Yvonne Boudreau, MD, MSPH
Yvonne Boudreau is the Deputy Director of the NIOSH Western States Office in
Denver. She also holds a position as Assistant Clinical Professor
in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the School of
Public Health at the University of Colorado Denver. Her work involves
surveillance of occupational safety and health issues throughout the western
US, and outreach to and collaboration with western state health departments,
Education and Research Centers, Agricultural Centers, universities and other
federal agencies to help build occupational safety and health capacity
throughout the west.
Born in a village near Naples, Italy. Came to
America at age 13. Discovered the streets of gold were really paved with
opportunity. After high school, worked construction during the day
and school for Construction Engineering at night. Worked high-rise construction
in NYC. Member of the Laborers' International Union of North America since
1959 - received Gold Membership Card in 2009. Moved to Albuquerque, New
Mexico in 1974. Worked as Training Director for the NM Laborers' Training Trust
Fund. In 1995 became a Laborers' Internationa Rep for NM and AZ and
oversaw approximately 15,000 members in all areas of construction, mining,
public service contracts and Indian Health Service. Retired in 2003.
Vice President and Safety
Director, Braconier Plumbing & Heating Company, Inc.
was born and raised in the Denver area. Enlisted in the US Marine Corps in
1965, serving in SE Asia. I have worked in the piping industry for over 40
years, beginning in 1969, serving as an apprentice, Union Steward, Foreman,
General Foreman, Project Superintendent to Project Manager and Safety Director.
I have been involved in the safety aspect of the industry for over 35 years,
including participating in, but not
limited to: Safety Committee, Safety
Instructor and Safety Director, member of the AGC Safety and MCAA Safety committee.
have been an instructor at Pipefitters Local Union #208 for 19 years, teaching: 5th year apprentice
class and Journeyman upgrade class including brazing, medical gas, leadership,
UA/MCA Foreman Supervision, Supervision safety, Confined Space and have been an
OSHA Outreach trainer for Approximately 12 years.
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Arthur L. Frank received
his M.D. degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his Ph.D. in
biomedical sciences from the City University of New York. He was trained in
both internal medicine and occupational medicine and holds board certification
in both fields. As a commissioned officer in the Public Health Service, he
conducted research at the National Cancer Institute. His major research
activities have included the study of occupational lung diseases such as asbestosis
and silicosis, occupational cancers, especially those related to asbestos
exposure, and has worked in the area of agricultural safety and health.
Janie Gittleman, Ph.D., MRP
Dr. Janie Gittleman is an Occupational
Epidemiologist with extensive research experience in the field of occupational
safety and health. Her current funded research focuses on Performance
metrics, fall prevention, and lead surveillance in construction. In addition,
she participates on numerous national committees such as the Bureau of Labor
Statistics Data Advisory Group, National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA)
Liaison Committee, and the Plains and Mountains Education and Research Center,
Denver CO. She is a reviewer for several journals in the field of
occupational safety and health research, and chairs numerous grant review
committees for Centers within the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. Dr. Gittleman oversees both intra and extra mural research
projects at CPWR the Center for Construction Research and Training. Her
recent publications have focused on safety climate, worksite safety
assessments, and emergency responder health monitoring and surveillance. She
collaborates with researchers in academia, state and federal government, and
safety and health professionals nationwide.
Phil Harrison, Jr.
David, Law Firm
Phil is a very basic down to earth person who has shown
tremendous compassion, caring and humblenes and has dedicated his life for
helping uranium radiation victoms. He believes in this endeavor and pursuit of
Justice for the victims. He is co-founder and former chair of the Navajo
Uranium Radiation Victims Committee, a position he held for 20 years. Mr.
Harrison has tirelessly served the uranium victims for over 30 years.
He has led a crusade to spread the message of the victims’
plight who were unjustly exposed to uranium radiation without their knowledge
and are dying from various types of cancers. His own father died from lung
cancer at a very young age after working underground mining uranium for over
NURVC has provided immense technical assistance to not only
the navajo miners, mill workers, and their families, but with other tribes, the
Hispanic communities, NGO and grassroots organization. Since 1980 Mr. Harrison
has been one of the leading experts on compensation programs and leading to
lobbying for cleanup of uranium contamintion on the Navajo Nation.
Through his dedication, commitment and participation the
RECA legislation was signed in 1990. Thereafter, he led another major reform to
pursue and address the inadequacies of the RECA Act of 2000 and the failure to
comprehend the social structure of the Navajo people.
The RECA was amended in July 2000 with Mr. Harrison
spearheading the efforts. This signifies another monumental milestone for all
former uranium workers because they would be entitled to an additional
To date, Mr. Harrison served as legislator with the 21st Navajo National Council from 2007-2011.
Currently works in Shiprock, NM with
Killian and David, Law Firm of Grand Junction, Colorado. He has
continued communication for the Navajo Nation and the congressional offices in
Washington D.C. making sure that the provisions of the RECA serves its intent.
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Deborah McCoy RN, BSN, COHN-S
NREL – National Renewable Energy Lab
A practicing and licensed Registered Nurse in
Colorado, Deborah graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences
Center Baccalaureate of Science of Nursing. She is a member of both the
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the American Board for
Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.
since 1999. She is also a Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist and
currently the Occupational Health Coordinator at NREL.
es McMillen, MPH, CIH
As Pinnacol’s director
of risk management, Jim McMillen oversees 26 health and safety representatives
whose main goal is to help reduce policyholders’ exposures in the workplace.
Prior to assuming his current position, McMillen was a business director with
the advanced solutions group. He joined Pinnacol Assurance as a loss
prevention representative in 1997 and served as director of loss prevention
services from 1999 to 2004, where he gained high-level experience in loss
prevention, industrial hygiene, risk management, and claims management.
McMillen began his career in industrial hygiene and risk management at Wausau Insurance
Companies, Atlanta Region, in 1990. After relocating to Colorado, he worked
with Coors Brewing Company to work on the development and implementation of an
ergonomics program. He holds a Certified
Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation and is a member of the American
Industrial Hygiene Association. McMillen received his bachelor's degree in
chemical engineering from Georgia Tech before completing his master’s degree in
public health at Emory University.
United Food and
Commercial Workers International Union
Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Office at the
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) in Washington,
DC. She has been a leader in workplace
safety in the food processing industry for over 20 years. Jackie is a leading analyst and advocate in
the federal and state legislative and regulatory arena in the food processing
industry. She works closely with
university-based and government researchers and has published articles and
testified extensively before Congress on topics which include ergonomics,
brucellosis, combustible dust and “popcorn lung,” food irradiation and chemical
sterilization. Her investigative work in
uncovering an unprecedented outbreak of brucellosis among workers in a North
Carolina pork slaughterhouse led to USDA, NIOSH, OSHA, and Congressional action
to address brucellosis nationally. She was recently invited to serve on the
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and
Health, CDC, for a three year term.
Schumpert, MD, MPH
The Founder and President of REOH, received his Bachelor of
Science from the University of Montana, Doctor of Medicine from the University
of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and Master of Public Health from
the University of Minnesota Graduate School of Public Health, where he also
completed his residency in Occupational Medicine. Following completion
his residency, he was employed at the corporate headquarters of 3M Company as a
staff physician. In that capacity, he provided occupational health and general
medical consultative services to several 3M manufacturing and support groups
including the Specialty Materials Manufacturing Division, Abrasives Division,
Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division, Logistics Division, 3M
Pharmaceuticals Group, and 3M Aviation Operations; he became familiar with
state of the art manufacturing processes and developed expertise in the
occupational health issues related to dermal and pulmonary sensitizers,
high-intensity non-ionizing radiation sources, organic and aqueous solvents,
inorganic and synthetic fibers, and fluorochemical production. He was awarded the 3M Chairman’s Leadership
for his contributions to the Industrial Hygiene Exposure Assessment undertaken
at four plants involved in fluorochemical production. Taking advantage of an
opportunity to return to Montana, he was employed for a short time by the Idaho
National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory near of Idaho Falls,
providing direct occupational medicine patient care and medical surveillance
services. He was then recruited to the post
of Medical Director of Occupational Health at Benefis Healthcare in Great
Falls, Montana, providing direct patient care, hospital consultation services,
program development, and independent medical evaluations. Dr. Schumpert
founded Resources for Environmental and Occupational Health, in 2001. He has served as an
Adjunct Assistant Professor of the University of Montana Center for
Environmental Health Sciences since 2002. He has served on the Board of
Directors of the Rocky Mountain Academy of Occupational and Environmental
Medicine since 2005, and served as President of that organization during
2010-2011. Dr. Schumpert was appointed
Medical Director for Workers’ Compensation of the State of Montana Department
of Labor and Industry in 2011. Dr.
Schumpert is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental
Medicine, and a member of the International Commission on Occupational Health
and the Society of Occupational Medicine (U.K.). Dr. Schumpert is Board
Certified in Occupational Medicine.
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