Today, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) announced the results of its 2016 election for the AIHA Board of Directors. The new Board members will be inducted at AIHA's Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, May 26, during the 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) in Inner Harbor Baltimore, Md. 

The results of the 2016 AIHA election are as follows:

Cynthia A. Ostrowski, MS, CIH, FAIHA, was elected as AIHA's new vice president. Ostrowski has been a member of AIHA since 1988 and previously served on the AIHA Board as a director from 2004 to 2007 and as secretary from 2008-2011. She has been the AIHA treasurer since 2013. She is Principal at CAO Consulting, LLC in Rochester Hills, MI.

Michael Rosenow, MPH, CIH, CSP, was elected secretary-elect. He joined AIHA in 2001 and has served as an AIHA director since 2013. Rosenow is the Interim Safety Manager - JCESR at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, IL.

Cathy Hovde, CIH, CSP, was elected as an AIHA director. She has been a member of AIHA since 2005 and is Corporate Health and Safety Manager at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, IL.  

Joselito S. Ignacio, MA, MPH, CIH, CSP, REHS, was elected as an AIHA director. He has been a member of AIHA since 1992 and is Advisor & IMAAC Program Manager for the Response Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC. 

"We congratulate and welcome the new elected officers and directors of AIHA's Board of Directors," said Daniel H. Anna, PhD, CIH, CSP, president of the AIHA Board. "They possess extensive knowledge and diverse experience in the field of industrial hygiene, and we are honored to have them as members of the Board. We are confident that these individuals, along with the remaining members of the Board, will continue to provide strong leadership that furthers AIHA's mission of protecting worker health."  

About AIHa

Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the premier association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA's 10,000 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. Members represent a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government and academia. AIHA's annual conference (AIHce) is the premier event for IH and OEHS professionals to learn the latest education and outcomes pertaining to worker health and safety. More information is available at