2018 AIHA Board Members Bring Wide Breadth of Experience

New organization leaders have decades of experience in industrial hygiene and safety.

Members of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) have selected board members for the 2018 year.

The new directors and officers will be inducted at the organization's annual business meeting this May, which will take place during the 2018 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce EXP) in Philadelphia. 

"These new officers and directors offer a range of perspectives and professional experience and I am thrilled to welcome them in their new roles," said Deborah Imel Nelson, Ph.D., CIH, president of the AIHA board of directors, in a statement. "I look forward to working with them as we guide our association into the future."

The new AIHA Board officers and directors are as follows:

J. Lindsay Cook, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, was elected AIHA's new vice president. He has been an AIHA member since 1979 and has worked with the protective clothing and equipment committee, laboratory health & safety committee, indoor environmental quality task force and finance committee. In addition he is a past director and current treasurer of AIHA. Cook is the senior vice president of The EI Group Inc., an environmental health and safety (EHS) consulting firm located in Morrisville, N.C. Cook is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently lives in Durham, N.C.

Dina Siegel, CIH, CSP, CBSP, FAIHA, was elected secretary-elect. She has been a member of AIHA since 1983 and has served on many committees over the years, including the fellows SIG, biosafety and environmental microbiology committee, 2015 and 2018 Strategic Direction Task Force and the women in IH committee. Siegel has over 30 years of experience in comprehensive industrial hygiene practice as a field industrial hygienist, a manager and an industrial hygiene program manager. She currently serves on the AIHA board of directors as a director. Siegel is a graduate of Colorado State University and the Colorado School of Mines; she resides in Sante Fe, N.M.

Pamela Kostle, M.S., CIH, FAIHA, was elected as an AIHA director. Kostle has been a member of AIHA since 2000 and has served on several committees, including the Fellows SIG, sampling and laboratory analysis committee and stewardship and sustainability committee. She currently works as the occupational health manager in the environmental and occupational health unit of the University of Wisconsin Madison University Health Services, which serves employees, students and visitors. Kostle is a graduate of the University of Iowa and currently lives in Madison, Wisc.

Michael Ochs, MPA, CIH, CSP, was also elected as an AIHA director. He has been a member of AIHA since 2009. He has served on the lab health and safety committee and he is past chair of the stewardship and sustainability committee. Ochs currently works as an environmental health and safety assistant director. He has more than 20 years of experience developing and managing both employees and programs to promote occupational health and safety within private, institutional, government and not-for-profit sectors. Ochs is a graduate of Illinois State University and Arizona State University and a resident of Scottsdale, Ariz.


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