CLEAN 2020
Virtual Summit

Bridging the gap between proven scientific process & real-world application for healthy congregation

Stage 1: August 5, 2020 - 9AM EST
Stage 2: August 13, 2020 - 9AM EST
Stage 3: August 25, 2020 - 9AM EST
Stage 4: October 28, 2020 - 11AM EST
Stage 5: December 8, 2020 - 11AM EST

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About CLEAN 2020

The purpose of this Summit is to bring together thought leaders from business, policy, standards development, science and engineering to better understand current knowledge and identify opportunities to work together to control viral transmission in the built environment.

The Summit will assess current challenges and pain points felt by industries from around the globe working to reopen their doors to customers andinspire innovative solutions to meet these challenges. Research, knowledge and standards development activities across environmental microbiology, building science and engineering, transmission and social sciences poised will be discussed.

Summit Goals

Our Multi-Staged Approach

Our Summit will unfold over multiple days in order to foster in-depth discussion and grow understanding the science, economic and social impact of the complex interactions of viral transmission in the built environment. 

Complex problems with complex solutions take time to understand and we want to end the Summit with near-term and long-term recommendations for how we can work together to solve the challenges we identify in day one. 

August 5, 2020
Schedule Subject to Change
All Times Eastern

Issues and Challenges to Reopening with Confidence

• Assess the pain points and challenges faced by a range of industry sectors as they work to reduce transmission and public health risk from COVID

• Identify current best practices, policies and procedures for reducing risk and minimizing exposure

• Start to identify opportunities for collaboration across industry, government and academic stakeholders to rapidly address identified needs and capability gaps

Welcome Remarks

Jayne Morrow, Assistant Vice President, Research & Economic Development, Montana State University

Ken Martinez, Senior Scientist, HWC, former CDC NIOSH

Welcome Remarks

Paula Olsiewski, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


Economic impacts of COVID-19

William Adams, Chief Economist, PNC

Discussion Panel Commercial Industry Panel: What keeps you up at night?

Understanding Corporate Pain Points and Lessons-learned from COVID-19 reopening

Robert Bahl, Vice President of Engineering & Facilities, Global Americas, Marriott Hotels

Jon Links, Chief Risk Officer, Johns Hopkins University

Derek Kirk, Director of Community Engagement & Advocacy, Visit SLO CAL

Hugh Darley, President, IDEA Inc.

Stefanie Sample, President, MTB Management, Insight Studio, Pailor

Discussion Panel Cleaning and Sanitation Association Best Practices: What is working now and where are the knowledge gaps?

Understanding current best practices and lessons-learned from COVID-19 reopening, current state of efforts, near-term and long-term strategies and remaining technical challenges including workforce and consumer guidance needs.

Sara Duginski Director of Certification & Standards, International Kitchen Exhaust and Cleaning Association, (IKECA)

Jim Roberts, Vice Chair, International Kitchen Exhaust and Cleaning Association (IKECA) Board

John Laportaire, Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)

Brandon Burton, VP Technical Application, IICRC/RIA/AIHA COVID-19 Joint Task Force

John Dony, Director of the Campbell Institute, US National Safety Council

Presentations Current State and Next-steps for Guidance and Standards

Articulate the landscape (standards, guidance and regulatory interface), current state of efforts, near-term and long-term strategies and remaining technical challenges including workforce and consumer guidance needs.

Lisa Ng, Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Bill Bahnfleth, Chair, ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force

Justine Parker, American Industrial Hygiene Association

Amanda Benedict, Director of Standards, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)

Don Weekes, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist (ACGIH)

Greg Sayles, Director, Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response, Office of Research and Development, US Environmental Protection Agency

Discussion Panel Innovations and Emerging Best Practices

What are some of the lessons learned from working to minimize risk and manage the impacts of COVID-19? How have businesses been creative in managing the impacts, risks and opportunities? What are emerging best practices and recommendations for operating in a world with COVID-19.

Gregg Loughman, Founder, Athru Consulting

Kristen Omberg Technical Group Manager, Chemical & Biological Signatures Science and Bill Richmond, Chief Operating Office, National Security Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, PNNL

Monica Schoch-Spana, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Paul Medeiros, Checked by NSF, NSF International

Closing Remarks

Jayne Morrow, Assistant Vice President, Research & Economic Development, Montana State University

August 13, 2020
Schedule Subject to Change
All Times Eastern

Science and Technology Solutions, Gaps and Research Needs

• Assess the state of the science for COVID transmission reduction in the built environment

• Share existing standards and guidance activities across the landscape

• Discuss best practices, data-driven solutions and innovative technologies to help people feel confident and safe in the places where they choose to congregate

• Identify opportunities to transition research into practice to recover from biological contamination and safely return to routine activities

Welcome Remarks

Jayne Morrow, Assistant Vice President, Research & Economic Development, Montana State University

Ken Martinez, Senior Scientist, HWC, former CDC NIOSH


Fate and persistence Characteristics of SARS-CoV2

Matthew Moe, Program Director, DHS NBACC

Presentations Strategies and Lessons-learned Building Operations

What are the current best practices for building HVAC design and operations to provide a reduction in transmission and/or infection control? Looking across available standards and guidance what are the challenges in implementing the guidance? What technologies and procedures are available and what is the efficacy of disinfection of air handling systems? What are the current best practices in movement of people to reduce transmission and improve the benefits of properly functioning engineering controls?

Moderator: Lisa Ng, NIST

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Professor & Director, Institute for Health in the Built Environment, Biology & the Built Environment Center, University of Oregon

Jelena Srebric, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Director, Center for Sustainability in the Built Environment, Interim Assoc. Dean for Research, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Joseph Allen, Assistant Professor of Exposure Assessment Science, Director of Healthy Buildings, Dept. of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Jin Wen, Professor of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University

Zheng O’Neill, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Presentations Aerosolization, Exposure and Risk Reduction

What role do aerosols play in transmission of COVID-19? How do aerosols persist in the built environment? How can they be reduced/controlled? Are there novel technologies for measuring, assessing and monitoring aerosols that would be of value to COVID-19 response? What is the state of the science for understanding and reducing aerosolization and airborne transmission the virus? What guidance is available for reducing aerosol transmission and how can it be amended/facilitated in support of the COVID-19 response?

Moderators: Ginger Chew, CDC & Yair Hazi

Kenneth Mead, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Don Milton, University of Maryland, School of Public Health

Lisa Brosseau, University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

Presentations Environmental Microbiology – fate and transport considerations

Beyond the aerosol transmission discussion, what is the state of the science for fate and persistence of SARS-CoV2 in environmental systems? What is known about fomite transfer? Water system and wastewater system persistence? What are the leading research questions? What guidance is available for implementation now and what needs to be developed to support communities as they respond to COVID-19?

Moderators: Shawn Ryan, EPA & Aaron Packman, Northwestern University

Linsey Marr, Virginia Tech

Rich Corsi, Portland State University

Krista Wigginton, University of Michigan

Raul Gonzalez, Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Presentations Decontamination - innovative approaches and chemistry impacts on creating clean and healthy spaces

What are the current recommendations and guidance for decontamination of SARS-CoV2 in complex environments in built systems? What including novel approaches and innovative methods are being developed to support the COVID-19 response? What are efforts are underway to assess decontamination approaches? What research questions remain to guide use and efficacy?

Moderators: Delphine Farmer, Colorado State University & Darla Goeres, Montana State University

Tajah Blackburn, Senior Scientist at EPA Office of Pesticides Programs

Syed Sattar, Emeritus Professor of Microbiology, University of Ottawa

Tony Buhr, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Shelly Miller, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Presentations Biological surveillance in the built environment – what can we achieve and where do we need innovation?

Biosurveillance is the process of gathering, integrating, interpreting, and communicating essential information related to all-hazards threats or disease activity affecting human, animal, or plant health to achieve early detection and warning, contribute to overall situational awareness of the health aspects of an incident, and to enable better decision-making at all levels. Current data streams for COVID-19 include public health laboratory testing, public health tracing, rapid detection, and system including wastewater surveillance. What are the critical innovations, current needs and research questions for enhanced situational awareness and confidence in reopening?

Moderators: Matthew Fields, Montana State University and Kristin Omberg, PNNL

Tonya Nichols, Environmental Protection Agency

Kartik Chandran, Columbia University

Kristin Omberg, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Raina Plowright, Montana State University

August 25, 2020
Schedule Subject to Change
All Times Eastern

Lessons-learned in Managing Risk and Tools & Strategies for Confident Operations

• Understand current approaches to risk management and mitigation strategies

• Provide foundational knowledge on risk reduction

• Share insights from social and behavioral sciences for effective measures of transmission reduction

• Define efforts to establish cleaning requirements based on acceptable risk levels


Minimizing airborne transmission of COVID-19 Indoors

Lidia Morawska
International Laboratory for Air Quality and Heath (ILAQH), WHO Collaborating, Centre for Air Quality and Health, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Discussion Panel Providing Confidence and Managing Risk

Describe the current, new landscape for business as usual. How have you worked to minimize risk for the sustained operation of your business? What are some of the innovations and key findings? This session will focus in identifying opportunities are there to improve science and engineering technology solutions, processes, procedures. We will revisit some of the recommendations from the Corporation and Institutional leaders Panel in Stage 1 to reduce uncertainty and risk associated with COVID.

Moderators: Wendy Purcell and John Spengler, Harvard

Mike Johannsen, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Global Institutional, for Ecolab Inc.

Randy Gaines, Senior Vice President of Operations and New Hotel Openings for the Americas for Hilton

Jim Glynn, Vice President, Global Workplace Safety, GM

Presentations Social and Behavioral Science Contributions and Insights

Hearing all of the challenges and available guidance, how can the social and behavioral sciences be of benefit to institutional responses to COVID-19? What are the opportunities for science communication and organizational leadership to shape the understanding of the threat and threat perception, decision- making and collective actions to begin to safely resume normal activities? What are the social context considerations for providing processes and procedures for healthy spaces? What are some of the innovations in the field that are having a positive impact on behavioral and well-being in response to COVID-19?

Moderators: Monica Schoch-Spana, Johns Hopkins University and Keely Maxwell, EPA

Keely Maxwell, Anthropologist, US Environmental Protection Agency

Sandra Quinn, Professor and Chair, Family Science, Senior Associate Director of Maryland Center for Health Equity

Thomas Cunningham, Chief, Social Science and Translation Research Branch Division of Science Integration, CDC NIOSH

Lucia Mullen, Senior Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dicussion Panel Role of Innovative Approaches and Disruptive Technologies

Novel innovations have been the hallmark of the global response to COVID-19. Scientists, engineers, inventors and problem solvers have developed approaches to solving some of the emerging challenges presented by the SARS-CoV2 pandemic. Some of the approaches that are shaping the response will be presented here with a focus on what has been done to know if they work and how we can apply them safely.

Moderators: Brett Cole, Biosafety Inc. & Dr. Claire Bird, President, Indoor Air Quality Association Australia

John Mason, Chief Scientist, BioWALL, LLC, CEO, Sabre

Skip Snyder,  Senior Partner, Global Intelligent Connected Operations Leader, IBM

Brad Prezant, Chief Scientific Officer, ValidAir Science

Collin Caneva, CEO and Craig Spilker, Business Development Officer, AMPTnow

Presentations Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Communication and Standards Coordination

How are we managing risk? What tools can be brought to bear? What can be learned from industry efforts to manage risk and how can we apply these efforts to better support public health and safety actions? This session will cover models, methods, tools and strategies for assessing and managing risk and inform decision-making.

Moderators: Tod Companion, DHS and Justine Parker, AIHA

Destiny Aman, Deputy Program Manager for Marketing for FEMA's Customer-Centered Communications (C3) team, HWC

Barry Simpson, SVP and Chief Information and Integrated Services Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

Jade Mitchell, Associate Professor, Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering (BAE), Michigan State University

Ramon Sanchez, Research Associate, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Tiffany Misrahi, Vice President of Policy, World Travel and Tourism Council

Jonathan Liebert, CEO, BBB of Southern Colorado

Discussion Panel Moderator Summary

Moderators will be asked to bring summarizing thoughts and findings to the table at the end of the Summit. All moderators will be brought together and share the key take away findings they heard in the discussions and identify key paths forward to accelerate the contributions of science and innovation for biological detection, decontamination and the social and behavioral sciences to promote safe congregation and occupancy in built environments.

October 28, 2020
Schedule Subject to Change
All Times Eastern

Supporting Science & Innovation for Clean Spaces and Healthy Congregation for the Work Force and Work Space

• Identify current standards and guidance being implemented in the work place

• Understand current best practices to implement identified standards and help further mitigate risk to the workforce

• Identify current science based best practices that would help the workforce to further mitigate risk to the public

Welcome Remarks

Jayne Morrow, Assistant Vice President, Research & Economic Development, Montana State University

Ken Martinez, Senior Scientist, HWC, former CDC NIOSH


Dr. John Howard
Director of National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Discussion Panel COVID 19 and Small Businesses

Understanding challenges and current practices in the Small Business environment

Moderator: Francis Padilla, Small Business Administration

John Wesson DVM

Trisha Wang,

Discussion Panel Healthcare

Understanding current guidance, policy, and training being implemented to protect healthcare workers, and determine where emerging capability and understanding can help improve it.

Moderator: Dr. Sonya Stokes, Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine & Fellow at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Lance Becker, Chair Department of Emergency Medicine

Nicholas Caputo, Director, Department of Emergency Medicine Critical Care, Lincoln Hospital

Deepti Thomas-Paulose, Director, Global Health Emergency Medicine Division, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital

Dicussion Panel Agriculture and Food Processing

Understanding current guidance, policy, and training being implemented to protect agricultural workers, and determine where emerging capability and understanding can help improve it. Identification of possible equity issues related to access to protective measures will also be discussed.

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer M. Lincoln, NIOSH Office of Agriculture Safety and Health

Dr. Fred Gerr, University of Iowa 

Sylvia Partida, National Center for Farmworker Health

Dr. Ann Jarris, Discovery Health

Carmen Rottenberg, Groundwell Strategy

Discussion Panel Current Best Practices in the Work Place

Understanding current best practices and lessons-learned from COVID-19 response efforts across business sectors with essential/front line workers

Moderator: Dr. David Michaels, Former Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 

Dr. Johana Jung-Eun Lee, Vice President, Sugnetech

Dr. Arsen Melikov, International Centre for Indoor Εnvironment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Department of Civil Engineering  

David Cade, CEO, American Health Law Association

December 8, 2020
Schedule Subject to Change
All Times Eastern

Confidence in PPE — Science and fidelity of PPE supporting healthy workforce and workplaces

• Identify opportunities to align efforts of public safety, public health and law enforcement to ensure safe and legitimate PPE supply chains

• Understand opportunities for collaboration across industry, labor, government and academic stakeholders to rapidly address identified needs and capability gaps

• Identification of opportunities to coordinate knowledge products to establish confidence in PPE

• Identify and share research needs with attendees including policy makers, associations, research entities, standards organizations and other nonprofits who are working to fund knowledge gaps in response to COVID-19

Welcome Remarks

Jayne Morrow, Assistant Vice President, Research & Economic Development, Montana State University

Ken Martinez, Senior Scientist, HWC, former CDC NIOSH


National PPE supply and capacity issues and challenges

Danny Chan, Managing Director, Iconic Private Equity Partners

Discussion Panel COVID 19 PPE Boots on the Ground View of the Challenges

This session will focus on understanding the challenges and current issues with PPE supplies as seen from multiple perspectives across industry. Recognizing widespread supply chain issues caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have provided an opportunity for criminal actors and organizations to target vulnerable populations for exploitation, and to defraud consumers via deceptive websites, this session will identify 1) how widespread the challenges are, 2) what has been recognized within the user and distributor communities, 3) current issues and challenges with access to critical PPE needs outside of government.

Moderator: Heather Manley, Texas A&M

Bitsy Bentley, Last Mile

Phil Capone, Director of Corporate Materials management at Signature Healthcare, Brockton, MA

May Chu, Colorado School of Public Health, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, CO

LT Chris Mansfield, Battalion Chief, Du Page County


Government Perspective - National PPE supply and capacity issues and challenges

Victor Harper, ASPR

Discussion Panel Recognizing counterfeit PPE and legal processes for response

This session will focus on understanding current guidance, policy, and procedures to recognize counterfeit or substandard PPE (e.g., gloves, masks, gowns, respiratory protection equipment in the US and internationally). The discussion will cover the processes for: 1) identification of substandard PPE, 2) reporting illicit or suspected illicit or substandard materials, 3) access to vetted PPE supply chains, legal process/ramifications for fraudulent, counterfeit PPE production, 4) surveilling for fraudulent materials and cyber-fraud, 5) efforts to remove fraudulent supplies from the market.

Moderators: Alex Eastman, DHS and Greg Pompelli, Texas A&M

Alexander L. Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS, FAEMS, Senior Medical Officer – Operations, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, DHS

Destiny Deas, CEO of Pacific Rim Strategies LLC

Steve Francis, Assistant Director, Global Trade Investigations, DHS ICE HSI

Jere Miles, Acting Assistant Director, Cyber DHS ICE HSI

J.R. Helmig, SAS Supply Chain Security/ Fraud Defense Team


Carrie Kinsler, CEO, TXR Logistics

Dicussion Panel Supply chain – PPE and industry source materials

This session will include a discussion of 1) overview of sourcing challenges and issues establishing trusted supply chains faced by manufacturers and distributors, 2) forums and venues for rapid coordination and collaboration and examples of public-private partnerships to support reliable supply chain, 3) best practices on validating purchases, monitoring efficacy as indicator for fraudulent materials.

Moderator: Fred Roberts, Rutgers

Tom Derry, CEO, Institute for Supply Chain Management

Stan Waltz, co-chair BENS (Business Executives for National Security) and President and CEO, VectorCSP (and retired US Coast Guard)

Mike Gannon, Senior Trademark Counsel for 3M's Personal Safety Division

Andy Birken, SVP of Global Sourcing, McKesson Medical

Daniela Lanigan, Vice President, Business Development & Growth, Exiger LLC


State and Local Perspective – challenges and innovations in coping with National PPE supply and capacity issues

Leah Hoffacker, MPS, EMHP, Program Manager, Medical Countermeasures Program, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Division of Health Protection Georgia Department of Public Health

Discussion Panel Confidence in PPE through testing and standards

Understanding current process, guidance, and science underpinning confidence in PPE. Share 1) measurement methods and standards to identify secure, controlled, and/or licit supplies, 2) methods to test and evaluate PPE claiming to conform to federal and international standards, 3) collaborations with healthcare unions and federal and state partners

Moderator: Maryann D'Alessandro, National Personal Protective Technology Lab (NPPTL) CDC NIOSH 

Christina Baxter, CEO, Emergency Response TIPS, LLC

John Powers, NIOSH NPPTL


Christian L'Orange, Colorado State University

Ben Linville-Engler

Peg Seminario, AFL-CIO


Government Agency Coordination

Duane Caneva, Chief Medical Officer, CWMD, Department of Homeland Security

Discussion Panel Discussion Panel: Communication Lessons Learned

Understanding how to grow awareness and communicate the extent of the problem –education, social science and communication strategies. Identify and communicate: 1) mechanisms for communication of trusted supplies and messaging for enhanced routine surveillance in the marketplace, 2) mechanisms for diverse audiences responsible for purchasing and procurement, 3) current efforts for outreach to manufacturers, distributors, procurement officers, employers, consumers and available primer(s) on various statutes for enforcement and prosecution and operations.

Moderators: Destiny Aman, HWC and Jayne Morrow, MSU 

Dan Glucksman, ISEA

Steve Francis, Assistant Director, Global Trade Investigations, DHS ICE HSI

Steering Committee

Speaker 1

Aaron Packman

Speaker 2

Ajay Menon

Speaker 3

Andrew Persily

Speaker 4

Boris Lushniak

Speaker 4

Bryon Marsh

Speaker 5

Darla Goeres

Speaker 6

Delphine Farmer

Speaker 1

Ginger Chew

Speaker 1

Jade Mitchell

Speaker 1

Jayne Morrow

Speaker 1

Jennifer D. Roberts

Speaker 1

John Koerner

Speaker 1

John Spengler

Speaker 1

Justine Parker

Speaker 1

Kenneth Martinez

Speaker 1

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

Speaker 1

Matthew Fields

Speaker 1

Meghan Suter

Speaker 1

Monica Schoch-Spana

Speaker 1

Lisa Ng

Speaker 1

Paula Olsiewski

Speaker 1

Ramon Sanchez

Speaker 1

Shawn Ryan

Speaker 1

Tod Companion

Speaker 1

Travis McLing

Speaker 1

William Bahnfleth







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