Jen has worked with SETAC since 2009 and was hired on as staff in 2012. She oversees the publications program, which includes the society journals Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. Jen has 18 years of scientific publishing experience, having worked at Cell Press, Blackwell Publishing and Wiley. She holds a degree in English from the University of Florida and recently graduated from the Nonprofit Management Program at Duke University. In her spare time, Jen is the convener of the League of Women Voters Salem unit, volunteers at the North Shore Rape Crisis Center, and she enjoys the outdoors, reading and spending time with her aging pooch.
SETAC Africa and SETAC Europe
Bart studied biology at Groningen University in The Netherlands. When he finished his master’s, he worked as a biology high school teacher for a few years, but he soon returned to university to continue with research. He obtained his Ph.D. at Utrecht University for his studies on the effects of dioxins and PCB’s in fish-eating birds. Bart has worked in the field of environmental toxicology since 1990. He has held various positions at Utrecht University, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the Dutch Institute for Forest and Nature Research (IBN), Wageningen University and Research Centre, and finally as head of the ecotoxicology team at Alterra. In 2003, Bart was appointed SETAC Europe Executive Director. In 2008, he accepted an additional function as a deputy member of the Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) in The Netherlands. By the end of 2008, he stepped back as Executive Director of SETAC and was appointed director of the Ctgb, where he managed around 100 staff in charge of dossier evaluation for the authorization of pesticides and biocides and advising the minister. In this position, he was also involved in the development and implementation of the new European regulations for the authorization of plant protection products and biocides in The Netherlands. In 2013, he resigned and returned to his most beloved organization, where he was appointed for a second term as executive director of SETAC Europe and lead of the Brussels office. Bart is married and together they have two grown-up twin daughters. In his spare time, he loves to go sailing, mountain biking, hiking, walking the dog and cooking (actually, more the eating). He also does handcrafting, plays music and reads. Anyway, more than time allows.
Rebecca started working for SETAC in January 2016. Prior to accepting her role with SETAC, Rebecca joined the society as a meeting participant, student committee member and helped as a volunteer at the Young Environmental Scientist (YES) and regional branch meetings. She holds a diploma in Environmental Sciences with a major in Ecotoxicology. Outside the office she enjoys travel, spending time outdoors and especially under water with scuba diving.
Languages: German and English
After obtaining her master’s degree in communications and public relations at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Delphine made her childhood dream come true: discovering the world and different cultures. She took her backpack in 2004 and made her debut in England. But her real career started in 2005 in the Moroccan Middle Atlas, with nomads and camels as sole companions (well, almost!). She set up the communications department for a breeding and conservation center for endangered North African animals. She worked in a multicultural environment and also volunteered by teaching kids from the douars (small Moroccan villages) French in a ludic way. After three years in Morocco, she started working for different environmental organizations in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., where she held several roles in communications and public relations. She finally returned to her home country in 2015 and started working as the communications manager of SETAC Europe. Besides her love for nature and hiking, she is passionate about photography and loves reading, dancing and kickboxing.
Languages: English, French, Dutch and bits of pieces of other languages (Spanish and Arabic)
Roel obtained his master’s degrees in Environmental Sanitation (2003) and Environmental and Sustainability Management (2004) at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He worked with a consulting firm to support industries (especially SMEs) to prepare environmental dossiers and the implementation of gas and water purification systems. The call for science was too strong however, and after two years, he moved to Ghent University to continue with research. In 2011 he obtained his PhD in ecotoxicology for studying the effects of dietary metals in freshwater ecosystems. In the interim he brought his technical experience to a non-profit organization to support communities in setting up health care programs in mining areas. Roel joined SETAC in November 2011 and is the Scientific Project Manager of SETAC Europe. In this role he is primarily responsible for the scientific coordination of the annual meeting as well as symposia, workshops and European dissemination programs. In addition, he is the secretary of several Interest Groups and the SETAC Europe Science Committee. In his leisure time he enjoys road cycling, gardening, percussion and double bass!
Languages: Flemish, English, French, SETAC lingo, and a little German and Spanish
Ann joined SETAC early January 2019 and is responsible for membership for Europe, Africa and the Middle-East. She also serves as the office manager at the Brussels office. Her main focus is to ensure that all members have all the services they need for a great experience with the organization.
Before she joined SETAC, she already had built her administrative experience through her work at the Dutch Brussels Bar and lawyer’s offices. In her spare time, Ann enjoys reading, traveling and attending book signings, and she also maintains her blog “Driven by Books.”
Languages: Dutch, English, Sign Language and French.
Barbara is the Meetings Manager of SETAC Europe. She joined the society in June 2005 as an Office Manager. While her tasks were mainly accounting and office management in the beginning, her role has evolved, and she now plans the annual meeting and other smaller meetings. Her main responsibilities are taking care of the bid process for future events, organizing logistics, catering and the thousand other tiny tasks required for the annual meeting, and she is the contact person for exhibitors and sponsors.
Before SETAC, she gained a lot of experience in administrative jobs in different European countries. She is passionate about learning and speaking languages. Additionally, she likes cooking, reading, traveling, tennis (more the teacher than the game), sewing, knitting, spending time with friends and family, and pizza.
Languages: Dutch, English, French, Italian, German and a little Swedish
Veerle has been working for SETAC for more than 10 years. She is primarily responsible for meeting registrations for the annual meeting, smaller meetings and workshops of SETAC Europe and Africa. She is also the side-kick of our accountant. As side-kick she is the liaison to external parties and is responsible for accounts receivable and payable. As secretary of the SETAC Europe Finance Committee, Veerle is the point of contact in the office and supports the committee where needed. Veerle is also the office liaison for the organization of the SETAC Europe LCA symposia where she supports the local organizers with budget, contracts, keeping track of deadlines and more. Outside of SETAC, Veerle enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and exploring, hiking and all kinds of water sports.
SETAC Latin America and SETAC North America
Greg joined SETAC as a member in 1983 while working as a consultant on several SETAC-related projects. Through these projects he was introduced to several of the founding members of SETAC and to other members who were instrumental in the early development of the Society. When the new SETAC assistant executive director position was created in 1994, Greg was the successful applicant for that job and thus began his more than 24-year career with SETAC. As assistant executive Director, Greg was responsible for the planning and execution of more than 25 SETAC Pellston Workshops and eight SETAC technical workshops along with planning support for SETAC North America annual meetings. In 2007, Greg was promoted to SETAC North America Executive Director and manager of the SETAC staff in Pensacola, Florida; Salem, Massachusetts; and Raleigh, North Carolina, for global and North America geographic unit activities. Greg received his master’s degree in biology from the University of New Mexico and his bachelor's degree in biology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Greg is a true believer in SETAC’s science-based, multisector, multidisciplinary approach for solving environmental problems!
Jason joined SETAC in June 2005 as the IT Manager. He has over 20 years of experience in information technology, and prior to SETAC he served as a network consultant with SC&G, which is one of the largest CPA-led business advisory firms in the Southeast. Prior to SC&G, Jason served as a network engineer for several internet providers in Florida. Jason is a veteran of the US Air Force where he served as a crew chief on F-16s during Operation Southern Watch. Originally from Minnesota, Jason has resided in Florida since 1999 with his wife, two children and two cats. Jason’s hobbies include fine woodworking, leathercraft, cycling, hiking, classic automobiles, motorcycles and writing poetry.
Sabine joined SETAC in 2010 and is the North America communications manager. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and communication sciences from the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. She started her professional career in Austria as well, first laying out and designing newspaper content, later in an ad agency. She met Paul, her husband, while sailing on Pensacola Bay, and after a two-years of international courtship, she moved to Pensacola in 2003. After 10 years in the agency world, where she worked on public relations, content creation and web design, she was excited to combine her passion (a proud treehugger) and professional talents to promote Environmental Quality Through Science®.
Languages: English, German, Italian
Linda has been with SETAC since 2004. She manages all accounting for SETAC and SETAC North America, which includes financial reporting, day-to-day operations, and the tax filings and audit supervision. Linda is the point of contact for SETAC North America meeting exhibitors. Her work with payroll brings her into the human resources arena as well. Prior to SETAC, Linda worked with AFLAC shareholder services, managing individual stock purchases and working within the overall stock program for the company. When not crunching numbers, Linda loves time with her family, traveling and reading.
Tee started at SETAC in 2001, and in her tenure here has worn many hats. While her primary remit is accounts receivable, her invaluable experience ranges across membership management, meeting registration, sales and so much more. Tee earned her degree in accounting from the University of Phoenix Georgia. When she is not running the office behind-the-scenes, she enjoys spoiling her nine grandchildren and first great grandchild.
Dusty officially joined the SETAC team in June 2016 as communications specialist. Since then, he has assisted in the development of countless communications and design initiatives, from crafting the visual identity of North America annual meetings to building SETAC Globe issues, annual reports and so much more. As a University of West Florida graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, he brings a plethora of creative skills to SETAC. Outside of SETAC, Dusty enjoys running, weight-lifting and following the Dallas Cowboys.
Nikki holds a bachelor’s degree in Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science/Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management from the University of West Florida. Organizing SETAC North America annual meetings has been her main focus since joining SETAC in 2006, but she has also planned numerous board meetings, workshops and focused topic meetings throughout the world. Nikki is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), which afforded her the opportunity to travel to Dubai to participate in a panel discussion for international meeting planners. Outside of the office, Nikki enjoys traveling, naps, reading and spending time with her neurotic dog, Travis.
Tamar joined SETAC as the Scientific Affairs Manager in 2016 where she enjoys pushing to advance sciences at SETAC. Prior to that, she was Principal Scientist and Leader of the United States Risk Assessment Practice at an international consulting firm. When she came to SETAC, Tamar brought more than 18 years of technical experience as an environmental consultant focused on ecological and human health risk assessment and sustainability. While SETAC was her first foray working in the non-profit sector, Tamar had lots of experience in the non-profit world serving on boards and volunteering. Tamar has a master of science in public health and bachelor of science in chemistry. For continuing education, she has a certificate in non-profit management and another in sustainability leadership. She enjoys reading, hiking, knitting and gardening.
Languages: English, Arabic, French
Laura has been with SETAC for more than ten years. Her focus at SETAC is to ensure all members are provided with the services they need for an enjoyable and productive experience with the organization. Laura is our resident expert on the membership management system and is responsible for on-boarding new members and retaining existing members, and she sits ex officio on several SETAC North America committees. Laura has attended numerous professional training courses on data curation systems and member management. In her spare time, Laura volunteers with Hospice and can throw a mean left hook.