We have experts in many fields who are engaged with professional organizations and activities. They serve on boards or panels and have faculty appointments. Also, as part of our services to government, nonprofit, and corporate clients, our staff are asked to contribute to publications, provide Congressional testimony, and present at conferences. We have also received awards from clients for our support. Examples of our professional activities and recognition are listed below.
Maureen Avakian, Justin Crane, and Marisa Naujokas – 2014 National Institutes of Health Award of Merit for Exemplary Leadership, Management, and Coordination of the Health Effects and Mitigation of Arsenic Workshop.
Deborah Weinstock – 2013 National Institutes of Health Group Merit Award for Outstanding Service in Response to Hurricane Sandy.
Lynn Albert, Maureen Avakian, and Justin Crane – 2012 National Institutes of Health Director’s Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Develop, Integrate, and Advance Community-engaged and Environmental Justice Research in the Partnerships for Environmental Health Program.
Testimony and Briefings
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – “Emergency Preparedness: Evaluating the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ Fourth Mission,” June 23, 2010. House Committee on Oversight and Investigations.
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – “Preparing the Nation for Radiation and Nuclear Terrorist Events,” November 2007. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – “Preparing the National Capital Region for a Pandemic,” October 2007. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – “Advancing Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Care in Our Nation,” June 22, 2007. House Committee on Oversight and Governmental Affairs.
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – “Bioterrorism: Emergency Preparedness on the Federal, State, and Local Levels<” March 28, 2002. House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations.
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – “Preventing and Responding to Bioterrorism Threats,” April 10, 2002. House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Health.
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – “Chemical Demilitarization and Agent Release at Tooele, Utah,” September 21, 2000. House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Procurement.
Panels and Advisory Boards
Tim Fields – Vice Chair of Board of Directors of the Annual National Environmental Justice Conference
Tim Fields – Member of Board of Directors of the American University Center for Environmental Policy
Larry Reed – Member, Executive Committee of the Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – Member, National Institute of Medicine Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – Member, American College of Emergency Physicians Disaster Committee and the National Standardized All Hazard Disaster Core Competencies Task Force
Deborah Weinstock – “Challenges to Worker Protection in Hurricane Sandy and Other Disasters,” November 2013. American Public Health Association conference, Boston, MA.
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – “The View from DC: Building a National Public Health and Medical Response to Disasters,” February 2013. 11th Annual Preparedness Practicum, Hennepin County Medical Center.
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – “Future of Emergency Support Function #8: Public Health and Medical Services,” October 2012. Federal Interagency Board.
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – “Health/Medical Support to Emergency Management,” February 2012. Department of Defense: ARCENT/CENTCOM Key Leader Conference on the Role of Military in Disasters.
Deborah Weinstock – Facilitated a roundtable discussion, “How information clearinghouses can serve as a source for environmental health messaging for employers and workers.” November 2011. American Public Health Association conference.
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – Speaker at the National Environmental Justice Conference. 2011, 2012, 2013.
Leadership Roles at Journals
Deborah Weinstock – Member, Advisory Board for New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Deborah Weinstock – Guest Editor, New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy Special Issue on Worker Health and Safety Training, Volume 22 Number 3, 2012.
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – Associate Board Member, Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, American Medical Association, 2007-2012
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – Reviewer, Military Medicine journal
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Kevin Yeskey, M.D. – Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Saint Francis University
Leadership in Professional Associations
Kerri Moran Voelker – Secretary, Board of the North Carolina Society of Government Meeting Professionals, 2015-2017