AHMP 2010 National Conference Featured Speakers


John Bresland
John Bresland
Former CSB Chairman & CEO
CSB Board Member
Keynote Speaker
Monday, September 13
8 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

John Bresland is former chairman and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), a position he has held since March 2008. Previously, he served on the CSB board from August 2002 until August 2007.

Most recently, Mr. Bresland was president of Environmental and Safety Risk Assessment LLC located in Morristown, N.J. He also was a staff consultant to the Center for Chemical Process Safety of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers where he was the project manager for two committees that were writing books on dust explosions and the management of reactive chemical hazards, respectively.

Until August 2000, Mr. Bresland was director of environmental risk management for Honeywell International, Inc., also in Morristown. From 1966 to 2000 he worked for Honeywell in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia and New Jersey in various positions, including plant management.

Mr. Bresland is a member of the Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee.



Dr. Patrick Moore, Ph.D.
Greenpeace Cofounder
General Session Speaker
Tuesday, September 14
8 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for more than 30 years. He is a cofounder of Greenpeace and served nine years as president of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a director of Greenpeace International. In the latter role, Dr. Moore was a driving force in shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world’s largest environmental activist organization.

In 2000, Dr. Moore wrote and published Green Spirit—Trees are the Answer, a photo-book that provides new insight into how forests work and how they can play a powerful role in solving many of our current environmental problems.

Today, Dr. Moore is the chair and chief scientist of Greenspirit Strategies, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based consultancy focusing on environmental policy and communications in forestry, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, mining, biodiversity, energy and climate change. He also is a director of NextEnergy Solutions, the largest distributor of geothermal systems in Canada.



Dr. John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM
NIOSH Director
Closing Session Speaker
Wednesday, September 15
11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Dr. John Howard is one of the nation’s foremost experts on occupational health and worker safety. He has worked with scientists, medical professionals and workers to effectively lead investigations into new and potential health hazards and to address workplace health and safety concerns. He spoke at the then-ACHMM 2008 National Conference.

Dr. Howard is director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). He also is coordinator of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) World Trade Center Health Programs. This is Dr. Howard’s second stint as NIOSH director; he served in the position from 2002 to 2008. NIOSH conducts scientific research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related illnesses and injuries.

Prior to his first appointment as NIOSH director in 2002, Dr. Howard was chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency from 1991 through 2002. He has written numerous articles on occupational health, law and policy.



Lisa P. Jackson             Invited Speaker  
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
Wednesday, September 15
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lisa P. Jackson, CHMM is the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In this capacity she leads EPA’s efforts to protect public health and the environment.

Jackson, who is the first African-American to serve as EPA administrator, is focusing on core issues of protecting air and water quality, preventing exposure to toxic contamination in our communities and reducing greenhouse gases. She has promised that all of EPA’s efforts will follow the best science, adhere to the rule of law, and be implemented with unparalleled transparency.

Before becoming the EPA administrator, Jackson served as chief of staff to New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine and commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). She also worked for 16 years as an EPA employee. AHMP 2010 National Conference Featured Speakers