About Us

Board Members
Back L-R: Bob Vincent, Bruce Bernard, Heather Murphy, Steve Hubbs; Middle: Barbara Soule, Linda Golodner; Front: Ralph Morris, Joan Rose, Chris Wiant


Our Mission:   To promote science based practices and policies to enhance water quality and health by advising industry, health professionals, policy makers and the public.

Who We Are:  The Water Quality & Health Council is an independent, multidisciplinary group sponsored by the Chlorine Chemistry Division of the American Chemistry Council, an industry trade association.  The group comprises scientific experts, health professionals and consumer advocates who serve as advisors to the Chlorine Chemistry Division of the American Chemistry Council.

What We Do:  The Water Quality & Health Council assists in the interpretation of scientific information related to the various applications of chlorine disinfection, provides peer-review for Chlorine Chemistry Division of the American Chemistry Council documents, and advises the industry on its research priorities.  In addition, members of the Water Quality & Health Council seek to provide public health officials, the media and the general public with a greater understanding of issues such as safe drinking water, wastewater, recreational waters, infection control and food safety. Water Quality & Health Council members are paid an honorarium to attend meetings, and are reimbursed for travel expenses.

Views expressed by members of the Water Quality & Health Council are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Chlorine Chemistry Division of the American Chemistry Council.

Water Quality & Health Council Members

Chair: Chris J. Wiant, M.P.H., Ph.D. (biography)
Denver, Colorado

Vice-chair: Linda F. Golodner (biography)
National Consumers League
Washington, D.C.

Bruce K. Bernard, Ph.D. (biography)
SRA International
Washington, D.C.

Stephen A. Hubbs, P.E. (biography)
WaterAdvice Associates
Louisville, Kentucky

Ralph Morris, M.D., M.P.H. (biography)
Greater Northwest Emergency Medical Services and University of North Dakota
Bemidji, Minnesota

Joan B. Rose, Ph.D. (biography)
Water Research, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA, FACIC (biography)
Infection Prevention and Control Professional
Olympia, Washington

Bob (Robert) G. Vincent, MPA (biography)
Environmental Administrator, Florida Department of Health
Tallahassee, Florida

Heather Murphy, Ph.D., P. Eng. (biography)
Associate Professor, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph,
Adjunct Research Associate Professor, College of Public Health, Temple
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania