Help Us Welcome AHMP's New 2019 At-Large Directors!
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Posted by: AHMP
AHMP thanks all AHMP members who voted in the Board of Directors election that concluded on Sunday, August 26. AHMP also appreciates the seven EHS&S professionals who accepted the nominations as At-Large Directors for their willingness to go above and beyond to help shape the future of our industry.
Please help us welcome AHMP's three new 2019 At-Large Directors, whose terms will commence in January 2019.
Michael T. Chuah
CHMM, PMP, and CET
CIH and CHMM
Read Their Bios
Michael T. Chuah, CHMM, PMP, and CET
Michael Chuah has over twenty years of EHS industry experience working with environmental labs, multinational hazardous waste companies, utilities, and research institutions. He has served as a lab director, project manager, program manager, and legal counsel, and has administered projects and contracts ranging from $500,000 to $10M. On a business level, he has spent ten years on the Board of Directors for a private equity investment firm. He currently serves as an Advisory Director on the AHMP Board of Directors.
Professionally, Michael is a licensed attorney, and has been a CHMM since 2005. He also is credentialed as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Environmental Trainer (CET). He holds a Juris Doctorate, and completed his undergraduate work at McGill University, and received his M.Sc. in Environmental Toxicology at Concordia University.
Kelsey Forde, CIH, CHMM
Kelsey Forde is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Owner and Principal Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Professional, and System Safety Engineer for Parvati Consulting, LLC., based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kelsey has approximately 15 years of real-world experience as an EHS professional including performing and guiding hazards analyses that adhere to the principles in the Redbook—Guidelines for Hazard Evaluation Procedures, 3rd Ed (CCPS 2008). Ms. Forde’s primary responsibilities and areas of expertise are centered around the identification of workplace hazards and development of consequence analysis associated with hazard analysis, safety assessments, primary hazard screens, readiness reviews, and compliance auditing techniques.
Throughout her career, Ms. Forde has provided EHS consulting for a variety of clients including the Department of Energy, commercial, industrial, and private clients. Ms. Forde is an expert in chemical dispersion modeling and Permitting/Regulation Compliance. She possesses a diverse skillset required for the successful and tailored implementation of control sets at industrial facilities including accelerators, semiconductor facilities, R&D and production laboratories, and dynamic energetic materials testing facilities.
Ms. Forde is a past-president and current director-at-Large for the New Mexico Society of Hazardous Materials Managers, and has led many sessions in the annual Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management Course (CHMM Prep Course) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ms. Forde currently serves AHMP’s National Board as a Regional Liason for the Chapter Development Committee. She was recently commended for serving two consecutive appointed terms on the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Joint Air Quality Control Board. While serving on the Air Board, she held multiple terms in chair, vice-chair, and Advisory Committee seats. In addition to her roles in both professional organizations and public service, Ms. Forde is a long-time member of Toastmasters International and has lead, coached, and governed clubs in the Albuquerque-area. Ms. Forde is continually asked by clients, peers, and professionals in the EHS community to present and train at both local and national EHS/IH/OS conferences and technical meetings.
Becky Neal, CHMM
Rebecca (“Becky”) Neal has just over 10 years of experience in the environmental services and chemical industries. She has worked for Univar since 2008 in a variety of logistics, regulatory, and technical support roles, and currently is a Black Belt Project Manager in the company’s Continuous Improvement Department. In that capacity, Becky specializes in process streamlining, waste elimination, cost reduction and productivity enhancements.
Becky studied Chemistry at the University of Texas and the University of Houston and recently completed an MS in Environmental Science at Rice University. She obtained her CHMM in 2011 and was named AHMP’s Young CHMM of the Year in 2013. She has served on the Chapter Development Committee since 2012, as its Co-Chair in 2015, and its Chair since 2017. She is a Past President of the Buffalo Bayou (Houston) Chapter and the current Secretary of the Cyber Chapter.
She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Daniel, and a small menagerie that includes two four-footed Hurricane Harvey refugees.