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 button at the bottom of this page.
In recognition of her long-time commitment of excellent service to PNW SETAC, the Board of Directors has unanimously voted to make April a sustaining member. April recently retired as the Associate Director of the Institute of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry at Western Washington University (WWU). She received her B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University and M.S. in Aquatic Toxicology/Aquatic Ecology from WWU. Research interests include aquatic and stream ecology with emphasis in ecotoxicological effects on community- and ecosystem-level interactions, as well as chemical partitioning to water and sediments, effects on nutrient cycling, and microbial degradative processes. Research activities have involved conducting site-specific nutrient, metals, and organic pesticide analyses, as well as performing aquatic, sediment, and wastewater effluent toxicological bioassays.
April has served as the PNW-SETAC Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President, Past President, Board of Directors At-Large (Academia) representative, Website Manager, and Newsletter Editor over her 29-year membership in the Chapter. She is especially proud of having co-chaired the first Pellston-like workshop by a regional chapter of SETAC on PCBs in Puget Sound and Georgia Basin Ecosystems in 2002. She has also served on the Local Organizing Committee for the SETAC 2004, 2010, 2014, and 2021 annual conferences held in Portland, OR. Currently, she serves as the Chapter’s recordkeeper and its Registered Agent.
She has been awarded the SETAC Outstanding Regional Chapter Member Award (2011), the SETAC Presidential Citation for Exemplary Service (2019), and Sustaining Membership status in PNW-SETAC (2020). Currently, April spends her free time golfing, doing various projects around her house and yard, and taking care of her cats. She is looking forward to traveling and exploring more of the world again once it’s safe to do so.
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)
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!
Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. is an integrated multidisciplinary professional organization consulting in planning and development services, GIS and data analysis, environmental, engineering, communications, and health and safety. We work with diverse client types, including attorneys, forest products, mining, public agencies, heavy industry, solid waste and recycling, food processing, ports, real estate, and petroleum.
MFA is a locally-owned Pacific Northwest consulting firm established in Vancouver, Washington. Since its inception in 1996, MFA has grown from four employees to more than 125 employees and now has offices in Vancouver, Seattle, and Bellingham, Washington; Portland, Lake Oswego, and The Dalles, Oregon; and Kellogg and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In 2013, MFA became a 100% employee-owned company. Our culture attracts highly motivated professionals who provide excellent service and help their clients succeed.
Windward Environmental is a solutions-based consulting firm that uses its specialized expertise to cost-effectively resolve our clients’ environmental problems, big or small. For 20 years, we have provided clients with high-quality strategic advice on environmental issues from both scientific and regulatory perspectives. We have a reputation for technical objectivity and excellence, so our work is given serious consideration by all parties—even in contested situations. Windward places a great deal of importance on understanding our clients’ needs and objectives, because that understanding enables us to provide insightful, practical solutions to specific technical and regulatory problems. We identify and investigate environmental challenges without bias, giving clients the information they need to deal with the environmental issues of the modern regulatory world.
Anchor QEA is a nationally recognized environmental and engineering consulting firm that specializes in aquatic, shoreline, and water resource projects.Anchor QEA employs more than 350 highly motivated people in offices across the United States who all enjoy working closely with clients toward common goals on water resources, surface and ground water quality, coastal development, habitat restoration, and contaminated sediment management projects.
We provide 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 amongst the most successful in the industry
Azimuth Consulting Group We created Azimuth in 2001 as a small team of senior-level consultants that delivers value to their clients.
Azimuth Consulting Group Inc. investigates environmental problems using sound science to create a defensible platform for decision-making. We are known for our technical services in evaluating the significance of human-induced stressors, particularly chemical, from ecological and human health perspectives. We work in both terrestrial and aquatic systems.
We also support our clients with broader skills in science communication, project strategy, negotiation, and permitting.
Compliance Services International (CSI) specializes in global regulatory and scientific consulting services for product registration and risk assessment. Our services include USA & EU regulatory affairs, ecological risk assessment, toxicology / ecotoxicology / chemistry consulting, agricultural economic analysis, environmental fate and modeling, study monitoring / data development, exposure modeling and spatial analysis, endangered species assessment and strategic support, geospatial technologies, and litigation / scientific support. Serving industry since 1988 with offices in the USA and Europe.
GSI Environmental, Inc. (GSI), is an engineering and environmental science consulting firm committed to investigating, analyzing, and solving complex environmental problems around the globe. Our work ranges from practical solutions for environmentally sound industrial operations and property development to toxicological analysis and management of chemical hazards, sustainable development of water and other natural resources, and protection of our rivers and estuaries. Our staff combines practical know-how with leading-edge research to deliver timely, innovative, and focused answers to your environmental challenges.
Salish Magazine is a quarterly, on-line publication with visually rich stories about the inter-connectedness of our natural world in our Salish Sea region. We now have 11 issues online. Salish Magazine is free as well as free of advertising. It is a nonprofit project of SEA-Media and supported by donations. You can see the magazine at: SalishMagazine.org
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:
AMEC Earth & Environmental Inc
Anchor QEA, LLC
Azimuth Consulting Group
B.C. Ministry of Environment
Columbia Analytical Services
Dinnel Marine Resources
Germano & Associates
Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc
Northwestern Aquatic Sciences
Paine, Ledge and Associates
Pascoe Environmental Consulting
Scientific Notations LLC
Striplin Environmental Associates
Windward Environmental, LLC
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