Steven J. Shost Research Scientist, New York State Department of Health
Stephen J. Shost is a research scientist at the New York State Department of Health. Shost specializes in the fields of environmental risk assessment, epidemiology and pollution source apportionment. Shost is currently engaged in the development of soil cleanup objectives for brownfields, and recently designed and implemented a statewide survey of chemicals in rural soils. He is also the NYS DOH technical lead for the Hudson River natural resource damages claim. Shost collaborated with other agency scientists to assess the potential for solvent exposures and neurological impairment among Manhattan residents living in apartments with dry cleaners. He also provided liaison between the NYS DOH and the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene after the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001. Before joining the NYS DOH, Shost served for 9 years in a consulting capacity at law firms in New York and Washington, D.C., advising attorneys and clients defending product liability, environmental and occupational health claims. A native of Yonkers, New York, Shost earned a bachelor's degree from the University at Albany in 1983. He received an MPH from the University's School of Public Health in 1993. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and serves on the PCB review panel for the Academy's NY/NJ Hudson River Consortium. He is also a member of the International Society of Exposure Analysis and the Sierra Club.
   

Karim A. Marucchi 
Karim Marucchi is founder and managing director of the Los Angeles based The Velodea Group, an international marketing production agency specializing in traditional and cross media branding and event promotion campaigns. Mr. Marucchi has extensive experience working in the European, Asian, and American branding and marketing fields and has spent the past fourteen years specializing in cross media promotions. Prior to founding The Velodea Group, Mr. Marucchi served on the board of Italy's largest publicly held new media agency, as well as being on the management team and heading up the corporate clients practice for the Southern California region of a large U.S. based advertising firm.   With his professional experience in marketing and advertising, Mr. Marucchi understands the power of mass communication and the effects of "influence through advertising." Mr. Marucchi strongly believes in America's independence from any form of foreign influence and shares the vision and mission of Americans for Energy Independence.
   

Lorraine Camenzuli, Ph.D.
Dr. Camenzuli has worked in health related clinical fields since 1975, first as a speech pathologist, focusing on communicative disorders, then as a clinical psychologist, evaluating and treating emotionally-based disorders, and finally as a neuropsychologist, emphasizing the evaluation and treatment of individuals and families coping with the consequences of neurological brain disorders. She has worked in a variety of settings, including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and, most recently, private practice in the San Diego area. In the course of her career in health care, she has also consulted with community outreach programs and served as an expert witness in both civil and criminal litigation.Her professional activities have included research in the areas of mild traumatic brain injury and the processes of higher level cognitive functioning, numerous presentations on these and related topics, and participation on a variety of professional boards. Among them, she has served as President of the San Diego Neuropsychological Society and President of the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation, during which time she organized a national conference highlighting lesser known issues in the milder traumatic injuries.Dr. Camenzuli received her professional training at the University of Colorado, the University of California at San Diego, and the California School of Professional Psychology. She is currently on sabbatical from her private practice.
   
Tom Stephens
Tom Stephens was raised on a farm in rural Ohio. He is currently managing a 200 acre farm located in Otway, Ohio. In his current role he works with local, regional and state government agencies as well as local farming operators. He also teaches archery to local 4H organizations. Prior to farming, Tom worked for over 30 years in the Transportation/Logistics industry. Tom was an active member of the American Trucking Association for nearly 20 years, working on councils dealing with unapplied cash, over/under payment handling and interline settlements. In 2001, Tom retired from Penske Logistics as Director of Systems and Business Processes. While at Penske, he and his teams developed sophisticated logistics management systems and world-class load tracking applications that supported shippers such as Sears and Whirlpool. Prior to Penske Logistics, Tom worked for Commercial Motor Freight out of Columbus, Ohio in roles ranging from managing accounts receivable to leading data processing activities.
   
Timothy P. Kindelan, Private Practice Attorney
Tim was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated in 1979 with honors from San Diego State University, BA in English. He also received a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1982 from the California Western School of Law. Tim has practiced law for 23 years in San Diego, California. His career highlights include: representation of clients dealing with environmental issues, real estate, oil and gas companies, business formation and issues, bankruptcy and banking. Prior to setting up his private practice, Tim was a Managing Partner of the San Diego office of a national law firm out of Cleveland, Arter & Hadden LLP.
   
   
Stephen Hubbard
Stephen Hubbard grew up bi-coastally in Marin County near San Francisco, on Long Island and in the suburbs of Washington D.C. He has a degree in Physics from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of LaVerne. His background includes a 7 year hitch in defense contracting where he worked on air to air tactical flight simulators, battlefield C3I (Command, Communication and Control) and mission planning systems. As Vice President of marketing for Direct Imagination he helped create a digital version of the Grammar of Ornament, which was nominated for a Computerworld Smithsonian award and is part of their permanent collection. Since then he has worked as an environmental consultant and with Geographic Information Systems. His passions include education, environmental protection, and sustainability. Through Rotary, he has written and taught workshops on leadership to outstanding high-school students in the Los Angeles area. His is also an expert on the “Anatomy of Disasters” and what social, economic, political and organizational factors facilitate disasters even though they are long foretold and follow well worn patterns. This is what has led him to realize the need for energy independence and energy sustainability.