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                   of the American Industrial Hygiene Association



John J. Svagr, CIH
Director, EH&S New York Blood Center
310 E. 67th Street, New York, NY 10065
Tel: 212/570-3020

Liam Horgan
U.S.E.C.L, Inc.
310 East 71 Street
NYC, NY 10021

Past President:
Marianne Santarelli, CIH, CSP
88 Pine Street
ew York, New York 10005
(929) 499 7239

Sophie Naftalovich, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Corporate Environmental Health & Safety 
Canon Business Process Services 
460 West 34th Street
Phone: 212.502.2178
Cell: 551.206.8840

Board of Directors:

CIH Prep Sessions Chairman
Laura Schneider, CIH, LEED® AP
P.O. Box 231
Bronxville, NY 10708
Phone: 914-346-8765
Cell: 917-941-9978

Scholarship Chairman
Sophie Naftalovich, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Corporate Environmental Health & Safety 
Canon Business Process Services 
460 West 34th Street
Phone: 212.502.2178
Cell: 551.206.8840

Events Chairman
SVP, Technical Director
Creative Environment Solutions (CES) Corp.
CES Environmental & Safety Training Center
39 West 37th Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10018 212.290.6323


PRESIDENT 2014 -2015

Marianne Santarelli, CIH, CSP is a highly experienced, Environmental, Health and Safety professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional, with applied comprehensive skills, a strong commitment to excellence and progressive functional managerial experience with a specialization in the arena of Global EH&S Management Systems. She has technical proficiencies in industrial hygiene, safety and environmental disciplines, regulatory compliance analyses, product EH&S program development, permitting, training, ergonomics, EH&S audit and gap analysis, corrective action development, risk management analysis, workers compensation claims management and wellness programs and construction EH&S within a multitude of manufacturing, research and development, governmental and administrative environments.  Marianne presently works for the Silverstein Properties organization as their Vice President of Loss Control managing safety and health risks at both their operational facilities and construction projects.  Marianne was the Senior Risk Manager from 2008-2013 for the Port Authority of New York New Jersey.  She supported all Port Operations which include JFK, La Guardia, Newark airports, George Washington, Goethals, Staten Island Bridges, Port authority Bus terminal, Holland and Lincoln tunnels, Port Authority maritime operations and Port Authority construction projects including the World Trade Center reconstruction projects. Her responsibilities included introducing EH&S management system expertise and strategic discipline to the risk management staff supporting the above operations, managing emergency response, fire protection, general safety and Industrial Hygiene and construction safety functions and providing ancillary support to other divisions. She has over 30 years of EHS experience encompassing the semiconductor industry, the military, EHS consulting and with OSHA.  Marianne has a Master degree in Occupational safety and Health Management from New York University.


James Scullin is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with a Masters Degree in Public Health from Columbia University and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Manhattan College. He currently works as a Compliance Specialist for TransCanada Pipelines at the Ravenswood Electric Generating Station in Long Island City, New York. Mr. Scullin coordinates industrial hygiene, injury prevention, training, fire protection compliance, environmental support and safety programs at the facility. In 2012, Ravenswood achieved an impressive milestone of over one year with zero lost time injuries and zero OSHA recordable injuries among 200 site employees and approximately 100 contractors. This achievement was due in part to the technical support and specialty programs that Mr. Scullin implemented as Co-Chairperson on the station's Joint Health Safety and Environment Committee. Prior to working at Ravenswood, Mr. Scullin worked several years as a Project Manager in environmental and industrial hygiene consulting. He began his career as a Public Health Sanitarian for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In recent years he has supported the Metro NY AIHA Chapter as an instructor during the CIH Exam Prep courses. He is a lifelong resident of Queens, New York and often volunteers as a coach or assistant at youth athletic activities in support of his three children's various teams.


Sophie Naftalovich, CIH, CSP, CHMM is the EHS manager at Perrigo NY and is a former director of Hazardous Substances at the Israeli EPA. Sophie has a Bachelors degree in Biology and a Master degree in Microbiology (immunology) from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Looking to spend a year in the US with her family turned to be a 10 year exciting journey, when she acquired her professional certifications in the field of the Industrial Hygiene. Sophie currently works for Teva Pharmaceuticals in EHS Auditing. Sophie was practicing EHS in the manufacturing facility of Perrigo (former Clay-Park Labs), the largest Topical Over-The-Counter (OTC) pharmaceutical company in the US. Sophie is a relatively new member of the AIHA Metro NY and is proud to work together with experienced member of the chapter who contribute their leadership in order to sustain a professional activity of the chapter. Sophie has 2 boys in college and lives in Bergen County, NJ.


Mark Drozdov, MSc, CCT, SSM, FSM, CAI, RSO is SVP and Technical Director of Creative Environment Solutions (CES) Corp. that provides environmental & safety expert consulting. He authored many industry publications and presentations and served as a Director for Polytechnic U. and IH Consultant for Long Island Occupational and Environmental Health Center/Stony Brook Medical Center and lecturers at CUNY/ City College, Hunter and Cooper Union.

Mark is certified in Building Code Enforcement & Administration (CCT), Licensed Site Safety Manager (SSM), Construction Fire Safety Manager (CFSM), Certified Asbestos Investigator (CAI), Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), OSHA-authorized and EPA/DOH approved Instructor, ASTM Committees’ Member on IAQ, Sustainability, Mold, Asbestos, Environmental Assessment, certified professional by NYC Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) and Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) member and holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Green Building Planning and Architectural Design. During his tenure as NY President, Mark headed the OSHA Alliance Agreement, and led many Industrial Hygiene meetings and N/E Conference. 

He’s a recipient of many Awards & Commendations, including for his work at “Ground Zero” post 9/11, The Yankee Stadium new MTA Station, honored "Bull Moose of the Year" by the NY AIHA, ASSE/SENY/AIHA recognition award for outstanding support in the field of Construction Safety and was featured on MTA Transit=Transit News for post-Hurricane Sandy accomplishments.