societies including AIHA, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She is an AIHA® Fellow, a past chair on the AIHA® Ergonomics Committee, and is a past president of the South Carolina Chapter of the National Safety Council. Ms. Gibson has testified twice before OSHA on behalf of AIHA® regarding a federal ergonomics standard.

Chandra Gioiello, MS

Chandra Gioiello has been working in the hazard communication area of industrial hygiene for over 5 years, starting off at Industrial Health and Safety Consultants until January 2009. In her current position as chemical regulatory specialist with HA International, she is responsible for authoring MSDSs, assisting customers with safety and health concerns, conducting IH surveys at HAI’s manufacturing facilities and evaluating the safety of new products. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Franklin and Marshall College, and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene from University of New Haven. She conducted her master’s research in training techniques for the GHS, comparing human against computer-based training. She has been active in her local section of AIHA®, and is on multiple committees for SCHC. She is a presenter and trainer on GHS at various meetings (local section AIHA®, local section ASSE, SCHC national meeting).

Joseph B. Graffeo, CIH

Barry Graffeo earned a BS in environmental science at Auburn University and an MS in public health at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Barry is currently the Corporate Industrial Hygienist at Eli Lilly and Company. He consults with research and manufacturing sites around the world to implement comprehensive exposure assessment programs. Barry has over 19 years of experience in bulk chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing; as well as research and development activities. Barry is the Past Chair of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee. He has taught numerous exposure assessment courses and coordinated symposiums on the subject. He is the 2005 recipient of the Kusnetz Award sponsored by AIHA® and the 2006 UAB School of Public Health Alumnus of the Year.

Peter Granholm, CIH, PG

Pete Granholm is a Senior Program Manager for Apex Companies, LLC. Mr. Granholm leads the company Environmental Due Diligence and Industrial Hygiene services to various clients including commercial developers, law firms, commercial property managers, federal government agencies, and industrial clients. He manages a wide range of EHS projects throughout the United States. Mr. Granholm’s professional expertise includes managing All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) and Due Diligence Investigations for commercial and industrial property transactions, various state voluntary cleanup program (VCP) projects for properties with soil, groundwater, and soil gas contamination issues, indoor air quality (IAQ) and water damage/mold investigations. He holds a BS in Geology from George Mason University. He is licensed Professional Geologist (PG) in Pennsylvania and Tennessee, and a Registered Environmental Assessor in California.

James Grieger, CIH, CSP, CHMM

Jim Grieger has over 23 years of health and safety experience including work with OSHA, general industry and, for most of his career, Cornell University. He has been a full member of the ANSI Z10 Committee “Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems” since the formation of Z10 and has extensive experience in evaluating, developing and implementing safety and health programs for the research sector. Professional highlights include the development and management of the EH&S program at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, the world’s largest radiotelescope and most recently a program assessment and peer review at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. An accomplished speaker and trainer, he has taught several undergraduate courses at SUNY-Cortland including “Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety,” “Environmental Toxicology” and “Environmental Health.”

Donald F. Groce, BSc

Don Groce, is a technical product specialist and a research chemist. Before joining Best, he worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on chemical toxicology studies that included Agent Orange Study, PCBs and PBBs. He is a noted speaker and expert on a variety of occupational and workplace hazards, including latex allergies and chemical exposure-related illnesses. He is a part of the local Citizen’s Meth Task Force and serves on the NFPA 1999 Technical Committee for Emergency Medical Services and the AIHA Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee.

George Gruetzmacher, PhD, CIH, PE

George Gruetzmacher has over 25 years of experience as an industrial hygienist, ergonomist, and engineer for the OSHA Onsite Consultation Program in Wisconsin (WisCon). In that capacity he conducts walk through safety and health surveys, industrial hygiene exposure assessments, process safety assessments, assists employers in developing and implementing health and safety programs and provides training. He has a BS degree in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT, as well as MS and PhD degrees from the industrial engineering department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's a certified hazmat technician, a certified occupational hearing conservationist, and is trained as an EPA asbestos inspector / management planner. He is an authorized trainer for OSHA general industry and construction training, ICS safety officer, and the American Red Cross. In addition to his work for the WisCon program, he is an adjunct faculty member in the Dept. of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health at UW Whitewater where he teaches industrial hygiene, occupational safety and aviation safety courses.

Tom Grumbles, CIH

Tom Grumbles has more than 30 years in IH and product safety compliance in the chemical industrial and surfactant businesses. He led the implementation of global product stewardship programs and REACH compliance efforts for the Global Olefins and Surfactants business of Sasol. He also led compliance efforts with chemical regulations in North America. In addition, he has led the design and implementation of corporate programs on product safety, transportation safety, toxicology, epidemiology, industrial hygiene and occupational medicine. He has experience in toxic tort litigation support. His experience in industry included occupational hygiene/exposure assessment program development and implementation for a wide range of products including synthetic alcohols, hydrocarbon solvents, benzene, vinyl chloride, ethylene dichloride, ethylene oxide, nuisance and toxic dusts including lead, maintenance chemicals and operations and physical hazards including noise and heat stress. He also has experience in evaluating the potential impact of inadvertent contaminates in surfactant products that can present potential consumer and environmental exposure concerns.

Raymond Hackney, PhD, CIH, CBSP

Raymond Hackney currently works in the Biological Safety Division at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to working at Duke, Ray served as the Industrial Hygiene and Biological Safety Manager for the Department of Environment Health and Safety at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill from 1977 to 2008. He earned his BS in chemistry at UNC and his MSPH in environmental protection, and a DrPH in biohazard science from the UNC School of Public Health. He served as chair of the CBSP Certification Maintenance Committee for American Biological Safety Association (ABSA), 2006–2008, and continues to serve on the Certification Maintenance Committee (now Credentialing Maintenance Board). Ray is currently ABSA Team Leader for Defining the Profession, consisting of the Credentialing Maintenance Board, Credentialing Evaluation Board, Mentoring Committee, and Historical Committee.

Lee Hager

Lee Hager brings over 25 years experience to his position as Hearing Conservationist for 3M, including consultation with Fortune 50 companies on hearing conservation program effectiveness. In his role with 3M, he provides technical support on hearing protection issues and hearing protector fit testing as well as training in hearing loss prevention. He is currently chair of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), is Past President of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), and is Past Chair of the AIHA® Noise Committee and an AIHA® Fellow. He publishes regularly and presents internationally on noise and hearing issues. Most of all, he cares about your ears.

Perti (Bert) Hakkinen, PhD

Bert Hakkinen is the Senior Toxicologist and Toxicology and Environmental Health Science Advisor in the Division of Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine, and National Institutes of Health. He provides leadership on the development of new resources in toxicology, exposure science, and risk assessment, and enhancements to existing NLM resources in these fields. Dr. Hakkinen is the project leader for the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) and Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) tools, represents NLM on various committees, and provides leadership for NLM's participation in national and international efforts in toxicology-, exposure-, and risk assessment-related information. He also co-directs a public health informatics course and is the Vice-chair of the Scientific Advisory Panel for the Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC) in Houston, Texas. Dr. Hakkinen earned a BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara, and received his PhD in Comparative Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of California, San Francisco.

Paul Harper

Paul Harper is a Principal at ENVIRON and has over 25 years of experience in safety and environmental management and engineering and risk management. Mr. Harper acts as leader for ENVIRON’s Industrial Hygiene and Safety practice and is part of their core North American REACH team. His experience has focused on safety performance and organizational change, productivity improvement, loss prevention and risk management, as well as dealing with complex liabilities in mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and corporate restructurings. Mr. Harper has extensive industrial experience in a diverse cross section of industries, including pulp and paper, mining and minerals processing, plastics and rubber, heavy equipment and automotive parts, foundry operations, and specialty chemical and metal production. Mr. Harper has lectured extensively on a wide variety of topics in the environmental and safety field. Mr. Harper has been a fellow of the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management and is a member of ASSE, AWMA, and the American Water Works Association. He is a member of the Crystalline Silica Panel and sits on the Board of the International Minerals Association – Europe. Mr. Harper holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Microbiology from Bowling Green State University and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.

Mike K. Harris, PhD, CIH

Mike Harris received his PhD from Louisiana State University in 1979 and is President of Hamlin & Harris, Inc. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His Professional Development Course “Anticipation, Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Welding Health Hazards” was voted a “Top Ten” PDC at AIHce in 2008, 2009 and 2011. He has taught aircraft welding at the U.S. ARMY Transportation School, welding environmental test equipment for Ling Electronics and welding aircraft drop tanks at Royal Industries. Dr. Harris was named an AIHA® Fellow in 2009. Mike’s AIHA® publications include Welding Health and Safety: A Field Guide for the OEHS Professional, and Field Guidelines for Temporary Ventilation of Confined Spaces with and Emphasis on Hotwork. He is lead author of the Confined Spaces Chapter in the AIHA® White Book and editor of Essential Resources in Industrial Hygiene, A Compendium of Current Practices, Standards and Guidelines.

Donna Heidel, MS, CIH

Donna Heidel coordinates Prevention through Design programs at CDC/NIOSH including the Green Safe and Healthy Jobs Initiative to insure occupational safety and health are included in green jobs and sustainability. She coordinates research and facilitates translation of research to practice that will reduce occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities to workers by eliminating hazards and minimizing risks in the design process. Prior to NIOSH, Ms. Heidel gained 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry first at Merck, then later at Johnson & Johnson where she served as Worldwide Director of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology and led the development and implementation of global health hazard banding programs. Ms. Heidel earned her MS degree from Temple University and has also been awarded the AIHA® Fellow designation.

William Heim, CIH, CSP

William Heim is a Director of Environmental, Health and Safety for Recording Head Operations, Bloomington, MN, and prior to that, Director of EHS for Process and Technology Development at sites in Minnesota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Colorado and California. He also worked at Honeywell Corp. as Corporate Director Safety and Health with responsibility for health and safety programs world wide, and Corporate Manager of Industrial Hygiene. He received his MS in occupational health from the University of Michigan.

Robert Henderson, BS, MBA

Robert Henderson is President of GfG Instrumentation, Inc., a leading supplier of portable and fixed gas detection, homeland security and indoor air quality monitoring products. GfG’s instruments are used in oil production and refining, industrial hygiene, confined space, environmental, military, commercial aviation, and other atmospheric monitoring programs all over the world. For the last 25 years, Robert has worked both as manufacturer and distributor of safety and industrial hygiene related equipment used to monitor for toxic or flammable substances, noise monitoring instruments, sampling pumps, and products used to ensure the respiratory safety of emergency responders, industrial workers, and governmental personnel involved in WMD and Homeland Security response programs. He is past chairman and current member of both the AIHA® Gas and Vapor Detection Systems Technical Committee and the Confined Spaces Committee, as well as a Past Chair of the Instrument Products Group of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA). Robert has a BS in Biology and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Paul Hewett, PhD, CIH

Paul Hewett is the founder and president of Exposure Assessment Solutions, Inc., and an adjunct professor at West Virginia University where he teaches a graduate seminar on industrial hygiene statistics and sampling strategies. Previously, Paul worked for 25years as an industrial hygienist for NIOSH's Division of Respirable Disease Studies, specializing in the measurement of pneumoconiosis producing dusts. He received a PhD in industrial hygiene from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health. Paul is also the author of numerous articles and chapters on exposure assessment and statistics for industrial hygienists, as well as a Past Chair of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee.

John Hodgson, CIH, MS

John Hodgson is the EHS Manager at Mersen USA. Mersen performs graphitization, purification, machining and chemical vapor deposition of silicon carbide on graphite. Previously, he was an industrial hygiene supervisor in the MIOSHA General Industry Safety and Health Division. He has over 33 years of experience in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene and safety. During this period he has investigated confined space accidents, implemented proper programs and entry procedures, and developed and instructed several confined space courses. John has a BS in Biology from Michigan State University and a MS in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the AIHA® Confined Space Committee and has instructed at Michigan’s Annual Industrial Ventilation Conference for over 15 years.

Jeffrey S Hogue, CIH, REA

Jeff Hogue is currently an Expert in Residence at the Presidio Graduate School where he works with faculty and students to enhance the MBA/MPA program with applied “real-word” best practices and challenges to sustainability/CSR initiatives. Prior to his work at Presidio, Jeffrey Hogue served as the Vice President of Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility for Danisco A/S, a Copenhagen-based, world leader in food ingredients, enzymes and bio-based solutions, now a part of DuPont. In his DuPont role, he led the successful integration of Danisco's Sustainability and CSR approach within the new DuPont organization. Jeffrey led Danisco’s overarching Sustainability and CSR strategy across the company’s entire value chain. He was responsible for a global team of Sustainability and CSR professionals and was instrumental in developing sustainability strategies around stakeholder engagement, integrating and embedding sustainability into existing business processes and innovation work streams, leading global value chain capacity building and partnerships, as well as communicating sustainability strategies and performance internally and externally. During his appointment, he led Danisco to leadership positions in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the Carbon Disclosure Project, Forest Footprint Disclosure Project, and CRD Analytics Global 1000, while producing an award winning 2010 Sustainability/CSR report. He has served as a D-Liaison expert in the development of ISO 26000 – Guidance on Social Responsibility, and is the Liaison delegate for Danisco in the WBCSD and has served as an expert on non profit/NGO leadership boards throughout his career.

Mark D. Hoover, PhD, CHP, CIH

Mark Hoover is currently a senior research scientist in the Division of Respiratory Disease Studies within NIOSH. He is also coordinator of the NIOSH Exposure Assessment Program Portfolio. Mark has developed improved approaches, techniques, and instrumentation for aerosol characterization, generation, and control; served as chairman or a contributor to the development of many national and international standards; and is author or co-author of more than 150 open literature publications. Special emphasis areas for his work include nanotechnology and exposure assessment for nanoparticles in the workplace, development of a prototype Nanoparticle Information Library, and opportunities for applying performance-based occupational exposure limits or control banding approaches for nanotechnology.

James Howe, CSP

Jim Howe is currently the president of Safety Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in machinery and equipment risk assessment, health and safety management system improvement, accident investigation and regulatory compliance. Jim retired from the United Auto Workers Union after 20 years, where he was the Assistant Director of the Health and Safety Department. Jim has conducted more than 250 plant inspections and more than 80 fatality inspections. Jim has been a member of a number of ANSI committees related to machinery safeguarding, lockout, robot safety and risk assessment. In addition, Jim is the chair of the ANSI/AIHA® Z10, the Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard. Jim was selected as the Safety Professional of the Year for the State of Michigan in 1997.

Steven Jahn, CIH

Steven Jahn is a former manager of Industrial Hygiene at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. He has been actively engaged in the implementation of the Department of Energy 10 CFR 850 beryllium regulation, and has been involved with sampling and analytical issues around surface contamination characterizations in the lead, asbestos, radiological, and beryllium environments. Mr. Jahn is currently Vice Chair of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee, and is active in a variety of that committee’s projects. Mr. Jahn attended the University of Cincinnati in 1980, and has worked in consulting and government industrial hygiene program implementation in Ohio, Rhode Island and New England states. In 1992 he joined the industrial hygiene program at the Savannah River Site as a field industrial hygienist, and progressively took on more responsibilities in the contractor organizations supporting the Site. He currently is the Senior Technical Advisor for Health and Safety Programs for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLC.

James H. Stewart, PhD, CIH, CSP

Dr. Stewart received his Phd in Environmental Health/Toxicology (minor in Epidemiology) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1992. He also holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health. He has served as a Plant, Division and Corporate Director/Manager of Environmental Health and Safety for several large multinational organizations/companies as well as as a Compliance Officer with U.S. OSHA. Dr. Stewart is certified in Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene and is also a Certified Safety Professional. He has 32 years experience as an active member of the environmental health and safety profession. He is the author of professional articles and several books in the area of industrial hygiene, safety, risk assessment of carcinogens, mathematical modeling and management of environmental health and safety programs. Dr. Stewart has served on two National Academy of Science Committees as an industrial hygiene and safety expert. Dr. Stewart is Director of Advanced Analytics at Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc. (EH&E) a large consulting firm in Newton, Massachusetts. His work focuses on exposure assessment, exposure reconstruction, and forensic industrial hygiene. In addition to his duties at Environmental Health and Engineering, Dr. Stewart is also an Instructor in the Harvard University School of Public Health’s Occupational Hygiene Program where he teaches graduate courses in industrial hygiene, management and directs other advanced professional courses in industrial hygiene, environmental health and safety.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson is an RF engineer from Narda Safety Test Solutions, where he has been employed for the last 25 plus years. During this time he has been a member of IEEE ICES subcommittees dealing with RF safety product design and testing, and the AIHA® Nonionizing Radiation Committee, and ASSE. He was a contributing editor of the FCC’s OET 65 bulletin and has trained thousands of persons around the world in RF Safety principles.

Gary Johnson, PE

Gary Johnson is a Containment and Industrial Ventilation consultant for Workplace Exposure Solutions, LLC. He specializes in developing practical process equipment, industrial ventilation, and procedural controls for workplace contaminants that integrate the exposure control strategy with the process being controlled. He has been a consultant for 10 years after working in Health, Safety, and Environment at Procter & Gamble for over 27 years. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Scranton (PA). Gary Johnson has worked with companies in diverse industries (consumer products, pharmaceuticals, auto parts, paint and coatings, fine chemicals, minerals) to develop comprehensive solutions that focus on process equipment selection, industrial ventilation, cleanup methods, and equipment maintenance to sustain long term combustible dust results. He also provides combustible dust training for the OSHA Training Institute, AIHA® section meetings, the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference, and Powder and Bulk Engineering magazine. He is active in the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); he is a past member of a team that updated a global engineering guideline for making Oral Solid Dose product; he led the chapter team for Environmental, Health, and Safety issues. He also authored a chapter on flammable vapors, combustible dusts and reactive chemicals in the upcoming AIHA® publication, Engineering Reference Manual by authoring a chapter on flammable vapors, combustible dusts, and reactive chemicals. He is currently a member of the new ANSI/AIHA® Z9.12 committee on Combustible Dust Collection Systems.

Raymond Johnson, MS, SE, PE, FHPS, CHP

Ray Johnson has been working with radiation instruments for over 45 years. He specializes in environmental sampling and measurements, radiation safety surveys of research, academic, industrial facilities, inspections of nuclear gauges and industrial x-ray machines, and emergency response. He is a retired Commissioned Officer with the U.S. Public Health Service with 29 years of service. His career included 15 years as Chief of the Radiation Surveillance Branch, U.S. EPA, where he was responsible for measurements of all sources of radiation in the U.S. After retiring his Commission in 1985, Ray established the Radiation Safety Academy where he has trained over 2,500 RSOs and over 5,000 radiation workers and first responders in fundamentals of radiation, radiation instruments, and emergency response. Ray has served as an instructor at many universities around the U.S. and Canada. He is a Past President and Fellow of the Health Physics Society where he has presented dozens of workshops, seminars, and professional development schools on radiation instruments and inspections. He is the current Chair of the AIHA® Ionizing Radiation Committee. Ray has written over 500 professional papers, book chapters, and training manuals and has over 30 professional society and service awards.

Rachael Jones, CIH, PhD

Rachael Jones received her MPH and PhD degrees in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, and her BS in Biology from the University of Washington, Seattle. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and a Senior Science Adviser at ENVIRON International Corp. Her primary research interests are improvement, application and evaluation of categorical and mathematical models for predicting exposures to airborne contaminants in the workplace.

Judson Kenoyer, MS, CIH, FHPS, FAIHA, CHP

Judson Kenoyer has worked in the Health Physics and Industrial Hygiene fields for 34 years and has provided management, technical leadership, and assistance in several related areas at Dade Moeller & Associates, Battelle, Science Applications International Corporation, and the University of California at Irvine. His experience emphasizes line, project and program management, operational health physics and industrial hygiene, radiation protection instrumentation, calibration and performance testing, occupational safety, generation and characterization of complex pollutant atmospheres, inhalation toxicological studies, and emergency preparedness. He is a Fellow of the Health Physics Society and AIHA®. His experience with instruments includes supervising and training instrument technicians at a major DoE instrument calibration facility, performing calibration of instruments with micro- to mega-curie sources, and performing research on the testing of portable radiation instruments against criteria in draft ANSI standards. He has instructed in training courses for RSOs for many years.

Jonathan Klane, M.S.Ed., CIH, CHMM, CET

Jonathan Klane is the owner and founder of Klane’s Education Information Training Hub, LLC (KEITH SM) and he directs all health and safety training. He specializes in a wide variety of services including wellness and health education courses and presentations. He has an MSEd from the University of Southern Maine. He has 25 years of experience providing health and safety training and consulting services including wellness courses to business, industry, government, and education. Mr. Klane has worked with companies and individuals to improve their wellness program, and he has presented at many national and regional conferences throughout Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, and the U.S. He taught for 3 years full-time in Occupational Health & Safety at Central Maine Technical College and teaches Wellness, Health Ed., and Health Promotion Plans in Thomas College’s Graduate and CED Program. He has authored a book, three textbook chapters, and several articles on wellness. He is currently under contract with John Wiley & Sons Publishers to write the textbook Integrating Wellness, Safety, and Industrial Hygiene: Why It Works and How to Do It!

John Koerner, MPH, CIH

John Koerner is the CBRNE Branch Chief for the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Headquarters. He provides CBRNE subject matter expertise and leads the development of innovative, evidence-based interventions to support the National medical and public health emergency response. Previously, he was principle of an industrial hygiene firm specializing in health care, environmental microbiology, biodefense, and emergency response. He holds an MPH from the John’s Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has 20 years experience in the field.

Susan Kotowski, PhD CPE

Susan Kotowski is the Director of the Gait and Movement Analysis Laboratory in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. She received a PhD in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics from the University of Cincinnati as well Masters degrees in Industrial Engineering and Environmental and Occupational Hygiene with ergonomics and safety concentrations. She has been involved with numerous ergonomic risk assessments in various environments including offices/call centers, agriculture, manufacturing, nursing and warehousing. She is active in committees at both the local and national levels of AIHA® and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Alisa Kreft, CIH, CSP

Alisa Kreft has more than twenty years of experience in the chemical industry, first as Director of Industrial Hygiene at Rohm and Haas Company, and now as a senior industrial hygienist specialist with the Dow Chemical Company. Alisa is a member of the of Dow’s Industrial Hygiene Guidelines Board, Industrial Hygiene Global Leadership Team, and The Global Nanotechnology Health Team. Alisa provides industrial hygiene client services to a number of businesses, Global Research and Development, and several manufacturing facilities. She has a BS in Biological Science from Pennsylvania State University, and a MS in Environmental Science from Drexel University.

Jackson Kung'u, PhD, MS, BS

Jackson Kung’u is a Microbiologist who has specialized in the field of mycology and has studied fungi and bacteria since 1988. He is a current member of the Mycological Society of America (MSA) and AIHA®. Dr Kung’u graduated from the University of Kent, UK, with an MS in Fungal Technology and a PhD in Microbiology. Jackson has published several research papers in international scientific journals and has analyzed thousands of mold samples from across Canada. He has proven knowledge of fungal biosystematics; protocols for investigation, sampling, isolation and enumeration of molds and bacteria from various environments including indoor environments; the physiological, biochemical and molecular characterization of micro-organisms including use of secondary metabolite profiles; and the growth physiology of molds. Jackson is the founder and the Principal Microbiologist at Mold & Bacteria Consulting Laboratories (MBL) Inc. and over the last 7 years, he has reviewed thousands of laboratory reports for fungi and bacteria samples collected from indoor environments.

C. David Langlois, CSP

David is president of Langlois, Weigand, and Associates Inc. Langlois has over 20 years of experience in the safety and training field and is a certified safety professional. He has taught courses at Louisiana State University and regional and national conferences, on safety inspections, accident investigations, industrial hygiene, safety audits, hazard recognition, substance abuse awareness, and safety management.

Alan J. Leibowitz, CIH, CSP

Thomas Lentz, PhD, MPH

T.J. Lentz is a lead health scientist/research occupational hygienist and Chief of the Document Development Branch with NIOSH. Dr. Lentz conducts research to evaluate occupational and environmental hazards, with projects and interests that include: investigation of small business industries and their hazards; assessment of safety hazards in construction trades; and evaluation of toxicology and epidemiology data on chemical and physical agents to determine health risks and appropriate prevention strategies. He is particularly interested in studying how design, planning, and control engineering can be used to address safety and health challenges in the work environment. Major duties include developing informational materials and guidance for other agencies, industry, labor groups, and the public. He previously served as the Policy Response Coordinator for NIOSH. Dr. Lentz earned a BA in biology/philosophy from Wittenberg University an MPH in environmental health sciences/health policy from Yale University, and a PhD in environmental health/industrial hygiene from the University of Cincinnati.

Marianne Levitsky, MES, CIH, ROH

Marianne Levitsky is a Senior Industrial Hygiene Associate with ECOH Management Inc. She holds a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from York University in Toronto. Marianne formerly held a number of senior positions with Ontario public organizations, including Director of Policy and Research for the Workplace Health and Safety Agency and Director of Prevention Best Practices for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. In these positions, she was responsible for occupational health and safety policy, research, and development of training and social marketing programs. She has extensive experience in teaching and supervising the writing of technical material, is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Toronto, and a frequent guest lecturer at York, Queens, and McMaster Universities.

Don Linville, BS/MS, CIH

Don Linville has over 30 years experience providing technical direction to both private sector and government agencies regarding all aspects of health and hygiene with emphases on industrial hygiene, health and safety. He has had many dangerous positions with Hepaco, an environmental hazmat company, and worked extensively on the Gulf Oil Spill Crisis this past year. Don is an AIHA® Fellow and has expertise in specific program establishment and maintenance, as well as required training, including Incident Command, HAZWOPER, Blood-Borne Pathogens, Air Monitoring, Personal Protective Equipment Selection and Care, and HazMat site control.

Julia Lippert

Julia Lippert is an occupational safety doctoral student at the NIOSH-funded Illinois Educational Resource center focusing her research on the use of directed energy medical devices, specifically laser energy. She is currently employed as a specialist in a product safety study funded by the U.S. Air Force Office of the Surgeon General. This includes a systematic evaluation of the manufacturer specifications and measurement of the Non-Ionizing Radiation that is produced by foreign manufactured medical laser devices. She was recently awarded funds to leverage the laboratory infrastructure into research regarding the occupational hazards associated with inhalation of the plume created during laser surgery.

Thomas Lloyd

Thomas Lloyd has been a senior consultant of Associates in Acoustics, Inc. since 1998. His primary responsibilities include conducting engineering noise control surveys, data analysis, research, and design of recommendations for noise control. In addition, he conducts environmental and community noise surveys, as well as employee noise exposure assessments for both hearing conservation and regulatory compliance. He also teaches noise control and hearing conservation training seminars, which are customized to the particular needs of the client or attendees.

Perry Logan, PhD, CIH

Perry is currently Manager, 3M Corporate Industrial Hygiene. His previous experience includes industrial hygiene at complex chemical facilities, EHS consulting, hazardous waste management / operations, and emergency response. He helped integrate industrial hygiene into safety, environmental, business systems and programs through implementation of 3M’s comprehensive exposure assessment and management program (Control Banding). Perry has made numerous technical presentations on comprehensive exposure assessment, use of mathematical exposure models, surface and air sampling system technologies, and FTIR for industrial hygiene. He is a past instructor for many professional development courses. Perry is a Past Chair of AIHA®’s Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and a Past Chair of the Gas and Vapor Detection Systems Committee. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering, MS in Industrial Hygiene and a PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health from the University of Minnesota.

Larry Lowry, PhD

Larry Lowry received his PhD in Comparative Biochemistry from the University of California at Davis and spent 20 years at NIOSH conducting exposure assessment studies using biological monitoring. He currently teaches in a master’s program in environmental science and co-directs the EPA Region 6 Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. He is a charter member and current chair of the ACGIH® Biological Exposure Indices (BEI®) Committee and is also a member of the AIHA® Biological Monitoring and Occupational Medicine committees.

Matthew Macomber, CIH, MS

Matthew Macomber is an industrial hygienist specialist in the MIOSHA General Industry Safety and Health Division. Previous to this, Matt was an industrial hygienist in the chemical industry. He has over 15 years of experience in regulatory compliance, consulting and the chemical industry. He has a BS in Environmental Science from Lake Superior State University and an MS in Industrial Hygiene from Wayne State University. He has made confined space presentations at the AIHce, Michigan’s Annual Safety Conference. He is a member of AIHA®’s Ergonomics Committee and Value Strategy Project and on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society and a member of IH Without Borders.

Ted Madison, MA Audiology, CCC-A

Ted Madison is an audiologist in Saint Paul, Minnesota, whose primary focus is hearing loss prevention. He works as a Technical Service Specialist for the 3M Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division, providing technical support, education and training for E-A-R, Peltor, and 3M Brand hearing protection products. Ted is the Chair of the Publications Committee of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), and editor of the CAOHC newsletter, Update. He is also a CAOHC-certified course director at the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Minnesota. Ted is a Past President of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), the recipient of the 2007 Michael Beall Threadgill Award for Outstanding Leadership & Service to NHCA and the winner of the 2002 NHCA Outstanding Lecture Award. He is also a member of the AIHA® Noise Committee, the ANSI S3 committee on Bioacoustics, the ANSI S12 WG 11 on Hearing Protector Performance, and the Steering Committee for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Special Interest Division 8, Hearing Conservation & Occupational Audiology.

Andrew Maier, PhD, DABT, CIH

Andrew Maier is the Director of the non-profit organization, Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment. His work includes developing and applying methods for health risk assessment for acute and chronic occupational and community exposures. He is the Past Chair of the AIHA WEEL® Committee. He has extensive experience in occupational toxicology as well as prior experience as a field IH in the petrochemical industry. He received a PhD in toxicology from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s degree in industrial health from the University of Michigan.

Om Malik, PhD, PE, CIH, ROH

Om Malik is CEO of ECOH Management, Inc., an occupational/environmental health consulting firm in Mississauga, Ontario. He holds a PhD from the University of Saskatchewan. Om previously served as Director of Occupational Health & Safety for the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Om has extensive teaching experience and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and has taught effective report writing skills to many industrial hygienists. A recipient of the Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario's Hugh Nelson Award for excellence in industrial hygiene, Om is widely respected for his expert knowledge of industrial hygiene, health and safety management systems, indoor air quality, mould and hazardous materials abatement.

S. Zack Mansdorf, PhD, CIH, CSP, QEP

Zack has 30 years experience in Environment Health and Safety. Until 2009, Zack was Senior Vice President – Safety, Health, Environment for L’Oreal Group, where he was also a member of the senior management committee and the Sustainable Development Committee. Prior to L’Oreal, Zack held senior positions in the U.S. Army (retired Lt. Col.), Goodyear, Midwest Research Institute, Clayton Environmental Consultants, Liberty International Risk Services and Arthur D. Little Company. Zack spent almost 15 years as head of Mansdorf & Associates which was sold to Clayton Environmental Consultants in 1994. Zack has a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Kansas, School of Engineering with Master’s degrees in Environment and Safety from the University of Michigan and Central Missouri State. He is a Past President of AIHA®, Past Board Member of the BCSP, Past President of the AIHF, a fellow of both AIHA® and ASTM. In 2005 he was awarded the Donald E Cummings Award by the AIHA and has received several other awards. He has published books and contributed chapters, journal and magazine articles in safety, industrial hygiene and environment and sustainability.

Mark Nicas, PhD, MPH, CIH

Mark Nicas, PhD, MPH, CIH, is Adjunct Professor and Director of the Industrial Hygiene Program, Environmental Health Sciences Division, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Nicas pursues research involving exposure/risk assessment for microbial pathogens and airborne chemical toxicants, teaches graduate courses on exposure assessment, and is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. He has developed and refined mathematical models for estimating airborne exposure intensity to gas-phase and particulate chemicals. He has also worked on issues of statistical sampling strategy and variability in respiratory protection.

Deborah Martin, CIH, MPH

Deb Martin has over 14 years of experience in EHS and Sustainability. She started her career as an industrial hygienist at Hewlett Packard. She served as the EHS Manager at Sun Microsystems while working as a consultant for EORM. More recently she worked as the EHS Manager for Genencor, a Danisco Division where she was responsible for compliance, sustainability metics, and product life cycle assessments. She is currently working at Pacific Biosciences. Deborah earned a BS in Microbiology from the University of Calgary in 1993 and an MS in Public Health from Oregon State in 1996. She has also served as Chair of the AIHA® Stewardship and Sustainability committee.

Christine Merli, CIH, CSP, CHMM

Chris Merli established Chris’ Safety and Health Consulting, Inc. which specializes in customized, interactive training, program development and auditing in 2000. Chris has worked as an OSHA Compliance Officer conducting approximately 100 inspections, for Mallinckrodt where she participated in a DNV accredited Safety Auditor program, and as an instructor at Boeing-St. Louis where she taught many9 different safety and health courses over ten years. Chris currently teaches at St. Louis University School of Public Health, Midwest OSHA Education Center. She is authorized to teach 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA outreach training courses for general industry and construction and has taught advanced courses in confined space, respirators, and Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene. Chris has served on her local Community Emergency Response Team and as President of the ASSE St. Louis Chapter, President and Secretary for the AIHA® St. Louis Section, and as a member of the Conference Committee of the Safety Council of Greater St. Louis. Chris holds a Master’s degree in Biology from St. Louis University and a Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Central Missouri.

Richard Metzler, MSIE

Richard Metzler is a respiratory protection consultant and past Director of the NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) and Chief of the Respirator Certification Branch. He holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering from Wright State University, and an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He has more than 37 years experience in occupational safety and health. He is a Director of the International Society for Respiratory Protection (ISRP) Americas Section, Member of the ANSI Z88 Respiratory Protection Committee, Co-chair of the ANSI Z88.2 Practices for Respiratory Protection Committee; and member of the AIHA® Respiratory Protection Committee.

Mark Miller

Mark Miller graduated from Northwestern University in 1977 with a BS in Environmental Engineering. After graduation, he spent five years in the nuclear propulsion program of the U.S. Navy. After leaving the Navy, Mr. Miller worked for four years as a Nuclear Startup Engineer with General Electric. Since 1988, Mr. Miller has been the CAMEO® Program Manager for the Emergency Response Division of the Office of Response and Restoration of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Christine Millner

Christine Millner has over 8 years of project experience with the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, LLC. She joined CTEH in 2002 and began her career working in their petroleum forensic laboratory where she gained experience working with various instruments, including GC and GC/MS, is proficient in method development, and fingerprint analysis. She then originated the data validation (Tier 1 – 4) group and continues to supervise this department. Ms. Millner began working as an assistant manager in the Toxicology Emergency Response Program (TERP) specializing in data production and reporting. The TERP program is comprised of highly trained professionals that respond to incidents utilizing the latest technologies in air sampling and safety and is geared to providing timely toxicological information and guidance. Ms. Millner has worked on a vast number of projects including hazmat derailments, vapor intrusion investigations, chemical plant explosions, oil spills, remediation projects, indoor air quality assessments, odor investigations, etc., including the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. She managed numerous projects and leads a majority of the vapor intrusion investigations/studies at CTEH. She earned a BS in Chemistry, with an emphasis in Biochemistry, from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Prior to her eight years at CTEH, she worked in the Research and Development in the Global Investigative Toxicology group at Pharmacia, the later Pfizer Corporation.

Sheryl Milz, PhD, CIH

Sheryl Milz, the Project Director, is an Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Public Health and Homeland Security. She is trained as both and epidemiologist and an industrial hygienist and has experience working in both fields prior to joining the faculty of DPHHS in November 2001. She teaches numerous graduate-level courses in DPHHS and her research focus includes exposure assessment, particularly forfarm families, and indoor air quality issues.

Roger Morse, AIA

Roger Morse is a registered professional architect in several states including Florida and New York. He has over 30 years experience in the architectural and environmental consulting field. Mr. Morse has a national reputation in the field of environmental contamination and building forensics and has been instrumental in the creation of numerous guidance documents and committees related to asbestos, indoor air quality and mold.

John Mulhausen, PhD, CIH, CSP

John Mulhausen is the Director of the Corporate Safety and Industrial Hygiene for 3M Company. He has experience advising manufacturing and research facilities throughout the world on developing effective industrial hygiene programs. Mulhausen is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Minnesota. He has presented numerous courses and lectures on industrial hygiene, program management, exposure assessment, and industrial hygiene statistics. He is the 2002 recipient of the Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award presented by AIHA to the individual, company or organization that has made the most significant contribution to industrial hygiene in recent years. He is an AIHA® Fellow and is a Past Chair of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and is one of the authors of the committee’s monograph A Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures. He is also co-author of "Comprehensive Exposure Assessment", (Chapter 9) in The Occupational Environment – Its Evaluation and Control, 3rd edition. Mulhausen received his PhD in Environmental Health from the University of Minnesota.

Kathleen Murphy, CIH

Kathy is a member of Honeywell's corporate HSE staff responsible for Product Stewardship, Management Systems and Training. In her current role she has been actively involved in REACH compliance planning and training. Kathy has more than 25 years of experience as a consultant, plant level practitioner and corporate within a variety of industries.

Patrick O'Shaughnessy, PhD, CIH

Patrick O’Shaughnessy is a Professor at the University of Iowa's College of Public Health. He teaches courses in experimental statistics, environmental health, and air pollution control technology. He advises industrial hygiene students on a variety of research topics including nanoparticle exposure assessment, instrument comparisons, and plume dispersion modeling. Past research involved the comparison of aerosol sampler types in agricultural settings as well as the association of work tasks with high exposures. He has also directed a study funded by NIOSH to use enhanced techniques to determine nanoparticle toxicity, especially those that may result in exposures to workers in the nanotechnology industry.

Anthony Panepinto, EJD, CIH, MS,

Anthony Panepinto is the Global HS&E Leader for Chemical Safety and Enzyme Stewardship in the Fabric and Home Care Global Business Unit at Procter& Gamble. Panepinto is responsible for integrating HS&E into the Technology Development Process as well as Product and Process Stewardship. Anthony provides technology support to the corporation on inhalation exposure and toxicology issues and risk and consequence analysis. Panepinto also conducts applied research in the area of exposure assessments for aerosols and fibrous dusts. He holds a BS degree in Neuroscience and MSc in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and an Executive Juris Doctorate from Concord School of Law. Prior to Procter & Gamble, Anthony was employed by the Dupont Company as a Research Inhalation Toxicologist at the Dupont Haskell Laboratory for Industrial Medicine and Toxicology where he designed and led the conduct of inhalation studies in support of Dupont’s Agricultural, Fluorochemical, and Textile Fibers Business Units.

Jay Parker, CIH, MS

Jay Parker is a Physical Scientist at the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory division of NIOSH in the Technology Evaluation Branch. He is involved in respirator testing and certification. He holds a BS degree in chemistry from the State University of NY at Binghamton and a MS degree in toxicology from St. John's University in NY. He has worked continuously in the field of respiratory protection and PPE for 36 years. He is currently Past Chair of the AIHA® Respiratory Protection Committee.

Thomas Peters, PhD

Thomas Peters has worked in aerosol research for 20 years. He is an Associate Professor of Industrial Hygiene at The University of Iowa, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health. His research involves the development of novel sampling method that he then applies to understand and control aerosols in the workplace and the environment. In his recent projects, he has developed techniques to assess nanoparticles through aerosol mapping and activity monitoring with direct-read instruments and protocol to classify airborne nanomaterials apart from background aerosols using electron microscopy; and passive sampling techniques to investigate the variability in composition of coarse particles in the atmosphere. Dr. Peters holds a BS and MS in environmental engineering from the University of Florida, and a PhD from the University of North Carolina. He has evaluated real-time aerosol measurement devices, developed aerosol generators used in EPA human exposure facilities, investigated turbulence effects on coarse filters, and evaluated size selectors used in chemical speciation samplers. Dr. Peters was involved in the development of EPA’s National Ambient Air Quality Standard for particulate matter under 2.5 µm; during this time, he was responsible for developing and testing PM2.5 sampling hardware, conducting field tests, and drafting portions of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Bob Phalen, PhD, CIH

Bob Phalen is an Assistant Professor at California State University San Bernardino, where he teaches industrial hygiene and environmental health science. He received his PhD from UCLA. Before joining academia, Dr. Phalen worked as an industrial hygienist, manager of loss prevention and control, and ergonomics specialist. He has over 15 years industry experience. Currently he teaches and conducts research on chemical protective clothing. His recent JOEH article “A Moving Robotic Hand System for Whole-glove Permeation and Penetration: Captan and Nitrile Gloves” was awarded Best Paper in 2008 by the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society.

Gary Phillips, BA, MEd, CRSP, CHRP

Gary Phillips is the manager and principle trainer/consultant of Northwest Training and Development. An experienced organizational development consultant and Safety Professional, he is involved in a variety of training projects and consulting assignments in for profit, public and not-for- profit organizations. Gary has served on the Board of Governors of the Association for Canadian Registered Safety Professionals and in various chapter and provincial offices of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering. He also taught Occupational Health and Safety as a sessional lecturer at Lakehead University for 12 years. He is the principle trainer of trainers worldwide for Dr. David Imrie’s Back Power program, and he is a Master Practitioner and Licensed Trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Most recently Gary has been providing personal and executive coaching services to individuals and businesses. In 2008, he published The Art of Safety, integrating 30 years of leadership, safety and advanced communication experience into one volume.

Margaret Phillips, PhD CIH

Margaret Phillips is an Associate Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where her duties include teaching a graduate course on radiation hazards. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Phillips worked as a field industrial hygienist in the private sector. She received her PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Illinois and her MHS in industrial hygiene at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. She is also a member of AIHA®’s Nonionizing Radiation Committee.

Edward Quevedo

Ed Quevedo is a Partner and Chair of the Sustainability Practice Group at Paladin Law Group. He has over 25 years of experience advising clients on domestic and international environmental and health & safety (EHS) law compliance and litigation matters, sustainability planning and program development, and strategic EHS program development and performance counseling, both as an attorney and consulting advisor. In 1994, he began to advise corporations regarding sustainable development and corporate responsibility and started teaching university courses. Mr. Quevedo provides his clients with traditional EHS compliance counseling and international EHS auditing program development, implementation of environmental management systems (EMS) and Sustainability Management Systems (SMS), sustainable development strategy, land use and natural resources law, green building and sustainable master planning, and water rights and water law & policy. He has also pioneered the implementation of Regenerative Management Systems (RMS). Mr. Quevedo began his GHG and carbon reduction management practice in Europe in 1994, and more recently has broad expertise in advising large multinational clients on AB32 and related national and international greenhouse gas reduction protocols. During his legal career, Mr. Quevedo has argued cases before the California Supreme Court, the International Board of Arbitrators in The Hague, and the European Court of Justice. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors, and Vice Chair, of the Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance.

Gurumurthy Ramachandran, PhD, CIH

Gurumurthy Ramachandran is currently a Professor of Industrial Hygiene in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis. His research involves using Bayesian methods for exposure reconstruction as well as for occupational hygiene decision-making, developing mathematical methods for modeling and analyzing occupational measurements, retrospective exposure assessment, and conducting fundamental physical studies of the performance of sampling devices for aerosols. The focus of these interests is the development of more effective and accurate methods to assess health-related human exposure. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MS in Environmental Engineering, and a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina.

Charles F. Redinger, PhD, CIH

Tom Reeves

Tom Reeves is a safety professional with Nucor Corporation, North America’s largest steel maker and recycler, at their facility in Marion, Ohio.  Receiving both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Eastern Kentucky University, his primary focus is Organizational & Leadership Development in Health & Safety Management.  Nucor Corporation is a traditionally decentralized organization with a lean management structure and highly empowered employee teams.  Tom is a member of the AIHA/ANSI Z10 Committee and Nucor Steel Marion is currently a VPP Star Worksite and is registered to AIHA/ANSI Z10 and OHSAS 18001.

Frank Renshaw, PhD, CIH, CSP

Frank Renshaw currently serves as Managing Member of the consulting firm, Bayberry EHS Consulting, LLC, after 35 years with Dow Advanced Materials (formerly the Rohm and Haas Company). He held various positions at Rohm and Haas including EHS Director for the Specialty Materials Business Group, Corporate Safety Director and Corporate Industrial Hygiene Director. He is a Past President of AIHA® and has served as President of the Academy of Industrial Hygiene and President of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation. He has also served as Treasurer and Board member of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and as a member of the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors. He currently serves on the Manufacturing Sector Council for NIOSH’s National Occupational Research Agenda and has advised and assisted NIOSH on a contract basis in implementing their Prevention through Design National Initiative.

Ralph Rogers, CIH

Ralph Rogers is a Senior Industrial Hygienist for the Army Institute of Public Health (AIPH) He is responsible for providing industrial hygiene consultation services and support to Army and Department of Defense units and facilities located throughout the world. He also develops Army occupational health regulations, information documents, and industrial hygiene training courses. He has 27 years of experience as an industrial hygienist with the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. In addition, he was a compliance safety and health officer for the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration for five years. He has worked with the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee since 1995, and has been a member of the committee since 1999. He has a BS in Industrial Hygiene for Quinnipiac Collage.

Mark Rollins, CIH, CSP

Mark Rollins is the corporate EH&S Director for Thermo Fisher Scientific. He has broad-based experience in industrial hygiene, environment and occupational safety. He holds both a BS and an MS in environmental science from the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Rollins has also previously taught several AIHce PDCs, and is a member of the AIHA® Computer Applications Committee and the ANSI Z9 Ventilation Standards committee.

Alan Rossner, PhD, CIH, CSP

Alan Rossner is Director of Environmental Health Science and Environmental Science & Policy undergraduate programs at Clarkson University. He is also Associate Director of Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment. His teaching and research interests are in human exposure to hazardous chemicals and agents. Prior to coming to Clarkson, he spent 10 years working in the industrial sector as an environmental, health and safety professional, performing exposure assessments, safety and health audits and implementing control systems. He previously worked for OSHA as a compliance officer and assistant manager and as Corporate EHS person for The Boeing Company and as EHS consultant. Over the last decade he has taught and conducted research at Clarkson University in the area of Industrial Hygiene and Environmental health.

Robert Roy, PhD, DABT

Robert Roy has a PhD and MS in Environmental and Occupational Health from the University of Minnesota and has over twenty years of experience in toxicology and regulatory toxicology. He is currently a Senior Toxicology Specialist within the Corporate Medical Department of the 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. His primary responsibilities include health hazard and risk/safety assessment of raw materials, intermediates and finished consumer and industrial products for several 3M businesses, establishing 3M Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs), and, most recently, he has taken a leadership role in 3M’s health and exposure-related activities/programs established to ensure compliance with REACH. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches and advises students in both the Toxicology Graduate Program and the School of Public Health's Division of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Roy is active in a number of professional societies including AIHA® and the WEEL® Committee, the Society of Toxicology and its Northland Regional Chapter, and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication. He is also an active member of the European Centre for Excotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals Task Force to develop guidance for assessment factors to derive DNELs.

Jennifer Sahmel, CIH, CSP

Jennifer Sahmel is a Supervising Health Scientist with ChemRisk, Inc. where she works on a range of projects related to chemical sustainability issues, human health exposure assessment, and risk assessment. Prior to ChemRisk, she worked for the National Park Service as the Intermountain Region’s Occupational Health and Safety Manager, for the U.S. EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) in their Chemical Engineering Branch, and as an Industrial Hygienist for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). She is a past chair of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and the founder of the committee’s dermal project team. She earned her MPH degree in Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene from the University of California at Berkeley, and her BA in International Studies from the College of William and Mary.

Henry Schuver, PhD

Henry Schuver has spent the last 21 years reducing toxic exposures by promoting the proper management and clean-up of hazardous wastes at privately-owned industrial properties. Ath the U.S. EPA headquarters since 1997, he has promoted national consistency and improved comprehensiveness in the evaluation of pathways for on-going human exposures to hazardous wastes at, or from, contaminated properties. As part of this effort he has raised national awareness of on-going human exposures to volatile chemicals from subsurface contamination vapors intruding into indoor air. He is currently responsible for responding to comments on, and revision of, the Agency's most recent draft Vapor Intrusion Guidance (OSWER Nov. 2002). Prior to coming to the U.S. EPA HQ, he worked for three years with the State of New Jersey, six years as a Project Manager for a private consulting firm, and 2 years with the U.S. EPA in Region 2. He has a PhD in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Kevin Sheffield, DrPH, CIH, CSP

Kevin Sheffield is a Senior HSE Consultant, Nanotechnology at Phillips 66. His work involves coordinating health, safety, and environmental activities related to nanotechnology. Previously, he served as the subject matter expert at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for nanomaterial safety and health and was heavily involved in adverse event response. He received his DrPH from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is a member of the ASTM International Committee E56 on Nanotechnology and the AIHA® Nanotechnology Working Group. Dr. Sheffield has over 20 years experience providing health and safety support to biomedical, chemical, and radiochemical R&D facilities and to organizations conducting hazardous waste remediation, nuclear waste retrieval, and decontamination services. He has extensive experience integrating knowledge from different communities of practice to develop hazard control programs for emerging technologies and high-risk work operations.

Bernard Silverstein, CIH

Bernard Silverstein is a principle consultant at TVS Associates with over 30 years of experience working for both government and private industry specializing in risk assessment and H&S management systems. He is a member of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and chairman of the AIHA® Value Strategy Committee. He is a contributing author of A Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures, 3rd edition, and principle author and editor of The AIHA® Value Strategy Manual.

Catherine Simmons, CIH

Catherine Simmons is the owner and Principal Consultant at Simmons Environmental & Occupational Health Solutions, Inc. Her work currently focuses on exposure assessment, reconstruction and modeling. She graduated from Illinois State University with a BS in Environmental Health and has over 29 years of experience consulting on a wide variety of environmental health, occupational health and safety issues. Ms. Simmons’ experience includes working for local and state government agencies, private industry and consulting. She has served as an expert witness and testified in deposition and at trial. She is active on AIHA®’s Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and is the Modeling Project Team Leader. She is a published author on modeling industrial hygiene exposures and is an editor of the 2nd edition of Mathematical Models for Estimating Occupational Exposure to Chemicals.

Bill Sirois, Ergonomist

Bill Sirois is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Circadian Technologies, Inc. Bill has a chemical engineering and ergonomics background, with more than three decades of operational management and consulting experience in the areas of health, safety, and productivity. He is internationally recognized as an expert in workforce management, and is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal and numerous trade publications. Having been a former shiftworker in chemical plant environments, Bill is well acquainted with the effects of shift schedules and long, irregular hours on fatigue, human error, and impaired performance.

Robert Skoglund, PhD, DABT, CIH

Robert Skoglund has a an MS and a PhD in environmental health (toxicology and environmental chemistry) from the University of Minnesota and over 20 years of experience in regulatory and applied toxicology. He is presently a Senior Laboratory Manager within the Corporate Medical Department of the 3M Company, and is responsible for the science-based assessment and communication of the hazards and risks of materials important to 3M. This includes a global hazard communication program and other regulatory and applied toxicology issues/tasks that impact product responsibility/stewardship. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches and advises students in both the Toxicology Graduate Program and the School of Public Health's Division of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Skoglund has been lecturing on regulatory and applied toxicology for over fifteen years and he has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications on these topics including journal articles, book chapters, and scientific abstracts. Dr. Skoglund is active in a number of professional societies and trade organizations including the Consumer Specialty Products Association, American Chemistry Council, Society of Toxicology and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication, and has served as a representative for U.S. industry in the development of GHS and REACH.

Thomas J. Slavin CIH, CSP, CSHM

Thomas Slavin is Global Safety and Health Director for Navistar, Inc., a major manufacturer of trucks, buses, RVs and diesel engines. He has over 30 years experience in safety, industrial hygiene and ergonomics. He serves as chair of ASTM International’s E34 Safety and Health Standards Committee and also chairs the Safety and Health Committee of the American Foundry Society. He is a member of the NIOSH NORA manufacturing team, and the NFPA combustible dust committee. He is on the board (past chair) of the Institute for Safety and Health Management, has received the American Foundry Society’s Childress-Loebler Environmental Health and Safety Lifetime Achievement Award, and is an ASTM fellow and Award of Merit recipient.

Darrah Sleeth, PhD, MPH

Darrah Sleeth is an Assistant Professor at the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Utah. She is an instructor for courses on the Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, Noise & Other Physical Agents, and Occupational Health & Safety Solutions. She received a Master of Public Health (Industrial Hygiene/Hazardous Substances) and a PhD (Industrial Health) from the University of Michigan and began her academic career at the University of Utah in early 2010. Her previous research measured the inhalability of airborne particles at ultra-low windspeeds and involved the design and development of a novel low-speed wind tunnel for aerosol research. Her current research interests include particle size-selective sampling methodologies, exposure assessment for inhalation hazards, and aerosol sampler design. She is also active in international standards setting for workplace air quality.

Pegeen Smith, RN, MS, COHN-S

Pegeen Smith is a certified occupational health nurse working as a Technical Service Product Specialist for the 3M Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division. She received her BS in Nursing from Wayne State University and her MS in Occupational Health Nursing from University of Michigan. Since 2003, she has worked exclusively with field microphone-in-real-ear (F-MIRE) technology and its application in industry. As the leader of the Global E-A-Rfit™ Technical Service Team for 3M Company, she provides technical support, education and training for 3M’s F-MIRE system. Pegeen is an active member of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN), the American Board of Occupation Health Nurses and the National Hearing Conservation Association where she serves on the Nominations Task Force committee and as the AAOHN Liaison. She is a published author and Golden Pen Award recipient for an article she co-authored for the AAOHN Journal in 2001. She has presented to customers across the globe as well as for national and local conferences with a focus on hearing loss prevention.

Philip Smith, PhD, CIH

Phil Smith is a member of the OSHA Health Response Team, and a retired Commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps where he served as an industrial hygiene officer for over 23 years. He received a PhD from Utah State University, and has been an Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland where he directed the work of numerous graduate students in an ABET-accredited environmental health sciences program. Phil has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of chemical identification in complex mixtures, development of tools and methods for chemical detection, and application of those tools and methods to solve exposure assessment problems. His primary research focus is on fieldable detection and identification systems that are fast, small, and that provide high data quality.

John Snawder, PhD, DABT

John Snawder received his PhD from Mississippi State University in 1990 and did post-doctoral work in the National Center for Toxicological Research. Since 1992, he has worked at NIOSH as a research toxicologist. His research has focused on the role of metabolic variation on xenobiotic metabolism and the development of immunological tools for biological monitoring of exposure and effect. His present research is focused on the development of rapid immunoassays for biological monitoring. Dr. Snawder coordinates biological monitoring for Health Hazard Evaluations and is presently involved in biomonitoring studies for fuel exposures. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Toxicology

Gary Spies, CIH

Gary Spies is the Director, Environment, Health and Safety in the Pfizer manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mr. Spies has extensive experience with biological monitoring program development and management. He is author of a number of papers on biological monitoring, was a contributor to Biological Monitoring: A Practical Field Manual, and a frequent speaker. He is currently a member of the ACGIH® BEI® Committee and the AIHA® Biomonitoring Committee

Timothy Stauder, CIH, MSPH

Tim Stauder has over twenty years of experience as an Industrial Hygienist and Consultant. He earned a BS in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and an MSPH in the Industrial Hygiene program from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently working for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in Vermont, Tim is responsible for managing the Industrial Hygiene program, Ergonomics and accident investigation. Tim is currently the Chairperson of the AIHA®-AIH Value Strategy Education Sub-Committee and the Vice Chairperson of the VHA Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Group.

Mark Stenzel, MS, CIH

Mark Stenzel is the founder and President of Exposure Assessment Applications, LLC, a company that specializes in exposure and risk assessments. He worked for 29 years in the chemical industry where he managed all aspects of a comprehensive industrial hygiene program. He has co-authored five peer-reviewed articles on exposure assessment; was a contributing author to the AIHA® publication, A Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures, 3rd edition; was a co-author of the ACGIH® White Paper titled “Control Banding: Issues and Opportunities”; was a contributing author and co-editor of the AIHA Guideline on Occupational Exposure Reconstruction; and has made more than 40 formal presentations at technical conferences and symposia. He is an active member of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategy and Occupational Epidemiology technical committees.

Erica Stewart, CIH, HEM

Erica Stewart has over 25 years experience in the EH&S field, the last twenty at Kaiser Permanente, the largest not-for-profit HMO in the U.S. In her current position at Kaiser Permanente, Erica is responsible for developing, organizing, and managing nationwide initiatives in collaboration with other departments, including procurement teams, to ensure that Kaiser Permanente’s building designs, medical devices and products incorporate measures that eliminate or control chemical exposures and increase indoor environmental quality. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Erica worked for industrial hygiene consultants assessing occupational exposure to various chemical and physical hazards. Erica has BS in Biochemistry from San Francisco State University. She is an AIHA® Fellow, has a certificate from the Center for Healthcare Environmental Management, and is a Past Chair of the AIHA® Stewardship and Sustainability Committee, the 2007 Chair of AIHA’s Healthcare Working Group and is the current Secretary of AIHA’s Green Building Working Group.

Michael Sullivan, PhD, CIH, REA

Michael Sullivan is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at California State University at Northridge. He teaches in the area of industrial hygiene, toxicology, epidemiology, hazardous waste and risk assessment. His areas of research are on understanding variability in environmental data and historical dose reconstruction and exposure assessment. He has recently published a paper on his research on heavy metals in bottled water. His PhD is in Toxicology from the University of Michigan.

Michele Sullivan, PhD

Michele Sullivan is an author of MSDS and GHS Guidance Manuals and frequent lecturer on Hazard Communication. She was an industry member of UN and OECD groups which developed the GHS. As a consultant, Dr. Sullivan has prepared a GHS Guide, OSHA HCS to GHS translation tool, trained OSHA staff about the GHS, and developed GHS classification examples. She is included on the UNITAR GHS Expert Roster. Dr. Sullivan received her PhD in biochemistry from the University of Virginia and her BA in chemistry from Newton College. Dr. Sullivan is currently a consultant. Her previous positions include Senior Director of Responsible Care at the Chemical Manufacturers Association, Director of Product Stewardship at Hoechst Celanese Corporation, and Director of Product Safety & Ecology at CIBA-GEIGY.

Jon Szalajda, MSIE, MS

Jon Szalajda is the Branch Chief for Policy and Standards Development at the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, NIOSH. The branch develops and promulgates new approval PPE related standards and regulations. He holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State and MS degrees in engineering from George Washington University and the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked in the field of respiratory protection and PPE for 25 years. He is currently the Vice Chair of ANSI Z88 Respiratory Protection Committee and is involved with several other ANSI and NFPA standards committees.

Glenn Talaska, PhD, CIH

Glenn Talaska has been an author of over 100 peer-reviewed papers mostly dealing with biological markers of occupational and environmental carcinogen exposure. He is currently the Vice Chair of the ACGIH® BEI® Committee. Glenn has been the organizer of scientific meetings and their sessions and has been invited to speak at more than 25 national and international meetings. He was the organizer and a presenter of an ACGIH® webinar on PAH Biomonitoring.

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Michael Taubitz

Mike Taubitz spent over 43 years with General Motors in a variety of engineering and human resource positions. He held every safety position from plant safety supervisor to Global Director of Safety and Ergonomics. In the late 90s, he learned lean and continuous improvement thinking for office and business systems and used that as a foundation when he developed and led GM’s emerging issues process from 2000 until retirement in 2008. In this last assignment, Mike spent considerable time in the diverse world of global standards and regulation creating linkages between operations management and sustainability. He is a frequent speaker at professional and industry group meetings and is often referenced in articles, magazines and technical papers. He is co-chair of the National Lean & Safe Network. Mike joined FDR Safety in 2010 where he manages issues impacting continuous improvement and sustainable growth.

Kathy Thompson, CIH, MT(ASCP), MPH, MS

Kathy Thompson has been with the 3M Company for 16 years working in industrial hygiene, chemical product stewardship and technical service roles. Prior to this, Kathy was employed for 10 years in hospitals performing clinical laboratory and microbiology analysis, infection control and hospital safety services. She holds a Masters in Public Health (Environmental Health) as well as an MS in Chemistry. In her current position, Kathy provides technical support for the cleaning chemical and disinfectant products and healthcare markets for the Building and Commercial Services Division of 3M.

Victor M. Toy, MPH, CIH, CSP

Vic Toy is Senior Advisor and Program Manager for Strategy and Design for IBM’s Integrated Health Services with 30 years of diverse health and safety experience in government and industry. He holds a BS in Environmental Sciences from UC Berkeley and an MPH in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Michigan. Vic has published and lectured at major universities and conferences and has been active in the IH profession over the past 25 years including service as past president of the Northern California Section, a founding member of the California Industrial Hygiene Council and a Past-president of the Academy of Industrial Hygiene. He is also an AIHA® Fellow. Vic is currently the Vice Chair of ANSI Z10 and has been an active player in the OSHMS scene for the past 10 years.

Paul Tranchell, CIH, CSP, RBP

Paul has been in the environmental health and safety field for more than 30 years.  He is currently Project Manager at O’Brien & Gere Engineers in Syracuse, NY. Paul spent 10 years at Liberty Mutual Insurance, 17 at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and 11 as President of Soaring Eagles Safety Consultants, Inc in Clay, NY. His experience includes general safety and industrial hygiene management and consulting. Technical specialties include risk management planning, radiation safety, biosafety, chemical safety & security, emergency response, as well as chemical weapons and Select Agent compliance. Paul’s professional activities include local and national activities in the American Society of Safety Engineers, American Industrial Hygiene Association, and American Biological Safety Association. He has presented topics on EHS management at the local, national and international level. Paul has been published in the AIHA’s Synergist magazine as well as local section newsletters. Paul is active in the Public Safety Community as a member of the Onondaga County Disaster Preparedness Committee, the Regional HazMat Response Team, and the Central New York Medical Reserve Corps. He combines his technical background with his emergency response background as Adjunct Faculty in the Homeland Security and Environmental Technology departments at Onondaga Community College.

Su-Jung Tsai, ScD

Su-Jung Tsai is a Manager of Environmental Health and Safety at Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) and a researcher in the Department of Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Led by Dr. Tsai, the research group at CHN is measuring airborne and dermal exposures to nanoparticles in all of the Center’s labs and developing best practices to be followed to minimize the exposure of students and staff. She received both her BS and MS in chemical engineering, and worked as a project and process engineer at a petrochemical plant for several years in Taiwan. At UMass Lowell she received her MS in management science (manufacturing) and her ScD in Occupational Hygiene and Cleaner Production. During her doctoral research, Dr. Tsai performed ground-breaking research to evaluate and control occupational exposures to engineered nanoparticles, and received the departmental Scholarship Award for her doctoral research. Her publications including the performance of laboratory fume hoods when handling nanopowders and the twin screw extrusion of nanocomposites are the first such papers in the peer-reviewed literature.

Bharti Ujjani, CIH

Bharti Ujjani is the Director of Compliance Services for URS Corporation. She has the business development, management and technical responsibility for various Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, and Safety compliance services. She has over 20 years of experience in the comprehensive practice of environmental and industrial hygiene consulting, managing all aspects of Environment, Health and Safety services for various clients including, educational, institutional, manufacturing, chemical, military, commercial, healthcare, and aerospace. Ms. Ujjani has served in an expert capacity on numerous cases involving Environmental Health and Safety issues. She has prepared expert reports and testimony involving vapor intrusion, ground water and soil contamination, asbestos, indoor air quality, occupational exposure, failure analysis, and a variety of regulatory, engineering, and scientific matters. Ms. Ujjani has been involved in vapor intrusion investigations at various sites, including, contaminated industrial sites, dry cleaners, strip malls, gasoline stations, brownfields, school sites and other commercial developments. These projects included, site characterization, conceptual site model, vapor intrusion investigation workplan development, sub-slab, indoor and outdoor vapor/air sampling, data evaluation, and agency reporting. Development of remedial measures for vapor intrusion impacted sites. She has designed active and passive sub-slab depressurization systems for existing buildings and new construction and performed post remediation monitoring and reporting. She holds an MS in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the Chair of the Environmental Issues Committee and a member of the AIHA® Healthcare Working Group.

Christopher Ulriksen, CSP

Christopher Ulriksen has over 10 years of experience in safety, health and environmental matters in the chemical and pharmaceutical/biotech sectors. Prior to joining ESIS, Inc. as a Senior Consultant, Mr. Ulriksen had a 5 year tenure as the EHS Manager for Laureate Pharma. His experience ranges from the development of cost-effective training and compliance programs to performance-based, strategic program management for start-up, early stage growth and global operations.

Kevin Wallace, CIH, CSP

Kevin Wallace is an Industrial Hygienist at Exxon Mobil Corporation. Previously, he worked as a Safety and Health Specialist at Chevron Corporation and as Industrial Hygienist at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. He earned his BS and MS in Occupational Safety and Health from Murray State University.

William Walsh, CIH

William Walsh has more than 25 years experience in laboratory and sampling techniques. He has been a Laboratory Director of both AIHA® and NELAC accredited laboratories utilizing these techniques and has served as past Chair of the AIHA® Sampling and Analysis and the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Committees. Mr. Walsh has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Michael A. Weigand, CSP, EdD

Mike is vice president of Langlois, Weigand, and Associates Inc. He has over 20 years experience in safety and health. Weigand has taught courses in occupational safety, safety management, industrial hygiene, fire science, safety law, as well as safety and health audits, safety management, and safety training at Louisiana State University and various conferences. He has also served as a management consultant and expert witness.

Laurie Wells, Aud, FAAA

Laurie Wells is a board-certified audiologist and Manager of Audiology for Associates in Acoustics, Inc. She received her Master’s degree from University of Arizona and her clinical doctorate degree from Salus University, School of Audiology. Laurie is a certified Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Component of a Hearing Conservation Program. As a consultant to companies nation-wide, she provides professional audiology review of hearing conservation programs to ensure effective protection from noise hazards to both employers and employees. Laurie is an active certified course director for the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) and has taught numerous seminars, graduate audiology courses, and made frequent presentations at state and national conferences. Laurie is past-president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), and served on the NHCA board. She represents the American Academy of Audiology on the CAOHC Council, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and a member of the Colorado Academy of Audiology.

Kenneth White, MS, MM, CIH, CSP

Kenn White is the Principal and an independent consultant with Consultive Services. Mr. White earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Thiel College and advanced degrees in Chemistry from the University of Rhode Island, and in Management/Policy, Organization Behavior, and Marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is Virginia-Licensed as an Environmental Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor and Asbestos Inspector/Management Planner, and is a Guest Instructor at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University for EH&S issues. Kenn is a Member of the Beryllium Health and Safety Committee, and ASTM Subcommittees D22.04 on Workplace Air Quality and E06.23 on Lead Hazards Associated with Buildings. He is the plank-holder Chair and continues to serve as Chair of the AIHA® ad hoc Committee on Sampling for Environmental Lead, and is a Laboratory Site Assessor for the AIHA Laboratory Quality Assurance Program. Kenn is a three-time recipient of the Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award and an AIHA® Fellow.

Linda Zabel, CIH, CSP

Linda Zabel has been in the the Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Regulatory field for 31 years and is currently the EHS manager for the Materials Resource Division within 3M Company. She has been with the 3M Company's for the last 22 years. Prior to coming to 3M Linda worked in the insurance industry and for a City of Minneapolis. In her role at 3M, Linda is responsible for ensuring all EHS and regulatory compliance for 5 specialty chemical manufacturing facilities, 3 film manufacturing facilities and 4 fluoroelastomer production facilities. Linda has a bachelors degree in chemistry from St. Catherine's University in St. Paul, MN and an MPH from the University of Minnesota.

Paul Zoubek, CSP, CIH

Paul Zoubek is nationally recognized consultant in the area of electrical safety. He provides expert advice in the areas of management and engineering control of electrical hazards for companies nationwide. He advises companies in the areas of engineering electrical hazard control, written electrical safety program development, and training.