Governance

The Board of Directors shall be composed of the officers, directors, and the Chair of the Advisory Panel. 

Officers

President | Lee Newman, MD, MA
Distinguished Professor, Director, Center for Health, Work & Environment

Dr. Newman is a researcher, physician, public health practitioner, and educator. He is a distinguished university professor in the Departments of Environmental & Occupational Health and Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. He is founding director of both the Center for Health, Work & Environment and the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center. He co-founded Health Links™, the ColoradoSPH Certificate in Total Worker Health®, and the University of Colorado Consortium for Climate Change & Health. Dr. Newman is also professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He founded Axion Health, Inc., an occupational health informatics company. Dr. Newman is recognized for his scientific and practical contributions to occupational health and safety, Total Worker Health, immunotoxicology, biomarker development, occupational lung disease prevention and treatment, sarcoidosis, beryllium health effects, chronic kidney disease of unknown cause, health informatics, medical surveillance, and climate change and worker health. He has authored over 200 scientific papers and over 120 books, chapters, and monographs. Dr. Newman consults for government agencies, businesses, labor groups, and community organizations. His favorite life role is as mentor, second only to husband and father. He is irrationally optimistic.


President-Elect | Lili Tenney, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor, Director of Outreach and Programs
Center for Health, Work & Environment

Dr. Lili Tenney is the associate director for outreach and programs at the Center for Health, Work & Environment and an assistant professor at the Colorado School of Public Health where she teaches graduate courses in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health. Her work focuses on implementation science. She has over ten years of experience in dissemination and implementation, program planning, leadership, and strategic partnerships including directing public health programs focused on promoting worker health, safety, and well-being. Dr. Tenney is the co-founder and director of Health Links™, an initiative to helping organizations identify solutions for worker health and safety by providing them with assessment, consulting, and certification. She speaks nationally on the role employers and work environments play in creating a healthier workforce. She is passionate about integrating TWH with business sustainability, helping develop impact goals and planning for work, health, and corporate social responsibility. As a mother of two, she prioritizes finding ways to supporting working parents.


Secretary | Mwangi Ndonga, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Senior Health and Safety Hygienist, Ball Corporation

Mwangi Ndonga started as an industrial hygienist in the upstream oil and gas sector. He initially supported assets in WY and CO. After several years, he says he had the privilege of managing industrial hygiene and occupational health for U.S. and Canadian operations. Mwangi changed sectors during the pandemic and now works in manufacturing as senior health and safety hygienist for Ball Corporation. He has become enthusiastic about embracing artificial intelligence (AI) tools to enhance what he does, and he strongly believes that AI has a role in managing EHS risk.

Treasurer | David Shapiro
Senior Manager, Programs and Partnerships, Center for Health, Work & Environment

David Shapiro is the program manager for the Center for Health, Work & Environment's nonprofit program Health Links™. In this role, he consults with organizations in the Health Links Healthy Workplace Network, sharing resources and recommendations to help them improve the health and safety of their teams. Prior to joining the center, David served as the business relations manager for EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children) where he helped the organization grow from 10 founding members to over 75 executives focused on Colorado’s investment in early childhood. David’s past work experience also includes a successful sales career in Colorado’s ski industry and founding Mountain Dads, a fatherhood initiative in Summit County Government’s Youth & Family Services division. A proud husband and father of three, David is a lifelong learner and relationship builder. His hobbies include tennis, hiking, reading, and gardening.


Chair of the Advisory Panel | Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FAAFP
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Community and Family Medicine, and The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Community and Family Medicine, and The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Most recently, he served as the Chief of the Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of Dartmouth-Hitchcock (now Dartmouth Health), an Academic Medical Center in New Hampshire. Dr. McLellan has extensive experience as an occupational and environmental medical consultant in a wide range of economic sectors and maintained a clinical practice in occupational and environmental medicine for close to 40 years. As a husband, father, and newly minted grandfather, making the world and the future of work better for all drives his passion for Total Worker Health. He is a past president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), as well as the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He is Co-chair of the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Engaging Business in Building Healthy Communities. He has been the Principal Investigator of several grants related to occupational and environmental medicine. He was a co-recipient of the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety’s NORA (National Occupational Research Agenda) award for innovative research and was awarded the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s Total Worker Health® Founder’s Award.


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Participation by the Center for Health, Work & Environment does not imply endorsement by HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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