AIHA Recognizes 43 New OEHS Professionals as Distinguished Fellows

Release No. SPR-14-0325-01
Nicole Racadag, AIHA Communications
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New Fellows will be honored at the 2014 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) in San Antonio

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (March 25, 2014) —  The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has added 43 new distinguished Fellows, recognized for their significant contributions to the field of industrial hygiene, to its list.  The Fellow classification is limited to no more than five percent of the AIHA membership.
“The Fellow designation has become a mark of excellence and achievement for AIHA members,” said AIHA President Barbara J. Dawson, CIH, CSP. “Members chosen to be Fellows have been nominated by colleagues in the profession because they represent extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to the profession and to AIHA. It is both a privilege and pleasure to congratulate this year’s Fellows on behalf of Awards Committee.”

The new AIHA Fellows, who will be recognized at the AIHce during the General Session and at the Fellows Special Interest Group meeting on Wednesday, June 4, are as follows:
  • William O. Adams, CIH, CSP, CPEA, LEED® AP - Senior Project Manager, Safex, Inc.; nominated by the Central Ohio Local Section

  • Kevin E. Aikman, PhD, CIH - Director of Industrial Hygiene, United Analytical Services Inc.; nominated by the Chicago Local Section

  • Susan F. Arnold, MSOH, CIH - Principal, EHS LLC; nominated by the Risk Assessment Committee

  • Dawn Bolstad-Johnson, MPH, CIH, CSP - Director of Health, Safety and Environmental Quality, PHI Air Medical; nominated by the Real-Time Detection Systems Committee

  • Charles F. Brehm, CIH - General Manager, Health and Safety, Horsehead Corporation; nominated by the Construction Committee

  • William H. Bullock, DHSc, MSPH, CIH, CSP - Director of Industrial Hygiene, CSX Transportation; nominated by the Florida Local Section

  • Salvatore Cali, MPH, CIH - Senior Industrial Hygienist, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health; nominated by the Chicago Local Section

  • Thomas E. Case, CIH, CSP - Principal, Occupational, Safety & Health Consultant; nominated by the Philadelphia Local Section

  • Aaron Chen, MPH, CIH - Senior Industrial Hygiene Consultant, DuPont; nominated by the Delaware Local Section

  • David E. Downs, CSP, CIH, QEP, CPEA - President, EHS Management Partners, LLC; nominated by the Upper Midwest Local Section

  • Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr., MSc, CIH, CSP - Managing Partner, The Windsor Consulting Group; nominated by Marianne Levitsky

  • Warren Friedman, PhD, CIH - Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; nominated by the Indoor Environmental Quality Committee

  • Sean Gallagher, PhD, CPE - Research Physiologist, Auburn University; nominated by the Ergonomics Committee

  • Kevin Gara, MS, CIH - Director of Safety, Health and Environmental Protection, Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.; nominated by the Indiana Local Section

  • Michelle F. Gillie, CIH, CPEA - Corporate Health & Safety Director, Tetra Tech Geo, Inc.; nominated by the Environmental Issues Committee

  • Alice L. Greife, PhD, CIH - Dean, College of Health, Science and Technology, University of Central Missouri; nominated by the Environmental Issues, Academic SIG and the Mid-America Local Section

  • Martin Harper, PhD, CIH - Chief, Exposure Assessment Branch, CDC/NIOSH; nominated by the Real-Time Detection Systems Committee

  • Carl W. Heinlein, ARM, CPEA, CRIS, CSHM, CSP, OHST, STS - Senior Safety Consultant, American Contractors Insurance Group; nominated by the Construction Committee

  • Brian I. Heramb, CIH - Senior Industrial Hygienist, San Diego Gas and Electric; nominated by Terry Thedell

  • Robert A. Herrick, PE, CIH, DEE - President, Herrick Engineering, Inc.; nominated by the Academic Accreditation Committee

  • Jeffrey S. Hogue, CIH - Senior Director of Global CSR and Sustainability, McDonald's Corporation; nominated by the Stewardship and Sustainability Committee

  • Joselito S. Ignacio, MA, MPH, CIH, CSP, REHS/RS - Deputy Program Director, Chemical Defense, Department of Homeland Security; nominated by the Incident Preparedness and Response Working Group

  • Joseph K. Kawn, DEnv, MPH, CIH - Director of Health, Safety and Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; nominated by Larry Wong

  • Jeffrey W. Larmore, REHS, CHMM - Supervisor, Hazardous Materials and Indoor Air Quality, Marion County Public Health Department; nominated by the Indiana Local Section

  • Mary Ann Latko, CAE, CIH, CSP, QEP - Managing Director, American Industrial Hygiene Association; nominated by Melissa Cheszek and Thea Dunmire

  • Thomas J. Lentz, PhD, MPH - Chief, Document Development Branch, CDC/NIOSH; nominated by the Control Banding Working Group

  • Om P. Malik, PhD, PEng, CIH, ROH, QPRA - President, ECOH Management, Inc.; nominated by the Fellows SIG

  • Daniel J. Marsick, PhD, CSP, CIH - Principal, Marsick Consulting, LLC; nominated by the Potomac Local Section

  • Scott McAllister, MA, MPH, CIH - Principal Consultant, M&M Occupational Health & Safety Services LLC; nominated by the Social Concerns Committee

  • Michael E. Miller, MHS, CIH - Industrial Hygiene and Safety Manager, FBI; nominated by the Laboratory Health & Safety Committee

  • Patrick T. O’Shaughnessy, PhD, CIH - Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City; nominated by the Aerosol Technology Committee

  • Jimmy L. Perkins, MS, PhD - Professor (Retired), Health Science Center, School of Public Health, University of Texas at Houston; nominated by the Alabama Local Section

  • Gurumurthy Ramachandran, PhD, CIH - Professor, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Minnesota; nominated by the Exposure Assessment Strategy Committee

  • Lydia N. Renton, BSc, CIH, ROH - Director, Occupational Hygiene and Safety, WESA, Division of BluMetric Environmental Inc.; nominated by the Fellows SIG

  • Ronald W. Roberson - Corporate Industrial Hygienist, Sensidyne, LP; nominated by the Florida Local Section

  • Mark L. Rollins, CIH, CSP - Corporate EH&S Director, Thermo Fisher Scientific; nominated by the Computer Applications Committee

  • Jonathan D. Rosen, MS, CIH - Principal Consultant, AJ Rosen & Associates, LLC; nominated by the Social Concerns Committee

  • Raffie C. Sessa, CIH - President & CEO, RCS Health & Safety Consulting, LLC; nominated by the Pittsburgh Local Section

  • Steven D. Stockton, MS, CIH - Assistant Operations Manager, L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc.; nominated by the Pittsburgh Local Section

  • Periyasamy Subramanian, PhD, CIH - Senior Chemical Safety Specialist, Environmental Health and Safety Office, University of Iowa; nominated by the Sampling & Analysis Committee

  • Erik K. Vermulen, CIH - Colonel USAF (Retired), Industrial Hygiene Consultant; nominated by the Rocky Mountain Local Section

  • Barbara J. Weaver, CIH - Principal Specialist, Training and Development, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Inc.; nominated by the Sampling and Analysis Committee

  • Karin E. Wetzel, MSPH, CIH - Industrial Hygiene Consultant, Eli Lilly & Company; nominated by Andrea Mims and Richard Mark O’Mara

The Fellow designation recognizes individuals who have been full members in good standing for a minimum of 15 years and have made recognized contributions to industrial hygiene or related disciplines, either through research, leadership, publications, education, or service to AIHA. These individuals have been nominated by a local section, committee, special interest group, or other formal AIHA entity for their recognized achievement in the field of industrial hygiene.  Individuals are approved as Fellows by the AIHA Board of Directors after a recommendation by the Awards Committee. 


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