ACS Green Chemistry Institute® Governing Board

The ACS GCI Governing Board is comprised of members from government, industry, and academia to reflect a broad set of environmental interests and capabilities. The board convenes biannually and assists the Institute in accomplishing its strategic goals.

Governing Board Members

Dr. Kent Voorhees

Dr. Kent Voorhees 
(Delegated authority from the Executive Director)ACS Board of Directors
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Colorado School of Mines

Kent J. Voorhees is a professor at the Colorado School of Mines. He attended Utah State University and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1965, master’s degree in 1968, and Ph.D. in 1970. He has served as a member of the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2007 and also served as a member of the ACS Board of Directors from 2004-2011.

Dr. David Allen

Dr. David Allen
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Journal Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

David Allen is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1979, and at the California Institute of Technology earned his master’s degree in 1981 from and Ph.D. in 1983. He has served as a member of the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2012.

Dr. Bill Carroll

Dr. William Carrol
ACS Board of Directors
Vice President
Occidental Chemical Corporation

Bill Carroll is a Vice President of Occidental Chemical Corp and Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University. He earned his bachelor’s degree at DePauw University in 1973, master’s degree from Tulane University in 1975, and Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1978. He began his service as a member of the ACS GCI Governing Board in 2014, and also serves as a member of the ACS Board of Directors.

Dr. Pat Confalone

Dr. Pat Confalone
ACS Board of Directors
VP, Global R&D
DuPont

Pat N. Confalone is an independent consultant at Confalone Consulting LLC. and vice president at DuPont, Global Research & Development [retired]. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1967, and at Harvard University he earned his master’s degree in 1968, Ph.D. (R. B. Woodward) in 1970, and postdoctoral (R. B. Woodward) in 1971. He has served as a member of the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2010 and also serves as a member of the ACS Board of Directors.

Dr. David Constable

Dr. David Constable, Staff Liaison
Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®
American Chemical Society

David Constable is the Director of the American Chemical Society's Green Chemisty Institute. His previous potions included VP of Environment, Safety & Health at Lockheed Martin and Director of Operational Sustainability at GlaxoSmithKline. He earned his bachelor's from Slippery Rock University and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. He has served as a staff liaison to the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2013.

John Frazier

Mr. John Frazier, Advisor
Sr. Director, Chemical Innovation
Nike, Inc.

John Frazier is the Senior Director of Chemical Innovation at the Nike, Inc. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in 1984 and a master’s degree from San Diego State University in 1989. He has served as an advisor to the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2012.

Dr. Lauren Heine

Dr. Lauren Heine
Consultant/Advisor
L. Heine Group

Lauren Heine is the Science Director and Partner at Clean Production Action. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in 1979, and at Duke University she earned a master’s degree in 1993 and a Ph.D. in 1997. She has served as a member of the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2011.

Dr. Jim Hutchison

Dr. James E. Hutchison
Lokey-Harrington Chair in Chemistry
University of Oregon

James (Jim) Hutchison is a professor of Organic, Organometallic & Materials Chemistry at the University of Oregon. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in 1986, Ph.D. from Stanford University, (James P. Collman) in 1991, and postdoctoral from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in 1994. He has served as a member of the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2007.

Dr. Philip Jessop

Dr. Philip Jessop
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Queen’s University

Philip Jessop is a professor at Queen’s University and Technical Director of GreenCentre Canada. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo in 1986, Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 1991, and postdoctoral from the University of Toronto in 1992. He has served as a member of the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2012.

Dr. Conchita Gonzalez

Dr. Concepcíon Jiménez-González
Director, New Product Development
Clear Skin, Stiefel Skin Health

Conchita Jiménez-González is Director of New Product Development for Skin Health at Stiefel Skin Health, a GlaxoSmithKline company, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU). She earned her bachelor’s from the Chihuahua Institute of Technology, a master’s degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, and a Ph.D. from NCSU. She has served as a member of the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2011.

Mr. David C. Long
Environmental Sustainability Solutions, LLC

David Long is President of Environmental Sustainability Solutions, LLC. He retired from SC Johnson & Son Inc. where he was the Sustainable Innovation Manager. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1969 and a master’s degree from the University of Akron in 1972. He has served as a member of the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2008.

Dr. Nina McClelland

Dr. Nina I. McClelland, Advisor
Provost
The University of Toledo

Nina McClelland is Dean Emerita at the University of Toledo. At the University of Toledo, she earned her bachelor’s degree in 1951 and master’s degree in 1963, at the University of Michigan she earned her Ph.D. in 1968, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Toledo in 2003. She has served as an advisor of the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2010 with previous service as a member from 2000-2009. She also served as a member of the ACS Board of Directors from 2001 –2003.

Dr. Laura Pence

Dr. Laura Pence, Advisor
Professor of Chemistry
University of Hartford

Laura Pence is a professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Hartford. She earned her bachelors degree from Lebanon Valley College in 1987, Ph.D. from Michigan State University, in 1992, and Postdoctoral from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1995. She began her service as an advisor to the ACS GCI Governing Board in 2014.

Dr. Martyn Poliakoff

Dr. Martyn Poliakoff, Advisor
Research Professor of Chemistry
University of Nottingham

Martyn Poliakoff is a professor at the University of Nottingham. At the University of Cambridge, he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1969 and Ph.D. in 1973. He has served as an advisor to the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2010.

Dr. Anne Walin

Dr. Anne P. Wallin
Director, EH&S and Sustainability
Dow Europe GmbH

Anne Wallin is the Director of Environmental Health & Safety and Sustainability for the Dow Chemical Company. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988. She has served as an advisor to the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2011.