Prop 65 Webinar: Navigating the Bisphenol-A Landscape

FACULTY

Brooke Tvermoes, Ph.D.
Supervising Health Scientist
CardnoChemrisk

Dr. Brooke Tvermoes is a Managing Health Scientist and the Product Safety Service Area Lead at Cardno ChemRisk. She earned her PhD in toxicology from Duke University. Her primary training and areas of expertise include toxicology and human health risk assessment. She specializes in evaluating human health risks associated with exposures to a wide variety of industrial chemicals, food ingredients and additives, metals, and medical devices. Her work often involves systematic reviews and weight of evidence approaches for applied risk assessments. Dr. Tvermoes has authored over 25 abstracts and 15 peer-reviewed papers on the topics of metal toxicology, medical devices and food safety and has received a number of awards and honors for her scientific contributions in these areas.


Justin J. Prochnow
Shareholder
Greenberg Trauig, LLP

Justin J. Prochnow focuses his practice on regulatory and business issues primarily in the food, medical device, drug and cosmetic industries. Justin works with dietary supplement, sports nutrition, beverage, conventional food, cosmetic, medical device and OTC drug companies to ensure regulatory compliance with statutes and regulations enforced by the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory agencies.

Justin prepares a wide range of business documents for industry members, including manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements. Justin also defends companies from both governmental agencies and private litigants with claims ranging from breach of contract and false advertising to RICO and Lanham Act violations.

Prior to joining the firm, Justin served as an assistant city attorney in the Denver City Attorney's Office, prosecuting numerous criminal court cases. Justin also was a federal law clerk for United States Magistrate Bruce D. Pringle in Denver, Colorado.

 

Amanda Hagan
Vice President, State Affairs & Grassroots
GMA

Hagan has worked in associations and government relations for nearly a decade.  She joins GMA from Walgreen Co. where she served as director of government relations for health and wellness.  In this role, she led federal, state and local advocacy efforts for the retailer’s health and wellness division, including legislative campaigns, regulatory engagement and coalition building.

Prior to Walgreen, Hagan spent four years at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) as national director of state government relations. At CHPA, she worked with an extensive network of staff, consultants and political organizations to provide legislative and administration leaders with information about issues impacting the nonprescription (OTC) drug manufacturing industry.  Her career includes stints at two other Washington-based trade groups and a legal clerkship.  Hagan got her start in the public policy field as a district representative for Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).
 

Robert Chadwick,
Chair - Science Technology & Regulatory Affairs committee
Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) 

Chadwick has over 20 years of experience in the food packaging materials industry in various technical and management roles.  His involvement with BPA issues began in 1995 while working for a packaging coatings manufacturer and continued through engineering, management and regulatory affairs roles within the can manufacturing industry.  He has served as an industry representative via trade associations for over 10 years, engaging with State and Federal Regulatory Authorities and Government Officials.  Robert has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and currently chairs the Science, Technology, and Regulatory Affairs committee at the Can Manufacturers Institute.