We are IBEC
The Integrated Bioscience and Built
Jayne B. Morrow, PhD
President, CEO and Board founding member
Jayne has a broad portfolio of technical program and policy development expertise relevant to the United States and international science community priorities. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a dynamic ability to work across stakeholder groups to foster engagement, create strategic visions, and build consensus on a range of technical program and public policy areas, including national security, environmental health, public health and safety, and law enforcement.
Kenneth F. Martinez (CAPT USPHS Ret)
Chief Science Officer and Board founding member
Ken is an Environmental Engineer and Industrial Hygienist with experience in leading and conducting large-scale research; managing programs in occupational safety and health and emergency response; and creating and teaching professional development courses. He has more than 33 years of CDC expertise in hazardous agent exposure characterization and mitigation control practices in the manufacturing and healthcare industry. Since retiring from CDC, he served 8 years in the CBRN space as a consultant focusing on a national biodetection program. Mr. Martinez is a recognized subject matter expert in biological agents, including infectious disease and bioterrorism agents.
Edward J. Cowan (CDR USN Ret)
COO, Board founding member and Secretary
Ted has more than 30 years of experience in disaster preparedness and emergency management, strategic and operational planning, training, exercise coordination, and operational support. He brings a unique combination of analytical, lessons learned, and vulnerability experience assessment proficiency. He has a command of requirements development related to disaster response and the formulation of comprehensive mitigation strategies.
Coby Gierke is a distinguished leader with vast experience in numerous sectors. Currently, as Interim Executive Director at IBEC, he advances the Commit to C.A.R.E. program, securing endorsements from the CDC, AIHA, and the White House. He's transformed educational events, introduced novel initiatives, and upheld regulatory standards. At Montana State Parks Foundation, Coby established key partnerships, managed finances, and initiated fundraising strategies, propelling the foundation to a prominent state role. Committed to personal and organizational growth, he's attended several leadership trainings. Holding dual degrees from Portland State University, Coby's leadership consistently instigates positive change, benefiting various organizations and communities.
Claire Bird, the new Executive Secretary at IBEC, is a passionate scientist and entrepreneur, driving healthier building standards through her expertise in laboratory management, training, and consulting. Through LITMAS laboratory, she's committed to delivering both established and innovative solutions. As a dedicated advocate, Claire volunteers as an expert in indoor air quality (IAQ) across global professional bodies, emphasizing the need to protect occupants from chemical and microbiological hazards. Her mission amplifies the importance of IAQ within the industry and regulations. Moreover, she collaborates internationally, ensuring timely, relevant industry standards that align promptly with current scientific knowledge.
Our Science Advisory Board
Corey Boles, PhD
Aaron Packman, PhD
Paula J. Olsiewski, PhD
Bryon Marsh, MPH, MHS
Tonya Nichols, PhD
Lidia Morawska, PhD
Lance Becker, MD
William P. Bahnfleth, PhD
Darla Goeres, PhD
Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, PhD
Kirstin Omberg, PhD
Melissa Marot, PhD
President, Z BioScience Inc.
National Apprenticeship Director at LIUNA Training and Education Fund
Laurence Svirchev, CIH
Owner and Principal at Blackthorne Services Group, LLC
Chief Operating Officer at Vision Solutions AR and The Fire Solutions Group