Jo Anne Shatkin Joins CLF Ventures as Managing Director Brings Risk Assessment Skills to CLF's Non-Profit Consulting Arm | Conservation Law Foundation

Jo Anne Shatkin Joins CLF Ventures as Managing Director Brings Risk Assessment Skills to CLF’s Non-Profit Consulting Arm

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Boston, MA (October 2, 2007) – Jo Anne Shatkin, Ph.D., has joined CLF Ventures as its Managing Director. CLF Ventures, the non-profit environmental consulting affiliate of New England’s leading environmental group, the Conservation Law Foundation, works with corporate, government and nonprofit clients to implement projects that have a demonstrable environmental gain and economic advantage.

Dr. Shatkin, a resident of Paxton, MA brings 19 years of experience in human health risk assessment and the application of science-informed analysis to address complex environmental issues for businesses and communities. She has developed novel approaches for participatory risk investigations, and is experienced in communicating complex technical information to non-specialists. She will manage CLF Ventures day to day operations, develop new opportunities, and provide project expertise.

“Businesses are seeking market-based environmental solutions that are healthy for their bottom line and improve the surrounding environment,” said Shatkin. “I’m looking forward to leveraging my experience to help Ventures’ clients create pragmatic solutions to the complex environmental challenges they’re facing.”

Dr. Shatkin’s areas of expertise include health and environmental aspects of emerging contaminants, nanomaterials, metals, and assessments of solid waste and energy generation facilities, brownfields, water quality, contaminant mixtures, bioavailability of soil contaminants, and health-based standards for reuse of contaminated sites. She has been an active member of the Society for Risk Analysis since 1989, recently founded the Emerging Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis, and is a member of the Expert Nanotechnology Panel of the Council of Canadian Academies.

“We are very excited to add Jo Anne’s technical expertise and business experience to our Ventures team,” said CLF Ventures chief executive officer Bill Coleman. “She brings a science-based dynamic to our work and will help us continue providing quality consulting services to business and organizations that are looking to solve the complex environmental challenges they’re facing.”

Jo Anne is past president of the New England SRA chapter; past Board Member and President of the Regional Environmental Council, past member of the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority Expert Risk Panel, and committee member of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Science Advisory Panel for Solid Waste. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Health Science and Policy in 1994 and her MA in Risk Management and Technology Assessment, both from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts and possesses a Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester Polytechnic University in Biology and Biotechnology. She is a research fellow of the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University.

CLF Ventures, www.clfventures.org, works with corporate, government and nonprofit clients to implement projects that have demonstrable environmental gain and economic advantage. The Ventures team specializes in optimizing environmental and economic performance, from project launch and business operation to responsible closure of surplus assets.

The Conservation Law Foundation works to solve the environmental problems that threaten the people, natural resources and communities of New England. CLF’s advocates use law, economics and science to design and implement strategies that conserve natural resources, protect public health, and promote vital communities in our region. Founded in 1966, CLF is a nonprofit, member-supported organization. It has offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Concord, New Hampshire; Providence, Rhode Island; Montpelier, Vermont; and Brunswick, Maine.

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