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Staff Directory

Our staff is dedicated to serving the NAEM community. Please contact us directly with questions, comments or suggestions.

Carol Singer Neuvelt

Carol Singer Neuvelt

Executive Director

Under Carol’s leadership, NAEM has grown from a small group of environmental managers to the largest professional community for corporate EHS and sustainability decision-makers. Contact her at

Virginia Hoekenga

Virginia Hoekenga

Deputy Director

Responsible for developing the association's educational programing, Virginia works closely with NAEM members to develop the annual EHS Management Forum, the largest gathering of EHS and Sustainability decision makers. To get involved with the Forum, contact her at

Mike Mahanna

Mike Mahanna

Program Director

Using a curriculum approach to programming, Mike develops highly targeted professional development conferences and Web seminars for corporate EHS and Sustainability decision makers. To speak at an NAEM conference or register for an event, contact him at

Sadaqat Ahmad

Manager of Information Technology

Sadaqat is the administrator for NAEM’s information technology networks and serves as lead developer for the Association’s website.

Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan

Director of Communications

As editor of NAEM’s publications, Elizabeth produces multimedia content for the Association’s website, manages its GreenTie blog and moderates activity in its social media networks. To contribute to a publication, contact her at

Briana Warner

Briana Warner

Manager of Member Services and Administration

Coordinator of all members services for NAEM, Briana oversees the Association’s governance, including its chapters and Affiliates council. If you need help with any of your membership needs, contact her at

Taylor Gelsinger

Taylor Gelsinger

Research Analyst

Taylor oversees NAEM’s research program, including benchmarking research and trends analysis about the EHS and sustainability profession. To suggest a topic for research, please contact her at

Evan Hart

Evan Hart

Manager of Marketing and Sales

Evan coordinates NAEM's outreach with the goal of increasing attendance at events, recruiting new members, promoting research, and enlisting sponsors to support our organization. If you are interested in attending or sponsoring any NAEM events or research, or would like to advertise on the GreenTie blog and member newsletters, please contact him at

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NAEM to Host Conservation Work Day at EHS Management Forum in Charlotte

August 31, 2015

NAEM members will have the chance to put their environmental expertise to work at this year’s EHS Management Forum in Charlotte, through an ecosystem restoration project along the shores of Lake Wylie. NAEM Deputy Director Virginia Hoekenga, who leads the Forum development committee, said adding a volunteer activity to the conference agenda was a natural fit with the values of the EHS and sustainability professional community.

Corporate Sustainability 2015: What is the current state of play?

July 15, 2015

As NAEM prepares for its 2015 Sustainability Management Conference in Minneapolis on August 4-5, we spoke with Program Director Mike Mahanna to learn about the current state of play inside of companies today.

A Peek Inside the 2015 EHS Management Forum

June 10, 2015

This week, NAEM announced the preliminary program for the 2015 EHS Management Forum in Charlotte. To get a peek at the thinking behind this year’s theme and the sessions-in-progress, we spoke to Virginia Hoekenga, NAEM Deputy Director, who guides the development of the Forum program.

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