External Advisory Board

The University of Michigan’s Education and Research Center (ERC) has an External Advisory Board (EAB) which aids in the development and oversight of ERC activities. The EAB is drawn from industry, unions, and governmental agencies and its members represent the different academic areas of the ERC. The EAB advises the ERC’s Program Directors with regard to strategic planning for the ERC. They also provide valuable insight into the expectations that exist for graduates entering their respective fields.


From Left to Right: Nancy McClellan, Andy Comai, David Martin, Christine West, Bruce Cadwallender, Barton Pickelman, Steve Gutmann, Mary Zmuda, Hien Le, and Gregg Clark

The board currently consists of 14 individuals who have experience with occupational health and safety issues. Members attend bi-annual meetings with the ERC’s Program Directors and communicate with them throughout the year. They also participate in ERC events such as the Warren Cook Industrial Hygiene Discussional, the Occupational Health Speaker Series, and student recruitment events.

Current EAB Members

Bruce Cadwallender - Ann Arbor, MI
Gregg Clark - General Motors - Warren, MI
Andy Comai - United Auto Workers - Detroit, MI
Debbie DeNapoli - UMHS - Ann Arbor, MI
David Ellingsworth - Tesoro Companies, Inc. - San Antonio, TX
Steve Gutmann - Allina Health Systems - Twin Cities, MN
Richard Hirsh - Nektar Therapeutics - San Fransisco, CA
Hien Q. Le - The Chemours Company - Wilmington, DE
David Martin - International Paper - Memphis, TN
Nancy McClellan - AbbVie - North Chicago, IL
Paul Moss - Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. - Deerfield, IL
Barton Pickelman - MIOSHA - Lansing, MI
Christine West - CDC/CGH/DGHT - Africa
Mary Zmuda - MillerCoors - Milwaukee, WI