We are a group of professionals dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental factors arising in or from the workp​lace. Please view our membership section for more information. We look forward to introducing to our members.


President: Dee Huddleston

Dee H.

From a young age Dee had an artistic desire to support and mentor people in the field of applied science. She was a pioneer student in the Lincoln Public Schools Science Focus Program (Lincoln, Nebraska), received an Associates in Applied Science in Occupational Safety and Health Technology in Phoenix, Arizona and holds a bachelor’s degree in Professional Art with a Minor in Biology from Doane University in Crete, Nebraska.

Past President: Dylan Staack

Dylan is the in-house industrial hygienist for REPSS; specializing in helping health and safety professionals select and sample with the proper equipment for their monitoring needs. Dylan spent 3 years at the University of Arizona as a research project manager. His work focused on the respiratory protection of firefighters at various stages of fighting fires. Since, Dylan has worked as an industrial hygiene consultant and has continued to support the University of Arizona with educational session on instrumentation and research equipment.

President Elect: Aaron Bankhead


Aaron is the Corporate Industrial Hygiene and U.S. Safety Manager for Hexcel Corporation. His twenty years of professional experience includes leading site and global teams in developing, implementing, and improving world-class environmental, occupational health and safety programs (EHS) at large (Fortune 50) and small organizations. He recognizes the tangible value that strong EHS programs bring to organizations. Aaron is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and holds a BS degree in Environmental Management from Arizona State University and an MPH in Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Health from the University of Michigan.

2nd year Director: Eric Lyding


Eric Lyding is a State of Arizona certified Professional Engineer (P.E.) as an Environmental Engineer. He is currently employed by Terracon Consultants, Inc. as a Project Environmental Engineer in their Tempe, AZ office. Eric has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (Arizona State University, 2003). He has worked as an environmental consultant since 2005 and began working for Terracon’s Tempe, Arizona office in 2010.

1st Year Director: Aaron Baldwin

Secretary: Sharon Shindel, CIH CSP

Sharon Shindel holds an MS in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and recently retired from the Global EHS team at Intel Corporation after 27 years. Sharon is active with Safety for NonProfits (S4NP) and is a member of the AIHA Non-Ionizing Radiation Committee. Sharon has received both CIH and CSP certifications.

Secretary-Elect: Novi Wong, CIH, CSP


Novi Wong, CIH CSP is a principal IH consultant with Novzone LLC located in Tempe, AZ. She has a MS degree in public health from San Diego State University and a BS degree in chemical engineering from University of Arizona. Novi has over 20 years of experience working in semiconductor, biotech, chemical and consumer goods manufacturing industries. She has also served as secretary for the AIHA Upper Midwest and Northern California local sections. Novi enjoys mentoring early EHS professionals and contributing to worker protection.

Treasurer: Sheila Gwizdak


Sheila is currently a Senior Industrial Hygienist working in Product Safety at ASM. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona, Sheila began her career in the Industrial Hygiene field by joining the Air Force in 1996 in Bioenvironmental Engineering. After the Air Force, she began her civilian career as an Industrial Hygienist working for the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Since then, she has managed Industrial Hygiene programs for the Army at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and Headquarters, Bureau of Land Management.

Treasurer Elect: Christina Collins, CIH CSP

Christina Collins is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional. She is currently employed by Central Arizona Project as a Senior Industrial Hygienist and has been working in the field of Industrial Hygiene for over 20 years in both the consulting and government sectors. She received both her BS in Environmental Science and her Master of Public Health from the University of Arizona. She has held positions on the AIHA-Arizona Local Section Board for the past 18 years as Treasurer and Treasurer-Elect.

Student Section Representative: Jersey Orias


Jersey Orias is currently pursuing her MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health with an emphasis in Industrial Hygiene at the University of Arizona. After graduation, she will be working at Hexcel Corporation as an EHS professional. She is interested in all things Industrial Hygiene and is excited to make a difference in the field. In addition to being an AIHA Student Representative, she is a Graduate Assistant for Internship Programs at the Student Engagement & Career Development (SECD) team and works at the Research Laboratory & Safety Services of the university.

Student Section Representative Elect - Pedro Flores Gallardo

Contact Us

Arizona Local Section AIHA
PO Box 3575
Phoenix, AZ 85030-3575

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