The 2023 Board Nominating Committee, chaired by Abby Ferri, CSP, ARM, reviewed, voted upon, and referred a slate of candidates to the Board of Directors in early August, 2023. General election of Officers will be conducted in September/October 2023 for terms beginning January 1, 2024.
The Board of Directors shall be composed of the officers, directors, and the Chair of the Advisory Panel.
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors. The President shall have general charge and supervision of the affairs of the Corporation and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to the President by the Board of Directors. The President shall also preside over meetings of the Executive Committee. The President calls meetings, oversees initiatives, coordinates other officers, and plans the next conference, the International Symposium for Total Worker Health.
At the request of the President, or in the event of the President’s absence or disability, the President-Elect shall perform the duties and possess the powers of the President, and to the extent authorized by law, the President-Elect shall have such other powers as the Board of Directors may determine, and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to the President-Elect by the Board of Directors.
The Secretary shall have charge of books, documents and papers as the Board of Directors may determine. The Secretary shall attend and keep the minutes of all the meetings of the Board of Directors of the Corporation. The Secretary may sign with the President, in the name and on behalf of the Corporation, any contracts or agreements authorized by the Board of Directors, and when so authorized or ordered by the Board of Directors, the Secretary may affix the seal, if any, of the Corporation. The Secretary shall, in general, perform all the duties incident to the office of secretary, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, and shall do such other duties as may be assigned to the Secretary by the Board of Directors. The Secretary schedules meetings, takes minutes, tracks tasks, monitors the website and the Society's general email inbox.
The Treasurer shall have the custody of all funds, property, and securities of the Corporation, subject to such regulations as may be imposed by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer may endorse on behalf of the Corporation checks, notes, and other obligations, and shall deposit the same to the credit of the Corporation at such bank or banks or depository as the Board of Directors may designate. The Treasurer may make such payments as may be necessary on behalf of the Corporation. The Treasurer shall keep the books of the Corporation which shall provide a full and accurate account of all moneys and obligations received and paid or incurred by the Corporation, and the Treasurer shall exhibit such books at all reasonable times to any Director or officer at the offices of the Corporation. The Treasurer shall, in general, perform all the duties incident to the office of treasurer, subject to the control of the Board of Directors. The Corporation shall bond the Treasurer. The Treasurer manages the budget and accounts and forecasts funds for future conferences and initiatives.
Interim President | Lee Newman, MD, MA
Distinguished Professor, Director, Center for Health, Work & Environment
Dr. Newman is a researcher, physician, public health practitioner, and educator. He is a distinguished university professor in the Departments of Environmental & Occupational Health and Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. He is founding director of both the Center for Health, Work & Environment and the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center. He co-founded Health Links®, the ColoradoSPH Certificate in Total Worker Health®, and the University of Colorado Consortium for Climate Change & Health. Dr. Newman is also professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He founded Axion Health, Inc., an occupational health informatics company. Dr. Newman is recognized for his scientific and practical contributions to occupational health and safety, Total Worker Health (TWH), immunotoxicology, biomarker development, occupational lung disease prevention and treatment, sarcoidosis, beryllium health effects, chronic kidney disease of unknown cause, health informatics, medical surveillance, and climate change and worker health. He has authored over 200 scientific papers and over 120 books, chapters, and monographs. Dr. Newman consults for government agencies, businesses, labor groups, and community organizations. His favorite life role is as mentor, second only to husband and father. He is irrationally optimistic.
Interim President-Elect | Lili Tenney, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor, Director of Outreach and Programs
Center for Health, Work & Environment
Dr. Lili Tenney is the associate director for outreach and programs at the Center for Health, Work & Environment and an assistant professor at the Colorado School of Public Health where she teaches graduate courses in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health. Her work focuses on implementation science. She has over ten years of experience in dissemination and implementation, program planning, leadership, and strategic partnerships including directing public health programs focused on promoting worker health, safety, and well-being. Dr. Tenney is the co-founder and director of Health Links, an initiative to helping organizations identify solutions for worker health and safety by providing them with assessment, consulting, and certification. She speaks nationally on the role employers and work environments play in creating a healthier workforce. She is passionate about integrating TWH with business sustainability, helping develop impact goals and planning for work, health, and corporate social responsibility. As a mother of two, she prioritizes finding ways to supporting working parents.
Interim Secretary | Mwangi Ndonga, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Senior Health and Safety Hygienist, Ball Corporation
Mwangi Ndonga started as an industrial hygienist in the upstream oil and gas sector. He initially supported assets in WY and CO. After several years, he says he had the privilege of managing industrial hygiene and occupational health for U.S. and Canadian operations. Mwangi changed sectors during the pandemic and now works in manufacturing as senior health and safety hygienist for Ball Corporation. He has become enthusiastic about embracing artificial intelligence (AI) tools to enhance what he does, and he strongly believes that AI has a role in managing EHS risk.
Interim Treasurer | David Shapiro
Senior Manager, Programs and Partnerships, Center for Health, Work & Environment
David Shapiro is senior manager, programs and partnerships for the Center for Health, Work & Environment. In this role, he manages operations of the Center's signature public health outreach program, Health Links and consults with organizations in the Health Links Healthy Workplace Network, sharing resources and recommendations to help them improve the health and safety of their teams. Using the TWH approach, David also helps manage and direct specific initiatives at the Center including workplace mental health, family-friendly workplace policies and practices, chronic disease prevention and management, and recovery-friendly workplaces. David recently completed the Certificate in Total Worker Health® from the Colorado School of Public Health. A proud husband and father of three, David is a lifelong learner and relationship builder. His hobbies include tennis, hiking, reading, and gardening.
Interim Chair of the Advisory Panel | Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FAAFP
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Community and Family Medicine, and The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Community and Family Medicine, and The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Most recently, he served as the Chief of the Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of Dartmouth-Hitchcock (now Dartmouth Health), an Academic Medical Center in New Hampshire. Dr. McLellan has extensive experience as an occupational and environmental medical consultant in a wide range of economic sectors and maintained a clinical practice in occupational and environmental medicine for close to 40 years. As a husband, father, and newly minted grandfather, making the world and the future of work better for all drives his passion for Total Worker Health. He is a past president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), as well as the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He is Co-chair of the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Engaging Business in Building Healthy Communities. He has been the Principal Investigator of several grants related to occupational and environmental medicine. He was a co-recipient of the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety’s NORA (National Occupational Research Agenda) award for innovative research and was awarded the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s Total Worker Health® Founder’s Award.