Scientific Planning Panel

The Scientific Planning Panel is an invited group of researchers and innovators selected to guide the Symposium’s development, ensuring we feature the most salient and impactful research, policy, practices, and programs. We are pleased to have the following members represented:

Kimberly Olszewski, DNP, RN, CRNP, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN

Secretary, Board of Directors

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN)

Danielle Pere, MPM

Associate Executive Director

American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM)

Steven E. Lacey, PhD, CIH, CSP


American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

David Ballard, PsyD, MBA

Assistant Executive Director for Organizational Excellence

American Psychological Association (APA)

Robert Harrison, MD, MPH


Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC)

Jason Lang, MPH, MS

Team Lead, Worksite Health Programs

CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)

David LeGrande, RN, MS

Director, Occupational Safety and Health

Communications Workers of America (CWA)

Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Medical Director, Live Well/Work Well

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic)

Sven Timm, PhD

Vice President, International/National Co-Operation & Consultancy in Safety and Health at Work; Employment Injury Schemes; Social Dialogue

German Social Accident Insurance

Jamie Becker, LCSW-C

Director, Health Promotion,

Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA)

LuAnn Heinen, MPP

Vice President,

National Business Group on Health (NBGH)

Christopher Gaines, MPH

Office of Research Services,

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Leslie Hammer, PhD

2017 Chairperson

Coordinating Committee of the NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®

Oregon Healthy Workforce Center

NIOSH Centers of Excellence for TWH

Kate McPhaul, PhD, MPH, COHN-S

Smithsonian Institute

Tamara Schult, PhD, MPH

Research Data Analyst

Employee Health and Well-Being

Veterans Health Administration

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Ivan Ivanov, MD, PhD

Workers’ HDPH Environmental and Social Determinants of Health

World Health Organization (WHO)

Julietta Rodriguez-Guzman, MD SOH MScA

Regional Advisor on Workers’ Health

Pan American Health Organization

Regional Office of the WHO

Cristina G. Banks, PhD


Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces

Jim Grosch, PhD


NIOSH National Center for Productive Aging and Work (NCPAW)