The ACGIH® Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Mary Lopez, PhD, CPE, COL (R) as ACGIH® Chair in 2020. Dr. Lopez retired from military service after 33 years as an Army officer. Dr. Lopez has been an active member of the Threshold Limit Values for Physical Agents (TLV®-PA) Committee since 2004, serving as a subject matter expert in Ergonomics and Human Factors, Vice Chair (2005–2010) and Chair (2010–2018). She is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) and a licensed Occupational Therapist. Dr. Lopez served as Chair of the DOD Ergonomics Working Group and has held numerous positions on Army and DOD Occupational Safety and Health Committees and Working Groups. She has held academic appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Dr. Lopez served as the Assistant Chief, Army Medical Specialist Corps and the Chief, Occupational Therapist (2005–2008). She was the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics, Telemedicine, and Rehabilitation Manager for the Europe Regional Medical Command (2008–2009) and the Director of Strategic Initiatives / 360° for the Bavaria Medical Department Activity (2010–2011). She developed the 360° Course for the Grafenwoehr Military Community, a unique holistic health, wellness, and resiliency military leadership course. Dr. Lopez is presently offering 360° courses at military installations across the Department of Defense.
Additionally, the ACGIH® Board of Directors
has selected Nancy Wilk, MHSc, CIH as 2020 ACGIH®
Treasurer. Ms. Wilk is a Senior Consultant in Occupational Hygiene and OHS with KRMC — Krivonosov Risk Management Consultants Inc. in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She has been practicing comprehensive industrial hygiene since 1986 and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist through the Board of Global Credentialing (BGC). Ms. Wilk renewed her membership with ACGIH®
in 2015 and was a previous ACGIH®
member in the 1990s and early 2000s. She is the Past-President and former Director on the Board of Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario (OHAO) and a longstanding member of OHAO and AIHA. Ms. Wilk holds a Master of Health Science degree specializing in Occupational Hygiene from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She was a Principal and the Global Vice President of Health, Safety, Security and Environment with Golder Associates Corporation from 2012 to 2017 and a Senior Practice Leader in Industrial Hygiene and EHS with Golder from 2009 to 2012 and 2018 to 2019. Ms. Wilk was employed for 10 years with the Ontario Ministry of Labour as a Provincial Offences Officer and Occupational Hygiene Consultant. Ms. Wilk has 20 years of experience as a health and safety and IH consultant in addition to leading McMaster University’s EHS and risk management services. She has worked with labour, management, members of the public, as well as government agencies to address a broad spectrum of occupational health and safety issues and facilitate resolutions. She has authored several scientific journal articles related to industrial hygiene, delivered papers to conferences attended by her peers, and enjoys speaking about occupational hygiene as a great career option for today’s youth.
Congratulations to Dr. Lopez and Ms. Wilk on their selections as 2020 ACGIH® Board Officers!