The ACS GCI Advisory Board is comprised of members from non-profit organizations, 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.
Advisory Board Members
Dr. Chris Avery, CEI Chair
U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
Chris Avery is a senior manager for the U.S. Global Change Research Program where he manages the National Climate Assessment. Previously, he was a senior advisor and director of communications for the National Council for Science and the Environment and a senior advisor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s clean energy technology division. Dr. Avery has a doctorate in analytical chemistry and a second degree in science policy from the University of Michigan. He currently serves as the Chair of the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement.
Dr. William Carroll, Chair
Department of Chemistry
Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr. holds a doctorate in organic chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington. He received an M.S. from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a B.A. in chemistry and physics from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He retired from Occidental Chemical Corporation in 2015 after 36 years, and now heads his own company, Carroll Applied Science, LLC, in Dallas, Texas. He is also an adjunct professor of chemistry at Indiana. Dr. Carroll is a Past President of ACS (2005) and served on the ACS Board of Directors, including serving as its chair from 2012-2014. In 2014, he began serving on the ACS GCI Governing Board (now Advisory Board).
Dr. Lauren Heine
Northwest Green Chemistry
Lauren Heine is the executive director at Northwest Green Chemistry. Previously she developed GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals, a method for chemical hazard assessment increasingly used worldwide and CleanGredients™, a web-based information platform for identifying greener chemicals in cleaning products. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Trinity College, and at Duke University she earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in civil and environmental engineering. She was a AAAS Fellow in the Green Chemistry Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is currently adjunct faculty at Gonzaga University. She has served as a member of the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2011 (now Advisory Board).
Dr. Concepcíon Jiménez-González
Head of Engagement, Planning, Environment, Health & Safety
Analysis and Reporting
Conchita Jiménez-González is head of Engagement, Planning, Environment, Health & Safety Analysis and Reporting at GlaxoSmithKline, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU). She earned her bachelor’s in chemical and industrial engineering from the Chihuahua Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, a doctorate in chemical engineering from NCSU, as well as an MBA from NCSU. She has served as a member of the ACS GCI Governing Board since 2011 (now Advisory Board).
Dr. Mary Kirchhoff, ex officio
Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®
American Chemical Society
Dr. Kirchhoff is the Executive Vice President of the Division of Scientific Advancement at ACS and the Director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®. Dr. Kirchhoff received a B.A. from Russell Sage College, an M.S. degree from Duquesne University, and a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire. She spent nine years on the faculty at Trinity College in Washington, D.C., and three years as an AAAS environmental fellow and visiting scientist at the EPA prior to joining the ACS Green Chemistry Institute in 2001. She later served as the Director of the Education Division at ACS. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Mr. Michael Kirschner
Design Chain Associates, LLC
Michael Kirschner is the founder and president of an environmental management consultancy Design Chain Associates, LLC. He is an engineering, environmental compliance and performance expert providing advice and expertise to manufacturers in a variety of industries. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He began his service as a member of the ACS GCI Governing Board in 2014 (now advisory board).
Dr. Audrey Moores
Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis
Department of Chemistry
Audrey Moores is an associate professor and co-lead for the McGill Sustainable Systems Initiative-Materials theme at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. At École Polytechnique, she received a doctorate in chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Pascal Le Floch. Her research topic focuses on the development of catalytic processes based on earth abundant elements and low energy synthesis of materials. Audrey is also an associate editor of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering journal and scientific director for the non-for-profit tech transfer company, GreenCenter Canada.