Our "Green" Team
Led by Executive Director Marion Stecklow, who brings over 25 of experience administering and managing occupational and environmental health programs, the Building Wellness Institute’s training and consulting team is comprised of leading public health professionals with extensive cross-discipline experience and leadership roles in occupational and environmental medicine, public health, industrial hygiene, toxicology, and chemical engineering.
Training and Consulting Team
Marion E. Stecklow, MT, CIE, CHCM, ICE
Ms. Stecklow has over 25 years of experience administering and managing occupational and environmental health programs. She is a medical technologist, ASCP by training and has received numerous additional certifications related to occupational health care and identification of environmental health and safety hazards. She recently co-authored a textbook entitled Occupational Health Services - A Practical Approach.
As executive director of the Building Wellness Institute, Ms. Stecklow has developed the nation’s first comprehensive training program for cleaning service providers that is in compliance with the training requirements for the GS-42 standard. Ms. Stecklow has developed programs and initiatives that are designed to support building owners and property managers with achieving LEED points and Green Seal™ GS-42 certification. Ms. Stecklow’s primary objective is to help organizations promote and maintain healthy indoor environments through green cleaning and building maintenance best practices that focus on the health of all occupants. In addition, her goal is to raise cleaning to a higher level of professionalism and respect for the importance of cleaning as it relates to public health.
Prior to her work with the Building Wellness Institute, Ms. Stecklow developed the first hospital-based network of occupational health clinics within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area and served as an instructor in occupational and environmental health administration, health screening procedures and substance abuse testing. Ms. Stecklow also served as a consultant and instructor on OSHA regulations to business and industry throughout the United States.
Dr. Guidotti holds the position of chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, in the School of Public Health and Health Services of The George Washington University Medical Center. He is also director of the Division of Occupational Medicine in the Department of Medicine of the George Washington School of Medicine and is cross-appointed as professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Epidemiology. From 1984 to 1998 he served as professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and director of the Occupational Health Program in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine, Edmonton.
Dr. Guidotti has been a collaborator in several environmental research networks, including the Tri-Council Eco-Research Chair in Environmental Risk Management, at the University of Alberta, and the Canada-wide Sustainable Forest Network. He has chaired or participated in numerous task forces, among them expert panels sponsored by Health Canada, the Canadian Global Change Program, the Canadian Public Health Association, and the International Joint Commission. He was a founding president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, president of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics and sits or has sat on the Board of Directors of numerous organizations, including the International Society for Ecosystem Health, the International Society of Doctors for the Environment, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada.
Dr. Rabinovitz is vice president and senior scientist at Sandler Occupational Medicine Associates, Inc. (SOMA). He conducts and manages many of SOMA’s industrial hygiene and toxicology projects, including indoor air quality evaluations; lead, asbestos and fungal exposure and remediation projects; chemical risk assessments and recommended controls; worker right-to-know cases; hazardous waste evaluation and remediation projects; comprehensive industrial hygiene sampling surveys, audits and respirator programs; and the provision of expert witness services.
Prior to joining SOMA, Dr. Rabinovitz served as an expert consultant with the EPA where he assisted the agency in protecting the health of its employees. Specific achievements included designing and managing asbestos remediation projects throughout the Agency, preparing health and safety guidelines for EPA asbestos inspectors, and conducting studies to determine potential exposure of EPA employees to various contaminants.
Dr. Sandler has a long and distinguished career in regulation, healthcare delivery systems, research and problem solving in occupational and environmental health. He founded Sandler Occupational Medicine Associates, Inc. (SOMA) as a response to business, labor and government needs for quality, service-oriented approaches to address the many scientific, programmatic and regulatory issues across a broad range of problems in occupational and environmental health. Dr. Sandler has served as a medical officer with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). He has also consulted extensively with the EPA, OSHA, NIOSH and the Consumer Products Safety Commission, as well as state and local governmental agencies.
Dr. Sandler has developed a wide range of criteria for regulation and consensus standards, performed risk assessments and epidemiological research as well as, designed, implemented and managed numerous programs in occupational and environmental health. Serving as medical advisor to both government and private industry, including many Fortune 500 firms, Dr. Sandler’s expertise and experience in occupational and environmental health encompasses design and management of occupational healthcare delivery and information management systems, causation assessment, medical standards for worker placement and treatment, musculoskeletal disorders, ergonomics, cancer, reproductive effects, respiratory diseases, immunotoxicity, indoor air quality, microbiologics, medical monitoring and surveillance and neurobehavioral effects, among others.
James Sharpe is owner and president of Sharpe Media, LLC, a provider of industrial hygiene consulting services to general industry and the mining sector. As an expert on occupational safety and health issues, Mr. Sharpe regularly conducts research, leads seminars and conferences, and writes columns and newsletters on these and related topics.
Prior to forming Sharpe Media, Mr. Sharpe served as vice president, Safety and Health Services for the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association. There, he oversaw and managed all safety and health activities for the world's largest mineral resources trade association. His notable achievements include successfully lobbying the Department of Labor and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for a stay of its Hazard Communication rule for miners, then winning concessions from MSHA that eased the regulatory burden of the new rule on the mining community. Mr. Sharpe also helped assemble a coalition of 17 producers, trade associations and labor unions to lobby Congress for a worker safety-training proposal acceptable to the industry, then played a pivotal role in guiding the coalition in development.