Faculty Biographies in Alphabetical Order
Claire Barnett, Executive Director
Healthy Schools Network
Mrs. Barnett is founder and Executive Director of the Healthy Schools Network, a national 501c3 not for profit environmental health research, education, and advocacy organization, and the Coordinator of the national Coalition for Healthier Schools, convened by the Network’s board and national advisers. With her leadership, the Network has become the nation’s leading voice for children’s environmental health at school. Since 1995 the Network has challenged the nation to ensure that schools are environmentally responsible to all children, to personnel, and to communities. Among the landmark victories are multiple policies in New York city and state; fostering healthy schools coalitions in dozens of states; seeding green cleaning campaigns that led eleven states to adopt new policies; and federally, securing $1.2 billion in repairs for schools and two federal laws authorizing EPA and Education to promote healthier schools facilities.
Ms. Barnett was one of one hundred women attending a 2012 White House Summit on Women and the Environment, and a key note speaker for US EPA’s 2012 school indoor environments leadership summit. Prior to founding the Network, her professional work included: leading sustainable development initiatives in 17 counties around the Adirondack Park in upstate New York, expanding rural county mental health services, and reporting for TIME Magazine in New York City. She holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Barnett and her husband live in Saratoga Springs, NY; their two sons and families live in Colorado.
David Blake, Environmental Specialist
Northwest Clean Air Agency, Mount Vernon, WA
Dave Blake created and has managed the indoor air program at Northwest Clean Air Agency since 1991. Working in close collaboration with Rich Prill, building scientist, of Washington State University Cooperative Extension Energy Program, Dave has completed evaluations of all public and most private schools in a three county area of NW Washington State. He has responded to a steady flow of indoor air quality concerns in homes, public and commercial buildings referred to him by three county health departments since 1992. He has delivered hundreds of presentations to diverse audiences on many topics relating to indoor air quality.
Sanborn Head & Associates, Portland, ME
Erica Bradstreet is a Professional Geologist with 10 years of experience, specializing in vapor intrusion and indoor air quality. Her work includes extensive vapor intrusion investigations and long-term monitoring of properties impacted by chlorinated volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including evaluation and interpretation of indoor air and soil gas data. Erica’s practice also includes subsurface investigations related to chlorinated solvents and petroleum hydrocarbons in groundwater, soil, and bedrock. She has most recently presented a peer-reviewed paper, providing case studies of applying exterior investigations to vapor intrusion investigations, at the 2012 Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference & Exhibition in Denver, CO. Erica holds a BA from Smith College.
David Carroll, Senior Technical Advisor
York Manufacturing, Sanford, ME
David Carroll is York Manufacturing's Northeast Regional Manager and Senior Technical Advisor. Dave has over 25 years' experience in the building industry--15 years in commercial masonry construction, and 10 years in flashing manufacturing. and is an active member of both CSI and the ABAA. Dave has presented over 200 AIA and GBCI-sanctioned continuing education programs since 2009 to the top building envelope, engineering and architectural specification firms in the country.
Mark Coleman, CIE, CMR
President, ESH Associates, Westbrook, ME
Mark has provided clients throughout Maine and the eastern seaboard common sense and cost effective solutions to their environmental challenges for over 20 years. Mark specializes in expert witness litigation, environmental renovation / demolition impact assessments, indoor environmental quality, AHERA compliance, and PCB management. Mark also owns one of the largest environmental and weatherization contracting firms in Maine, BIOS Environments. BIOS was nationally recognized by former Governor Baldacci and the Department of Energy as one of the leaders in weatherization and energy reduction. Mark attended the Boston Architectural Center (Architecture) and Southern Maine Community College (Building Technology).
Jeffrey R. Davis, AIA
WBRC Architects & Engineers, Bangor, Maine
Jeff Davis leads the Education Studio at WBRC Architects/Engineers, a full service firm with offices in Bangor and Portland, Maine and Sarasota, Florida. A specialist in educational programming and design, Jeff has been involved in the development of some of Maine’s most innovative K-12 facilities, including Hampden Academy, Brewer Community School, and Portland’s Ocean Avenue Elementary School, as well as several major higher education projects at Husson University and the University of Maine.
A graduate of the University of Colorado (B. ENDV) and Massachusetts of Technology (M. ARCH), Jeff was president and CEO of Tappé Associates in Boston before joining WBRC. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on educational programming and sustainable design.
Tracy Washington Enger
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Tracy Washington Enger is passionate about improving public health through evoking the leadership that resides in all of us. In her work over the last 19 years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ms Washington Enger is dedicated to creating the safe, healthy, pristine school indoor environments that help students and staff create the miracle of learning. Ms Washington Enger works with communities around the country and internationally facilitating events to generate action to address critical health and environmental issues.
In preparation for her current role as a Community Leadership Development Facilitator, Ms. Washington Enger received her B.S. and M.S. in Journalism from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. After graduate school, Ms. Washington Enger joined the Peace Corps where she taught English literature and language in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Additionally, Ms Washington Enger is an alumnus of the Newfield Network international coaching program. Ms Washington Enger currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and 2 sons.
Dennis Francoeur, CIH, CSP
RPF Environmental, Portland, Maine
Dennis Francoeur Jr., Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional and is on the board of the Granite State IAQA. Dennis is also a director of the Down East local chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association serving Maine and NH the Safety and Health Council of Northern New England for Maine, NH and Vermont. Employed by RPF Environmental Inc., Dennis has been providing consulting industrial hygiene and indoor air quality services since 1985 to a variety of private and public employers across New England's diverse and beautiful landscape. Example client types range from state and local government agencies, industrial sites from french fry plants in the "county" to paper mills in the forests, textiles in the lakes region, high tech and ship yards on the coast, offices settings, educational clients public and private, to contractors, Fenway Park and Prudeau Bay in Alaska. Dennis has a degree in Toxicology from Northeastern University. Go Bruins, Celtics, Patriots and Red Sox!
David Gallup, Consultant
EMLab P & K, San Bruno, CA
Dave has a Bachelors of Science from the California Institute of Technology in Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a Masters from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering. He currently has 7 patents, and many years of experience in research and development management while at TRW North America. At TRW, Dave received the TRW Chairman’s Award for product innovation.
Dave became President of Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Inc. (as it was then known) in 1997; Chairman in 2005; and as of 2006, works as a Consultant. In 2002, Dave created EMLab’s CET (Center for Environmental Training) series entitled Mold, Allergens, Sampling, and Data Interpretation and travels nationwide as the instructor. Starting in 2003, he taught classes at the University of California-Berkeley entitled, Mold: Inspection, Assessment, and Control–History, Health Effects and Ecology; Mold: Inspection, Assessment, and Control–Laboratory Analytical Techniques Workshop; and Interpreting Fungal Data from Indoor Air Quality Investigations. For the past several years, he has been a speaker at the AIHce, at IAQA national events, and regional events throughout the country.
Steven Game, MS, Health Scientist
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, Morgantown, WV
Steven Game received a Masters of Public Health degree in Biostatistics in 1990 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Supervisory Health Scientist for the Division of Respiratory Disease Studies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). He currently supervises the Technical Team of the Field Studies Branch: a team made up of industrial hygienists, industrial hygiene technicians, medical testing technicians, computer programmers and administrative support personnel. Mr. Game has been with NIOSH for 22 years working on occupational respiratory disease surveillance, the NIOSH health hazard evaluation program, and research to practice initiatives involving the transfer and translation of research into effective prevention practices and products that can be adopted into the workplace. He is currently working with programming staff to develop a comprehensive computer application for the NIOSH Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool.
Michael Garrity, Maintenance Director
RSU 23 (Dayton, Old Orchard Beach, Saco)
Mike has been the Maintenance Director for the Saco and Dayton Schools and now the RSU for 11 years. Prior to that he spent 26 years in the US Army and the US Coast Guard before retiring as a Warrant Officer. Most of that time was spent as an Engineer on three different Coast Guard Cutters and as a Facilities Engineer in Cleveland, Mobile AL and finally Pt Reyes CA. Mike has attended numerous trade schools in the Military and holds a BA in Project Management and Organizational Management.
Emil Genest, Assistant Superintendent for Business
SAD 22, Hampden, Maine
Emil Genest has spent the last 20 years as Assistant Superintendent for Business for SAD #22, serving the people of Hampden, Newburgh and Winterport, Maine. He is a graduate of the University of Maine, earning a BA in Political Science, an MA in Speech Communication, and a Certificate of Advance Study in Educational Administration. Before joining the leadership team at SAD #22, he served as Assistant Superintendent in SAD#67 Lincoln and was a Captain in the U.S. Army.
A native of Lewiston, Maine, Emil has served on the boards the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Maine Community College Foundation, and Bangor Region Leadership Institute, and is very active as an IAABO varsity basketball official. Emil Genest is the 2006 recipient of the Maine School Superintendent’s Association’s Leadership Award.
Carl Grimes, CIEC
Healthy Habitats, LLC, Denver, CO
Carl Grimes is an American IAQ Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), a Vice President of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), and a director of the ANSI-accredited Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO). He is the author of the book "Starting Points for a Healthy Habitat," and a regular opinion columnist for Indoor Environment Connections. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and has contributed to the writing of numerous ANSI accredited standards.
Mr Grimes has personal experience with the complaints and illnesses from exposure to indoor contaminants. He was disabled 20 years ago for two years and needed another 10 years before he could work full time. Since 1987 his consultations with experts and work with severely impacted individuals has generated valuable information about how to identify and solve indoor complaints that are often missed by traditional exposure-based and regulatory-compliance disciplines.
Lew Harriman, FASHRAE
Mason-Grant Consulting, Portsmouth, NH
Lew Harriman is Director of Research at Mason-Grant Consulting in Portsmouth, NH. He has 35 years of experience researching and solving problems related to energy, humidity and moisture in buildings and industrial processes. In recognition of his professional accomplishments, in 2010 Lew was elected a Fellow of ASHRAE.
Lew was the lead author and project manager for the ASHRAE Humidity Control Design Guide, and also for the ASHRAE Guide for Buildings in Hot & Humid Climates. He serves as Chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 1.12 (Moisture Management in Buildings), and also as Chair of the Document Revision Committee for the ASHRAE Position Document titled: Limiting Indoor Mold and Dampness in Buildings.
Lew received his degree in Visual studies/Architecture from Dartmouth in 1971, where he also served as a Spanish language instructor. He served five years in the U.S. Air Force as a Captain in the Engineering & Services Division of the Headquarters, Strategic Air Command, and ten years working as application engineer and new markets manager for an international manufacturer of precision dehumidification systems. For the last 25 years, Lew has been a building science consultant, building forensic investigator, researcher, lecturer and author. He has lectured on the topics of humidity control design and trouble shooting, ventilation system design, building moisture management, infrared analysis of building systems, mold prevention and building energy retrofits for architects, engineers, contractors and building operators throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc., Portland Maine
Lisa Jacob is a Professional Geologist with 15 years of experience, specializing in geophysics, vapor intrusion, remedial investigations, and environmental site assessments. She has investigated the potential for vapor intrusion in residential and industrial settings. Her practice has focused on sites impacted by the presence of chlorinated solvents and petroleum hydrocarbons. Lisa most recently presented a case history of vapor intrusion in fractured bedrock at the 2012 annual meeting of the University Consortium for Field-Focused Groundwater Research in Guelph, Ontario. She is a graduate of Smith College (BA) and Wright State University (MS).
David Johnston, Builder
David Johnston & Co., Gorham, Maine
David is president of David Johnston & Co., and has been building healthy, energy efficient homes in Maine for more than 26 years. David has served as an adjunct instructor in Residential Design and Drafting and Graphic Design at the USM Department of Industrial Technology, and is currently on the Advisory Committee for a new Construction Management major at USM.
Lyndon Keck, AIA
PDT Architects, Portland, Maine
Lyndon Keck, AIA, LEED AP is a founding partner of PDT Architects; a firm with concentrations in educational facilities, medical facilities, and corporate environments. Lyndon has been Partner-in-Charge of over thirty-five K-12 school buildings over the last thirty-six years. His work has included many major renovations of large high schools involving substantial renovations and hazardous material abatement. Lyndon is a member of the American Institute of Architects, U. S. Green Building Council, and the Council of Education Facility Planners International.
Scott Knightly, Owner/President
EnviroVantage, Inc., Epping, NH
EnviroVantage Owner and President Scott Knightly is a pioneer in the abatement industry. He started his company in 1984 from his UNH college dorm room to fill the historic building restoration needs of the Seacoast and Southern NH. The company quickly grew to tackle contaminants found in buildings such as lead, asbestos, mold, and PCB’s, and Envirovantage is now well-known as a full service Environmental & Specialty Services Contractor. Scott’s company is a two-time winner of Business of the Year from both the Exeter Chamber of Commerce and the State of NH, and has also won multiple awards for Excellence in Construction. In addition, Scott has been recognized as being highly committed to several industry associations. This includes being the Treasurer of the National Demolition Association (NDA) as well as Past President and current National Director of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
Ian MacDonald, P.E., LEED BD+C
Allied Engineering, Portland, ME
Ian A. MacDonald, P.E. LEED BD+C is a leader in designing complex HVAC and plumbing systems for large buildings. Ian is currently the Principal in Charge of Mechanical Engineering at Allied Engineering, Inc. During his career of over 25 years, his work has included buildings for medical, institutional, educational, and industrial uses throughout New England. Ian is a leader in sustainable design with a strong understanding of green and sustainable design strategies and practices, and corresponding credits in the LEED™ Rating System. Ian has expert skills in creating a healthy indoor environment using energy-efficient and economical strategies.
Andrew Madura, Facilities Director
RSU 61, Bridgton, ME
Mr. Madura is the Director of Transportation, Facilities and Food Service for the Lake Region School District [RSU #61]. Andrew has worked for RSU # 61 for over 32 years and has also acted recently as the Owners Representative for a $ 13.8 million dollar New Construction and Renovation Project on the Lake Region High School ( LRHS ) campus. In addition, Andrew oversaw the 1.2 million dollar PCB Removal Project at LRHS that was discovered just prior to the start of Construction.
William Manfull, Senior Vice President
Global Relief Technologies, Portsmouth, NH
Over the past 30 years, Bill Manfull has held senior sales management positions with several leading global content production companies. In his many years of working with large printing and publishing firms, Bill was an early evangelist for the new business models emerging for the delivery of content across all media—print and digital. Bill has helped many Fortune 500 companies, publishers and retailers drive new revenues by repurposing content across new media channels including online, eBooks, mobile and tablet devices. At GRT, Bill will continue to help clients in transforming their business processes from paper to digital workflows from the Field to the Enterprise.
As Senior Vice President Sales of GRT, Bill is responsible for direction and management of all sales and business development activities for the company.
Michelle Martin, MS, Public Health Advisor
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, Morgantown, WV
Michelle Martin received a Master of Science (MS) degree in Safety Management in 1992 from West Virginia University. She is a Public Health Advisor for the Division of Respiratory Disease Studies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). She has been working in the field of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) at NIOSH for the past 13 years, and has managed research projects focused on respiratory disease and dampness in buildings since 2000. Since 2009, Ms. Martin has been project manager of the Public Health Project: Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool. She is an author of the recently published NIOSH indoor air quality ALERT: Preventing Occupational Respiratory Disease from Exposures Caused by Dampness in Office Buildings, Schools, and Other Nonindustrial Buildings, and is the developer of the NIOSH IEQ website. Ms. Martin’s interest is in NIOSH’s research to practice (R2P) initiative involving the transfer and translation of research into effective prevention practices and products that can be adopted into the workplace.
Jeffrey C. May, Principal Scientist
May Indoor Air Investigations, Tyngsborough, MA
Author, teacher, consultant, scientist, Jeff May has become a staple at the Maine Indoor Air Quality Conference!
Jeff holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Columbia College, and a M.A. in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University. He is a certified Indoor Air Quality Professional, (Association of Energy Engineers) and holds a certificate in Food Science Technology, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He is trained in infrared thermography, and in mold investigation, assessment, sampling identification, and analysis.
Jeff is the author of numerous publications, and has given IAQ presentations throughout New England as well as around the country. Jeff is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, MA.
Daniel C. Monroe, P.E., LEED AP
WBRC Architects & Engineers, Bangor, ME
Dan Monroe is a Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer at WBRC Architects/Engineers. He is a Firm Associate with over 18 years of experience in laboratory, healthcare, and institutional facilities system design. Dan’s responsibilities at WBRC includes the planning, evaluating, and engineering and design of complex mechanical building systems for new construction and renovation projects. As a project manager, he is responsible for coordinating specific project goals and requirements, preparation of construction documents and specifications, leading meetings, and reviewing milestones.
A graduate of Eastern Maine Technical College (AS, Machine Tool Technology) and the University of Maine (BS, Mechanical Engineering Technology), Dan Monroe is a member of ASHRAE, NEHES, and ASHE.
Ju-Hyeong Park, Sc.D., M.P.H., C.I.H., M.S.
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, Morgantown, WV
Dr. Ju-Hyeong Park received his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in 1988 from Seoul National University School of Public Health in South Korea, and Master of Science (MS) degree in 1995 and Doctor of Science (ScD) degree in environmental health science in 1999 from Harvard University School of Public Health. His doctoral dissertation was about exposure assessment of endotoxin and health effects in homes. He has been working as a research environmental health scientist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Division of Respiratory Disease Studies since 2000 after he completed his doctoral training and post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health. His research interest at NIOSH is exposure assessment of microbial agents and health effects in buildings. His current research focuses on epidemiologic analyses of respiratory illnesses related to microbial exposure in various water-damaged buildings, and development of a method for simultaneous analysis of various mycotoxins in samples from damp indoor environments. Dr. Park is a current member of the NIOSH NORA service sector council and a NIOSH representative for Federal Interagency Committee on Indoor Air Quality. Dr. Park has been a certified industrial hygienist (CIH) since 2003.
Guy Sylvester, Principal, CEO
Absolute Resource Associates, Portsmouth, NH
Guy Sylvester is the Co-Founder and CEO of Absolute Resource Associates in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Guy has over 25 years of experience in Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Analytical Testing. Guy currently is the Chapter Director for the Manchester New Hampshire IAQA. He serves on the New Hampshire and North East Board of Directors of the American Lung Association, and National Board of Directors for the American Council for Accredited Certifications (ACAC.). Guy is a practicing Industrial Hygienist, Board Certified Microbial Consultant, Board Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant and State Certified Asbestos Inspector. Guy is also the Author of “MOLD: Myth or Monster?”
William A. Turner, P.E.
Turner Building Science & Design, Harrison, ME
Bill Turner is the president of Turner Building Science, LLC, and has 25 years’ experience in the development and implementation of indoor air quality standards, diagnostic testing and remediation, industrial hygiene instruments, survey administration, air monitoring data collection, quality assurance, data validation, and technical report preparation. Turner Building Science has assembled a training development team for this program that includes engineers, architects, energy consultants and home builders - all who have been working and building in Maine for over
Jeff Watcke, IAQCP, Commercial Product Manager, East Region
Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, Southington, CT
When he joined Dynamic Air Quality Services, Jeff Watcke brought with him over thirty years of experience at several levels in the HVAC industry including contracting, wholesale, and engineering. He is a certified Indoor Air Quality Professional and has addressed many industry trade groups and associations about Indoor Air Quality and facilities management issues. Having won several sales awards since joining Dynamic he historically works closely with specifying engineers, regional sales offices, as well as end users. Development of practical and responsible solutions to Indoor Air Quality and facilities management issues are just some of Jeff’s professional attributes.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant.