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Larry Lee 

CIH, Owner/Founder, Pacific Industrial Hygiene, LLC

Larry Lee, CIH is the owner and founder of Pacific Industrial Hygiene, LLC. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with over twenty years of comprehensive industrial hygiene consulting experience.

He is an EPA asbestos certified Building Inspector and Project Designer. In addition, Mr. Lee is OSHA 40 hour certified in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Operations as a worker and supervisor.

His technical expertise on restoration projects for school districts, universities, hospitals and private industry have given him a well-rounded background for project management relating to asbestos, lead, and microbial projects as well.

Mr. Lee’s vast experience and credentials allow him to quickly assess your industrial hygiene issues and solve your problems.

Sara Podczervinski

RN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, Washington State Healthcare-Associated Infections Coordinator, Washington State Department of Health

Sara Podczervinski has worked in the infection prevention and epidemiology field since 2002 and currently manages the Healthcare-Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance Program at the Washington State Department of Health.

She obtained her Bachelors in Science and Nursing (BSN) from Western Michigan University in 1999 and her Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Michigan in 2002.

Sara has worked as a communicable disease and bioterrorism epidemiologist for county and state public health in Washington. For ten years, Sara worked at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as an Infection Preventionist, where her work focused on infection prevention for outpatient and inpatient oncology and bone marrow transplant patients.

In 2012, her team received the Qualis Health Award in Excellence for their work in prevention of fungal infections during construction.

In 2014, Sara was awarded the Infection Prevention Hero Award at National Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) for her work in respiratory virus prevention. She has clinical experience in long-term care, where she has worked as a charge and admissions nurse.

Her work has been published in infection control and epidemiology journals, including projects on healthcare worker influenza vaccination programs, respiratory virus outbreak investigations, and healthcare-associated Legionnaires' disease.

She has been a long-standing, active member of Puget Sound APIC, serving several Board Positions.

She has been Certified in Infection Control (CIC) since 2006 and is a current Fellow and Faculty Member for National APIC.

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