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Leslie Beyer, MS, CIH, DABT

With over 25 years of experience, Ms. Beyer is board-certified in both industrial hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and in toxicology as a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT). Having received her Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa), she then went on to earn a Master of Science in Occupational Health and Safety from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Skilled in a variety of industrial hygiene areas, including exposure assessment, occupational safety and health, and litigation support, Ms. Beyer’s work has covered a variety of topics including developing guidelines for COVID-19 cleaning and workplace re-entry; evaluating the significance of occupational and residential exposures; developing safe occupational exposure levels (OELS) as a member of the Workplace Environmental Exposure Level (WEEL) committee; analyzing and interpreting toxicological and epidemiological literature and data; conducting risk assessments to evaluate the safety of workers, consumers, and residents; comparing alternative chemicals to address product stewardship concerns (e.g., fire retardants); providing technical expertise for evaluating potential health risks of chemicals under REACH; and assessing health effects from exposure to chemicals in the environment (e.g., arsenic, caffeine, chromium).

Former president of two renowned organizations, the Occupational and Public Health Specialty Section (OPHSS) of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and the Toxicology Committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Ms. Beyer remains active in both the toxicology and risk committees of AIHA as well as in the New England Section of the AIHA. Ms. Beyer has taught classes on toxicology for industrial hygienists and given numerous presentations, authored journal articles and book chapters, and is an editor and coauthor of AIHA’s Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist.

Dr. Herschel Clopper, PhD, ChE, CQE, PMC, CMC

For over fifty years, Dr. Clopper has acquired an astounding amount of experience as a chemical engineer, a development engineer, a production engineer, a process engineer, a quality assurance engineer, an environmental engineer, and as a professional consultant. Of his many impressive affiliations, notable associations include being an active member at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Society for Quality, the Society of Professional Consultants, and even tenure at the American Society for Quality as both a historian and staff instructor. A graduate of Rice University with a PhD in chemical engineering, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with both a BS and MS in chemical engineering, and certified by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in program management, Dr. Clopper has completed numerous state-of-the-art technical programs sponsored by leading industry technical companies, including the mold testing and remediation training programs sponsored by EMSL Analytical, Inc.

During his professional career, Dr. Clopper has worked at five Fortune 500 companies in the chemical, photographic, fiber optic, electronic equipment development, and environmental industries in various capacities including research, engineering, manufacturing, management, plant design, and plant construction. Prior to joining Boston Environmental, Dr. Clopper was the corporate director of quality for Hybricon and the principal of Clopper Consulting, assisting small and moderate-sized companies in the improvement of their internal processes and educational programs for their employees. In addition to his multi-industry engineering and managerial roles, Dr. Clopper has also held several teaching positions as a professor at Catholic University, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and even at the National Graduate School, instructing students all across the United States of America.

Lawrence DiPietro, MS

Mr. DiPietro received Bachelor of Science and Master Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master of Business Administration degree and Certificate in Information Technology from the University of Massachusetts. He also attended the New England School of Law.

During his 40-year professional career, he held titles such as contractor, inspector, senior engineer, consulting engineer, senior project manager and director of engineering. He has worked in the mechanical, civil, environmental and facilities engineering fields as well as the commercial and residential construction and building inspection industries. He has worked for various companies including a Fortune 25 corporation.

He is also licensed as a general contractor (construction supervisor), master electrician, master plumber, gas fitter, HVAC technician, oil burner technician, pipe fitter and home inspector. His vast knowledge enables him to understand how the various complex systems in buildings and facilities function, interact and contribute to indoor air quality and environmental issues. His building inspection background includes radon, mold, VOC and water testing. He has worked for various companies including a Fortune 25 corporation. He has worked for various companies including a Fortune 25 corporation.

His professional memberships have included the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, Pi Tau Sigma National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, the American Society of Home Inspectors and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

Raymond Harpin, MS

Mr. Harpin has been a practicing environmental and geoscientist/engineer for over 30 years. He received a BA from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For 10 years he was involved in petroleum exploration as a geophysicist with Amoco Exploration Company in New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX. During the past 23 years he has been engaged in environmental engineering and consulting in New England, including evaluation and remediation of contaminated sites with soil, groundwater, and indoor air issues. Most recently he has been employed by a major New England Environmental Engineering company where he has conducted evaluation of suspected contaminated properties and conducted Risk Assessments of the potential health effects on humans of site contaminants. A substantial part of his work has included conducting Indoor Air Quality tests, evaluations and assessments.

Amy Johnson, CIH, MPH

Ms. Johnson is board-certified in industrial hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). She graduated from Yale University School of Epidemiology and Public Health with a Master’s Degree in Public Heath (MPH), specializing in toxicology and epidemiology. With over 30 years of experience working in both the private and public sector, she has expertise in identifying, evaluating, and resolving both environmental and occupational health and safety hazards. As an environmental professional, Ms. Johnson has prepared numerous plans and permits for air pollutants and hazardous waste. She has also evaluated industry compliance with OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard, including the proper preparation of Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs). As an industrial hygienist, she has extensive experience in sampling for noise, metals, and organic chemicals, identifying and resolving laboratory and hospital health hazards, and responding to incidents involving the release and cleanup of hazardous chemicals. Ms. Johnson also has several years of experience designing and presenting safety training for laboratories, healthcare facilities, and hazardous chemical cleanup operations.

Ms. Johnson has worked at the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) for the last 9 years, where she responded to incidents and accidents involving worker exposure to excessive heat, noise, combustible dust, anhydrous ammonia, and hazardous chemicals, including isocyanates from spray foam and automobile paint operations, as well as those from OSHA’s list of process safety management (PSM) chemicals. Ms. Johnson also worked as an industrial hygienist at Harvard University, where she developed and implemented programs for identifying and resolving laboratory hazards, including nanoparticles, biohazards, and both inorganic and organic chemicals. As the Senior Industrial Hygienist at NASA Ames Research Center, Ms. Johnson developed programs for laboratory operations that involved exposure to carcinogens and biohazards. Finally, Ms. Johnson has evaluated and proposed resolutions to hazardous machine shop operations that involved worker exposure to excessive noise, amputations, electric shocks, and welding hazards, including radiation, hazardous metals, gases, and volatile organic chemicals from degreasers and other surface coatings.

Karen Levy, CE, MSE, CMC

Ms. Levy has been a Senior Associate with Boston Environmental & Engineering Associates since 2005. Her extensive career in air quality and building science includes stints as a consulting engineer (Energy and Environmental Analysis, Arlington, Virginia), in research (Center for Engineering and Environmental Studies, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University) and in government (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air Programs). Her professional memberships have included the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers.

Ms. Levy graduated Swarthmore College with a bachelors degree in engineering and Carnegie Mellon University with a masters degree in civil engineering and a masters degree in engineering and public policy. Ms. Levy has also completed state of the art technical programs sponsored by leading industry technical companies including programs on radon, mold, allergens, sampling and report interpretation and programs on indoor air quality and testing.

Ms. Levy played a key role in the implementation of the 1990 Clean Air Act. She has published technical papers on indoor air quality, building energy consumption and on radon. In 1994, Ms. Levy testified to Canadian Parliament on the American approach to regulation of air toxics as a representative of the American government.

Gene Marckini, ChE, PE, MBA, CMC, CMR

Founder of Boston Environmental & Engineering Associates, Inc., Mr. Marckini has been a practicing Chemical, Mechanical and Environmental Engineer for more than 40 years. He is a Registered Professional Chemical Engineer in the State of Massachusetts. His professional affiliations include the past offices of President and Vice President of the Engineering Societies of New England; member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and American Institute of Mechanical Engineers and Board of Directors of the American Fiber Optics Association.

Mr. Marckini holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, a Masters of Business Administration, The Executive Program, at Columbia University, Graduate School of Business and a four-year state of the art environmental evening engineering program.

During his professional career, he has worked for three Fortune 500 companies in the chemical, photographic, fiber optic and environmental industries in various capacities including engineering, engineering management, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and international business. His engineering positions have included environmental engineer, development engineer, production engineer, plant/facility engineer, process engineer, and quality control engineer. His management positions have included management, senior management, and executive level positions in research, engineering, program management, and environmental project management sales and marketing. Prior to founding Boston Environmental & Engineering Associates Inc., he was Vice President of Environmental Engineering, for a leading Massachusetts environmental engineering firm. He retired from Polaroid Corporation in 1995, as Sr. Director R&D Division.

Mr. Marckini’s impressive credentials additionally include a BS ChE (BS Chemical Engineering) MS Env E )(Environmental Engineering), PE ChE (Registered Professional Chemical Engineer), MBA, CMC (Certificated Mold Consultant), CMR (Certificated Mold Remediator), and a CMRT (Certificated Mold Remediation Trainer).

Dr. Kenneth Weinberg, MSc, PhD, RPIH, TURP

Kenneth S. Weinberg, Ph.D. has been a practicing environmental professional for more than 40 years. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Boston University, a Master of Science in Environmental Health and Radiation Health Physics from the University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Pathology from Boston University’s Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences. Dr. Weinberg has over thirty years of experience in toxicology, Environmental Health and Safety. He has worked as a research scientist specializing in pulmonary injury from various chemical and environmental toxicants. He has also worked in the area of pulmonary carcinogenesis. His career includes working as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, a Parker B. Francis Foundation Fellow, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Tufts New England Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, respectively. Dr. Weinberg has also worked as an industrial hygienist and as the Director of Safety at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Since 2000, Dr. Weinberg has worked as an independent consultant specializing in environmental health, safety and toxicology. In addition, he is a Toxics Use Reduction Planner (TURP) in Massachusetts with a general certification. Dr. Weinberg has expertise in respiratory protection and its uses. He has worked extensively in a variety of pertinent areas of practice, including chemical exposure and pulmonary injury, mold exposure and radiation monitoring. He has also written policies and procedures for companies to comply with OSHA regulations including, but not limited to, confined space entry, hazard communication, OSHA injury and illness reporting, and blood borne pathogens. Dr. Weinberg has published several scientific papers dealing with pulmonary injury and disease and has written several books dealing with both healthcare safety and indoor air quality.