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2017 Leadership Webinar Series: Building Your “Tribe” through Networking and Mentoring
2017 Leadership Webinar Series

NAEM Web Seminars are an easy and cost-effective way to share a learning experience with your colleagues. With one registration you can gather your entire EHS team around a computer or projector screen to collectively participate and brainstorm ideas

Building Your “Tribe” through Networking and Mentoring

Building Your “Tribe” through Networking and Mentoring

Wednesday March 29, 2017
1:00 -2:00 p.m. (ET)

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Cost: FREE to Members, $49 for non-members

How many times have you heard, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”? Networking can be intimidating, especially when the importance of it is constantly increasing. However a strong network and a supportive mentoring relationship can become vital as you grow and progress in your career. This webinar will be a preview of the June Women’s Leadership Roundtable Networking and Mentoring Thread and the goal is to have immediate lessons that you can put into action at a future NAEM conference. Come join this interactive learning session that will explore tips and tricks to successful networking, the value of having a strong network and innovations around internal mentoring programs focused on the EHS community.


  • Kisa Adkins Baskin, Senior Program Manager, Compliance and Environmental; Newell Brands
  • Halina Caravello, Vice President, EHS; Johnson Controls
  • Laura Nelson, Consultant; Antea Group

Speaker Biographies

Kisa Adkins Baskin

Kisa Adkins Baskin

Kisa Adkins Baskin is the Senior Program Manager, Compliance and Environmental for Newell Rubbermaid, where she supports operational compliance, primarily working with the manufacturing and distribution center, as well as supporting mergers and acquisitions, and product regulatory compliance. During her time at NWL Mrs. Baskin has also partnered with other organizations such as sourcing, safety and health, and risk management to build cross-functional relationships to better support NWL's new operating structure.

Ms. Baskin's diverse environmental career, including working for state government and as a consultant, provided her with the experience and opportunities to support the development of management systems that are rooted in compliance but focus on continual improvement and sustainable growth. At NWL she has led the development of their Global Compliance Program, including an internal education and training program for manufacturing and distribution environmental coordinators.

Ms. Baskin graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science from Marshall University. She began her career as a regulator for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, followed by several years with CH2M focusing on management system development and multi-media auditing. She joined Newell Rubbermaid in 2010.

Halina Caravello

Halina Caravello

Halina Caravello is the Vice President of EH&S for Johnson Controls (JCI), she joined JCI (legacy Tyco) in early 2011 and has been part of the executive team leading the integration of the EHS programs since the merger in September. Her responsibilities include leading Johnson Controls toward its vision of "Zero Harm to People and the Environment" supporting the company vision of "A Safe, Comfortable, and Sustainable World" through appropriate strategies, policies, and processes enabling the desired results. Included as part of her responsibilities are safety and environmental programs, compliance assurance, EH&S measurements, remediation and M&A due diligence, the EHS platform of the Johnson Controls Operating System, and EH&S training.

Halina joined Johnson Controls after 24 years at Baker Hughes, Inc. (BHI) with the last six years as the company's corporate vice president of HS&E. She held various positions during her tenure at BHI including Director of HSE/Quality and Regulatory Affairs at Baker Petrolite, the chemical division of BHI. Her experience includes a role as the General Manager of the Baker Crop Protection business, a unit of Baker Petrolite serving the agricultural market (specifically water delivery companies and organizations).

Halina received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology (specialization in Marine Biology) from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Master of Science degree in ecology from the University of Houston, and holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University, with a focus on the influence of leadership on safety performance. She is a member of a several professional societies and has held board positions at the Oil and Gas Producers Association, the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, The Greening of Industry Network, and the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals.

Laura Nelson

Laura Nelson

Laura Nelson, Consultant for Antea Group, earns accolades from clients for her positive attitude and efficiency in data mining and reporting. She has specific expertise in data management and analysis for benchmarking initiatives; preparation of sustainability reporting and disclosure efforts, water risk analyses, and carbon inventories; and design and implementation of EHS management systems.

Laura currently works with a team of consultants to prepare the annual Internal Sustainability Performance Report for a leading beverage company, coordinating narrative writing, graphics and layout, assisting in data analysis, and crafting a concise report that is informative to client stakeholders. In addition, she provides technical assistance to numerous other clients with water risk analysis research and support, metrics data management, and EHS training module development. She also manages water and energy use benchmarking studies for the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable and the International Bottled Water Association.

Her clients include The Kellogg Company, Beam Inc., Kennametal, The Coca-Cola Company, Harman, Constellation Brands, the International Bottled Water Association, and the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable.

She graduated with a BS in Environmental Studies from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York.

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