Hudson-Delaware Regional Chapter
of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (HDC SETAC)

Election for the Board of Directors 2019

HDC SETAC is looking for two new Board Members!

The Hudson-Delaware Chapter of SETAC has TWO openings on the Board of Directors for 2019-2022

Please VOTE for up to TWO candidates for the two open positions on the Board of Directors.


Click here to VOTE

Candidates for the Board of Directors should be a Hudson-Delaware Chapter SETAC member and also a SETAC North America member in good standing. Board members are expected to attend monthly conference calls, a Summer planning meeting and make ever effort to attend the Spring meeting or other HDC SETAC sponsored events. The term of the position is 3 years starting immediately at the completion of the election. The term ends after the Spring meeting in the third year. The candidates are encouraged to volunteer for an executive position (Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications) as they become available. As a board member the candidates will still be required to pay their annual HDC member dues and registration fees to all meetings and events.

- Elections are open through - Sunday July 14, 2019

- Monday July 15, 2019 we will announce the results from the election process

Please VOTE for up to TWO of the following candidates:

Ms. Gina Ferreira - USEPA

Mr. Bryan Hedgepeth - Exxon Mobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc.


Gina Ferreira, USEPA Region 2
Gina Ferreira works out of the NYC office of USEPA Region 2 serving as the sole human health and ecological risk assessor for all the programs within the Land, Chemical, and Redevelopment Divison including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).   She has previously worked as a risk assessor and Site Assessment Manager in the Superfund Division.  Her Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology was earned at City University of New York Queens College and her Masters of Science degree was earned at Long Island University C.W. Post Campus.
Some high profile sites that she has worked on in the HDC-SETAC area include Chemours (former DuPont) Pompton Lakes Works, Chemours (former DuPont) Chambers Works, Exxon Bayway Refinery, Picatinny Arsenal, Hackensack Meadowlands, and Hudson River PCBs.

For HDC-SETAC, Gina began as a Board Member in 2007, acted as Vice President in 2009 and subsequently served as President and Past President, and started as the Secretary in 2012.   An example of an overlap of her EPA work and SETAC occurred in 2016 when a paper that she co-authored titled Ecosystem Services as Assessment Endpoints for Ecological Risk Assessment as part of a HQ Risk Assessment Forum’s ORD Technical Panel was published in the SETAC journal “Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.”  The article provides risk assessors and remedial managers a method to present further justification for taking actions to protect environmental resources based on benefits to humans.


Bryan Hedgpeth, Exxon Mobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc.
Bryan has been working within ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc. (EMBSI) since 2014 in the toxicology and environmental sciences section. Bryan received his B.S. in marine biology from Central Methodist University. Following Central Methodist he attended the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, where his research focused on aquatic toxicology in the marine environment. After graduating with his M.S. in aquatic toxicology, Bryan worked for the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine, where he assisted with the development of antibiotics for fish aquaculture. He then worked for a Contract Research Organization in Kansas before joining EMBSI in 2014. After joining EMBSI he began his Ph.D. in molecular bioscience at Seton Hall University, which he completed in 2019. His Ph.D. research focused on fish embryo toxicity testing and usage of a passive sampling method (BE-SPME) to identify a sensitive exposure metric to reduce overall fish toxicity testing. Bryan is passionate about increasing the visibility of HDSETAC within the region as well as contributing to the scientific community by advocating for quality research.