also a member of the EPA Federal Advisory Committee Act Subcommittee for Ozone, Particulate Matter and Regional Haze and the North American Research Strategy for Tropospheric Ozone and California’s Reactivity Science Advisory Committee. Previously, he was on the Oxygenated Fuels Program Review of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, various NRC program reviews, and a committee to review a Canadian NRC program.
Susanna Sutherland has a degree from the University of Tennessee in environmental studies with forestry minor, and an M.S. in biosystems engineering technology with an emphasis on water quality. She has worked with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and in the Tennessee State Park system. She also worked with the Tennessee Valley Authority, first in environmental policy and planning in both Alabama and Tennessee and later in river operations and environment. In 2007, Ms. Sutherland came to the city of Knoxville as the South Waterfront Development’s project manager and, in 2009, became the city’s program manager of sustainability. Her current responsibilities include implementing the city’s U.S. Department of Energy grants, staffing the Energy and Sustainability Task Force, and chairing Knoxville’s electric vehicle advisory board. Ms. Sutherland’s overarching goals include incorporating efficient and sustainable best practices into municipal operations and promoting environmental responsibility in the Knoxville community as an economic driver.
Lauren Zeise, Ph.D., is Chief of the Reproductive and Cancer Hazard Assessment Branch of the California Environmental Protection Agency. She oversees or is otherwise involved in a variety of California’s risk assessment activities, including cancer and reproductive toxicant assessments; development of frameworks and methodologies for assessing cumulative impact, nanotechnology, green chemistry and safer alternatives, and susceptible populations; the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program; and health risk characterizations for environmental media, food, fuels, and consumer products. Dr. Zeise’s research focuses on human interindividual variability, dose response, uncertainty, and risk. She was the 2008 recipient of the Society of Risk Analysis’s Outstanding Practitioners Award and is a national associate of the NRC. She has served on various advisory boards and committees of the EPA, Office of Technology Assessment, the World Health Organization, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. She has also served on numerous NRC and Institute of Medicine committees and boards, including the committees that produced Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and Strategy; Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment; and Understanding Risk: Informing Decisions in a Democratic Society. Dr. Zeise received her Ph.D. from Harvard University.