Two candidates elected to the Ecology Center board of directors
Veteran environmental activist David Stead was elected to serve a three-year term on the Ecology Center board of directors at the organization's annual meeting last week (May 23).
At the same meeting, University of Michigan Prof. Stuart Batterman was re-elected to a second three-year term on the board.
Stead, who served as director of public policy at the Ecology Center from 1984 to 1987, is principal and vice president of Resource Recycling Systems, a nationally recognized environmental consulting and engineering firm that works on projects to build a sustainable and waste-free future.
Prior to joining RRS, Stead was executive director of the Environmental Capital Network, which facilitated financing of clean technology and energy companies, and he served as the executive director of the Michigan Environmental Council from 1987-92. He has been on the board of directors of Recycle Ann Arbor, the Ecology Center’s wholly owned subsidiary since 1994, and he also served on the Ann Arbor City Council from 1993-96.
He earned master of science degrees in natural resources and applied economics, both from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from the University of Colorado.
Batterman is Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Professor of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering at the U-M College of Engineering. He joined the Ecology Center board of directors in 2010.
Batterman's research and teaching examine environmental impact assessment, human exposure and health risk assessment, and environmental management, through both theoretical work and applied laboratory and field studies.
He is particularly interested in improving exposure measures that can be used in risk assessments and epidemiological studies; measuring toxic compounds including volatile organic compounds found as pollutants in drinking water, ambient and indoor air; and statistical and modeling methods that can be used to interpret and extend available measurements.
Batterman earned a bachelor's degree from Rutgers, and master's and doctoral degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
EcoLink — May 2013 Ecolink An online publication of the Ecology Center