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Green Ribbon Science Panel (GRSP) – Former Panelist Members

Anne Wallin, Ph.D.

Anne Wallin, Ph.D.

The Dow Chemical Company

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Anne Wallin, Ph.D. is the Director of Sustainable Chemistry for Dow. In his critical role, Anne leads the 2015 Sustainable Chemistry Goal project team which is integrating Sustainable Chemistry across all disciplines, functions, and businesses in Dow. She also leads the company’s Life Cycle Assessment Expert Group.

Anne began her career at Dow in Research and Development as a process chemist in the Agricultural Chemicals department implementing green chemistry and engineering practices. After several years, she moved to Environment, Health and Safety where she held a variety of roles in both research and development and manufacturing. Anne joined Dow Public Affairs in 1999, becoming the issue leader for Dow’s chlor-vinyl businesses and leading a leveraged global network and representing Dow in several major trade associations.

Anne is a native of Wyoming and holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Carleton College and a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a post-doctoral fellow at G.D. Searle. She is a member of the External Advisory Board for the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan. She is a co-author of several publications and patents and the recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award from Carleton College.

B. Tod Delaney, Ph.D.

B. Tod Delaney, Ph.D.

Ph.D. First Environment, Inc.

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Dr. B. Tod Delaney provides strategic direction and management oversight at First Environment, an environmental engineering and consulting firm. Dr. Delaney is also a chemical and environmental health engineer with over 30 years of industry experience. He has provided project management and technical oversight on the firm’s LCA projects for clients such as Georgia Pacific, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Mannington Mills, and Hewlett Packard.

Dr. Delaney also participates in the development of the ISO 14000 Series of Standards, including standards for LCA and greenhouse gas management. He currently serves as the International Convener for the new ISO 14066 standard involving competency requirements for validators and verifiers for the National Greenhouse & Energy Reporting System.

Currently, Dr. Delaney serves as chairman of the board for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, a trade group organization created by senior executives in the energy efficiency, electric utility, renewable energy, independent power and natural gas industries in the United States.

Bruce R. Cords, Ph.D.

Bruce R. Cords, Ph.D.

Ecolab Inc.

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Dr. Bruce Cords is Vice President, Environment, Food Safety & Public Health for Ecolab Inc., the world’s leading provider of cleaning, food safety and infection prevention products and services.

As Vice President of Environment, Food Safety & Public Health, Dr. Cords is also responsible for managing Ecolab’s Sustainability activities including raw material profiling, selection, and deselection. Dr. Cords has held a variety of positions within Ecolab’s Research, Development and Engineering group during his tenure with the company. From 1985 – 2000, Dr. Cords was responsible for global product development and technical service in Ecolab’s Food and Beverage division. Dr. Cords is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the Institute of Food Technologists, the International Association of Food Protection and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

He serves as Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the University of Georgia’s Center for Food Safety, and is a member of the Food Science and Nutrition Advisory Council at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Cords also currently serves on the Institute of Food Technologists Threat Assessment Group, McDonald’s Food Safety Advisory Council, Senior Advisory Council of Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI), and the Strategic Advisory Committee of the Soap and Detergent Association. In 2007, Dr. Cords was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists. In 2008, he was appointed to the Minnesota Governors Food Safety and Security Task Force.

In addition, he is a member of the Nature Conservancy, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center, and is a member of the Minnesota Zoo Foundation. Dr. Cords received his Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Minnesota. He is the author of over fifty papers, patents and lectures, including many dealing specifically topics of cleaning, disinfection, food safety, and sustainability. Dr. Cords is a nationally recognized authority on foodborne disease and an industry expert on foodborne viruses.

Dale Johnson, Ph.D.

Dale Johnson, Ph.D.

UC Berkeley

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Dale Johnson has extensive experience in the healthcare industry working in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on drug discovery and development and risk/benefit assessments related to human health. He received B.S., Pharm.D, and Ph.D. (Toxicology) degrees from the University of Michigan where he was an AFPE Fellow. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and co-editor of the journal The Chemistry of Metabolic and Toxicological Processes, Current Opinion in Drug Discovery & Development.

Dr. Johnson is an Adjunct Professor in Molecular Toxicology at UC Berkeley and President & CEO of Emiliem, Inc. a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing molecular targeted therapies and molecular diagnostics. Johnson is noted for his work in predictive toxicology using various innovative technologies and computational methodology. He is applying this expertise in academics as well as on environmental issues through UC Berkeley and the State of California Green Chemistry Initiatives.

Don Versteeg, Ph.D.

Don Versteeg, Ph.D.

The Procter & Gamble Company

Service Term: 2014 to 2015

Dr. Donald Versteeg is a Principal Research Scientist in the Environmental Stewardship Organization of The Procter & Gamble Company. He received his B.A. from Cornell University and Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1985 where his research involved the effects of environmental contaminants on biomarkers in fish.

Don is an aquatic toxicologist, environmental risk assessor, and sustainability expert with over 25 years of experience. His research has ranged from the use of ecotoxicogenomics to understand the mode of toxic action in fish to the development of new risk assessment tools. As a sustainability steward, he is working to understand and improve the sustainability of consumer products and processes through intelligent selection of materials and design of new products.

Don has more than 40 publications in refereed journals on the fate, effects, and environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals, personal care products and emerging contaminants. He is a member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), and serves as an editor of aquatic toxicology for the journal, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

George P. Daston, Ph.D.

George P. Daston, Ph.D.

The Procter & Gamble Company

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

George Daston has published over 100 articles and book chapters in toxicology and risk assessment. His current research efforts are in the areas of toxicogenomics and mechanistic toxicology, particularly in addressing how findings in these fields can improve risk assessment for chemicals.

Dr. Daston has served as President of the Teratology Society, Councilor of the Society of Toxicology, on the EPA Board of Scientific Counselors, National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors, National Research Council’s Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology, and National Children’s Study Advisory Committee. He is Editor of Birth Defects Research: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology.

Dr. Daston has been awarded the Josef Warkany Lectureship by the Teratology Society, the George H. Scott Award by the Toxicology Forum, and was elected a Fellow of AAAS. Dr. Daston is an adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at University of Cincinnati.

Jae Choi, Ph.D.

Jae Choi, Ph.D.

Avaya Corporation

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Jae Choi started his career at Bell Laboratories (AT&T and Lucent Technologies) and has more than 40 years experience in industry. Jae performed research and implemented manufacturing processes for laser marking, polymer fabrication, and product quality and reliability.

Jae developed the bromine-free flame retardant additives from all AT&T products in 1990s. He championed the lead-free solder used in product at Lucent Technologies and Avaya. He developed heavy metal-free heat stabilizer used in cords. He has been recognized as “Green” materials and chemistry Subject matter expert at Avaya. He holds twenty six U.S. patents and had five other U.S. patents pending. Several technical papers and a book authored by Jae have been published in technical journals and publications. Jae has conducted technical seminars for design, development, and manufacturing associates within companies. Jae has also taught courses at Universities. Jae earned his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Akron, Ohio.

Julia Quint, Ph.D.

Julia Quint, Ph.D.

California Department of Public Health

Service Term: 2009 to 2015

Julia Quint is a public health scientist and retired Chief of the Hazard Evaluation System & Information Service (HESIS), an occupational health program in the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Julia has a doctorate in Biochemistry and was a staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory before joining CDPH in 1981. Julia received a lifetime achievement award from the Western Regional Pollution Prevention Network in 2006, and the Helen Rodriguez Trias “Lighting the Way” award from the California Public Health Association and the Health and Safety Activist award from the American Public Health Association in 2008.

Julia currently serves on the Scientific Guidance Panel of the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program, the Tracking Implementation Advisory Group of the California Environmental Health Tracking Program, the Cal/OSHA Health Experts Advisory Committee, and the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Tetrachloroethylene. She has authored numerous public health reports and scientific articles.

Julie B. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Julie B. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Yale University

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Dr. Julie Beth Zimmerman is an Assistant Professor jointly appointed in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (Environmental Engineering Program) and the School of Forestry and Environment at Yale University. Dr. Zimmerman also serves as the Associate Director for Research for the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale.

Dr. Zimmerman’s research interests include green chemistry and engineering, systems dynamics modeling of natural and engineered water systems, environmentally benign design and manufacturing, the fate and impacts of anthropogenic compounds in the environment as well as appropriate water treatment technologies for the developing world. She also conducts research on corporate environmental behavior and governance interventions to enhance the integration of sustainability in industry and academia.

Lauren Heine, Ph.D.

Lauren Heine, Ph.D.

Lauren Heine Group, LLC

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Dr. Lauren Heine applies green chemistry, green engineering and design for the environment for sustainable business practices and publishes on green chemistry metrics, alternatives assessment and multi-stakeholder processes. She co-authored the Green Screen for Safer Chemicals.

Currently, Dr. Heine is co-chairing the tool development subcommittee for Wal-Mart’s Sustainable Value Network for Chemical Intensive Products. She co-founded the Oregon-based, Zero Waste Alliance and was a Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the Green Chemistry Program. From 2003-2007, Lauren served as Director of Applied Science at Green Blue Institute where she directed the development of CleanGredients™, a web-based information platform, developed in partnership with the US EPA’s Design for the Environment Program. She earned her doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University.

Michael Kirschner

Michael Kirschner

Design Chain Associates, LLC

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Design Chain Associates helps manufacturers understand, and develop proactive strategies and tactics to comply with, international environmental regulations as well as customer and NGO influences and requirements that impact their products. Michael focuses on working within companies to help all internal stakeholders – management, engineering, manufacturing, and so on – see the longer-term trajectories of environmental regulation and develop the best strategies and business processes to ensure a smooth path to compliance and, if desired, market leadership. He also works with multiple stakeholders in governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), academia, the supply chain, and standards bodies to ensure a holistic perspective and that all sides consider the concerns, limitations, and opportunities the others face.

Before founding Design Chain Associates in 2001, Mike worked in engineering and engineering management for such electronics companies as Compaq, Tandem Computers, Intergraph, and Intel.

Michael P. Wilson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Michael P. Wilson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

University of California, Berkeley

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Michael P. Wilson, Ph.D., M.P.H. is a research scientist at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, where he conducts research and practice in environmental health sciences and science policy. He conducted his doctoral and masters research in environmental health sciences under Professor S. Katharine Hammond at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1996 to 2003, focusing on quantitative exposure assessment, risk assessment, and environmental health policy. He earned a bachelors degree with Thesis Honors in biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1984.

Dr. Wilson is the chief author of a 2006 UC report, commissioned by the California Legislature, Green Chemistry in California: A Framework for Leadership in Chemicals Policy and Innovation and a lead author with Berkeley and UCLA colleagues of a January 2008 UC report, commissioned by California EPA, Green Chemistry: Cornerstone to a Sustainable California. Dr. Wilson currently serves on the Biomonitoring Program Scientific Guidance Panel.

Oladele A. Ogunseitan, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Oladele A. Ogunseitan, Ph.D., M.P.H.

University of California, Irvine

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Oladele “Dell” Ogunseitan is Professor and Chair in the Program in Public Health, College of Health Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, where he is also a Professor of Social Ecology. He directs the Research and Education in Green Materials lead campus component of the University of California Systemwide Toxic Substances Research & Teaching Program. He is Principal Investigator of a National Science Foundation funded project on Biocomplexity in the Environment: Materials Use, Science, Engineering and Society (MUSES). His research interests include microbial ecotoxicology and health and industrial ecology.

Dell earned his doctorate in microbiology from the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the University of Tennessee, and his Master of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also earned a Certificate in International Health. He is alumnus faculty fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Note: The information on this page was current at the time Professor Ogunseitan served on the first panel, but may not be current today.

Richard Denison, Ph.D. Senior Scientist

Richard Denison, Ph.D. Senior Scientist

Environmental Defense Fund

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Richard Denison is a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund. Dr. Denison has 27 years of experience in the environmental arena, specializing in chemicals policy and hazard, exposure, risk assessment and management for industrial chemicals and nanomaterials. He has published extensively and has testified before Congress many times regarding these issues.

Dr. Denison currently serves on the NRC’s Committee to Develop a Research Strategy for Environmental, Health and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials. He was a member of the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee, which advised EPA’s toxics office. Previously, Dr. Denison was an analyst and assistant project director in the Oceans and Environment Program, Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress. Dr. Denison received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University.

Richard Liroff, Ph.D.

Richard Liroff, Ph.D.

Investor Environmental Health Network

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Dr. Richard Liroff founded and serves as Executive Director of the Investor Environmental Health Network, a group of investment management organizations advised by environmental health advocates, working to reduce production and use of toxic chemicals by business. Investors have engaged companies via letters, meetings, and shareholder resolutions. (See https://iehn.org/home.php for resolutions introduced and results.)

Dr. Liroff developed IEHN after more than two decades’ work at World Wildlife Fund, where as a Senior Program Officer he directed projects on toxic chemicals and other subjects. Prior to his work at WWF, Dr. Liroff was affiliated with The Environmental Law Institute and was a guest scholar and research fellow at The Brookings Institution. Dr. Liroff is author/editor of a half dozen books and more than 50 articles and reports on environmental policy. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Politics from Brandeis University.

Robert Peoples, Ph.D.

Robert Peoples, Ph.D.

ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Robert Peoples is Director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®. In this capacity, he drives the implementation of the principles of green chemistry across the global chemical enterprise. Dr. Peoples has been a member of American Chemical Society (ACS) for 35 years, giving him valuable experience and insight into the chemical industry. Immediately prior to becoming Director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®, he served as Sustainability Director for the Carpet & Rug Institute, Executive Director of The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), and President of the Environmental Impact Group.

Preceding this position, Bob was Director of Carpet Sustainability and Market Development at Solutia, Inc., where he was actively involved in carpet recycling and negotiations that led to the formation of CARE and carpet-related health and indoor air quality issues. While there, he helped found the Board of Directors of CARE.

Bob was a member of the team that developed Monsanto’s patented, revolutionary stain blocker and fluorochemistry for the carpet industry. Following this development, he led the technical team for the commercialization of Flectron®, a new business for Monsanto in St. Louis where he spent three years in Advanced Performance Materials. In 1992, he was appointed head of Carpet New Products in Pensacola, FL, and held several positions of increasing responsibility including Director of Nylon Technology.

In these various roles, Bob served to integrate a wide variety of initiatives that deal with sustainability on a national level. His efforts spanned new business development, new product and technology development, technology licensing, and the creation and implementation of a unified national sustainable carpet standard. In 2003, Bob was the first recipient of the Carpet America Recovery Effort “Person of the Year” award.

Bob is an internationally recognized speaker in the areas of sustainability, standards, innovation, and carpet reclamation, Dr. Peoples holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and chemistry from Montclair State University in New Jersey and a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Purdue University. He serves on several local and national boards including the Carpet America Recovery Effort, Georgia Pollution Prevention Advisory Board, and Green Standard.org. He is a member of several organizations including the National Recycling Coalition, Society of Plastics Engineers, and the American Chemical Society.

Roger McFadden

Roger McFadden

Staples, Inc.

Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Before joining Staples, Inc., Roger was Vice President of Product R&D for Coastwide Laboratories, a position he held from 1988 until 2006 when Staples, Inc. acquired Coastwide Laboratories. Before joining Coastwide, Roger worked as a formulating and consulting chemist and product design engineer for several product manufacturing companies in the U.S. and Canada.

Roger is a charter member of the Green Chemistry Commerce Council (GC3) and currently co-chairs a committee to advance Green Chemistry. Roger was the chairman of Former Oregon Governor Kitzhaber’s Community Sustainability Council Workgroup for Cleaning and Coatings. Roger is a charter member of the Green Chemistry Commerce Council (GC3) and currently co-chairs a committee to advance Green Chemistry and the EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Formulator Initiatives.

Roger believes that we need a revolution in product design with an environmental conscience and commitment to green chemistry; the future belongs to companies that integrate green chemistry principles to eliminate hazard and waste at all stages of product life cycle; and that educational institutions can advance the benefits of green chemistry by incorporating it in textbooks, curriculum and across multidisciplinary fields including fundamental sciences, business, law and engineering.

William F. Carroll, Ph.D.

William F. Carroll, Ph.D.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (co-chair)

Service Term: 2009 to 2015
Co-Chair: 2009 to 2013

Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr. holds a B.A. in Chemistry and Physics from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, an M.S. from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University in Bloomington. He is currently Vice President, Chlorovinyl Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation in Dallas, TX, and also Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Bill is a Past President (2005) of the American Chemical Society and a current member of its Board of Directors. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and chair or member of a number of committees for the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a member of advisory boards for the sciences at DePauw, Tulane and the Colorado School of Mines, and is 2009 chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents. He has chaired numerous committees for a variety of chemistry, plastics, fire protection and recycling organizations. He has served on expert groups commissioned by the United Nations Environmental Program, the US Environmental Protection Agency and three states. He holds two patents, and has over fifty publications.

Note: The information on this page was current at the time the individuals served on the first panel, but may not be current today.