About Committees



Chair: Jennifer James Koenig, C.H.M.M.

The role of the Education Committee is to assist the current membership in achieving the required skill set and knowledge level to successfully meet and perform as CHMM professionals, as well as providing the means to recruit and certify new members.  For current CHMMs, this could involve providing training and/or educational opportunities in the Louisville area, which would allow the membership to expand their knowledge base and address some of their individual job requirements.  In order to attract and certify new members, the education committee will schedule periodic review courses and certification tests as needed to meet the needs of both current and new members.

Job Registry

Chair: Curt Jones, C.H.M.M.

The responsibilities of the Job Registry Chair are to timely post job opportunities presented to KCHMM, and otherwise convey knowledge of current or recent job opportunities to KCHMM members and associates through mass email communications or via briefings at regularly-scheduled meetings. The Job Registry Chair may also receive and distribute job-seeker resumes, and may provide contact information as needed to assist job seekers in establishing communications with prospective employers that have initiated contact with KCHMM. The overall objective of the Job Registry Chair is to timely share information regarding job opportunities to KCHMM members and associates in the effort to provide awareness of potential job openings to interested persons.


Chair: Rhonda Poston

The responsibility of the Newsletter Committee is to produce our quarterly newsletter, HazMatters, for distribution to KCHMM members. The purpose of this newsletter is to inform our members of pertinent chapter and industry news, and attempt to keep our membership actively involved in chapter affairs. The Committee Chair oversees these efforts. As part of the process of constructing the newsletter, the Newsletter Committee collects information and takes photographs at KCHMM meetings, events, and activities. The committee also solicits pertinent information from KCHMM members and outside sources. Members of the KCHMM Board of Directors are expected to write and submit one feature article per year, usually on a rotating quarterly basis. The feature article is to be relevant to any matter of hazardous materials management or our chapter functions and mission. Other articles or submissions, provided they are informative in nature, are happily accepted. The Chair is also responsible for editing submissions, writing additional pieces, and constructing the newsletter. The newsletter is assembled using a computer program (such as Microsoft Publisher®) available to the Chair, typically through the Chair’s employer or place of business. The Chair is responsible for submitting the newsletter to the membership in Adobe Acrobat® format, and provides a copy to the Website Committee for inclusion on the chapter website.

Membership Services Committee

Chair: Dylan Valdez

The Membership Committee, is primarily responsible for recruiting new members for the Chapter and getting members and potential members to the Chapter Membership Meetings. The committee will develop and execute recruiting plans including the use of email, website, direct mail, telephone campaigns, and membership development incentive.

Rachel Davis Award

Chair: Kenny Reutlinger, C.H.M.M.

The purpose of the Rachel Davis Award Committee is to solicit nominations for and select the winner of the annual Rachel Davis Award for Lifetime Achievement.  The Rachel Davis Award for Lifetime Achievement is given in memory of Past President Rachel Davis.  Candidates for the award must be nominated by a fellow member (no self-nominations) and shall be certified (credentialed) CHMM or CHMP members in good standing with the Chapter.  Nominees shall have publicly demonstrated commitment to the Chapter and its mission.  Preferred candidates will show civic involvement / leadership in environmental, safety and humanitarian causes. The committee shall establish and implement the nomination and award schedule in conjunction with the KCHMM Board.  The committee chair shall appeal to Chapter members to nominate qualified individuals.  After the nomination deadline has passed, the committee at its sole discretion shall select the next honoree out of the qualified candidates nominated for consideration.  The committee chair shall coordinate with an appropriate member of the Board to ensure that the award itself (usually a framed print or plaque) is ordered on time for presentation.  The committee chair presents the award at the designated Chapter meeting, usually the annual social meeting. The Rachel Davis Award Committee is automatically chaired by the most recent award recipient.  The committee is further comprised of other recent winners.


Chair: Corinne Greenberg, C.H.M.M.

The purpose of KCHMM’s Stewardship Committee is to identify and coordinate opportunities where KCHMM and its members can contribute time, talent and/or treasure to improve the environment and our community.  The committee chair is responsible for coordinating such efforts and may recruit assistance from Committee members and/or other Chapter members as may be necessary on a case-by-case basis. Earth Day programsKY EXCEL initiatives (such as the Louisville Regional Science Fair), and oversight of the Rachel Davis Endowment Fund at the University of Louisville all fall under the purview of this committee. Earth Day occurs on April 22 of each year.  In the past, KCHMM has recruited Chapter members to staff a children’s booth at the Louisville Zoo’s “Party for the Planet.”  Other Earth Day activities / observances may also be coordinated, recommended, or promoted.  At a minimum, an Earth Day reminder should be communicated to all Chapter members so that, even if a coordinated activity is not planned, they may be encouraged to make a personal contribution or observation in recognition of the holiday so closely associated with the KCHMM mission. “KY EXCEL” is a voluntary program that recognizes “EXCellence in Environmental Leadership” within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  This program is administered by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s Division of Compliance Assistance.  KY EXCEL recognition is given to regulated and non-regulated entities that undertake voluntary environmental initiatives.  As a non-profit organization, KCHMM may pursue and achieve recognition as a KY EXCEL “Advocate” based upon the successful completion of at least one voluntary environmental project each year.  Ideas for any such projects may be initiated by this committee, by the KCHMM Board, or proposed by any other interested Chapter member.  It is the responsibility of this committee chair to develop these proposals for consideration by the Board.  With Board approval, the chair shall prepare or have prepared a KY EXCEL project application, submit it to KDEP-DCA, oversee implementation of the project, and prepare and submit a follow-up report to KDEP-DCA demonstrating the positive environmental impact achieved. Since 2011, the Chapter has adopted the Louisville Regional Science Fair as the beneficiary of its KY EXCEL stewardship efforts.  KCHMM supports this annual event through contributions of time, talent, and treasure.  For these past several years, Chapter members have been encouraged and actively recruited to serve as judges for the annual fair (held on a Saturday in March).  KCHMM’s representation these past few years has been significant and much appreciated.  Additionally, the Chapter sponsors an award for a high school exhibitor in either the Environmental Science or Environmental Management categories.  The base amount for this award is $200 from the Chapter treasury, approved annually by the Board of Directors, and member donations collected at regular meetings have added another $100 each of the past few years, making the total stipend $300.  This is one of the larger single awards given at the annual regional science fair, and KCHMM is proud to be its sponsor. The Rachel Davis Endowment Fund was established at the University of Louisville’s College of Arts & Sciences to honor the legacy of former KCHMM President Rachel Davis who died in 2000.  The Fund was established with seed money earned by KCHMM as host chapter of the 2002 ACHMM National Conference.  The Fund is set up so that its principal remains intact, but annual distributions from the Fund may be used either to provide scholarships to environmental science students within the University’s College of Arts & Sciences or to underwrite appropriate environmental projects as may be recommended by the College Dean and approved by the Chapter.  It will be the responsibility of this committee chair to track the growth and development of the Fund, to act as Chapter liaison to the College in the negotiation of appropriate disbursements, and to keep the Chapter and its Board apprised of the status of the Fund and/or its beneficiaries. The current KCHMM Stewardship committee chair, since November 2010, is Corinne Greenberg, CHMM, Environmental Engineer at BAE Systems.  She may be reached at corinne.greenberg@baesystems.comcgreenberg213@gmail.com, or by cell (502) 560-9540.


Chair: Patricia Mason, P.E.

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