We are IBEC

The Integrated Bioscience and Built
Environment Consortium

Our Leadership


Kenneth F. Martinez (CAPT USPHS Ret)

President and Board founding member

Ken is an Environmental Engineer and Industrial Hygienist with experience in leading and conducting large-scale research; managing programs in occupational safety and health and emergency response; and creating and teaching professional development courses. He has more than 33 years of CDC expertise in hazardous agent exposure characterization and mitigation control practices in the manufacturing and healthcare industry. Since retiring from CDC, he served 8 years in the CBRN space as a consultant focusing on a national biodetection program. Mr. Martinez is a recognized subject matter expert in biological agents, including infectious disease and bioterrorism agents.


Claire Bird

Vice President

Claire Bird, the new Executive Secretary at IBEC, is a passionate scientist and entrepreneur, driving healthier building standards through her expertise in laboratory management, training, and consulting. Through LITMAS laboratory, she's committed to delivering both established and innovative solutions. As a dedicated advocate, Claire volunteers as an expert in indoor air quality (IAQ) across global professional bodies, emphasizing the need to protect occupants from chemical and microbiological hazards. Her mission amplifies the importance of IAQ within the industry and regulations. Moreover, she collaborates internationally, ensuring timely, relevant industry standards that align promptly with current scientific knowledge.

Stephane Bilodeau

Stephane Bilodeau

Chief Science Officer

Stephane Bilodeau has a unique background that combines academic, regulatory, and entrepreneurial experience. He holds a Ph.D. in Fluids Mechanics and
Thermodynamics and a Master's in Applied Sciences. Currently, he works as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at McGill University and is the Chief Technology Officer in a Cleantech (Smart Phases).

He also serves as an Independent International Contractor for the United Nations Office of Project Services. With over 25 years of experience in research and development in clean technologies and solutions, Stephane actively contributes to various committees and task forces. He is the Chair of the Public Affairs Advisory Committee of Engineers Canada, Chair of the Covid Action Group, and Coordinator of the Indoor Air Quality Task Force at the World Health Network. Stephane is also one of the founding members of the Canadian Aerosol Transmission Coalition, where he actively contributes his expertise and knowledge.

Sara Duginske

Sara Duginske

Secretary at IBEC Inc

Sara B. Duginske, MS, ICE-CCP is the Certification and Accreditation Director at CFRE International. Sara holds a BA in Political Science, a BS in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters in Environmental Studies from Prescott College.  Sara has been an association management professional for almost twenty years, working for nonprofit trade associations and credentialing bodies. She specializes in domestic and international certification examination development and maintenance, B2C marketing and legislative relations.

Her professional interests include credentialing, mentorship and strategic planning.  Sara has frequented the association conference and trade show circuit as a presenter and speaker on best practices in exam development and volunteer management. Sara has served in leadership and volunteer roles for association and environmental organizations including the American Society of Association Executives, the Institute of Credentialing Excellence, the Sierra Club of Colorado and The Central Colorado Conservancy. In addition to being an association management professional, Sara is active in her community volunteering at charitable, social and political organizations. Sara resides in Denver, CO with her dogs.

Our Science Advisory Board

Aaron Packman, PhD

Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor at Northwestern University

Alex Huffman, PhD

Associate Professor at University of Denver

Amy Bahruth

Health Issues at American Federation of Teachers

Anne Roiko

Environmental Health Professor at Griffith University

Brett Cole

Managing Director & Chief Occupational Hygienist at Biosafety Pty Ltd

Bronwyn King, MD

Founder, Director, and CEO at Tobacco Free Portfolios

Charles Gans

Portfolio Leader Healthy Buildings & Decarbonization EMEALA and APAC at Johnson Controls

Christhina Candido

Associate Professor in Environmental and Sustainable Design at Melbourne School of Design / Director Sustainable and Healthy Environments Lab

Corey Boles, PhD

Senior Risk Assessment Scientist at Insight Exposure & Risk Sciences

Darla Goeres, PhD

"Research Professor of Regulatory Science and Coordinator of Industrial Development at Center for Biofilm Engineering - Montana State University"

Donald Milton, MD, DrPH

Professor of Environmental Health, Global, Environmental, and Occupational Health (GEOH) at the University of Maryland

Donald Weekes

President at Indoor Environmental Quality

Erik Malmstrom, MBA

Chief Executive Officer at SafeTraces, Inc.

Ginger Chew, Sc.D., M.S.P.H.

"Senior Scientific Advisor at Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice National Center for Environmental Health (CDC-NIOSH)"

Graeme Marsh

President at Z BioScience Inc.

Jade Mitchell

Associate Professor at Michigan State University

James Clayton

Director of Innovations at Microban International

Jennifer Roberts

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland School of Public Health

Jim Urtz

National Apprenticeship Director at LIUNA Training and Education Fund

Jon Douglas

Director Healthy Buildings Services and Solutions at Johnson Controls

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, PhD

Director at Institute for Health in the Built Environment; Director, Biology & The Built Environment Center; Director, Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory; Professor of Architecture at University of Oregon

Kristin Omberg, PhD

Group Leader at Chemical and Biological Signatures

Krystal Pollitt, PhD, P.Eng.

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Lance Becker, MD

Investigator at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research

Laurence Svirchev, CIH

OHS Profesional, Industrial Hygienist

Lidia Morawska, PhD

Distinguished Professor at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences of the Queensland University of Technology

Lineekela Haipinge

Occupational Health and Safety at Atlantic Training Institution

Linsey Marr, PhD

University Distinguished Professor and Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech

Lucia Mullen

Senior Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Matthew Fields

Professor, Microbiology and Cell Biology; Director, Center for Biofilm Engineering; Biofilm Physiology & Ecology Team Leader

Melissa Marot, PhD

Consultant. Interest in Wellbeing & Performance at work

Michael Ferreira

Chief Operating Officer at Vision Solutions AR and The Fire Solutions Group

Mitesh Kumar

Principal EHS Consultant at WSP

Monica Schoch-Spana

Medical Anthropologist and Senior Scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a Senior Scientist in the Department of Environmental Health

Patrick Chambers

Australian Discipline Leader, Mechanical Project Engineer, Associate Director at Stantec

Paula J. Olsiewski, PhD

Contributing Scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Penny Tralau

Principal Environmental Consultant at Mould Rescue Environmental Pty Ltd

Ranit Chatterjee, PhD

Chief Executive Officer at RIKA India and RIKA Institute

Rebecca Bentley

Professor at Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Sean Maxwell

Scheme Manager Australia and New Zealand at ATTMA

Shawn Ryan

Director, Homeland Security Research Program, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sonya Stokes, MD

Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine

Tim Law, PhD

Technical Lead — Building Sciences at Restoration Industry Consultants

Tonya Nichols, PhD

Senior Science Advisor at the Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response

Travis L. McLing, PhD

Scientist at Idaho National Laboratory

Tyler Smith, MBA

Ulrike Hodges, PhD

COO and Board Member at SafeTraces, Inc.

William P. Bahnfleth, PhD

Ph.D., P.E., Fellow/Presidential Member at ASHRAE and Professor in the Department of Architectural Engineering at Pennsylvania State University

Yair Hazi

Senior Consultant & Jurisdictional Coordinator IV at LMI