The new AIHA Fellows will be honored 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.
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“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.
Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the premier association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA’s 8,500 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. Members represent a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government and academia. More information is available at