INDOOR AIR CONFERENCE GUEST SPEAKERS

Dr. Andrew Campbell

DR. ANDREW CAMPBELL

Dr. Campbell was educated in Switzerland where he graduated from prep school first in his class at age 14. He completed college in 3 years, and then graduated from medical school. Dr. Campbell trained at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and at the Medical College of Georgia. He was medical director of the Medical Center for Immune and Toxic Disorders in Houston for 20 years.

Dr. Campbell has published over 80 studies in peer-reviewed medical journals and chapters in medical textbooks. Dr. Campbell has received awards from many organizations national and international.

He is fluent in French, Spanish, Hungarian and English. He has been on several television shows, including 20/20, the Montel Williams Show, 24 Hour Investigative News and has been interviewed by NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates throughout the United States as well as television programs in Canada and Mexico.

He currently is the editor-in-chief of two peer reviewed and indexed medical journals, and is the medical advisor to several companies.


Irene H. Grant, MD, CAC

Dr. Grant is an Albert Einstein College of Medicine graduate and a practicing physician, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and Infectious Diseases, as well as current Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College. Her area of expertise is in recognizing and treating infectious complications in patients with impaired immunity.

Dr. Grant is uniquely experienced in recognizing and treating mold-related environmental illness. Since 2000, she has evaluated and treated hundreds of debilitated patients and their families with environmentally-proven hazardous microbial exposures. Combining her training and experience in hospital-based Infection Control, including recognizing environmental signs of microbial contamination, she collaborated both with industrial hygienists, analyzing environmental microbial data, as well as with environmental microbial -remediation specialists. She is also monitoring the correspondingly exposed patients. The eenvironmental microbial data helps her in identifying patients’ sources of illnesses and recommend appropriate treatment.

Dr. Grant has over 30 years in medical practice; she has diagnosed and treated a wide range of patients, both pediatric and adult, with different immune deficiencies, medical conditions, and infectious complications. She has acquired extensive experience recognizing, diagnosing, and treating persistently-ill patients with fungal complications from heavy environmental exposure, including allergic, toxic, and infectious complications. While her expertise in infectious diseases includes viral, bacterial (including, mycobacteria), parasitic and fungal infections in both people with normal immunity and those with immunosuppression, her extensive experience with recognizing and managing fungal infectious complications (including chronic or invasive infections, toxic and inflammatory sequelae), is unique and includes, but is not limited to, Alternaria, Aspergillus, Candida, Chaetomium, Coccidioides, Cryptococcus, Fusarium, Histoplasmosis, Mucor, Penicillium, Phaecomycosis, Pneumocystis, Rhizopus, Stachybotrys, Tinea and Trichoderma. Her expertise also covers recognition of illness due to mycotoxin exposures.

Dr. Grant is particularly experienced in diagnosing and treating infectious complications in immunodeficient patients (e.g. cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, alcoholism, autoimmunity, age-related immunodeficiency, malnutrition, or on immunosuppressant medications [chemotherapy, steroids, TNF-alpha inhibitors, and anti-metabolites]).

Her publications on fungal complications (including Aspergillosis, Candidiasis, Cryptococcosis, Histoplasmosis, Coccidiomycosis and Pneumocystis infections, as well as Indoor hazardous exposures to molds and mycotoxins) in peer-reviewed journals include the American Journal of Medicine, the Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Mycoses.


Dr.Harriet Burge

DR. HARRIET BURGE

Dr. Harriet Burge is widely considered the leading expert in bioaerosols and helped pioneer the field more than 30 years ago. She developed and ran the aerobiology program at Harvard School of Public Health for 10 years, and has served on many National Academy of Sciences committees on bioaerosols.

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Committee on Bioaerosols 1986-1996 (Chair)
American Academy of Allergy & Immunology, Chair Aerobiology Committee 1986-1991
ASHRAE, Indoor Air Quality Steering Committee 1988, 1989, 1992, 1999 (Chair)
Governor’s Commission on Occupational Health Standards (Michigan) 1989-1992 (Chair: 1992)
NAS/IOM Committee on Environmental Allergens (vice chair) 1991-1992
USEPA BASE study design team 1991-1992
American Lung Association Panels on Environmental Control of Asthma 1995, 1998
ASHRAE, Standard 62 (Ventilation for indoor air quality) committee 1997-1999
NIOSH Special Study Section 1999
American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunol, Chair, Aerobiology Committee 1999-2000
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter, Board of Directors 1996
MDPH Environmental Health Board 1999
American Acad. Of Pediatrics: Environmental health and injuries panel 2000-2001
NIOSH Special Panel on Exposure measures 1997-2000
ASERTII panel to develop DOE research goals 2001-2002
DARPA scientific advisory board for outdoor bioagent detection 2002-2003
National Academy of Sciences Committees
Committee on Airliner Air Quality 1986-1987
Committee on Indoor Allergens (Vice Chair) 1988-1989
Committee on Advanced Technologies for human support in space 1993-1994
Committee on Indoor Allergens and Asthma 1997-1998
Committee on Cabin Air quality in Passenger Airliners 2000-2001
Committee on Health Effects of Fungi in Buildings (Chair) 2001-2002
Committee on Advanced Sensors for Biowarfare Agents 2001-2002

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
Peer Reviewer for Canadian Government Proposals 2000
Consultant, Austrialian Occupational Hygiene offices 1998
Lecturer and consultant, University of Utrecht, Netherlands 1997, 1998, 200


WILLIAM J. REA, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.E.M

William J. Rea, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.E.M., is a thoracic, cardiovascular and general surgeon with an added interest in the environmental aspects of health and disease.  Founder of the Environmental Health Center – Dallas (EHC-D), Dr. Rea is currently director of this highly specialized Dallas-based medical facility.  Dr. Rea was awarded the Jonathan Forman Gold Medal Award in 1987 and the Herbert J. Rinkle Award in 1993 and the 1998 Service Award, all by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and was named Outstanding Alumnus by Otterbein College in 1991.  Other awards include the Mountain Valley Water Hall of Fame in 1987, the Special Achievement Award by Otterbein College in 91, the Distinguished Pioneers in Alternative Medicine Award by the Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine Education Fund in 1994, the Gold Star Award by the International Biographical Center in 1997, Five Hundred Leaders of Influence Award in 1997, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest in 1997, The Twentieth Century Award for Achievement in 1997 and the Dor W. Brown, Jr., M.D. Lectureship Award by the Pan American Allergy Society. Author of seven medical textbooks, Chemical Sensitivity, V. 1-4, Reversibility of Chronic Degenerative Disease and Hypersensitivity, V. 1: Regulating Mechanisms of Chemical Sensitivity, Reversibility of Chronic Degenerative Disease and Hypersensitivity, V. II: The Effects of       Environmental Pollutants on the Organ Systems,   Reversibility of Chronic Degenerative Disease and Hypersensitivity, V. III: Clinical Environmental Manifestations of the Neurocardiovascular Systems, and the pictorial book, Optimum Environments for Optimum Health and Creativity as well as co-authoring Your Home, Your Health and Well-Being. Dr. Rea has published more than 150 research papers related to the topic of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery as well as that of environmental medicine.

Dr. Rea currently serves on the board and is president of the American Environmental Health Foundation and previously served on the board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.  He previously held the position of chief of surgery at Brookhaven Medical Center and chief of cardiovascular surgery at Dallas Veteran’s Hospital, and he is a past president of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and the Pan American Allergy Society.  He has also served on the Science Advisory Board for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on the Research Committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and on the Committee on Aspects of Cardiovascular, Endocrine and Autoimmune Diseases of the American College of Allergists, Committee on Immunotoxicology for the Office of Technology Assessment and on the panel on Chemical Sensitivity of the National Academy of Sciences.  He was previously adjunct professor with the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center College of Public Health.  Dr. Rea is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the American College of Allergists, the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Nutrition.

Born in Jefferson, Ohio, Dr. Rea graduated from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, and Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio.  He then completed a rotating internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas.  He held a general surgery residency from 1963-67 and a cardiovascular surgery fellowship and residency from 1967-69 with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School system, which includes Parkland Memorial Hospital, Baylor Medical Center, Veteran’s Hospital and Children’s Medical Center.

From 1984-85, Dr. Rea held the position of adjunct professor of environmental sciences and mathematics at the University of Texas, while from 1972-82 he acted as clinical associate professor of thoracic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.  Dr. Rea held the First World Professorial Chair of Environmental Medicine at the University of Surrey, Guildford, England from 1988 – 1998.  He also served as adjunct professor of psychology and guest lecturer at North Texas State University.  

Dr. Rea has treated over 30,000 patients with chemical sensitivity and chronic degenerative disease.  He has helped create numerous environmental units throughout the world including Mexico, Brazil, Japan, China, Australia, England, Spain, Italy, and Germany.  The principles of environmental medicine are used and taught in these centers.  He has trained hundreds of physicians on the facts and principles of environmental medicine.

 

Diane BlanchardDIANE BLANCHARD

Diane Blanchard’s personal experience and professional background have made her a leader and spokesperson in the quest to conquer Lyme and tick-borne disease.  After a career in business and marketing, Diane utilized her expertise to become Co-Founder of Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) in 1998. She served as Co-President of LRA until she became Vice Chair of the merged organization, Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), in 2015.

Diane has served as a strong voice and advocate within the Lyme community for nearly 20 years. As Co-President of LRA, Diane managed operations, development, and directed overall strategy. Today she continues to play an important role in supporting GLA’s mission and development.

She is an Advisory Board member of the Columbia Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, as well as the recipient of numerous honors. Diane received Greenwich Magazine’s “Light a Fire” Award in 2008 and was recognized by her community with the “YWCA Spirit of Greenwich Award” in 2013.

She received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Adelphi University.


Christopher CaseyCHRISTOPHER CASEY

Christopher Casey is President & CEO of Monroe Infrared Technology. He is a West Point graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from St. Martin’s University while still on active duty stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. Since 1990 he has held various leadership positions with regional & national companies where his expertise in organizational management, creative problem solving and positive focus have led to substantial growth. In March 2011 Christopher purchased Monroe Infrared, a professional infrared training, sales and inspection services company started in 1984 and recognized throughout the country for its customer-focused help of clients both large and small alike. He is a Certified Thermographer and an active speaker and presenter at various national, regional and state association conferences, trade shows and training events around the country. Christopher works closely with clients of all sizes to ensure that the right equipment and best thermography training is provided to maximize the operational and financial results achieved. Monroe Infrared develops and teaches specialized infrared training courses on various applications to a wide variety of industries and audiences nationwide. Their Certified Residential Thermographer (CRT) class was designed specifically for Home Inspectors in collaboration with ASHI and NAHI 3 years ago and has been taught over 30 times around the country. Monroe Infrared’s niche is onsite IR training which maximizes the potential ROI for clients who make the investment in this powerful non-destructive, non-invasive and non-contact technology.


HARVEY V. COHEN

After graduating from Stetson School of Law, Mr. Harvey V. Cohen was employed by the State Attorney’s Office.  As a state prosecutor, Mr. Cohen handled thousands of criminal cases. He conducted over 40 jury trials, executed extensive motion practice, and conducted countless depositions. Later, Mr. Cohen branched out as a solo practitioner without staff or associates. He has since grown his firm to over 20 attorneys and 70 employees.

Mr. Cohen has been a presenter for the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and other professional trade groups. The RIA is the oldest and largest nonprofit, professional trade association dedicated to providing leadership and promoting best practices through advocacy standards and professional qualifications for the restoration industry. They represent over 20,000 members. Mr. Cohen has been a presenter for the RIA on several subjects, including assignment of insurance benefits.

Mr. Cohen continues to work with the restoration industry and the legislature in Tallahassee to fight for homeowner’s rights Mr. Cohen also collaborates with the consumer advocate office regarding insurance issues and consumer protections. Mr. Harvey Cohen has traveled numerous times to Tallahassee to fight against anti-consumer-based legislation that has tried to do away with the assignment of benefits. Mr. Cohen fights on your behalf to protect your rights as a contractor, small business and homeowners from insurance companies. Mr. Cohen will continue the fight because It’s About Justice!


DR. ALICE E. DELIA, Ph.D.

Dr. Alice E. Delia, Ph.D. is Laboratory Director at Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc.  Dr. Delia manages Prisms’s Data Analysis Group and is the technical lead on all of Prism’s air testing products, as well as in the analysis and interpretation of all test data.  Dr. Delia received her B.A. in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Colorado. During her graduate studies, Dr. Delia participated in several large-scale air quality field studies.  She has extensive knowledge of atmospheric processes and their implications for air quality compliance and safety. In addition, she is proficient in the operation of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) instruments and performing the chemical profile interpretation of the GS-MS data.  Since her arrival at Prism in 2006, Dr. Delia has been responsible for the development and deployment of several new methodologies for air quality testing in homes, including a new testing methodology for tobacco smoke detection using VOC markers.  In a previous position as an Environmental Analyst at ASE, Inc., as subsidiary of Booz-Allen-Hamilton, Dr. Delia wrote and presented material to the DOD Environmetal Cleanup Office and was involved in the preparation of the Defense Environmental Restoration Program Annual Report to Congress.


Magdalena De la Cruz Cook GarciaMAGGIE COOK

Magdalena De la Cruz Cook Garcia (Maggie) is a C-Level Executive, Author of the book Mindful Success, Keynote Speaker, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur and the creator of the Nationally distributed brand called ‘Maggie’s Salsa’, an Award Winning All-Natural Fresh Salsa’s and Dips company.

Maggie was born and raised in poverty in an orphanage in the mountains of central Mexico and has 68 brothers and sisters. She migrated to the US on a basketball scholarship from the University of Charleston.

After being homeless, she signed up to enter a salsa contest in West Virginia and won by unanimous vote. At that event, someone gave her $800 to start her business, and she started Maggie’s Salsa.

-In 2009, Maggie was awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Small Business Administration for rapid business growth and innovation.

-In 2013, she was selected by West Virginia’s Governor Joe Manchin and awarded the Generation Next, 40 under 40 award.

-In 2014, she was awarded a Nobel Prize in Mexico called La Presea Jose Tocaven from the Voice of Michoacán for being the youngest and most successful female entrepreneur of the year.

-In 2015, Maggie’s Salsa sold to Campbell’s Soup and The University of Charleston inducted Maggie into the Gallery of Achievement.

-In 2016, Maggie went from CEO to Humanitarian, she became an Ordained Minister and began working with  the homeless in Detroit, Michigan. She also became the director of the same orphanage where she was born called Give New Life.

-After losing her health, home, and belongings due to toxic mold and bacteria, Maggie has dedicated her life to help and educate others on the seriousness of indoor air pollution.


Dave Gallop

DAVE GALLOP

Dave Gallop became President of Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Inc. in 1997, and has focused on growing the company as a leader in the IAQ industry by recruiting and training the most experienced microbiologists in the nation.

Dave’s strategic vision and expert industry knowledge have guided EMLab’s successful growth and the development of its industry-leading practices. For more than two decades, Dave Gallop has positioned EMLab P&K as the leader in the IAQ Industry by ensuring the company consistently provides the highest quality and service to it’s clients. Through his leadership and expertise, EMLab P&K has developed innovative tools that help automated QA/QC processes, the patented Bio Cassette, Mold RANGE, Mold SCORE and Local Climate reports, leading LabServe smart phone app, among many other innovations.

Dave holds eight patents and received his Bachelors of Science in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology, as well as a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.


Alan Johnston

ALLEN JOHNSTON

Allen Johnston is the Founder and CEO of GreenTech Environmental, a company dedicated to providing products which bring together to concept of Technology in Harmony with Nature.

Mr. Johnston frequently travels nationally and internationally, conducting technology seminars with top leaders in government, industry, and academia.

GreenTech was founded in April 2009. Corporate headquarters are located in Johnson City Tennessee with international offices in Moscow, Kiev, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Beijing, and Melbourne. Products include:

  • Energy efficient heaters with integral air purification to reduce energy consumption through zone heating while purifying the environment
  • Air purification products for residential and commercial applications using standalone and duct mounted systems to actively purify decontaminate the air and services throughout the indoor environment;
  • Environmental equipment for remediation professionals
  • Water treatment systems for laundry applications to reduce energy consumption, eliminate the need for detergent and remove chemicals which impact health;

Prior to founding GreenTech, Mr. Johnston served as Chief Technology Officer for ActivTek Environmental, focused on environmental technology products. He was responsible for the key areas of Technology Research, Product Development, and Testing for both Environmental and Energy Savings Technologies.


Rick La Pierre

RICK LAPIERRE

Chairman of the Board and President of NAMM

Mr. LaPierre is one of the founders of The National Association for Moisture Management (NAMM) which was the first association of its kind in the United States formed to focus on the major problems and challenges of moisture and water intrusion in homes and buildings by bringing together experts around the country to work together to establish standards and protocols for discovering, monitoring, and remediating indoor air pollution issues. NAMM is one of the Providers of Education for the State of Florida and administers the State Exam for Mold Assessors and Mold Remediators.

Mr.LaPierre has been in the Indoor Air Quality Industry for over 20 years and is the founder of Bio Science West Inc. a full scale Remediator utilizing patented formulas with organic enzymes to bio-degrade excessive microbial growth in homes and buildings without the use of Biocides, Pesticides and Fungicides. The protocols and processes created by Bio Science are the safest way to restore safe indoor air levels in structures while eliminating the costly need for removing most building materials and personal possessions. Mr. LaPierre was one of the pioneers to realize that taking care of the source was necessary to allow doctors to successfully treat their patients with Mycotoxicosis and other illnesses.


MS. PAMELA C. PROVO

Executive VP of Business Development
PROVO FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.

After suffering for nearly twenty years with undiagnosed and unresolved illnesses due to neurotoxins from mold exposure and Lyme disease, Ms. Provo was finally treated in 2013 which led to her full recovery.
Part of the delay was due to the focus being on her son, Teddy, who was also very ill, from the age of seven when he contracted Lyme disease and we moved into to an undetectable (at the time) moldy home. He also suffered from undiagnosed and untreated neurotoxins.

Ms. Provo was so sick, for so long that fatigue, joint pain, weight gain, lethargy, sleep issues, mood swings, low energy and brain fog just became the normal. It got to the point that she could not work and finding a cure for her son became her sole focus.

During junior high and high school Teddy was able to attend only one full year out of seven. Literally, Ms. Provo and Teddy several hundred doctors appointments, blood tests, treatments and medications.

The treatment that started Ms. Provo and Teddy’s road to recovery came in 2013.

Ms. Provo returned to volunteering and working in 2014 and is an Executive V.P. of Business Development of a highly successful investment firm in the Boston area, that she and her husband have owned for 26 years. Teddy is now a freshman at a prestigious business school. He plans to attend Harvard University for his graduate studies.

The key to their success has been living a clean life—clean eating, exercise, stress reduction and maintaining an environment of healthy indoor air.

Through it all Ms. Provo never gave up hope for a cure and a better life for her family. And today she and Teddy are living a life of gratitude and abundance.


DONALD B. SNELL

Donald B. Snell of Liberty Building Forensics Group is a Licensed Professional Engineer for the States of Pennsylvania (PE056078E), Georgia (PE032389), Virginia (PE0402048290), and South Carolina (PE34331).

He holds certifications from the State of Florida in mechanical contracting (Florida CMC1249861) and as a mold assessor (Florida MRSA2445). He also is a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant with the American Council for Accreditation Certification, and a Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP) with the Association of Energy Engineers. Mr. Snell is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) where he is a current sub-committee chair of TC1.12 Moisture Management in Buildings; and is a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

Mr. Snell has experience in the areas of moisture problem avoidance; indoor air quality assessment; and HVAC and indoor air quality design, management, and problem mitigation. He has learned firsthand that a series of conditions usually drives the extent of moisture and indoor air quality problems.


GENE TAYLOR MPA, CIAQP, CMP, CEMR

Gene Taylor brings to NAMM over 28 years in the Indoor Air Quality industry with a special expertise in high-rise buildings and schools.  He has conducted over 3,000 indoor air quality/mold investigations totaling more than 4 million square feet of building space. Served as the Senior IAQ person for Hillsborough County  Schools for 18 years.

He currently teaches Indoor Environmental Quality certification and testing to enhance the knowledge of other professionals in the industry.  Also teaches microbial remediation and assessment to remediation contractors, public health officials and other Indoor Environmental Quality professionals throughout the United States.

Mr. Taylor has an Associate and Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Leo  University, and 2 Master’s Degrees from Golden Gate University, along with 30 hours of Human Resources Development work at George Washington University. He has authored and taught training programs and manuals since 1972 during his 27 years in the U.S. Army.  Also, authored and taught safety and Indoor Air Quality programs during his tenure with the Hillsborough County School District.

Gene has been recognized 3 different times by the Environmental Protection Agency for his contribution to the Indoor Air Quality “Tools For Schools Program” and in 2001 designed a school district program that won a national award.  As a Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional Board Member, he continues to be on the cutting edge of the industry.

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