Leadership & Members

IC2 Board of Directors

The IC2 Board of Directors oversees and directs IC2 programs and activities, sets priorities, decides on the annual workplan, conducts strategic planning, establishes the budget and spending priorities, oversees hiring and firing and supervision of senior staff, and manages other critical matters affecting the IC2.

Executive Committee

Saskia van Bergen

Washington Department of Ecology, Chair


Saskia van Bergen is currently serving as the chair of the IC2 executive committee. She is the Safer Chemistry Lead at the Washington State Department of Ecology. Her focus is to strategically build a strong and vibrant safer chemistry program in the State. In this capacity, she works with state, regional and national partners to develop, support and sustain green chemistry, safer alternative and toxic chemical reduction efforts. Previously, Saskia worked as an analytical chemist at several organizations including East Bay Municipal Utility District, Madis Botanicals and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. She holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Vassar College, a M.S in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry from the University of California, Davis and a certificate in green chemistry from UC Berkeley Extension.


Justin Waltz

Oregon Health Authority, Vice Chair


Justin Waltz is an analyst in the Environmental Public Health Section of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Since 2016, he’s implemented all aspects of the Toxic Free Kids Act for OHA. He has 20 years of experience in environmental public health and public health. Prior to OHA, he was a fellow for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, conducted cardiology research at Oregon Health & Science University, and worked on community-health projects in India & Ghana. He received his Master’s in Public Heath from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.


Pam Hadad-Hurst

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Chair Emeritus and Treasurer


Pam Hadad-Hurst is a Special Assistant to the Commissioner at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation working on climate, chemical policy, agency sustainability, and green procurement. Pam represents the Commissioner on several environmental health and pollution prevention advisory boards, including the NYS School Environmental Health Program, the NYS Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Advisory Committee, the Pollution Prevention Institute, and the NYS Centers for Excellence in Children’s Environmental Health. Pam serves as chair emeritus and treasurer of the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2), which convenes state, local, and tribal governments with businesses, researchers, and nongovernmental organizations to promote the development and use of safer chemicals and products.


Tiffany Skogstrom

Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance, Secretary

Tiffany is OTA’s Director and has worked at OTA since 2013. Prior to her appointment as Director, she served as OTA’s Outreach and Policy Analyst. She is also the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Administrative Council, a policy-making body that reviews proposed regulations and chemical policies to protect the health and safety of workers and the public at large and promotes increased coordination in the enforcement of toxics laws and regulations statewide. Her toxics use reduction and occupational health experience includes creating a program to improve the work environment for auto shop and nail salon workers through the Boston Public Health Commission’s Safe Shops and Safe Nail Salon Projects. Throughout her career, Tiffany has worked with various environmental and nonprofit organizations on waste reduction, recycling and pollution prevention campaigns. Tiffany graduated from the Boston University School of Public Health where she concentrated in Environmental Health and was awarded the William B. Patterson Memorial Award for Excellence in Environmental and Occupational Health. She is also a 2006 Environmental Leadership Program Fellow and 2011 Fellow of the University of California San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment’s Reach the Decision Makers Program.

Members at Large

Karl Palmer – California Department of Toxic Substances Control

Tom Metzner – Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

Steve Whittaker – King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program

Melanie Loyzim – Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Al Innes – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Nancy Rice – Minnesota Department of Health

Carl Grimm – Portland Oregon Metro

Open – Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Pauli Ojea – City of San Francisco Department of the Environment
Sarah Vose – Vermont Department of Health

The Board and Council typically meet on the third Wednesday of January, May, July, and October.

IC2 Staff

Melissa Lavoie and Andy Bray – Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association

Full Listing of IC2 Participating Organizations including Supporting Members


California Department of Toxic Substances Control*
City of San Francisco Department of the Environment*


Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection*


Maine Department of Environmental Protection*


Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance
Massachusetts Operational Services Division*
Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute


Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency*
Clean Water Action Minnesota

New York

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation*
New York State Department of Health
New York Pollution Prevention Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

North Carolina

North Carolina Conservation Network


Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Oregon Environmental Council
Oregon Health Authority*
Oregon Metro*


Vermont Department of Health*


Washington Department of Ecology*
Washington Department of Health
King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program*

National or Regional

Center for Environmental Health
Clean Production Action
Clean Water Fund
Defend Our Health
Healthy Babies Bright Futures
National Tribal Toxics Council
Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center


*Designated Voting Members