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.
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!
Compliance 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
Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) is an integrated, multidisciplinary professional services organization consulting in the areas of environmental science, risk assessment, engineering, planning, health and safety, public involvement, and geographic information systems. MFA assists clients in successfully managing the risks and opportunities associated with their projects.
With more than 100 employees in eight Pacific Northwest offices, MFA offers creative and award-winning professional services to clients representing diverse industry and municipal sectors.
Anchor 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..
Golder was founded in 1960 and is an employee-owned, global organization providing consulting, design, and construction services in the areas of mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, transportation, energy production, water resources, wastewater treatment, and environmental remediation. Currently, they employ over 6,500 people, operating from 165 offices worldwide, who provide technical expertise, innovative solutions and award-winning client service. Today, their clients represent the world’s major industries and drivers of development: Oil and Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Power, and Infrastructure.
Windward 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 email@example.com to learn more about Windward.
EcoAnalysts Inc. is a small business consulting company headquartered in Moscow, Idaho and established in 1992 with the purpose of applying ecological sciences to management and stewardship of natural resources. We provide specialized ecological consulting and laboratory services (taxonomy and aquatic toxicology) to private and public-sector clients in North America and around the world.
EcoAnalysts provides scientific data, support and advisory services across the entire project life cycle to identify, assess, and manage consequences that may result in impacts to the natural environment or stakeholders. We are committed to helping our clients make good stewardship decisions that are socially and environmentally sound and sustainable and compliant with regulatory requirements and best practices. For more information, please visit us at www.ecoanalysts.com
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).
Avocet Consulting LLC provides consulting services in the areas of aquatic site investigation and cleanup, regulatory development, insurance claims evaluation, expert witness and litigation support, and facilitation. Dr. Michelsen is an environmental scientist and geochemist specializing in the development of sediment and tissue quality guidelines, natural resource damage assessment, fate and transport of chemicals through aquatic systems, and climate change.
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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