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Board of Directors

  • Board of Directors
Sean McGarvey
Chairman of the Board and President
Sean McGarvey

President
North America's Building Trades Unions
Washington, D.C.

Brent Booker Brent Booker

Secretary-Treasurer
North America's Building Trades Unions 
Washington, D.C.

Richard Resnick, Sc.D, M.H.S. Richard Resnick

Vice President/General Counsel
Sherman Dunn, Cohen, Leifer & Yellig, PC 
Washington, D.C.

Chris Trahan Cain

Executive Director
CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training 
Silver Spring, MD

Noel C. Borck

Employer Representative

Rev. J. Cletus Kiley

Director of Immigration Policy
UNITE HERE
Washington, D.C.

Jeff Peoples

Vice President
Alabama Power Company
Southern Company Services
Birmingham, AL

Kenneth J. Rueter

President and Project Manager
UCOR
Oak Ridge, TN

  • Technical Advisory Board
Erich J. (Pete) Stafford
Chair

Former Executive Director
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training
Silver Spring, MD

Eula Bingham, PhD

Department of Environmental Health
University of Cincinnati 

Letitia Davis, ScD

Director, Occupational Health Surveillance Program
Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health

Denny Dobbin, MSc, CIH
(retired)

Environmental Advisor 
Chapel Hill, NC

Mark Fullen

Professor, Director
Safety and Health Extension
West Virginia University

Steven Hecker, MSPH

Senior Lecturer and Director
Continuing Education and Outreach
Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of Washington

James M. Melius, MD, DrPH

Administrator New York State Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund

Melvin L. Myers, MPA

Associate Professor 
University of Kentucky
Emory University (adjunct)

Melissa J. Perry, Sc.D, M.H.S.

Professor and Chair 
Department of Environmental and Occuaptional Health
George Washington University

Harry S. Shannon

Professor, Dept. of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, 
McMaster University, Hamilton 
Ontario, Canada

  • Institutional Review Board
Ruth Ruttenberg, PhD
Co-Chair

Technical Advisor
Northfield, VT

James Platner, PhD, CIH
Co-Chair (retired)

Former Associate Director for Science and Technology
CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training 
Silver Spring, MD

Rev. J. Cletus Kiley

Director of Immigration Policy
UNITE HERE
Washington, D.C.

Patricia Quinn

CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training 
Silver Spring, MD

Kelly Dykes

CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training
Silver Spring, MD

William Kojola
(retired)

Industrial Hygienist
Silver Spring, MD