The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) welcomed its new Board of Directors during its annual business meeting at the recent American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce EXP) in Philadelphia, PA.

Cynthia A. Ostrowski, CIH, is the new AIHA President. (Pictured above: AIHA Past President Deborah Imel Nelson (left) passes the gavel to her successor, Cynthia A. Ostrowski (right). Ostrowski is a Detroit-area consultant providing general safety, job hazard analysis, air monitoring, noise monitoring, ventilation studies, ergonomic surveys and indoor air quality (including mold) investigations to clients.

The 2018 AIHA Board of Directors also includes:  

  • President-elect- Kathleen S. Murphy, CIH
  • Vice President- J. Lindsay Cook, CIH, CSP
  • Past President- Deborah Imel Nelson, PhD, CIH
  • Secretary- Michael Rosenow, MPH, CIH, CSP
  • Secretary-elect- Dina Mary Siegel, CIH, CSP, CBSP 
  • Treasurer- Donna S. Heidel, CIH
  • Director- Cathy Hovde, CIH, CSP
  • Director- Joselito S. Ignacio, MA, MPH, CIH, CSP, REHS
  • Director- Bradley S. King, PhD, MPH, CIH
  • Director- Pamela A. Kostle, MS, CIH, FAIHA*
  • Director- Michael A. Ochs, MPA, CIH, CSP* 
  • Director- Michele M. Twilley, DrPH, CIH
  • AIHA Chief Executive Officer- Lawrence Sloan, CAE

Also of note, Past President Steven E. Lacey, PhD, CIH, CSP and Past Director Nancy M. McClellan, CIH, CHMM, MPH, completed their terms of service with AIHA's leadership. Both Lacey and McClellan have been active members of AIHA over the course of their careers. Lacey spearheaded the outreach program Safety Matters, not only raising awareness about his AIHA resource, but rallying members across the country to get involved with this very important cause. 

"On behalf of AIHA and our members, I would like to say how grateful we are to both Steven and Nancy for their dedication to serving our organization and the causes we hold so dear," said Lawrence Sloan, CAE, AIHA's Chief Executive Officer. "I admire their commitment to our profession and protecting workers and I have enjoyed working alongside them."


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 8,500 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. Learn more at