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Faculty Biographies in Alphabetical Order


Rick Albert, Director of Engineering and Plant Operations, MaineGeneral Medical Center - Augusta, Maine

Rick joined MaineGeneral in 2005 as a Construction Manager. In Late 2006 he also assumed responsibility for Real Estate Management and space planning for the MaineGeneral System. In the fall of 2008, Rick became the Director of Engineering and Plant Operations, overseeing Operations for just under 1,300,000 square feet of Hospital, Medical Offices, Business Offices and the like, encompassing 60 +/- sites in the Central Maine area. Rick’s areas of responsibility include Facilities, Maintenance, Environmental Services, Real-Estate Management, Construction and Emergency Management. Rick was part of the owners representation on the Project Management Team for MaineGeneral’s New Regional Hospital, the Alfond Center for Health, a full IPD project. Rick is a member of the New England Healthcare Engineers Society and the Maine Healthcare Engineers Society

Prior to joining MaineGeneral, Rick worked for Bath Iron Works Corporation (a General Dynamics Company) for over 26 years where his experience was in the areas of Design, Lofting, and 3D and 2D CAD Modeling. Rick has held design/engineering leadership roles on numerous Navy and Commercial Programs. Rick has also worked in the areas of Logistics, Liaison Support, Lead Yard Services, Planning Yard Services and Program Management.

Kristofer G. Anderson, P.E., K.G. Anderson - Bath, ME

Kristofer Anderson is President of K.G. ANDERSON, a consulting engineering firm based in Maine since 2002, which offers industrial, commercial, and residential customers independent assistance regarding
energy, building HVAC design and diagnostics, building envelope design and forensics, building retro-commissioning, and indoor air quality. Kris has been involved in the building HVAC, maintenance, and science for 32 years. Kris holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Norwich University in Vermont, and is a Maine Licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional, and Certified Energy Manager. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Building commissioning Association (BCA), the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and Member of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council (MIAQC). He is also and frequent speaker at conferences on the subjects of indoor air quality, HVAC, building forensics, and building retrocommissioning.
Kris is also a Volunteer Firefighter.



Norman Anderson, Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention - Augusta, ME

Mr. Anderson is a Comprehensive Health Planner with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Program Manager for both the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program and the Climate Adaptation Grant. He has over 30 years of experience in environmental health, primarily with environmental and health agencies, as well as the non profit public health sector. His work has involved public policy analysis; research coordination in the areas of air quality and respiratory health; organizational development; and health risk assessment. He holds a bachelors degree from Brown University and a Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina.


Steve Caulfield, PE, CIH, LEED AP, Turner Building Science & Design – Harrison, ME  

Mr. Caulfield has over twenty five years of experience in mechanical engineering, industrial hygiene and indoor air quality studies. Mr.Caulfield is skilled in the design and evaluation of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems and their relationship to complex indoor air quality problems. He has provided HVAC design and commissioning services for healthcare, educational, and commercial facilities. He has conducted indoor air quality evaluations for both new construction and existing buildings. He has designed and implemented complex construction area containment projects, has designed and managed asbestos abatements, and prepared plans and specifications for the removal of lead-based paints during historical renovations of education and residential buildings.  Steve is a member of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors.

Thomas Cheetham, Ph.D. - Northeast Laboratory Services, Winslow, ME

Dr. Cheetham is the senior microbiologist in the division of Environmental Microbiology at Northeast Laboratory Services in Winslow, Maine.  He is an Adjunct Professor at the College of the Atlantic and formerly Associate Professor of Biology & Environmental Studies and Director of the Program in Environmental Studies at Wilson College, PA.

Michael J. Chonko, PE, Principal - SMRT, Portland, ME

Michael J. Chonko, PE, leads SMRT’s Engineering Department and has 18 years of experience designing complex mechanical systems for the healthcare and science/technology sectors, including labs, cleanrooms, pharmacies and medical isolation environments.Mike brings creativity in finding innovative ways to meet high indoor air quality and energy efficiency goals.


Robert J. DeMalo, M.Sc., Senior Vice President, Laboratory Services & Business Development, EMSL Analytical, Inc., Cinnaminson, NJ

Mr. DeMalo has worked in the Industrial Hygiene and Analytical Laboratory industries for over 20 years.  In this time he has performed numerous asbestos, lead, mold, IAQ, Industrial Hygiene, soil and groundwater sampling and analysis projects. He has intensely studied and worked with asbestos both in the field and laboratory settings for over 20 years with publications in peer reviewed journals (ASTM). He has presented at numerous local and national conferences, seminars and training workshops.  He has provided analytical research and method development consultation to numerous agencies such as the USEPA, USDOT/Volpe Center, CDC, NIH, ATSDR, NJ DOH, and the MA DEP.

As EMSL’s Senir Vice President for Laboratory Services and Business Development, he is primarily responsible for the research, expansion and implementation of new analytical tests and methodologies to accomplish EMSL’s strategic vision for diversification and growth into various testing markets.

Mr. DeMalo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Master of Science degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Science from the City University of New York at Hunter College.

Daniel Della Giustina, Safety Director, Consigl – Milford, MA

Dan has spent his entire 30-year career as a safety professional after earning his Master’s degree in Safety and Environmental Management. Dan is an OSHA 10-Hour Instructor and has achieved his OSHA 30-Hour Certifi cation. He has been a driving force in implementing advanced safety procedures at Consigli, including the requirement for all Consigli Project Executives, Project Managers and Superintendents to have OSHA 30-Hour training.  Dan is a graduate of Westfield State College (B.A.) and West Virginia University (M.S.).  He is licensed and/or certified in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, Crisis Management and Emergency Response, Contractor Controlled Insurance, and OSHA (30-Hour Training.)

Karla J. Donnelly, Sustainable Housing Specialist, Steven Winter Associates, Inc. - Norwalk, CT
Karla Donnelly is a senior sustainable housing specialist with Steven Winter Associates, Inc. She is a LEED AP Homes, a LEED Green Rater, an NAHB Green Standard Verifier, a RESNET accredited HERS Rater, and Building Performance Institute Analyst, and PHIUS+ HERS Rater who provides sustainable design, specification, and construction consulting for residential green buildings. Her work at SWA focuses on sustainable consulting, the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED®)for Homes rating systems, the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Building Standard and implementation of high performance and sustainable building technologies. She works with architects, developers, builders, and homeowners to more fully develop on-site sustainability strategies.


Katherine M. Everett, PE, LEED AP - SMRT, Portland, ME

Katherine M. Everett, is a Senior Mechanical Engineer at SMRT with more than 25 years of experience designing mechanical systems for healthcare clients, including hospital and medical centers throughout New England.  She is a member of the New England Healthcare Engineers Society.

David Gallup, Consultant, EMLab P & K - San Bruno, CA

Dave has a Bachelors of Science from the California Institute of Technology in Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a Masters from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering.  He currently has 7 patents, and many years of experience in research and development management while at TRW North America.  At TRW, Dave received the TRW Chairman’s Award for product innovation.

Dave became President of Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Inc. (as it was then known) in 1997; Chairman in 2005; and as of 2006, works as a Consultant.  In 2002, Dave created EMLab’s CET (Center for Environmental Training) series entitled Mold, Allergens, Sampling, and Data Interpretation and travels nationwide as the instructor.   Starting in 2003, he taught classes at the University of California-Berkeley entitled, Mold: Inspection, Assessment, and Control–History, Health Effects and Ecology; Mold: Inspection, Assessment, and Control–Laboratory Analytical Techniques Workshop; and Interpreting Fungal Data from Indoor Air Quality Investigations.  For the past several years, he has been a speaker at the AIHce, at IAQA national events, and regional events throughout the country. 



Jessica Healy, B.S., B.A., MPH Candidate, University of New England

Jessica is currently a graduate student a the University of New England's Graduate School of Public Health.  Jessica works as part of a 12 physician cardiology group with direct care, and is a former photography instructor and special education teacher.  

Michael Hodgson, Occupational Safety & Health Administration – Washington, D.C.

Michael Hodgson, M.D., M.P.H., has been Chief Medical Officer, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Director of OSHA’s Office of Occupational Medicine Office since April 2013.  He is an internist and occupational medicine specialist, with a career spanning academics, public health, and healthcare operations leadership.  He has explored disease and the built environment since 1981, as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for CDC/NIOSH.

Kurt Johnson, Fresh Air Ventilation, Inc. – Lewiston, ME

Kurt is the owner and president of Fresh Air Ventilation Systems, Inc., a small, family-owned business providing design and installation of fresh-air ventilation and heat-recovery systems in custom-built and modular homes.  Prior to starting Fresh Air Ventilation Systems in 2006, Kurt worked for 2 ½ years in modular home sales.  Kurt is certified as a Residential Mechanical Ventilation Installer through the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada, and is a member of the Venmar Indoor Air Network.  Kurt strives to protect occupant health and structural integrity through provision of fresh air ventilation services in residential properties.

Steve Konstantino, Maine Green Building Supply – Portland, Maine

Steve is the owner of Maine Green Building Supply in Portland, a store dedicated to healthy, high performance building products. He hosts the Building Science Discussion Group

Scott Knightly, EnviroVantageEpping, NH

Mr. Knightly has extensive experience with mold, lead and asbestos remediation. His company was the first licensed lead abatement contractor in New Hampshire. Mr. Knightly's company quickly grew to tackle other contaminants found in buildings, including asbestos, mold, PCB's and mercury.

Bob Krell, IAQ Technologies, Inc. – Syracuse, NY

CIEC, CIAQP, CMRS, LEED®AP, BPI-Certified BA/ES/HS/AC, EPA-Certified Lead Paint Renovator

Bob is president of IAQ Technologies, Inc., a Syracuse, NY-based indoor environmental and building performance firm offering consulting, mitigation and training services to a variety of clients throughout the country.  Bob is also the Founder of IAQnet, LLC, which hosts the new online information site IAQ.netand Publisher of the fully digital online magazine, Healthy Indoors.

Bob has been a nationally recognized indoor environmental consultant and trainer in the IAQ industry for over 25 years. He has designed and managed successful indoor environmental and building performance projects for residential, commercial, educational and healthcare facilities throughout the U.S., and conducted hundreds of investigations since 1990.  He served on the NADCA Board of Directors from 1990-2000, and was the Project Manager for the EPA-NADCA HVAC Systems Cleaning Study in 1996-1998.

He has presented at numerous industry conferences, appeared on national television and radio, produces educational videos and webinars and is widely published on indoor environmental topics.  Bob is the host of the online video show, “Saving the Great INDOORS”. He also moderates “The Great INDOORS” and “IAQ Professionals” discussion groups on LinkedIn.

Dan Kolbert, Kolbert Building – Portland, ME

Dan Kolbert is the owner of Kolbert Building, a general contracting company in Portland focused on energy efficient renovation, and moderated the Building Science Discussion Group.

Jeffrey C. May, Principal Scientist, May Indoor Air Investigations – Tyngsborough, MA

Author, teacher, consultant, scientist, Jeff May has become a staple at the Maine Indoor Air Quality Conference!

Jeff holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Columbia College, and a M.A. in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University.  He is a certified Indoor Air Quality Professional, (Association of Energy Engineers)  and holds a certificate in Food Science Technology, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).  He is trained in infrared thermography, and in mold investigation, assessment, sampling identification, and analysis.

Jeff is the author of numerous publications, and has given IAQ presentations throughout New England as well as around the country.  Jeff is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, MA.

Sarah Mayberry, Director, Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine – Portland, ME

Sarah Mayberry has served as the Program Director of the Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine, a statewide umbrella coalition that promotes healthy, smoke-free environments through its programs: the Smoke-Free Housing Coalition of Maine, Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network and Maine Tobacco-Free College Network, since 2010.  Sarah participates in many statewide health initiatives including the Maine Asthma Coalition, serving as chair of the Healthy Homes Work Group and on the Leadership Committee, as a member of the Maine Healthy Housing Advisory Council, and is a member of the Maine Public Health Association, Asthma Regional Council of New England and multiple young professional associations.  Prior to coming to the Breathe Easy Coalition, Sarah worked for the Healthy Maine Partnerships in Western Maine as the District Tobacco Coordinator.  She is a 2006 graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s of science degree in human biology and biochemistry.

John Scott, President, J.F. Scott Construction Company, Winthrop, ME

John is a Civil engineering graduate of the University of Maine and a registered professional Engineer in the state of Maine.  He has a Master's degree in Business Administration from Thomas College and is a LEED Accredited professional.  John is one of four to achieve the Certified Healthcare Constructor designation by the American Hospital Association.  With over 27 years in the construction industry, John has specialized in healthcare construction since 1997.  In his role ion the MaineGeneral's Alfond Center for Health, John worked collaboratively with representatives from MaineGeneral, SMRT, TRO/JB, and Robins and Morton to collectively manage the $322 million project.  The six member team was jointly awarded the 2012 Construction Specifications Institute, Maine Chapter, Innovator of the Year.  J.F. Scott Construction has been selected as Construction Manager on the $13M Thayer Center for Health in Waterville, Maine.  John is a lifelong resident of Wintrhop, maine, and has three children including a Junior civil engineer at the University of Maine.


Desi-Rae Severson, Researcher, Division of Population Health at the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention – Augusta, ME

Ms. Severson is a researcher for the Division of Population Health, in the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention ‐the State of Maine’s Public Health Agency. She specializes in Asthma from both a chronic disease perspective as well as an occupational exposure perspective. She is an active member of the Maine Healthy Homes Advisory Council, serves on the Board of Directors for the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council; she serves on the Leadership team of the Maine Asthma Coalition and is a former member of the Maine Occupational Research Agenda. Ms. Severson has been trained in the ten essential public health services and completed the Essentials for Healthy Housing Practitioners Course sponsored by the National Healthy Homes Training Center in collaboration with Boston University. Prior to her work for the Maine CDC, Ms. Severson was employed as a statistician for the Maine Department of Labor where she successfully completed a NIOSH funded research project on Occupational Asthma. She has recently partnered again with the Department of Labor and the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on a project to help raise awareness about the health risks associated with exposure to isocyanatates. Ms. Severson holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in Social Science and English. Ms. Severson has recently presented at: the Maine CDC, the Maine Healthy Homes Advisory Council, and Maine Indoor Air Quality Council’s Education Committee.

Ted Small, Esquire, Isaacson & Raymond – Lewiston, ME

Ted concentrates his practice in complex commercial and business litigation and arbitration; construction law; real estate litigation; and personal injury.  Ted has litigated a wide range of cases, including partnership and fiduciary duty disputes, corporate governance disputes, insurance coverage issues, construction cases, and boundary disputes.  He has also counseled corporations and trade associations in risk management, and co-authored a risk management manual for a national trade association.  In the construction field, Ted’s work includes litigation on behalf of owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers; the review drafting, and negotiation of contracts; and risk management consultation.  Representative construction litigation matters include contract disputes, claims involving allegations of defective workmanship and/or defective products, and lien claims.  Ted has presented several seminars and lectures on construction law and practice, and has been recognized by New England Super Lawyers as a Rising Start in the field of construction law.  Ted is a graduate of the University of Maine (B.A.); the University of Florida (M.A.); and the University of Maine School of Law (B.A.)  He is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Don Stevens, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America – Keyport, WA

Don Stevens is the National Research and Development Manager for Panasonic Eco Solutions North America headquartered in Newark, New Jersey, where he helped introduce the most energy efficient and quietest fans in North America in 1993.  His responsibilities include all ventilation product R&D, national and state code development, and national standard development for North America. Don was a private ventilation consultant, trainer, and speaker for nearly twenty years, working with such manufacturers as Panasonic, Fantech, American ALDES, Tamarack Technologies, and Honeywell in the area energy efficient ventilation product development and acceptance and the state, regional, and national codes and standards that affect them.  Don has two BS degrees from the University of Washington and did his Masters work in Energy Planning at Antioch University.  Prior to his work as a consultant, Don was the Executive Director of the Energy Business Association in Seattle.

Don is the Chairman of the Home Ventilating Institute.  .  He has been a voting member of the ASHRAE Standing Standards Project Committee 62.2 since its formation in 1995, became the Vice Chair in 2007, and was the Chairman 2011-2013.  SSPC 62.2 wrote and maintains ASHRAE Standard 62.2 Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings.  ASHRAE 62.2 was first published in 2003 and updated in 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013.  Don is one of the authors of the ASHRAE 62.2 User’s Manual published by ASHRAE that provides guidance on how to comply with ASHRAE62.2.  He maintains his office in Keyport, Washington. 

Philip Terrell, Sc.D., Environmental Health, Inc. – Dover, MA

Philip Terrell is the president and chief scientists for Environmental Healthy Incorporated (EHI) in Dover, Massachusetts.  Current position: Pres. and chief scientist for Environmental Health Incorporated. EHI is a full service consulting company offering safety and health consulting to academia, healthcare, construction and general industry.   Philip is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Certified Indoor Air Quality Consultant (CIAC).

Philip received his Masters Degree in Environmental Health from Boston University, and his Doctorate in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

William A. Turner, P.E., Turner Building Science & Design, Harrison, ME

Bill Turner is the president of Turner Building Science, LLC, and has 25 years’ experience in the development and implementation of indoor air quality standards, diagnostic testing and remediation, industrial hygiene instruments, survey administration, air monitoring data collection, quality assurance, data validation, and technical report preparation. Turner Building Science has assembled a training development team for this program that includes engineers, architects, energy consultants and home builders - all who have been working and building in Maine for over 25 years.

Leslie Walleigh, MD, MPH - Maine Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Augusta, ME

Leslie Walleigh is a graduate of Brown University and Stanford Medical School. She originally completed a residency and became board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, practicing in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. While still practicing OB/GYN, she completed an MPH (Masters in Public Health) in Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health. During her public health studies, she also became interested in occupational health and subsequently completed a residency in occupational medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health. She later became board certified in occupational medicine. She practiced occupational medicine from 1995 through 2009 at MaineGeneral Medical Center.  In 2004, Dr. Walleigh began working one day a week for the Environmental and Occupational Health Programs of the Maine CDC, consulting with the staff on medical conditions related to environmental and occupational exposures. In 2009 she accepted a full-time position with the Maine CDC and currently serves as the program manager of the Occupational Disease Reporting System within the Environmental and Occupational Health Programs. Dr. Walleigh continues to work one day a week as an occupational medicine physician with Employee Health and Wellness of Maine Medical Center.  Leslie is a member of the Board of Directors of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council.

Don Weekes, CIH, CSP, InAIR Environmental – Ottawa, Canada

Don is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Safety Professional with over 38 years of experience in project management of asbestos, lead paint, mold and indoor air quality projects throughout North America.  He provides expert technical assistance to new construction projects and renovations to buildings where these hazardous materials exist.  He works with engineers and architects on LEED certification regarding indoor air quality, and manages clean room start up sampling, Designated Substances Reviews, drinking water sampling, and industrial hygiene measurements in industrial facilities.   

Don is the current President of the Indoor Air Quality Association, a national indoor air quality membership association.  He is past president of the Ottawa Valley Chapter ofASHRAE, and a current member of ASHRAE's Indoor Environmental Quality Alliance Ad Hoc Committee.  he has edited on their behalf numerous documents related to indoor air quality and mold.  

Don received his Bachelor in Environmental Science from Ramapo College in New Jersey, and a Master in Arts (Occupational Safety & Health) from New York University in New York, NY.  

Lan Chi Nguyen Weekes, M.A., Sc., P.Eng., InAIR Environmental, Ltd. – Ottawa, Canada

Lan Chi Nguyen Weekes is a co-founder and partner of InAIR Environmental Ltd.  Lan Chi’s profile includes over 25 years of engineering experience with 22 years in the indoor environment field.  She holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the École Polytechnique of Montréal and a Masters in Applied Science in Buildng Environment from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec.  She served as President of the Ottawa Valley Chapter of ASHRAE, the president of the CaGBC Ottawa Chapter and as the Chair of the IEQ Committee for AIHALan Chi served on a committee revising the ASHRAE Mould Position Document and is currently a member of ASHRAE’s Environmental Health Committee.  Her other affiliations include the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec, and the American Industrial Hygiene Association.


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