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Pacific Northwest Chapter of the
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Promoting toxicology and chemistry research in the Pacific Northwest

Sustaining & Corporate Members, Corporate Sponsors

Sustaining Members

Sustaining members are individuals that support PNW-SETAC at a high level of giving.  These donations allow us to fund programs such as student travel and awards, conferences, and workshops that make a meaningful contribution to science in the region and help prepare our students for the future.  If you are interested in becoming a Sustaining Member, please contact the PNW-SETAC Treasurer, visit our Member Services page, or use the Donate button at the bottom of this page.

We would like to extend a special thank-you to our first individual Sustaining Member, Julann Spromberg.  Julann is a Research Toxicologist currently working in the Ecotoxicology Program of the Environmental Conservation Division at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (aka NOAA Fisheries) in Seattle.  Her interests are in integrating toxicology with ecological factors to find feasible ways of protecting biodiversity from chemical and anthropogenic impacts.

Julann has been attending PNW-SETAC meetings since she was a student at Western Washington University (Western) in the mid-1990s.  She earned her B.S. in Environmental Science from Huxley College of the Environment at Western in 1995 where she worked on the effects of toxic impacts on metapopulation dynamics with Dr. Wayne Landis as her advisor.

In 2002 she earned her PhD in Toxicology from the University of Kentucky where she worked with Dr. Wes Birge on modeling how life-history strategies influence the population-level effects of sublethal contaminant impacts.  Based on her research Julann was honored to be invited to attend the SETAC Pellston Workshop entitled “Population-Level Ecological Risk Assessment” in Roskilde, Denmark in August 2003.

In 2006 she was elected as the Vice President of PNW-SETAC and served as its President in 2007 and Past President in 2008.  Julann remains active in the Pacific Northwest Chapter of SETAC and became our first Sustaining Member this year.  It’s the dedication and service of individuals like Julann that have helped to make PNW-SETAC the highly successful regional chapter it is today. (Photo - Julann modeling the coveted PNW-SETAC fleece)

 

Emeritus Sustaining Member

In recognition of her contributions and support of the Chapter since its inception, the PNW-SETAC Board of Directors unanimously approved awarding Dr. Frieda Taub the Chapter’s first Emeritus Sustaining Member status.  She was awarded a certificate at the 2015 Chapter meeting and henceforth will have all membership dues waived, free attendance to the annual conference, and free dinner at our traditional Friday night social event.

As one of the very few women with a Ph.D. in the environmental sciences and environmental toxicology in its early years, Frieda's presence, support, and research have served as a role model to many of us women in the field today.  Many of us are familiar with Frieda’s research not only from the scientific literature, but also from her presentations at our Chapter meetings.  Frieda has also contributed to the Chapter, serving as its Vice President in 1994, its President in 1995, and Past President in 1996, as well as a judge for our Best Student Presentation Award.  If Frieda isn’t presenting at our meetings, she still attends and can be counted on to ask other presenters probing questions.

Dr. Taub is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Washington’s Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences.  She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University and has spent much of her career studying aquatic ecosystem properties and developing methods using microcosms to study the effects of pesticides, metals, and antibiotics on aquatic systems.  If any of you are familiar with ASTM method E1366-11, Standard Practice for Standardized Aquatic Microcosms, you should know that it is a result of Dr. Taub’s research efforts. Congratulations Frieda!

 

2017 Corporate Members - Chinook Level

Azimuth Consulting Group Partnership Azimuth

Azimuth Consulting Group Partnership (Azimuth) provides science-based assessments of the significance of environmental contamination. We created the Azimuth partnership to build a small, flexible team that is responsive to clients’ needs. Our collective experience spans biology, ecology, toxicology, science policy and conflict resolution. These skill sets have been applied to a range of fields including risk assessment, environmental impact assessment, regulatory policy/permitting and monitoring. Among our senior staff we have two Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals Society (CSAP – risk assessors) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT).

 

Cardno ChemRisk

cardnoCardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.  Specifically, its team provides services in the planning, design, management, and delivery of sustainable projects for local and international community programs. 

It originated in Brisbane, Australia in 1945 as a small engineering consultancy known as Cardno & Davies, after Gerry Cardno and Harold Davies the founders.  It contributed significantly to the development of Queensland through the post-war boom years.  Today, Cardno has over 6,000 staff worldwide delivering physical, environmental and social infrastructure projects in more than 100 countries.

 

Compliance Services International (CSI)

CSICompliance Services International (CSI) specializes in global regulatory and scientific consulting services for product registration and risk assessment.  Established in 1988, our diverse staff of experienced regulatory scientists develop strategies to meet specific needs for a global client base.  Our services include USA & EU regulatory affairs, ecological risk assessment, endangered species analysis, endocrine disruptor evaluation, REACH chemical safety assessment, exposure modeling, study monitoring & data development, litigation support, information management systems, and task force management.  Specialists in regulatory & scientific consulting - serving industry with dedication, expertise, and focus from offices in the USA and Europe.  Please visit our website (www.complianceservices.com) or contact info@complianceservices.com to learn more about CSI.

 

2017 Corporate Members - Heron Level

Anchor QEA, LLC

anchorAnchor QEA provides a full range of science and engineering services to the public and private sectors, including planning and strategy development, scientific investigation, engineering design, and construction management.  We enjoy working on some of the most challenging sites in the nation, and our completed projects are among the most successful in the industry.  Our clients recognize that the strength Anchor QEA brings to every project reflects our core values of technological leadership, integrity, superior product quality, and client satisfaction.

It has offices across the United States and a team of more than 300 scientists, planners, and engineers working closely with their clients towards achieving common goals on water resources, surface and groundwater quality, coastal development, habitat restoration, and contaminated sediment management projects.

 

Windward Environmental LLC

windwardWindward Environmental is a Seattle-based consulting firm founded in 2000 on the premise that environmental consultants can best serve clients’ interests by providing high-quality, defensible data for use in decision making. Because our technical approach is based on sound scientific principles, we identify and investigate environmental problems transparently and without bias. As a consequence, our work is given serious consideration by all parties, even in contested situations. Windward has a reputation for providing clients with superior service and results that make a difference, regardless of the size or complexity of the project. Windward prides itself on being a great place for young environmental scientists and engineers to develop their careers, and for leaders in the field to pursue their practices. Please visit our website (www.windwardenv.com) or contact us at info@windwardenv.com to learn more about Windward.

 

2017 Corporate Members - Kingfisher Level

Major Marine Tours

marinetoursMajor Marine Tours offers world-class wildlife and glacier cruises to two of the most beautiful places in Alaska: Kenai Fjords National Park and Prince William Sound.  We are a locally-owned, family company celebrating over 25 years of sharing the beauty of Alaska with our guests.  See tidewater glaciers, stunning scenery, whales, and abundant wildlife from our cruises departing from the scenic harbor towns of Seward and Whittier.  Most cruises feature onboard National Park Ranger narration and our famous Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet, freshly prepared and served while you cruise.  Our “cruising restaurant” service maximizes your time on the water, allowing you to enjoy your meal without missing out on any of the sights.

Major Marine Tours also donated a gray whale-watching cruise for two for this year's meeting!

 

Individual and Corporate Sponsors

Individual and corporate donations are essential for the ongoing success of our Chapter and are crucial in enabling us to fund and support student involvement and participation, as well as cover amenities we would not otherwise be able to provide our conference attendees. We are highly appreciative of our steadfast sponsors and thank the following companies for all the support they have provided us over the years:

ALS Environmental
AMEC Earth & Environmental Inc
Anchor QEA, LLC

Applied Biomonitoring
Avocet Consulting

Azimuth Consulting Group
B.C. Ministry of Environment
Columbia Analytical Services
Dinnel Marine Resources
ENTRIX Inc

Exponent
Germano & Associates
Hart Crowser
Integral Consulting
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc

Nautilus Environmental
Newfields Northwest
Northwestern Aquatic Sciences

Paine, Ledge and Associates
Parametrix

Pascoe Environmental Consulting
Scientific Notations LLC

Striplin Environmental Associates
Teck America
Tetra Tech
Windward Environmental, LLC

 

Please consider becoming a Sustaining or Corporate member by making a donation using the Donate button:

 

Alternatively, mail a check (in USD) to:

PNW-SETAC
P.O. Box 5331
Bellingham WA 98227-5331
USA

Thank you!