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.

Client Awards

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.

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


Deborah Weinstock – “Challenges to Worker Protection in Hurricane Sandy and Other Disasters,” November 2013. American Public Health Association conference, Boston, MA.

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.

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.

Leadership in Professional Associations

Kerri Moran Voelker – Secretary, Board of the North Carolina Society of Government Meeting Professionals, 2015-2017