AIHA Names 14 New Distinguished Fellows

​​The new AIHA Fellows will be honored during the third annual Mark of Excellence Aw​ards Breakfast on Wednesday, June 7, at the 2017 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce EXP) in Seattle, Wash.

Release No. SPR-17-0406-01

Gabriella Lehimdjian, AIHA Communications 
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (April 6, 2017) — The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) honors 14 new occupational and environmental health and safety professionals with the Distinguished Fellow Award. These individuals have been nominated by their peers and recognized for their extraordinary contributions to the industrial hygiene profession. The new distinguished Fellows will receive their awards during the third annual Mark of Excellence Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, June 7, at the 2017 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce EXP)​​ in Seattle, Wash.

“This designation indicates a significant, long-term commitment to our profession, and it is an honor to recognize the contributions of each new Fellow on behalf of AIHA,” said AIHA President Steven E. Lacey, PhD, CIH, CSP. “I am inspired by their dedication to protecting worker health and to our Association.”

Fellows are nominated by a local section, special interest group, committee, or other formal AIHA entity for their 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.

The new 2017 AIHA Fellows are as follows:

Dianne Grote Adams, CIH, CSP, CPEA – President and Owner of Safex Inc.; nominated by Beth Angus on behalf of the AIHA Central Ohio Local Section

T. Renee Anthony, PhD, CIH, CSP – Associate Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa; nominated by Maura J. Sheehan, ScD, CIH, FAIHA 

John Baker, CIH – Senior Project Manager, Bureau Veritas North America, Inc.; nominated by Jennifer Dimitri, CIH

Catherine C. Bobenhausen, CIH, CSP – Sr. Industrial Hygienist, Vidaris, Inc.; nominated by Ellen C. Gunderson, CIH, CSP

Steven Eugene Guffey, PhD, CIH – Professor and Industrial Hygiene Coordinator, Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, West Virginia University; nominated by Jeremy Slagley, CIH

Laura Hodson, CIH – Coordinator, Nanotechnology Research Center, NIOSH, Charles Geraci, PhD, CIH, FAIHA

James H. Jones, CIH – Environmental Consultant, JWJ Consulting, LLC; nominated by Ralph A. Froehlich, MS, CIH, CSP, QEP, on behalf of the AIHA Ohio Valley Local Section

Michael D. Larrañaga, PhD, PE, CIH, CSP – Principal Consultant - Practice Leader, Ramboll; nominated by Tim Paz, CIH

Christine A.D. Lorenzo, CIH – Safety and Occupational Health Manager, Federal-State Operations, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor; nominated by CDR Bradley S. King, PhD, MPH, CIH, on behalf of the AIHA Rocky Mountain Local Section

Charles R. Manning, PhD, CIH – President and Technical Director, Assay Technology; nominated by Richard Mark O'Mara, MS, CIH, FAIHA, and the AIHA Sampling and Laboratory Analysis Committee 

Jerome E. Spear, CSP, CIH – President, J.E. Spear Consulting, LP;  nominated by the AIHA Construction Committee

David A. Sterling, PhD, CIH, ROH – Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center School of Public Health; nominated by Roger D. Lewis, PhD, CIH, FAIHA, on behalf of the AIHA Academic SIG

Bonnie L. Weeks, CIH – Independent Consultant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; nominated by Michael D. Walters, ScD, PE, CIH, QEP, on behalf of the AIHA New England Local Section

John N. Zey, CIH – Professor of Industrial Hygiene and Safety, University of Central Missouri; nominated by Alice L. Greife, PhD, CIH

The Fellow designation is limited to no more than five percent of the AIHA membership.


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